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*NOTE* I am commenting based on the current videos of the teams on youtube... I have not been to any recent competitions, so correct me if I am wrong :) Plus these are little snippets.. I can write a whole essay but it's not gonna happen :)
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Arcadia... they tend to hit a lot of angles... they appear to have more of a pep side to them.... and they tend to have different twirl sections happening in the same time... i feel like they are incorporate more tricks into their routine the past year, and they are also incorporating more showy aspects i.e. their split line!
* russian off a mount
* rippling split line
* "where they lay a flag across their feet and then kick it straight up" from Tiff
Bell... they twirl really smoothly, and if you look how they transition they appear to prance. They didn't incorporate alot of exchanges in last years routine. They appear to do a lot of levels & a lot of continuous twirling into and out of tricks.
Bishop.... they have a lot of technical tricks, they appear to do a lot of footwork when they are in their formations... last year they incorporated a lot of levels with angles and twirls and they constantly moves from one formation to the other.
* The "Jenny"... twirling as they are sitting on the floor with their backs turned to the audience
* chaser ripple ending with a back bend on their knees
* one girl hides the other girl with their flags and opens up to various angles
* two flags held in the same direction to twirl out and become double flag / 2 flag drag
* "friendship circle" when members of a team face the center of a circle to grab the ball of the flag shaft of the team-member to the left.
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* "hey oh yeah"
* toss and catch from their back
Carson... they do a lot of fast twirling and incorporate breaks into that by hitting various angles. They have a lot of little things going on in the routine. They appear to do a lot of technical tricks which are really closely to their bodies and their transitions are really quick... they do an insane amount of footwork! They are usually great in showmanship with flexibility and very bouncy especially when it comes to marching.
*twirling during the kickline
*the showoff- angle line
* switch kick to a split
*chauser ripple- where they side hop, turn, then hit an angle
* they line up, half the girls do an arabesque and the other half tosses a flag under the other's leg * Twirling with Three flags at the same time
Channel Islands... ci for short... they do a lot of showy things... they are well known for hitting their angles really sharp.. meaning fast and accurate. They are a performance squad so watch closely, they transition very well between formations, and they use the floor space very well!! They usually perform their moves very sharp.
* chaser sequence with the back bend
* booty shakin' line sequence
* 1 flag- line sequence before the floor crawls
* 1 flag- floor crawls in a line turning into half the squad tucking and rolling while the rest of the team
* switching flag patterns during a routine
Glendora... is definitely a pep team... they have a lot of artistic dances movements incorporated with their tricks, they twirl sharply, which is in my opinion is twirling but as the flag rotates downward they give it a little force which makes a swoosh sound.
* self-exchange while doing an illusion
Hoover... they have excellent showmanship, they tend to do a lot of angles, and they tend to make angles as a transition between twirls. They have a bit of pep in their style and with their tricks, they incorporate a lot of flag rolls. I personally would like to see them do more tricks!
* scorpion into a back leg extension
Long Beach Poly... or LBP as I've come to know them, is a squad that does a large amount of technical tricks with the incorporation of fast twirling. They do a lot of levels and different twirl sections but I believe that their twirling in 06' is much more smoother than '07.
* they pick up the flag with their foot
* the trick where they toss the flag and quickly switch the free flag from one hand to another
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* poly's ending where they toss a flag, double toe touch to a split
* drop from their back to the opposite hand
Morse... they are also known for their showmanship, they have become more showy this past year, as well as more clean. They twirl smoothly and their formations changes are subtle but noticible. I personally would like them to do more technical tricks! They have added lots of tricks involving their legs and flexibility.
* Transitioning from V to ^
* From a crouch, pop up with legs apart, down to a split
* Flag tricks to a ripple squence."where they do 2 flag tricks and then end with hitting their T angle and then there L Angle.
Narbonne... they are know for their transitions in and out of formations. Their twirling flows from one segment to the next and they too appear to have an artisitic dance influence in their routine. They are also known for their kickline segment! They twirl at a slower pace than others, but have the cleanest planes.
* their kickline
* the chaser sequence
* twirling while body rolling
* their trick line
* 1 flag - they are in a line doing a cha cha like footwork half the team turns around twirls while simultaneously the remainder of the team whips their head back
* leg extension to a scorpion
Oxnard... is a squad that has incorporated intricate technical tricks with fast twirling. They constantly move in and out of formations and do a lot of levels as well. They are improving fast!!
*self exchange - they form a circle, toss the flag in the air, rotate positions and catch it
* their kickline
* tricks that involved tossing it between their team mates
* the trick that goes under their leg
*1 Flag: "the Tri-Angle series, where we hit 3 angles in a row, one right after the other (the T to the front, the pacman/"K" to the side, and a diagonal facing the front again)" from Lance
San Pedro... they have improved a lot this year in my opinon. Their twirling is a lot more smooth and they have a lot more technical tricks. Their twirling speed appears to be laid back which is nice because you can actually see what they're doing. It would be nice if they were to incorporate more footwork. :)
* slow twirling with body roll
Temple City... has a lot of visuals in their routines. They also incorporate a lot of lyrical dance movements with their twirls and have a bit of a pep style in their routines. They work a lot with ripples and they have a lot of multi-parts in their routines.
* adding lyrical dance movements into their routines i.e. illusions
* part of the team makes a barrier and the rest of the team tosses the flag over it and runs under and catches it on the opposite end.
* temple city's "flower looking thing" where they face the flags towards the center while in a circle, fouttes -Added by Anonymous
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