How to Run up a Wall and Flip
A nice little party trick, knowing how to run up a wall and flip will wow any crowd. Please take care and choose your surfaces carefully i.e. gravel, slippy or cobbled floor or walls are a bad idea, practice on soft mats, and use this how to at your own risk!
1- Firstly, learn to do a backflip. See How to do a backflip.
2- As you run towards the wall, keep your eye on the spot where you’ll be planting your wall foot (about chest high). Run at reasonable speed and plant your weaker foot about a metre from the wall. Drive upwards, looking to plant your jumping foot about chest high.
3- Keep looking at where you have placed your foot on the wall, and push upwards. Keep driving upwards with your chest high as long as possible.
4- Commit to the rotation. Lean backwards with conviction. The more committed you are the less chance there is of getting hurt!
5- Now that you’re horizontal, drive your trailing leg (the one that was planted on the floor) upwards to provide you with the power to rotate. Continue to push off of the wall to propel you upwards.
6- Lean your head back and spot your landing, driving your trailing leg through, bringing your knees over towards your chest.
7- Once you have spotted the floor, control your rotation so to land on your feet. Bend your knees to absorb the impact.
Don’t bring your chest to your knees, bring your knees to your chest.
Do not give up on the flip in the middle of the tuck as a bad landing can cause broken bones and a trip to the hospital.
Always make sure that there are people around to call an ambulance should you truly screw up!
The tighter you tuck the quicker you rotate. Control your speed.