Outside Inverts: Outside Flip and Raiz

A single rotation sideways (from Outside stance) is the flip known as "Outside Flip." Like all inverts, Outside Flip comes in the standard (pop) takeoff as well as two alternate forms: "Meia Lua" (Sequential,) and "Carry" (Singular.) The Primary alternate is Meia Lua, a name that comes from Capoeira (though it is not commonly known in tricking.) The pop version is generally only performed with variations.

Rotational Values

  • 90°


    At Complete landing this flip will reach 90 degrees spin (e.g. "invert raiz.")
  • 180°


    At Hyper landing this flip will reach 180 degrees spin (e.g. "suicide swipe.")
  • 270°


    At Mega landing this flip will reach 270 degrees spin (e.g. "mega swipe.")
  • 360°


    Returning to Semi landing this flip will reach a full 360 degrees spin.

RaizIs the name of the horizontal twist element which begins from Outside, and shares alternate takeoff types with Outside Flip. When fully inverted, a raiz becomes what's known as "Invert Raiz:" a sequential takeoff outside flip with 90 degrees rotation. Fractional (less rotation than raiz) twist moves include "Spyder," "Shuriken Raiz," and "Hyper Spyder." The current record for raiz (single inversion) from alternate takeoff is a California Roll; return to Backside three times (raiz + one twist can be shortened to simply "roll.")

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.