- If you are just beginning sport stacking, start on the floor with your Speed Stacks placed directly in front of you.
- Always keep stacks close together to create a solid base for your pyramid. In fact, let your cups touch in your pyramid.
- Use a light touch, don’t be heavy-handed. Lift with a light grip. Try not to squeeze the cup; let gravity do the work.
- If you lead with your right hand (if it feels best to use your right hand first) that hand should pick up the top cup.
- Alternate your lead hand. Practice leading with one hand and then the other. Switch to increase ambidexterity.
- When handling the cups, your hands should be positioned on the sides of the cups, never over the tops of the cups.
- Separate the cups from one another using your fingers, resting the last (or bottom) cup on your pinky finger.
- Stack in a circle – that means, use a circular motion with your hands and arms instead of back and forth.
- Never pass a cup from one hand to another. Use both hands at the same time
Sport Stacking is an exciting individual and team sport where participants stack and unstack 12 specially designed plastic cups in pre-determined sequence.
Check out the videos for stacking tips and tutorials, then visit the Speed Stacks Store to learn all about the special cups and mats top stackers use.
The most important thing to do when sport stacking is to use BOTH hands. That doesn’t mean picking up a cup with one hand and passing it to the other to set cups in place. Each cup should be handled by only one hand. Use both hands to stack but never on the same cup.
You’re probably already pretty good at it. Do you play a musical instrument? Type on a computer? Play video games? If you do, you’re probably using both hands.
When you use both hands, you’re using both sides of your brain and promoting right brain development which houses aspects like awareness, focus, creativity and rhythm. Sport stacking helps these skills too! Get a set of Speed Stacks and try it out!