Sample Terms

A small sampling of technical information covered in the certification: 

Nylon – is a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers. Nylon is a thermoplastic silky material that can be melt-processed into fibers, films or shapes. 

Webbing (sling/lanyard) – is a strong fabric woven as a flat strip or tube of varying width and fibres, often used in place of rope. 

Buckle a device used for fastening two loose ends, with one end attached to it and the other held by a catch in a secure but adjustable manner. 

Neoprene padding – synthetic rubber foam known for its flexibility and shock absorption  properties.

Waist belt – webbing, padding and buckles which secure between iliac crest and acetabulum.  

Leg loops – webbing, padding and buckles which secure  each leg near the head of the femur.

Double back – process of lacing webbing back through the buckle in order to make sure harness won’t loosen while flying. Correct way to lace a buckle.


A sample of the terms/phrases covered in the certification:

Front Point Terms

Floating Lotus  

legs cross in a meditative position: arms relax. Think Buddha! Sitting and finding peace; listen to the calm. Remain balanced with controlled centering breath. Relax and release shoulders. Buoyancy is the goal. Ask question: How do you feel right now? What needs to be engaged? What can be released?  What is your breath doing?

Conditions core, gluts, hamstring and quads while opening and stretching hip flexors.

Starfish 

body alignment is in the horizontal plane. Head, hips and feet remain equidistant from the ground during Starfish and its variations. The sequence gets harder and longer as more advanced poses are added. This term takes great meditative control even when performed statically. 

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