Friday, August 14, 2009

Old dog learns new tricks

Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated by flips, spins, handstands etc.

After watching a ninja-movie I went outside, found a field or a place with soft sand and practiced the front flip, cartwheels and the likes. I usually kept practicing until I landed the trick I was practicing.

Lately I have been fascinated by free running- and tricking-videos on youtube. One trick that I always wanted to be able to do is a jump with a flat spin (butterfly twist as I now know it is called).

I searched on youtube and found several tutorials for the butterfly twist and I did not think the trick looked overly complicated.

Today I decided I would give it a go so I went outside and found a field, put my camera up and started practicing. It was great fun and I am proud to say that I actually landed a couple of OK ones before I called it a day.


  1. Hi,

    A few free running threads for you to follow:

    One thing to try when learning the ground to air flips is to begin from a raise platform. It helps to have a bit of height so you can concentrate on the technique before learning to get some height in your stride.

    I haven't yet attempted any of these methods yet, so I am passing on what I picked up from watching free running tutorials. Hope it helps, and let me know if it works! ;-)

  2. Thanks mate! Will check it out! Seen a couple more tricks I would like to master so there might be some more videos of me falling on my behind in the future..:)