What Is A "flick"..?

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  1. live2cheer10

    live2cheer10 Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    flick, flip flops, handsprings- they're all the same thing

     
  2. hannahx0xbananaa

    hannahx0xbananaa I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    yes it's another term for a backhandspring i've also heard them called flip flops.
     
  3. armycheermom

    armycheermom I think I can mix Cheer Music

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    I prefer backhandspring. BHS makes me think sharp, together,tight....flick or flip flop, makes me think sloppy...it does my daughter the same way too..I guess we're weird! :p BTW, we used BHS, at all of the gymnastic gyms we've been at...I guess different gyms, different names.
     
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    Here in the UK a bhs is known as a flick :)
     
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    shadow Last Pass... on International Open 1

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    my kid was a gymnast when she was young. She had a coach from Russia. She called a back handspring a flick-flack (sp?).
     
  6. Fiercebas

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    lmaoo this literally made me laugh out loud hahha

    I TOTALLY AGREEE!
     
  7. Emily Jane

    Emily Jane I'm an announcer on CBS for Worlds (or should be)

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    I can't say I have ever heard this, but maybe it just isn't used in the North West which is where I live. I have heard flick though.
     
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    flick flack, flip flop, back handspring . . . all the same
     
  9. CAMOM98

    CAMOM98 I shimmy daily

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    Power Tumbling description of a pass:
    roundoff ,flic-flac, back somersault straight, whip, whip, flic flac, flic flac, back somersault pike
    Cheerleading:
    Round off, backhandspring, layout punch, whip whip, backhandspring, backhandspring, backtuck piked

    its like learning two tumbling languages :D so my CP is bilingual in tumbling hahahaha!!
     
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    WorkToWin Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    my coach says flip flop sometimes... he will be like, round off, flip flop back
     
  11. kristenthegreat

    kristenthegreat Slow your roll, Sparkle.

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    When I did gymnastics (back in the day), sometimes the 'rule book' (this giant binder that had USAG instructions for compulsories for each level, such as requirements and coaching stuff) referred to back handsprings as 'flip-flops'. Personally, I think any two-syllable word works well (one for each part of the body touching the ground)..'cause I'm weird like that :p
     
  12. Mamarazzi

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    @Just-a-Mom said that in Chicago they call them flip flops, but it sounds like most of us use BHS. Maybe it's a regional thing, but seeing as how I've heard the Fierce Board is South-heavy, I don't know.

    Not South-heavy like the board has a big booty, but South-heavy like there's lots of us from the South...
     
  13. AScheer

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    When I did gymnastics when I was little (in the US) my instructors referred to it as a flip flop as well. I just assumed everyone used this term!
     
  14. SharkDad

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    I grew up in Southern Cali and we called flip flops thongs (guess cause they go between your toes like one) but now that sounds as bad as the flicking your booger reference.

    Please no one combine my thong comment with @Mamarazii 's big booty comment. We're starting to come up with too many bad visuals already.
     
  15. MiniReeRah

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    We don't use flip-flop down south either...allthough our gymnasts call a bhs a flick & got confused over the cheer rules as some of the wording is different...