How to Do a Frontflip
Have you mastered some gymnastic maneuvers, and want to move on to the ultimate challenge? If you are a hectic daredevil, but want a safe way to do cool stunts, be sure to read this simple yet extremely informative article…
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Have you mastered some gymnastic maneuvers, and want to move on to the ultimate challenge? If you are a hectic daredevil, be sure to read this article.
You Will Need:
- Ultimate daredevilling skills
- Sand and or grass
- Basic gymnastic and scientific knowledge.
There are 5 Components to doing a frontflip.
- The Run up
- The Jump
- The Forward Motion
- The Follow Through
- The landing
We will go through each component step by step, but first, lets take a look at the frontflip. Because a forward roll is easier than a backward roll, people ignorantly assume that a frontflip is easier that a backflip. This is not true. With a backflip, as long as one has appropriate height, the legs come over the head, and naturally land on your feet. However with a frontflip a huge push of forward momentum is required to get the heels in front of the head.
Practice forward rolls, and forward handsprings. Then, on sand or grass, prepare to do you first frontflip.
- Run…Fast. Build up lots of momentum.
- Since you are running forwards, it will be natural to jump forward. But the necessary height will not come. Jump up.
- Do not put your head to the ground, instead, tuck it in, like it wants to look up at the sky. Keep your legs tucked tight.
- At about 45 degrees from a full rotation, uncurl your legs
- Bend your knees as you land
- Practise on sand
- If you cant get enough height, practise on the trampoline
- Practice into a pool, but remember to jump far forward when doing that
- I do not take blame for any accidents, injuries or death that occurs. Flip at your own risk.
- There is a chance that if you do these steps wrong, concussion, injuries, or death could occur. Remember to spin fast. Always practice on a trampoline, but when you take it to ground, jump way higher.
- Only attempt if you are comfortable with forward handspring, forward roll, and other rolls. This makes sure you have a basic idea of what if feels like
- Always have a spotter.
- Jump high!
- Get a spotter
- If you are scared, then go over the steps in your mind. Think of it as a maths equation. Once you have the equation set up right, the answer comes with ease.