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How to Do a Front-Flip! Moves for Super Kids!

Posted Friday 2nd February 2018

Doing a somersault is a must-have skill for all Super Kids! Especially as we’ve set a number of challenges for the whole family to complete — including our Super Kids. If you complete all our Be Super challenges, you can win a family holiday to Florida to visit Disney World and Marvel’s Super Hero Island!

First things first for any of our Super Kids — make sure you have an adult nearby before attempting any new tricks! When you visit your local trampoline park, your safety is our biggest concern.

Make sure to check out our video above from star gymnast Kat Driscoll on how to do even more moves!

Top Tips:

Practise these two essential moves before you start:

Tuck Jump:

How to do a tuck jump:

  • Jump and when you’re mid-air, bring your knees to your chest. Practice doing small jumps first and then tucking your legs to your chest, before popping them out again. It’s important that you get used to landing where you want to as well! Nailing this move is important to being able to front-flip properly.

Somersaults:

Practice somersaults slowly, landing purely on the trampoline. Slowly, start trying to add a tiny bit of bounce in your somersaults. Think about where you want to land before you somersault and try to land in that spot.

Other tips:

Get used to the feeling of bouncing and falling.  You need to be comfortable before you can do this!

Got that? Now onto the front flip…

 

Instructions for doing a front-flip on a trampoline

  1. Start with a big jump with your hands pointing to the sky and then tuck your legs to your chest and bring your arms up. If your jump is too small you might not be able to land properly.
  2. Stay tight whilst bouncing on the trampoline! To stop yourself from getting hurt, stay tight and don’t lean forward too much. And remember to keep your arms straight up.
  3. This is the part where you bring your somersault skills into the mix. After you tuck, send your bottom up and backwards right at the top of the jump!  Don’t lean too far forward head first otherwise you might hurt yourself. You’re trying to rotate yourself, so make sure your bottom goes before your head.
  4. Part of front flipping well is rotating fast enough, don’t be afraid to put some bounce into it!
  5. The best place to try this super move is with the School of Trampolining! Our trampolining courses are taught by British Gymnastics qualified instructors.

School of Trampolining & British Gymnastics

We’ve partnered with British Gymnastics to not only encourage more people to take up trampolining, but also to help progress people through the sport. The new partnership means that all our young customers will have a chance to develop their trampolining skills in a safe environment. And as we’ve said before, trampolining has fantastic benefits for physical and mental health!

We’re the first and only partnership between a commercial chain of trampoline parks and the National Governing Body for Gymnastics & Trampolining.

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