Backflips

Photo by Jascha Huisman on Unsplash

Hi, my name is Sean and I love doing back flips.

I started doing back flips 2 years ago, in 2016. I got interested because I was watching a lot of youtubers that did a lot of cool flips in their videos. It took me about 3 months to learn the whole thing. I had to learn in different steps. Some of these steps were kind of silly looking.

The first step when learning to back flip is practicing how to get the jump properly. Most people think that the jump doesn’t matter that much, but it really does. If you do the jump in the back flip wrong you could land on your head and be injured severely, instead they think that leaning back is the most important part to give yourself backwards rotation. This is wrong.

The correct way to jump into a back flip is jumping straight up and launching your chest just below your head. After the jump, the next most important part is the tucking. Tucking is the most important part because, if you don’t tuck, then you will barely rotate, meaning that you might not make a full rotation and land.

I started first about 4 years ago. I loved playing on the trampoline. I loved doing back flips. That is when I decided I wanted to do a back flip on the real ground. First I practiced getting used to the motion of going backwards by, first practicing the way I would have to jump to start the back flip. Second by rolling over very fast backwards on the ground. The final thing that I did, was bring my mattress down stairs from my room, and try to flip on the mattress. I always had an audience because my family loved watching me “succeed” at doing back flips.

Finally, I was feeling cocky enough to try it on real ground, so the next day at school I tried to do a back flip on the spongy turf. To my surprise, I actually landed it. After that I was really cocky with doing flips, and I would in the school. Just to make sure I could still do them, I did one an hour ago, ALL good!

One comment

  1. MrsBowerman

    I love that you know how to do flips. You don’t usually find programmers that can also do physical feats. I like how informative you were. I also love the photo you included. It is very artistic and shows great contrasts. I like that! It fits you well.

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