This morning was beach with ayrley and chris then dylan’s house and chat with di and then school and then dance and then facepainting with Kaitlin which was great and then we watched a storm from her veranda.
Also this weekend was pretty great
Circus was Chinese pole and balances with Killian which are coming along great and then pie shop was gut, Sunday ayrley and I went to see the Patriots & Flight to Dubai at whites which was great and we had dahl for dinner but it was spectacularly good dahl and the bread was especially good and kaths shelf is ingenious. Also Kaitlin gave me a job as a fairy YAY so I wil learn to facepaint wooh. Ayrs and I also are going to the beach every morning and then the Dylan’s house and then we drive to school with he and di. Tis pretty good. Mornings are beautiful.
Trust and stuff
When you are flying a balance, you are relying completely on your base. You need to be able to put all of your trust in them. You can, of course, avoid injury at times by falling a certain way, by hanging on for dear life and such, but it is really nice to be able to fully trust your base. This requires certain things from the base, including maturity.
A message to bases:
Know your limits. If you think there is a possibility of dropping your fly, talk about it. If you may not have the strength, test yourself first by doing things requiring a similar amount without risk of injury. If you are getting tired, tell the flyer.
Make judgments. You can talk to the fly all you want, ask them if they are comfortable with something, double check, but ultimately it is your body. You are in control in the balance, you are responsible for the safety of your fly.
Take safety precautions. A spot or a crash mat can go a long way.
Always make sure the fly has the opportunity to say no.
If someone says no, it means no. It means stop immediately, talk to them, no matter who it is (whether a trainer, someone watching, a friend), no matter how confident you are.
Stuffing up a balance is fine. Everyone does it, and most likely it will happen regularly. If you get frustrated, move on to another or take a break- you can always come back to it.
There we go. If anyone wants to add something, go ahead. It would be cool to ask a base to write one for flies.