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Feb 8, 2008
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"the book" it calls them flick-flacks, we call them back handsprings, and apparently some call them flip-flops.
 
Jul 12, 2007
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when I type it I type BHS, but I say flip flop when I say it.

Dd's gym says all of the options.
 
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GymTwinsMom

Everyone at DD's gym calls them BHS. I never really heard of people calling them flick flacks or flip-flops.
 
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gymnaSTICKs

we (everyone at my gym) call them backhandsprings unless we're talking about a beam series - then we call them flicks (ex: flick flick instead of bhs bhs)
 
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KBT

I think this question often depends on the country you live in. BHS is most common in the USA, while flick or flip-flop I've mostly heard used by those in different countries. I live in the USA, so I say BHS.
 

Laura

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Oct 22, 2007
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Neither! :D
(In australia) we call them a back-flips (e.g. round-off, back-flip) or just flips (e.g. flip, sault).
To me a back handspring is a back-flip with a step out.

:)
 
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LasswadeCoach

Here in Scotland we call them backflips - I call them flic's though!
 
Jul 12, 2007
967
I think this question often depends on the country you live in. BHS is most common in the USA, while flick or flip-flop I've mostly heard used by those in different countries. I live in the USA, so I say BHS.

USAG refers to them as flip flops or flick flacks.
 

bogwoppit

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Feb 26, 2007
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Flic.

Here in Quebec gym is all in French, so we have very different names for skills than the US.
 
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