Trampolines are a great tool for you if you want to learn how to perform aerial tricks and get a rush from the extra gravitational effects. If you want to learn these tricks then you will need to have a good trampoline, a good instructor and some guts.

 

There are several different types of tricks that you can learn. These tricks include spins, flips, and off axis tricks. Spins are basically tricks in which the jumper revolves around a vertical axis and his feet remain downward the entire time.

 

Flips are tricks where the jumper either rotates around a horizontal axis that runs from side to side or else he rotates around a horizontal axis that runs forward and backward. There can also be an inclusion of rotations into the flip tricks to create new tricks.

 

Off axis tricks still have a natural axis that the body of the jumper will revolve around but the axis of such tricks will be an axis other than the vertical or either if the horizontal axis that have been described. An axis will simply provide a point of reference at the beginning of the trick.

 

Spins are probably the most basic type of trick to perform although there can be extremely difficult spins accomplished with practice. The spin is generated by the upper body’s rotation after takeoff from the bouncing mat of the rebounder.

 

One of the biggest problems with performing spins on a rebounder is the tendency to come off axis. When performing or practicing spins you will need to keep your eyes basically focused on the horizon.

 

When you are performing spins at a fast speed it will become harder and harder to control your axis mid spin so you should make sure that your technique is good before you progress with your spins. You can work on this technique simply by practicing straight jumps, staying focused on maintaining good form, minimizing unwanted travel on the mat and landing your jumps solidly.

 

When performing flips, as well as for most off-axis tricks, you will need to have a good technique on your straight jumps so that you can perform the maneuver without relying solely on your take off which could cause you to travel much farther than desired. When you are performing a flip you will need to cause the rotation with the upper body and the arms.

 

The extremities will need to move towards the center so that you are in a tucked position until you are ready to release and slowdown. One online source suggests committing 100 percent to difficult flips so that you can get the full benefit of a proper tuck on your attempt.