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This article is about a movement which can be dangerous if preformed incorrectly or without proper preparation. Perform this movement with caution.

A Front Handspring is an acrobatic move used in tricking and occasionally Freerunning. It consists of leaping forwards and momentarily landing on the hands, then quickly pushing off to land on the feet. It is one of the easiest tricking movements. It can be preformed with feet together of with one in front of the other (called a front step-out).

TechniqueEdit

  • Leap forward with the arms extended (a run-up will make this easier).
  • Momentarily land in a handstand position, and push off with the hands while arching the back.
  • From here, one can either bend the knees to absorb the energy or keep them straight (not locked out) to continue the momentum and do another trick such as a frontflip or another front handspring.

TipsEdit

  • Unlike a frontflip, push off forwards rather than upwards.
  • Keep the shoulders pressed against your head, and arch your back as much as possible.
  • Remember to push off with the hands.

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