Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A poll

Can you now or have you ever been able to do a back flip?

Not me. Not ever. Not on a trampoline or off a diving board. Now I'm too old and chicken to even try.

But if you're not - too old or too chicken that is - check out this site for directions. And when you get the hang of it, show me!


  1. I used to be able to hold onto the side of a pool (being in the water), get my feet up, then flip/arch backwards and go all the way around. I haven't tried it in about 25 years, so I don't think I can do it anymore. As a teenager I could lay on my back, walk my feet back and push up to a sort-of-backbend. That's as close as I ever got.
    However, I can click my tongue really loud.

  2. If by doing a back flip you mean doing artificial farts under the arm...I'm a champ.

    Do you want to see?

  3. Bob, you are a champ. I used to be able to do it at a pool, but never on a trampoline. Trampolines have and will always scare the crap out of me.

  4. I used to do back flips out of a swing, on a trampoline and pool. It freaks me out that I used to do those things and hope my kids never even try!

  5. My daughter Mary was on a gymnastics team, and did multiple back flips in a row, tricky vaults, roundoffs on the beam, and amazing tricks on the high bars. It scared me, but fascinated me to watch. She's now interning at a gym and teaching gymnastics to little ones. I can do a fairly decent cartwheel on a good day when I am craving excitement and danger, but other than that I like my feet on the ground thank you very much.