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Tumbling Gymnastics


Tumbling is also known as power tumbling .Its an acrobatic sporting discipline which combines some of the skills of artistic gymnastics on the floor with those of trampolining. It is practised on a 25-metre long spring track. It was developed from tumbling performances performed by entertainers from very early times but as a sport is now codified, regulated, judged and performed using standardised special acrobatic equipment.

This sport is practised by both men and women. Competitors perform two passes, each containing 8 skills along the track, usually starting with a Round-off, Barani, or Rudi (the Barani and Rudi are forward, twisting somersaults) followed by a series of back-handsprings and/or whips (a fast, long back somersault done in a straight body position) ending in a ‘dismount’ skill. Only the feet and hands are allowed to make contact with the track.

Basic tumbling moves

  1. Punch fronts
  2. Back handsprings
  3. Cartwheels
  4. Roundoffs
  5. Roundoff back handsprings
  6. Layouts
  7. Front fulls
  8. Double full
  9. Standing fulls
  10. Barani
  11. Whip
  12. Double backs
  13. Aerial
  14. front walkovers

 Below is the Alberton Twisters Tumbling Club’s Tumbling Hall

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Below is Eagles Tumbling Club Slider with some action Tumbling moves

Governed by rules established by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), tumbling is one of the gymnastic disciplines. Many elements of tumbling are also practised on Floor Exercise by participants of both Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics (MAG). Tumbling elements such as the round-off and back-handspring (flic) are commonly integrated into the balance beam routines of gymnasts.

Scoring is similar to trampolining with five judged scores for execution (form, body position and final landing) and one for the degree of difficulty (number of somersaults and twists etc.). The top and bottom execution scores are dropped and the remaining three added to the Difficulty score to give the total for the pass.

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