The stills in this break it down pretty minutely, so, more than one post, but I think after seeing it it will be that much easier to see the same thing goes on with them in every lift.
Here, they're not pretending or cheating a feat of balance or stability.
I'm actually not sure what they've demonstrated here other than that Charlie can sling Meryl around his body (not in space, his body, his core) with poor technique that allows him to go quicker than if they used good technique. This is, IMO, an example of how they ditched good technique because it couldn't compete with VM's, and instead substituted what looks like airborne wrestling done with pace.
Everybody's hands still on board, Meryl's command center still pasted to Charlie with her arm (the inside arm) keeping there.
Nobody's let go yet, Meryl's upper right shoulder is still pinned close to Charlie with her under arm anchor - it's also obvious that the outside arms are keeping everything "in" so the position doesn't fly open.
People are like - Charlie must be great to manage Meryl like this!
Are we sure it's Meryl? Maybe the reason Meryl needs to be locked in like this is her partner is none too steady on his feet.
Who are we kidding, it's both of them. A perfect storm.
Here she comes around again, everybody still hanging on tight across each other's gravitational center, Charlie's arm bracing Meryl across her midline, Meryl's arm gripping Charlie's back/shoulder.
But what really interests me is the "bridge" created by their "free" arms gripping each other's hands, sort of like lashing things to the roof of the car but then stretching a bungee cord across from the sides to keep everything in.
To be continued next post.