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June 28 2011 3 28 /06 /June /2011 11:27

Trampoline stunts are extremely impressive both aesthetically and technically. It takes a great skill of strength, skill and bravery to pull off the very best trampoline tricks. In this article, five great trampoline moves are analysed and explained.

Double somersault


The double somersault move is fairly self-explanatory. It involves getting enough bounce in your jump and relies on expert timing in order to tumble your legs over your head twice whilst in the air before landing with your body in the vertical position.

This move is a lot harder than performing a single somersault, as it requires the trampolinist to achieve a very high bounce and tuck in a lot earlier than they would on a single somersault in order to achieve the added rotation.

It should be noted that all somersaults vary in difficulty, and therefore impressiveness, depending on whether the trampolinist uses a tuck position, a pike, a straight or a puck.

The tuck position is considered to be the most difficult one.

The one and three


The one and three move refers to a one and three quarter somersault.

It is easier to perform than the double somersault as the trampolinist does not have to fully flip their body twice, as in the double somersault.

They should instead land on their back and this is known as the back drop position, after completing one full somersault.

A Randy


Performing a 'Randy', also known as a Rudolph, requires the trampolinist to perform a two and a half front somersault (flipping two and a half times) whilst the body is twisting in the air.

The twisting effect that occurs during the move will result in the trampolinist landing vertically on their feet.

The back in full and the full, full

Complicated moves

The back in full and the full, full are two of the most complicated manoeuvres in trampoline.

The back in full requires the trampolinist to perform a double back somersault with a full body twist in on the second somersault.

The full and full is an extension of the back and full.

This move also requires the trampolinist perform a double back somersault but the trampolinist performs a full body twist on both somersaults before landing vertically on their feet.

Both of these moves require precise timing and it is particularly important that the trampolinist gets enough height before performing this move. The move will result in the trampolinist to land vertically on their feet.

Final word

For more trampolining moves and trampolining tricks, you may run a quick Google video search.

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