What is a backdrop on a trampoline?
In the realm of trampoline, the backdrop is a ¼ rotation backwards from standing. The trampolinist lands with their mid to upper back on the mat. The exact body location varies depending on the person’s height and weight distribution. Some people may feel more comfortable landing slightly higher or lower on their back.
How do you do a back landing?
When landing on your back, try to concentrate your weight around your shoulder blades. Push with your legs and bring them up, as if trying to hit the sealing. Your arms also go upward with every bounce. When in the air, keep your body straight, with your legs slightly higher than your head.
Is it safe to land on your back on a trampoline?
The most serious potential injuries are to your neck and head. It’s never a good idea to land upside down, and a safe jumper avoids this at all costs.
Is a Frontflip or backflip easier on a trampoline?
Whether you’re using a tumble track or a trampoline, a front flip will be more difficult than a backflip. Although front flips require less core strength than backflips (to pull your feet over your body), landing a front flip on your feet requires perfect timing.
What is a cradle in trampolining?
Cradle is an iconic Trampoline maneuver. It is also a trick that is frequently performed by Flying Trapeze artists when rebounding in the net. Typically, a cradle is described as a Back Drop, followed by a quarter rotation forwards, and then a half-twist into another Back Drop.