handspring handspring

Definition(s):

  • (n) an acrobatic feat in which a person goes from a standing position to a handstand and back again

Usage(s):

  1. His technique: a running, springing aerial twist into a backward handspring, which supplies momentum for a final backward double somersault up over the bar.
  2. Obstacles that would be hard barriers in any other game, she just does a handspring over.

News

  • Circus acrobat sets new handspring record in Troy

    Members of the Frequently Asked Questions: A Circus Collective are appearing at the Schacht Fine Arts Center in Troy. Acrobat Sidney Bateman attempted to exceed current records for consecutive handsprings.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: WNYT Albany

Quotes

  • "Tim Lincecum could walk around the corner and do a handspring, and it wouldn't surprise me at all," Winn said. "But I wouldn't expect Moises Alou to do a handspring."
    on Aug 2, 2009 By: Randy Winn Source: New York Times

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