List of gymnastics flips

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This is a list of flips found in gymnastics. Gymnastics flips are acrobatic moves in which a person rotates one or more times while airborne, with hips passing over the head and without hands touching the floor. They are performed in both men's and women's gymnastics, on various apparatus including the balance beam, vault, and floor.

Classifications[edit]

Four body forms are commonly employed in gymnastics flips:

  • Aerial - unbent knees, with legs in a split and aligned on the rotational plane
  • Layout - body fully extended with legs together and unbent hips and knees
  • Pike - bent hips, with knees straight and legs together
  • Tuck - legs together, with knees fully bent and drawn to the chest

Many flips are descriptively named based on the direction of rotation and the body position that is assumed during execution. In general, the body rotates in a face-first direction in a front flip and in the opposite direction in a back flip. For example, in a front pike the body rotates face first while in pike form, and in a back tuck will rotate in the opposite direction while held in tuck form.

List of flips[edit]

Aerials

Layouts

  • Layout - single flip in the layout body form. (1 flip)
  • Half Twist - layout with 180 degree twist (0.5 twists)
  • Full Twist - layout with 360 degree twist (1 twist)
  • Full + 1/2 - layout with 540 degree twist (1.5 twists)
  • Double Full - layout with 720 degree twist (2 twists)
  • Double Full + 1/2 - layout with 900 degree twist (2.5 twists)
  • Triple Full - layout with 1080 degree twist (3 twists)
  • Double Layout - two flips completed in the layout body form (2 flips)
  • Double Layout Full In - two flips completed in the layout body form with the first flip having a 360 degree twist (2 flips, 1 twist)
  • Double Layout Half In, Half Out - two flips completed in the layout body form with the first flip having a 180 degree twist and the second flip also having a 180 degree twist (2 flips, 1 twist)
  • Double Layout Full Out - two flips completed in the layout body form with the second flip having a 360 degree twist (2 flips, 1 twist)
  • Double Layout Full In, Full Out - two flips completed in the layout body form with the first flip having a 360 degree twist and the second flip also having a 360 degree twist (2 flips, 2 twists)

Tucks

  • Tuck - Single flip completed in the tuck body form (1 flip)
  • Double Tuck - Two flips completed in the tuck body form (2 flips)
  • Triple Tuck - Three flips completed in the tuck body form (3 flips)

Pikes

  • Pike - Single flip completed in the pike body form
  • Double Pike - Two flips completed in the pike body form
  • Triple Pike - Three flips completed in the pike body form