most back flips in 1min?

GuinnessWorldRecords:

The most standing back somersaults in one minute was 36 and was achieved by Ziyi Zhang (China) on the set of Zheng Da Zong Yi – Guinness World Records Special in Beijing, China, on 17 December 2010.

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No doubt other acrobats have done more. Power Tumblers, most likely. Leave a comment if you’ve seen higher than 36.

Here’s Alicia Sacramone doing, I think, 31.

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Kalon Ludvigson US DD Record

Power Tumbler Kalon’s two passes from the Stars & Stripes Cup in Cleveland Ohio gives him the USA Record for highest degree of difficulty in two passes.

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Congrats, too, to the new Canadian Tumbling Champ, Jon Schwaiger, who had an excellent competition this past weekend.

photo by Grace Chiu GraceClick on Facebook

grab shins on triple back?

There’s a bit of a discussion in the comments on this post — bad technique on double tuck.

Most coaches, I’m sure, agree with me that a double tuck with hands on the shins is superior (and prettier) than with hands on the back of the thighs.

Of course there are many superb gymnasts that use what I call the inferior technique. Both work. But I much prefer hands on shins, tight tuck. GS George would agree. In trampoline sports, grabbing the thighs is not only an inferior technique, it’s a deduction.

What do Artistic gymnasts use for triple back on Floor Exercise?

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Hands on shins.

Click PLAY or watch Li Xiaoshuang on YouTube.

Hands on the back of the thighs.

Both work. Shins is the preferred technique, especially for beginners.

Leave a comment if you have an opinion, especially if you disagree.

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bad technique on double tuck

Why do so many female gymnasts not grip the shins on double tuck?


Enus Mariani

For me this is an inferior technique. If she cannot fix it, do double pike instead. Her hands are correctly positioned for that.

(via If you are the one)

tumbler Michael Chaves

Nice edit by Sam Kolder. Interesting camera angles. Shot with a Canon 600d.

Michael Chaves Showreel 2012

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Michael’s from Oakville, Toronto.

hardest backwards tumbling

Tribute2the80s:

I tried to find the hardest skills and hardest combinations I’ve seen over the years. When possible, I tried to show the earliest gymnast I could find performing…to show all the young gymnastics fans that the 80’s and early 90’s was where it’s at! …

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Amazing stuff. Mostly from the past.

Compare those tumbling lines with the top male gymnasts today.

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(via Brigid Couch Gymnast McCarthy on Facebook)