Trampoline Terms

  • Straight Jump – vertical jump with the body held straight

  • Tuck Jump – pull the knees up to the chest during a straight jump the knees and ankle

  • Pike Jump –  legs are straight, lifted up towards the body

  • Straddle Jump – legs are spread sideways like a star, the arms reach out to touch the toes

  • Seat Drop – landing in a seated position with the legs straight out in front 

  • Swivel Hips – a seat drop landing, followed by a bounce up to a straight position (without landing) then a half twist to land in another  seat drop, facing in the opposite direction

  • Half Twist and Full Twist – a straight jump rotating the body either 90 degrees to face the opposite direction for a half twist or a 360° rotation for a full twist

  • Stomach Drop – landing face down, with the arms bent to form a diamond shape in front of the face

  • Back Drop – landing on your back with the legs bent up at about 90° on landing 

  • Turntable – from stomach drop, perform a half twist then land in stomach drop

  • Porpoise - from back drop, perform a front flip to land in back drop position

  • Cradle – from back drop, perform a half twist then land in back drop

  • Barani – a front flip with a half twist

  • Crash Dive – a front flip performed in a straight position that lands in the back drop position

  • Pullover – a three quarter back flip from back drop position that lands on the feet

  • Rebound – a front flip from back drop position that lands in back drop position

  • Ballout – a front flip from back drop position that lands on feet, usually performed after a Crash Dive

  • Cody – a back flip from stomach drop position that lands on the feet

  • Kaboom – a three quarter back flip from back drop position initiated by the heels bouncing off the trampoline

  • Zack – a three quarter front flip from the stomach drop position that lands on feet, following a 'Kaboom'

  • Arabian – an early half twist into a back flip 

  • Front Full – a full-twisting straight front flip

  • Rudy – a single straight front flip with one and a half twists

  • Randy – a single front flip with two and a half twists

  • Back Full (or Full) – a full-twisting straight back flip

  • Full In – a double back flip with a full twist in the first flip 

  • Full Out – a double back flip with a full twist in the second flip 

  • Fliffus – a double front flip with a half twist

  • Triffus– a triple back flip with a full twist in the first flip

  • Quadriffus – a quadruple back flip with a full twist in the first flip

  • Full in Rudy Out – a double front flip with a full twist in the first flip and one and a half twists on the second flip

  • Miller – a double back flip with three full twists 

  • Miller Plus/ Killer – a double back flip with four full twists 

  • Miller Plus Plus/ Killer Plus/ Thriller – a double back flip with five full twists 

  • Tsukahara – a Barani followed by a back flip

  • Barani Ballout – same as a Ballout, but with one half twist

  • Adolph – a single front flip with three and a half twists

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