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Front or back tumbler?

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JBS

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Are you a better at front tumbling or back tumbling? Why?
 
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gracefulone

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Front- I have better form and more power, especially on my front handsprings(compared to BHS) .
 
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froggyflipper

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Back tumbling

Front tumbler,
For some reason I can't get myself to go backwards on floor. I can do it
on beam and bars though. I've been working on my back tuck on floor for so long but I can't seem to do it....Any advice?

Froggyflipper!
 
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flipflopdreamer

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Front, but I'm not very good at either, considering that the front tuck is still in the work room.
 

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Back! I love backwards tumbling! It's way easier for me than front! Blind landings suck.. I feel safer and like i have more control when i do backwards tumbling!
eg. I just got my frontwalkover on the high beam and it has been so much scarier to learn then backwalkovers!
 

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I'd say I'm slightly better at back, but for the most part I'm comfortable with both. I actually prefer blind landings -- for some reason I can stick a double front and an arabian double front much more consistently than I can stick a double back.
 
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LasswadeCoach

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I prefer front tumbling, i feel i can put so much more power into it! when i back tumble i feel i cant control my power and i dont have a clue where i am!!!
 
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gracefulone

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Back! I love backwards tumbling! It's way easier for me than front! Blind landings suck.. I feel safer and like i have more control when i do backwards tumbling!
eg. I just got my frontwalkover on the high beam and it has been so much scarier to learn then backwalkovers!
I think front walkovers are way better than back! If you're flexible enough, they don't have to be a blind landing; you can see your foot coming towards the beam. I do frontwalkover-fronthandspring as my series.
 

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Front Tumbling.....
Most people think front tumbling is harder but I'm definitely a front tumbler. I didn't find this out until like last year in level 7, when I got my front handspring front tuck down. Never missed it since! HAHA! I wanna sometime in the future do like front handspring front pike front tuck......
 
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hammy

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I'm kinda both, but when I look at it I think I'm/I was a better front tumbler because that came more naturally to me.
 

gymnchix

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definitely back tumbling. I feel like I have more power and control, and my brain has problems dealing with front tumbling for some reason. I've been trying to learn a front handspring- layout twist lately, but I get so messed up I start twisting in the FRONT HANDSPRING lol its crazy. When I can get it down, front tumbling is easy, but my mind has a hard time coping with it

btw, any tips on that front twisting thing? It is seriously driving me crazy.
 
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GymnastRaeRae87

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I like both ways of tumbling but I am a stronger back tumbler!! I love tumbling in general!
 
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BreezywithSpeed

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i can do either no problem but i seem to like back more. i feel like i can control myself more then when i go frontwards. instead of going backwards and not knowing where i am, its when i go forwards i have a problem.
 

annathegymnast

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I'm a better back tumbler - probably because for me it makes it a lot easier to see the floor when you're coming out of a skill - which you can't do in front tumbling.
 
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xleahcarx

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Front tumbling was my favorite. I was a good tumbler in general...but, i could front tumble forever. It was my favorite and just felt normal. I used to wish I could just do a ton of front tumbling instead of back. My coach thought I was crazy because it's a blind landing but, it just felt right.
 
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