Back Handspring 1/2

Back handspring 1:2

Floor exercise

Skill type
Hand support

Known as
Back handspring 1/2
Jump 1/2 to front handspring
Floor Onodi

You’re unlikely to see this element outside the 1980s, when hummingbird-quick series of complicated back handspring variations were all the rage—probably done in back-to-back rebounding tumbling passes too. Now, this variation is hardly going to provide you with the momentum necessary to do a double double tuck, so off to the gallows with it.

It’s basically a floor Onodi, except you’re expected to be a little more reboundy out of it because of floor, so it has to finish with a front handspring instead of a front walkover.

The only thing that bothers me about this element is that it is classified with the front handsprings even though it begins backward. Like how they call Arabians front tumbling elements. Sigh.


Because gymnastics is a comedy, not a drama

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