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News: Put Your Legs In Front Of Your Head

Whoa, these bygone era triplets are seriously flexible. "The Ross Sisters were a trio of female sibling dancers consisting of Aggie Ross, Elmira Ross, and Maggie Ross (whose real names were Vicki, Dixie and Betsy Ross). Their public attention peaked during the 1940s, during which they were featured prominently in the 1944 film Broadway Rhythm. The sole remaining known film clip shows them performing "Solid Potato Salad", which features the sisters' amazing contortionism."

How To: Use a skateboard on a trampoline

Check out this instructional tutorial to learn how to trabop board, or use a skateboard on a trampoline. Get advice from this how-to video on how to mix two of your favorite activities: skateboarding and jumping on your trampoline!

How To: Do a basic routine on the balance beam

Beth Tweddle, part of the GB and England gymnastics teams, and twice a bronze medallist at the world championships, walks you through the basics of the balance beam. Start with a walk with arms outstretched for balance, when you've mastered that move on to a jump, and then end with a cartwheel dismount. Do a basic routine on the balance beam.

News: The Cheap Thrill of Flirting With Death On Stage

From an episode of the Frank Sinatra Show in 1951, Larry Griswold performs death defying stunts in the name of entertainment. Griswold, an American gymnast, entertainer, and co-inventor of the trampoline, proved again and again that flirting with death is sure to please a crowd. Meanwhile, in the parallel universe of Julie Taymor's accident prone Spider-Man musical, the New Yorker makes a similar case in point. The production has been plagued with injury after injury- broken wrists and ribs, ...

How To: Do a back flip on a trampoline

A trampoline is one of the most fun things you can possibly have in your back yard. If you have one and are looking to learn some tricks to do on it, the back flip is a good place to start. Watch this video to learn how to execute a perfect tucked back flip on a trampoline.

How To: Do a backtuck with tumbling in gymnastics

In order to perform a Back Tuck in gymnastics, you should stand with your legs hip distance apart. Next, you should squat down. Don't squat too deep, because it will decrease your power. But, it should be a good deep squat. Swing your arms behind you at the same time. Next, jump up into the air, swinging your arms through and up. Extend your body as much as you can, from your fingers to your toes. When fully extended, your arms should be near your ears. When you have extended as far as you ca...

How To: Do the back handspring in gymnastics

In this video, we learn how to do gymnastics with back handsprings. First, you want to stand straight and bend your knees slightly. Point your arms out in front of you and tense your body up. Back up a little bit, then swing your arms and jump backwards, landing back onto your hands and flipping straight up. A common mistake is bending your knees too much and jumping straight up, rather than backwards. This will take a few tries to finally get, but once you have it your body will start to mem...

How To: Do a front walkover

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a front walkover. Before you do this, you should be able to do a handstand. Start off by placing your right foot in front of you, then pushing off and raising your other leg up into the air. Your feet should be apart in the air, then you will do a headstand for a few seconds. On your way down, your hands should follow to continue to do this movement, walking out in front of you. Make sure you have goo back flexibility to do this, or else you won't be able ...

How To: Get started with power tumbling

In this tutorial, we get tips from Coach Don and Kezia on how to tumble. This gymnastic/dance style is really fun to do and difficult to learn. In the clip, Kezia will show some cool power tumbling passes as the coach explains the different types of combinations. Power tumbling can be started at a very young age and there are many levels. You will learn all about them in this video.

How To: Perform a back handspring with a crazy fellow

A quick disclaimer: this video tutorial will be showing you how to perform a back handspring. This particular trick can be dangerous to perform and could result in bodily harm and even death. So before trying it out, please make sure you understand how to do it and have the right tools needed to perform this. Soft pillows or pads would especially be useful for those beginners out there interested in this video. Once you've perfected this, it should be pretty easy to perform a backflip. Just t...

How To: Do a backspring

In this how to video, you will learn how to perform a back spring. This is also known as a back hand spring. Start on a wedge mat and have a qualified spotter present. Next, swing your arms back and keep them locked at all times. Bend with your knees when you jump back and up. When in handstand position, push up with your shoulders and snap your legs down. Keep trying until you get comfortable with it. Once your are, move down the wedge and keep practicing the move. Now try the move without a...

How To: Perform a front flip tuck in free run

In this how-to video, you will learn how to perform a front flip. This is an important basic in free running. To do a front flip, have a light step into the flip. Do this as if you were about to step on a glass. Bend your knees and push up. Once you are in the air, stay nice and tight and tuck in. Your chin should be to your chest. The tighter your tuck is, the faster you will spin. Keep practicing in order to get this right. This video shows you the basic steps in to performing a front flip ...

How To: Perform a butterfuly twist

3RUN demonstrates how to do a butterfly twist. The butterfly twist can be performed in three easy steps. First, stand tall with your legs spread apart. Then, pivot 180 degrees so that you are standing in the same position but are now facing backwards. Repeat the step with the opposite leg now pivoting 180 degrees. As your leg comes down, bring your torso close to the ground and push yourself back up. This will give you the height necessary to launch into the spin. Pull in your arm to facilita...

How To: Perform a double front flip on the trampoline

This video shows us how to perform a double front flip on the trampoline. Firstly you need to be able to perform a front flip on the trampoline and this is done by jumping on the trampoline and keep jumping until you get the required height for flipping. Once you feel that the height is enough for flipping then perform the front flip. Then do the same thing onto your back and this is done by following the same procedure except that you will land up onto your chest. Then do the same thing onto...

How To: Perform an aerial twist in free run

In this how-to video, you will learn how to perform an aerial twist. An aerial twist is a technique used in free running. First, identify which foot you are going to take off with. All you have to do is do an aerial with a 180 degree twist. As you go down, jump off with the take off leg and make sure the other leg goes up in the air with a lot of force. The right hand should go underneath to generate torque for the twist. You should land facing backwards. Make sure to have patience while prac...

How To: Perform a palm flip freerun trick

First, you take your position at about arms length away from the wall. You'll want to be somewhere around two feet away from the wall. Place you hands straight out in front of you. You always plant your feet first and then place you hands on the wall. As you start jumping, push off the wall with your palms pushing into the wall. Once you start to rotate, don't put your hands behind you. Straight from the wall to your knees. Tuck your neck, then you can jump, placing your hands on your knees a...

How To: Perform a freerunner kick the moon trick

This video is a tutorial for executing Freerunner kick the moon. To execute this move you have to treat your leg as a pendulum with a weight at the bottom and swing it with full force. When executing it you have to keep your leg strong and the momentum from the leg will take you around. Regardless of the number of step, you have to finish off with a nice wide step and the kicking leg should always be back and the arms should be stretched back. This video is for those who are athletic enough t...

How To: Perform a webster frontflip

In this how-to video, you will learn how to do a Webster front flip. This will be useful if you are trying to get better at Parkour free running. It is one footed front somersault. Make sure you do a big jump with your take off leg. The take off leg is the front leg. The back leg will use a lot of force, as it gives it gives you your initial rotation. Kick that leg behind you as you lift off with the other foot. Tuck in as you start your rotation. Land on the leg that you kicked back with. Yo...

News: Jaw Dropping Trampoline Skills

Cirque Du Soleil look no further, Adam Menzies is your next act. This guy's trampoline skills are insane. My favorite part starts at 0:24. Speechless. Oh yeah. Almost forgot. Here Adam jumps up to the ceiling and does the splits. Previously, Cirque Du Soleil Trampoline Ninjas.