Type of Trick:
Flip / Spin
Prerequisites: Back Flip
, Front Flip
A trick where the performer jumps up and rotates 360° forwards along the sagittal plane (or about the x-axis) as well as rotating 180° along the transverse plane, before returning to his feet. He should land facing the opposite direction from which he took off.
The Arabian is often confused with a back half twist and although very similar they are two different moves. In a back half twist the the twist doesn't happen until you are completely inverted and it is an actual backwards flipping motion. In an Arabian the the half twist occurs while still upright and before the flip actually starts. So it is a half turn into a front flip. It's easier to tell the difference when this move is done from a roundoff because the practicioner achieves more height allowing them to stall the twisting and flipping motions more.
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