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What do you call it?

What do you call it?

  • Back handspring

    Votes: 56 91.8%
  • Flip flop

    Votes: 2 3.3%
  • flick flack

    Votes: 3 4.9%

  • Total voters
    61
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tumblerK

Member
Feb 8, 2008
349
LO
"the book" it calls them flick-flacks, we call them back handsprings, and apparently some call them flip-flops.
 

Ingymmom

Active Member
Jul 12, 2007
981
when I type it I type BHS, but I say flip flop when I say it.

Dd's gym says all of the options.
 
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GymTwinsMom

Guest
Everyone at DD's gym calls them BHS. I never really heard of people calling them flick flacks or flip-flops.
 
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gymnaSTICKs

Guest
we (everyone at my gym) call them backhandsprings unless we're talking about a beam series - then we call them flicks (ex: flick flick instead of bhs bhs)
 
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KBT

Guest
I think this question often depends on the country you live in. BHS is most common in the USA, while flick or flip-flop I've mostly heard used by those in different countries. I live in the USA, so I say BHS.
 

Laura

Coach
Coach
Gymnast
Oct 22, 2007
204
London
Country
United Kingdom
Neither! :D
(In australia) we call them a back-flips (e.g. round-off, back-flip) or just flips (e.g. flip, sault).
To me a back handspring is a back-flip with a step out.

:)
 
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LasswadeCoach

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Here in Scotland we call them backflips - I call them flic's though!
 

Ingymmom

Active Member
Jul 12, 2007
981
I think this question often depends on the country you live in. BHS is most common in the USA, while flick or flip-flop I've mostly heard used by those in different countries. I live in the USA, so I say BHS.

USAG refers to them as flip flops or flick flacks.
 

bogwoppit

Former Admin
Gold Membership
Former Gymnast
Feb 26, 2007
16,719
Country
Canada
Flic.

Here in Quebec gym is all in French, so we have very different names for skills than the US.
 
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