Frontside Inverts: Front Flip and Butterfly Twist

A single rotation forwards (from Frontside stance) is the flip known as "Front Flip." Like all inverts, Front Flip comes in the standard (pop) takeoff as well as two alternate forms: "Webster" (Sequential,) and "Axeto Webster" (Singular.) The Primary alternate is Webster, and in isolation it is commonly performed on either leg. The congruent jump leg for building this invert for left twisters is the left leg.

Rotational Values by Stance

  • 180°


    At Complete landing this flip will reach 180 degrees spin (e.g. "aerial twist.")
  • 270°


    At Hyper landing this flip will reach 270 degrees spin (e.g. "hyper Atwist.")
  • 360°


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


    At Semi landing this flip will reach 90 degrees spin (e.g. "semi Atwist.")

Butterfly TwistIs the name of the horizontal twist element which begins from Frontside, and shares alternate takeoff tyoes with Front Flip. When fully inverted, a butterfly twist (often shortened to "Btwist") becomes what's known as "Aerial Twist:" a sequential takeoff front flip with 180 degrees rotation. Fractional (less rotation than Btwist) twist moves include "Semi Twist," "Shuriken Twist" and "Butterfly." The current record for Btwist (single inversion) from alternate takeoff is a triple twist; 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.