This article is about a movement which can be dangerous if preformed incorrectly or without proper preparation. Perform this movement with caution.

A front tuck

A Front Flip is a movement used in Freerunning and tricking. The term "Frontflip" can actually refer to several different types

Types of Frontflip[edit | edit source]

  • Front tuck The most common variation. Performed by jumping up, bringing the arms and body down while tucking the knees in tight. Can be used with a run up-by blocking.
  • 2 In the pink 1 in the stink Flip
  • Webster A frontflip off of one leg, using the other for upwards momentum (similar to an aerial).
  • Front pike Similar to the front tuck, but with straight legs. It is more difficult that the front tuck and is usually used jumping off of something.
  • Front layout One of the more difficult variations. The hips and knees are straight, and the back is arched.
  • Wall front A frontflip performed by pushing off of a wall backwards. (Similar to wallflip but instead of a backflip it's a front flip).
  • Barani A front layout with a 180 degree twist.
  • Front full A front layout with a 360 degree twist.
  • Rudy A front layout with a 540 degree twist.
  • Front double full A front layout with 720 degree twist.
  • Gather Front A front tuck preformed by diving into it rather than blocking.
  • Double front One of the hardest freerunning moves. Two consecutive frontflips made in the same jump. Usually preformed jumping off of an object.
  • Rayden A frontflip is performed pushing backwards off of a wall with both hands and flipping inwards. (Similar to palmflip but instead of backflip its front flip).
  • Devil drop A front inward flip is performed from a cat leap position.
  • Wall inward twist A front flip twist performed in wall front.
  • Loser A front flip performed by jumping backwards and inwards. Usually performed off of an object or in tricking line. (Opposite to the gainer).
  • Russian Frontflip A front tuck with the arms swinging back and up, in the opposite way the arms move in a backflip.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • When taking off for a frontflip make sure to jump upwards, not forwards. You need as much height as possible.
  • Do punch your face (stomping hard before takeoff). This method is used by gymnasts, and while it may work on a springy gym floor, on solid ground it will destroy your knees. Instead, try to land softly, then jump upwards.

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