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Flipping
« on: March 03, 2011, 09:54:01 AM »
I need to learn how to flip. I can do it great in the water but when on land I feel odd about doing it. Any advise. Don't have a trampoline or a friend with one either.

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Re: Flipping
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 10:08:07 AM »
Get a friend to tell you if your feet are hitting the water first every time. Then when your feet are hitting the water first every time you should be able to do flips on land, and if you can't it's all mental. 
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Re: Flipping
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 10:16:23 AM »
 Might be mental but I will have to wait till summer to do that.

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Re: Flipping
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 10:38:06 AM »
Get an old mattress, couch pillows, or futon cushion, and put it on the ground. Flip onto it. When possible, get a spotter, especially for backflips.

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Re: Flipping
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 12:57:10 PM »
I never had a trampoline to work on this stuff either, and I just got a front tuck (my first flip) a few months ago. I used an old mattress (as suggested in the post above). But first I started with a jump onto the mattress and flip on also. Whenever I got a little better with it, I did it onto the mattress. Once my landings were down I took it outside to work on.
It may take some time, but you can get it :)

Also, When I try a Webster, I used a pile of leaves... Kinda helps :) Not entirely to be honest, but whenever you have nothing else to use, it's worth a shot.

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Re: Flipping
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2011, 09:39:39 AM »
Get a spotter. Seriously. Just get a spotter. When you're scared you don't need to be wasting time doing flips into pools or old mattresses. Just get a spotter, have him flip you around a few times and you'll be like, "Hey, that's not scary! It's easy!" Cause it is.

Also, start with either backflips or sideflips. Frontflips are the hardest of the three basic Class A flips to start with. When it comes to the backflip, you can have very sketchy technique and still land it without falling. Due to the nature of the frontflip, if the technique is sketchy you will pretty much always fall on your butt, unless you have a looot of forward momentum haha. Either way it's going to be whack.
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Re: Flipping
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2011, 10:01:41 AM »
Get a spotter. Seriously. Just get a spotter. When you're scared you don't need to be wasting time doing flips into pools or old mattresses. Just get a spotter, have him flip you around a few times and you'll be like, "Hey, that's not scary! It's easy!" Cause it is.

Also, start with either backflips or sideflips. Frontflips are the hardest of the three basic Class A flips to start with. When it comes to the backflip, you can have very sketchy technique and still land it without falling. Due to the nature of the frontflip, if the technique is sketchy you will pretty much always fall on your butt, unless you have a looot of forward momentum haha. Either way it's going to be whack.
Almost nobody (People in our position) has friends able to spot them, or access to a spotter, or gym, or matress.
I'm stuck with the way people originally figured it out, go on grass and go for it. Doesn't much help the joints, but...
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Re: Flipping
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2011, 10:09:02 AM »
Almost nobody (People in our position) has friends able to spot them, or access to a spotter, or gym, or matress.
I'm stuck with the way people originally figured it out, go on grass and go for it. Doesn't much help the joints, but...

If you have ONE friend. ONE, who would be willing to help you do a flip, you have a spotter. Are you telling me you either have...

1. No friends at all.
2. No real friend that can go outside with you and help you with a flip?

I mean I don't have a professional spotter. When I was learning, I just had my brother help flip me around. It really wasn't hard.
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Re: Flipping
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2011, 10:19:34 AM »
If you have ONE friend. ONE, who would be willing to help you do a flip, you have a spotter. Are you telling me you either have...

1. No friends at all.
2. No real friend that can go outside with you and help you with a flip?

I mean I don't have a professional spotter. When I was learning, I just had my brother help flip me around. It really wasn't hard.
My friend isn't strong enough to even move me.
Comparison:
I'm a strong guy who loves running. 5'11" 176lbs. I'm bulky.
He's a fast and wiry guy who loves running. 5'7" 120lbs. He's a twig.

I tried getting him to spot me while practicing for backflips before, he couldn't move me no matter how hard he tried.
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Re: Flipping
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2011, 10:24:23 AM »
My friend isn't strong enough to even move me.
Comparison:
I'm a strong guy who loves running. 5'11" 176lbs. I'm bulky.
He's a fast and wiry guy who loves running. 5'7" 120lbs. He's a twig.

I tried getting him to spot me while practicing for backflips before, he couldn't move me no matter how hard he tried.
They're not supposed to move you. I never move anyone when I spot. You do the move, while you're in midair, they're supposed to just watch you and give you a slight nudge if you need it.

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