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Daisyquirkbutton writes, "I want to try out to be a flyer on my school squad and I was wondering... What is the typical maximum weight for a flyer? I know that obviously if you're 200 pounds, it's going to be almost impossible to throw you in the air. I'm 5'3" and about 105. My school's squad doesn't do very many basket tosses or anything. Would I be OK or am I a little too big? Thanks!" - Share Your Experience Here.
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September 10, 2007 at 4:23 pm
(1) Ismael Grajeda says:

I am a male cheerleader and i am a base…
i throw a flyer that is about 110 lbs…
but then again i am 6’1 and i think i am pretty strong but i still need to get stronger… so i would say that you are good if you want to fly :)

June 28, 2009 at 1:15 pm
(2) brianne says:

i am 5stone7 or 8 and 4ft 9-10 will i stay as a flyer for a long time ?

January 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm
(3) Danielle says:

i am the exact same weight and height and it all depends on the other girls that are on the team. Im really little and im a base.

June 19, 2010 at 8:14 pm
(4) Brandon says:

Hi im Brandon.I cheer curruntly at the high school level and the weight All depends on how strong your base or bases are.i do alot of co-ed stunting and i have stunted with a girl thats 105 and one that is 110.so yes 105 is a perfect weight for a flyer:)i wish you luck!if you want more info on some of the stunts that i do please email me at lil_boi_blu1993@yahoo.com thanks!!!

August 30, 2010 at 10:16 am
(5) Ruth1250 says:

hey i am 5” 2” and weigh 80 pounds am i too heavy to be a flyer? i am starting collage this year! my friend is 5”3 and is 103 is she ok? xxx

April 19, 2011 at 6:46 pm
(6) Casey says:

yes, your fine and so is your friend you are both vary small, and i know for a fact weight does not matter at all if they cant for some reason lift you they are weak. I have a girl on my team that is a flyer and she is 5″10 and 140 pounds and she is so light because she is tight in the air, yeah she is tall but that is no problem that should not even be the problem, the thing is you need to be flexible and she is vary flexible, so don’t worry about your weight, if you are flexible then your going to be a flyer if not you still mite get put in the air just work on your flexibility. I am a flyer and i am 5″6 and 112 pounds and i am in the air because i am flexible and i showed my coach and she put me in the air right away.

June 28, 2011 at 3:43 am
(7) Lyss says:

It really doesn’t matter how much you weigh… I am about 5’3″ 115 andbi flew through out high school and college. I still fly.and I’m 24 and have had a baby. It’s really about your technique, if your a tight flyer you will feel light but if you are a loose flyer that just wants to be tossed around your gonna feel heavier. I have based tiny girls 90 lbs who felt like the weighed 260 cause they don’t do any work and they are loose goosey… you’ll be fine tho

January 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm
(8) karlie says:

hi im am about 145 pounds would i be a flier or base? iam very flexiable with good balance.. and i do want to be in the air and i want to be a flier really bad…my hieght is 5’5 and it is an all girl squad…do u think i could be a flier?

January 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm
(9) Lolu says:

@ Karlie: Realistically, you’re far too heavy and could even be considered too tall by some (depends on the average height of your squad, I suppose). I’m not being mean and you’re not overweight (I know because I’m around 140 pounds and the same height as you) – you’re fine as you are. However, there’s no way an all-girl squad and all-girl bases are going to lift and toss someone that is 140 pounds safely or effectively. It could be potentially dangerous for you and your bases.

As I said, I’m pretty much the same on statistics as you and I am firmly a base. The girls that fly on my squad (there’s only two guys, so pretty much an all-girl squad) literally weigh between 100-118 pounds max.

On a co-ed squad you might have more luck but I think even then most co-ed flyers are no more than maybe 130 pounds. If you want to fly and considering your BMI is 24.1 (25 is overweight) perhaps you should consider shedding some pounds. I honestly don’t mean that in a nasty way and you definitely don’t need to in terms of how you look, it’s just some advice if you really want to fly and better your chances of flying. I’m currently slimming down (I’m normally only 127 pounds, I gained loads of weight last summer), not only to fly but fit back in my old clothes, too!

Good luck doing whatever you choose and remember … all eyes might be on the flyer but your job as a base is just as important. Without you, the flyer can’t do her job, period!

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