Backside Inverts: Back Flip and Corkscrew

A single rotation backwards (from Backside stance) is the flip known as "Back Flip." Like all inverts, Back Flip comes in the standard (pop) takeoff as well as two alternate forms: "Gainer" (Singular,) and "Riser" (Sequential.) The Primary alternate is Gainer, and the Riser is sometimes called "Vanish Gainer." Riser can also double as "Rise" when referring to the version of raiz that begins from Backside.

Rotational Values by Stance

  • 360°


    Returning to Complete landing this flip will reach a full 360 degrees spin.
  • 90°


    At Hyper landing this flip will reach 90 degrees spin (e.g. "gainer flash.")
  • 180°


    At Mega landing this flip will reach 180 degrees spin (e.g. "mega gainer.")
  • 270°


    At Semi landing this flip will reach 270 degrees spin (e.g. "gainer arabian.")

CorkscrewIs the name of the horizontal twist element which begins from Backside, and shares alternate takeoff types with Back Flip. When fully inverted, a corkscrew becomes what's known as "Gainer Full:" a singular takeoff back flip with 360° rotation. Fractional (less spin rotation than corkscrew) twist tricks include "Semi Cork," "Mega Gainer," and "Slant Gainer." The current record for Corkscrew (single inversion) from alternate takeoff is a triple cork; return to Backside three times.

The Four Twist Elements (With Base)

With the understanding of how invert tricks are defined, you can identify them by stance and sub-category. Remember that each stance shares a base flip and matching horizontal twist element which both begin from that position, regardless of takeoff. View a different invert group below, or study the transformations page to learn how inverts can deviate from their standard forms.