The Backflip || Learn Not So Quick

  • Published on Jan 26, 2017
  • I tried to learn the backflip. I'll come back to it.
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  • Mike Boyd
    Mike Boyd  2 years ago +2000

    Guys, what tips do you have? Either to over come fear or simply just technique. Interested to hear what you think.

    • S Carl MacGregor
      S Carl MacGregor 7 hours ago

      Learning to backflip and trying it on ground was the scariest thing I’ve ever done, you are going to have to practice at least 5 times as much as you did before you will be able to overcome the mental block but you definitely have the ability

    • Chris S
      Chris S 2 days ago

      Practice jumping and tucking your legs to your chest then once you have the leg strength and confidence go for it

    • Op.MarvelMaster101
      Op.MarvelMaster101 2 days ago

      Mike Boyd Idk yet because I have the same problem with jumping curbs. I can just 2* the height needed for it but I just have to brake when I approach the curb. ):

    • Josephi Krachauvski
      Josephi Krachauvski 3 days ago

      Its definatly fear

    • Draculapin
      Draculapin 3 days ago

      you were jumping back instead of jumping up and grabbing your legs as soon as possible. good job still

  • Manny Wiebe
    Manny Wiebe 15 hours ago

    Is there a part two yet?

  • Ashton Sherry
    Ashton Sherry Day ago

    You should learn to Slack line next

  • Daniel Purpera
    Daniel Purpera Day ago

    My brother learned on a trampoline in 5 min with the help of me showing him what to do

  • TheFiReLoRd777
    TheFiReLoRd777 2 days ago

    There are some great videos online about learning how to backflip and getting over flip fear you can do it also a skill I think would be fun to watch is getting good at gaming

  • FUGGle
    FUGGle 2 days ago

    ur also really short.

  • Asianly Awesome
    Asianly Awesome 2 days ago

    Let’s be honest, the hardest challenge in this video was getting out of the foam pits

  • RuTHL3ss
    RuTHL3ss 2 days ago

    Over come this fear. Also learn how to shoot a bow and arrow

  • Love Thorsell
    Love Thorsell 3 days ago

    i have tried to make the backflip alot of time on the ground. I feel the same as u. Its so easy on the trampoline when it comes to do it on the ground its like a lock in your head and u are not able to do it. But a tip i have for u, i think that u should jump more upwards then backwards.

    EVERYTHING MUSIC 3 days ago

    Oooooooh he couldn't do it but its soooo easy

  • Neo CH
    Neo CH 3 days ago +2

    It's 2019, time to come back to this Mike.

  • S7efan Johnston
    S7efan Johnston 4 days ago

    This is my favourite video

  • Tom George
    Tom George 4 days ago

    do it again bro

  • Jorge Yanes
    Jorge Yanes 4 days ago

    I love this! This is awesome man, not everything we do is going to be a "success," it's real life. But we learn and move forward. Man, way to go though!

  • Crimsn SP
    Crimsn SP 4 days ago

    Oh here it is, you should finish this. It will be worth it after you get over the fear.

  • lars honeytoast
    lars honeytoast 5 days ago

    Mike Boyd learn to shoot a bow and arrow

  • charlie p
    charlie p 6 days ago +1

    4:03 Lol check that cat run

    Das KRÜMELMONSTE R 6 days ago

    Who else have no tone?

  • basil deepu
    basil deepu 6 days ago +1

    You can do it 4 sure

  • dynamic duo #2
    dynamic duo #2 6 days ago

    Bro you are the best because you never give up

  • mr avocado
    mr avocado 7 days ago +1

    Anybody else struggpe with front flips

  • cado a
    cado a 7 days ago

    Finish what you started !!!

  • Noah
    Noah 7 days ago

    You need to jump up and not back

  • Gerald Herron
    Gerald Herron 8 days ago

    Umm don't u think u should learn how to do it with hands first

  • Kamina Sama
    Kamina Sama 8 days ago

    Is that morgan freeman?

  • George Brown
    George Brown 8 days ago

    don't worry it took me a year to do a backflip

  • Humza Hasham
    Humza Hasham 8 days ago

    3:07 I thought u paused for the cat. He is like, “what the FUCK!?”

  • Humza Hasham
    Humza Hasham 8 days ago

    It was at this moment when Mike Boyd realized, he had FUCKED up 😂

  • SlothFTW
    SlothFTW 8 days ago

    I landed on my head trying to do backflips

  • igNite
    igNite 8 days ago +1

    for me back flipping on a trampoline is easier than front flipping

  • shaun Davidson
    shaun Davidson 8 days ago

    i did parkour/tricking for years, and backflips were by far the hardest trick to learn, fronts are the easiest due to being simple, sides are next once you understand it, but backs, it's not even that they're difficult, it's the sheer fear of going over your head and not being able to see the floor, which is where fronts/sides don't give you as much fear
    as for advice, the issue you're having, is that flips on trampolines/grass are very different, on a trampoline you only have to focus on rotating, and you can do them, on grass, you need to put all your effort into your height, practice jumping higher, and it's at the peak of your jump, that you start to lean back and tuck tight, giving you more time to rotate, the lower you start to rotate, the earlier you start to come down, also the way you tuck can change it, i personally found it far easier to tuck grabbing the back of my knees, some prefer the front, and some find tucking weird, and just kick their legs round
    once you manage to get the backs down though, they're something you don't easily lose, and will take some time if you manage to get them down solid, and they can lead you onto other tricks
    i might recommend that before backs, you learn how to do flash/j-step/cheat gainers, they are backflips, but with a slight run, i learnt them first, as they are easier (ish, also more complicated) and you have the added kick of your leg to help you rotate
    i don't know if you've done a video about getting this trick yet, but i wish you the best of luck!
    Love your videos!

  • Ron Swanson
    Ron Swanson 8 days ago

    Scuffed Skyzone

  • Mayed Alhammadi3
    Mayed Alhammadi3 9 days ago

    im 13 and i can backflip on flat.
    Good Vid BTW..

  • Tauron Wayne
    Tauron Wayne 9 days ago +11

    Almost two years after, and still nothing... Did you gave up?

  • Vojife
    Vojife 9 days ago

    What you did in 15 is what took me like 5 lessons, haha.

  • Rkpang
    Rkpang 9 days ago +1

    Hey a really good tip. The soft surface your landing on is more elevated than your starting point so u will have to jump higher. Make it easier by starting on a little platform like a bench and land on the Matts that are the same height as the bench. You’ll will 100% get it if you do this. You got it👍

    • Rkpang
      Rkpang 9 days ago

      Please come back to this and try my tip. You will get it.

  • Benjamin Cuthbert
    Benjamin Cuthbert 10 days ago +1

    Jump more up and not back

  • ZettaSLiNKY
    ZettaSLiNKY 10 days ago

    Next learn quantum physics!

  • Alexis
    Alexis 10 days ago

    need to go vlog with the wilsonator

  • Jonathan Lindstrom
    Jonathan Lindstrom 10 days ago +4

    So for your backflips you are throwing your head and chest back into the flip which is why you are not making it, keep your head down staring at a fixed point in front of you and swing your Arms fast to 12 o’clock without falling back as more and you will get a lot more height. Also as for the fear thing I understand that, I am a diver and I had major mental blocks for the better part of 2 years over a certain dive, go back to the trampoline park and do that for a while before you try it on flat again, make sure you are very comfortable with that. Finally it is much harder to flip up to something, start above your mattresses and then slowly lower it as you get more comfortable to on level with your mattress

  • Dalton Hamar
    Dalton Hamar 11 days ago

    It’s so weird watching someone learn it 😂 knowing you never had to put this much effort in. I love the video

  • ThePlayer1LV
    ThePlayer1LV 11 days ago +1

    Its 2019 and im still waiting for part 2

  • Tim's tv
    Tim's tv 11 days ago

    learn handstand

  • Ayush Agarwal
    Ayush Agarwal 11 days ago +1

    *OKAY!!* Then try double backflip....

  • Rehan Akram
    Rehan Akram 11 days ago

    then why did u upload a video abt this

  • Abigail Smith
    Abigail Smith 11 days ago +1

    I would love to see you attempt to learn this again. Do it at your own pace, overcome your fear and work hard. It would be amazing to see that growth and I have no doubt you will feel immense gratification from doing it successfully. Either way, I'm amazed at how far you got and am thrilled that this was uploaded despite how it ended.

  • User `
    User ` 11 days ago +1

    Try it on a sand pit
    Im learning it as well as long as i keep with it nothin will stop me from not landing it...
    I think u backed out to early u should keep trying

  • BlaCkPhAntOm
    BlaCkPhAntOm 11 days ago

    You are jumping back too much jump up more and don’t be scared it will work wen you do it so ya yeet

  • BlaCkPhAntOm
    BlaCkPhAntOm 11 days ago

    I can backflip flat

  • Timothy Bedell
    Timothy Bedell 11 days ago +1

    You are an inspiration my friend!

  • Dead Castle
    Dead Castle 11 days ago +1

    Nice one boy keep going 💪🏽

  • Juan Torres
    Juan Torres 11 days ago

    DO IT

  • paperfish113
    paperfish113 12 days ago

    There's a really good video by pigmie about learning to backflip. I highly recommend it.

  • Hidde Wouters
    Hidde Wouters 12 days ago +1

    I was scared to do one at first but then I just did one and it was not scary at all.

  • Jack Dixon
    Jack Dixon 12 days ago

    hey mike I remember trying to learn to backflip and I got it down on trampolines and into pools but gave up 2 years ago after I folded myself in half fracturing 2 ribs braking 3 of my toes and suffering major damage to my shoulders and upper back having watched my footage back off of my friends phone and realised that as you put it not ready to leave the trampoline, thank you for making this it helped me realise that fear rules and breaking fear is one of the hardest things yet we all have
    I did most of my attempts into a pool It helped
    lessons are great but they really can get boring
    try to jump off of something onto the mattress as it means you can think about flipping back rather than getting height
    can't wait for part 2.

  • J.T.S. videos
    J.T.S. videos 12 days ago

    You need to throw yourself up not out

  • Manik Esche
    Manik Esche 12 days ago

    Awesome man, this is inspiring!

  • Mateusz Kowalczyk
    Mateusz Kowalczyk 12 days ago

    3.00pm: How to do backflip?
    3.40pm: Cheap wheelchairs amazon

    ALEK BATO 12 days ago

    4:04 the cat 🐱

  • Jarrod Bergeron
    Jarrod Bergeron 12 days ago

    Better Extreme in just Sky Zone.

  • Sir awesomness
    Sir awesomness 12 days ago

    Ask a friend to learn them with you. You guys can encourage each other and keep each other accountable. #accountabilitybrosarecool

  • Luka Negucic
    Luka Negucic 13 days ago

    4:04 look at the cat

  • Fam Squid
    Fam Squid 13 days ago

    What you do is that you learn how to do flat on a trampoline and than transfer is to the ground

  • bojannnn09
    bojannnn09 13 days ago

    Great attitude. I will subscribe when you upload part 2. ;)

  • rrobinn
    rrobinn 13 days ago

    i have done quad backflip..

  • TheGreyGap
    TheGreyGap 13 days ago

    I got it first try on grass

  • dumb3rr
    dumb3rr 13 days ago

    the physics of a back flip makes it easier than a front flip

  • Aidan Militello
    Aidan Militello 13 days ago

    Mike, I would suggest that do the flip off of something higher than your mattress. I wouldn’t suggest doing it onto a mattress either. Go to a gymnastics gym and do the flip off of a mat that is a comfortable height off the ground. Then slowly work your way down with lower and lower mats. That is how me and all of my other gymnastics teammates learned their flips from the standing position. Have someone hold the mat, and also have someone help you do the flip like you tried to do on the ground onto those mattresses.
    Best of luck, Aidan

  • Jokubas Sirutis
    Jokubas Sirutis 13 days ago

    Quick tip: if you're trying to do a backflip o a trampoline take off your socks

  • Ryan Scarbrough
    Ryan Scarbrough 13 days ago

    Due et

  • ᗰ乇几ㄒ卂丨 YT
    ᗰ乇几ㄒ卂丨 YT 13 days ago

    Here is my story of learning a backflip:
    I was at a friends house for a 9th birthday. He had a trampoline, then one of my mates showed me how he did a backflip. He then told me to do one. He just said swing your arms back and tuck. And..... IT WORKED, tho i landed on my knees it was the best experience. Now im trying to learn on land... its hard to get that confidence and i know that, its a bad feeling knowing you can do it but you just can't for some reason. Lol
    Thanks for reading this

  • Travis
    Travis 13 days ago

    You also weren't backflipping on a level surface. Had the mattress been at the same level as you it could have been very different.

  • Grim Games
    Grim Games 13 days ago

    It's been a year. Where's part 2?

  • Theodore King
    Theodore King 13 days ago

    Mike, buddy. It's been 2 years. Get @gugimufu to train you in this art. I believe in you brother.

  • AnimeBurrito _
    AnimeBurrito _ 13 days ago

    1:06 anyone else see the boner

  • CmeonTheBeast
    CmeonTheBeast 13 days ago

    Oh shit this is my local trampoline park :D fuck yeah

  • Fire Fox
    Fire Fox 14 days ago

    my cousins and i always had trick competitions on their trampoline and one day we all decided to try front flips and none of us could land it so we kept trying and i was the first one of us to land it till this day im the only one who can land a flip... but one day front flips got old so i started practicing back flips off the diving bored at the pool until i decided to try on their trampoline i messed up on my first try and landed it on my second try and now im just a 14 year old girl flipping hear and their yet to try to flip on hard ground.

  • Ender Angel
    Ender Angel 14 days ago

    when I first went to a Trampoline park, I instantly learned how to backflip! Im quite proud of that :D

  • How2With Kaylem
    How2With Kaylem 14 days ago

    PART 2

  • Logajiba M8
    Logajiba M8 14 days ago

    My tip is that you take 2 mattresses and go on top of those, and backflip onto another mattress

    • Logajiba M8
      Logajiba M8 14 days ago

      Also hold your knees with your hands

  • CredibleDerek6511
    CredibleDerek6511 14 days ago

    Im skinny 11 year old
    67 pounds (dont judge)
    My taekwondo teacher tries to flip me
    Almost close I just need to jump and turn myself more

  • Ghady Baroud
    Ghady Baroud 14 days ago

    Mike you are our example in not giving up and acheiving what we aim for, dont give up on the backflip, we all support you!

  • Isabella Stone
    Isabella Stone 14 days ago

    Make sure u tuck ur head! 😁 pushing it out is bad

  • Ernest Sava
    Ernest Sava 14 days ago

    do at first a wallflip is easier and you will get less scared after you will do a real backflip

  • CDDogg Games
    CDDogg Games 14 days ago

    Hey I just noticed how tall that older man helping you backflip is. Are you just really short, he looks insanely huge...

  • Lil MidgetMafia Gaming

    Listen you came really far in two days! I know it’s terrifying because I was terrified when I first learned to backflip too but just stick with it and try going off of something on to the ground first it helped me a little other than that jump more upwards you’re jumping to far backwards focus you’re jump up and very slightly backwards and most importantly don’t give up!!

  • Steven Backenstoes
    Steven Backenstoes 14 days ago

    Up, not back. Knees to hands, not hands to knees. 2 most important parts.

  • EcoGaming
    EcoGaming 14 days ago

    I can only do front flips and one day me and my friend talked about learning a backflip like we had done many times before but this time he tried and now can do it but I still cant do it I tried all summer to get my self to try but coont one like = one vote of confidence wish me luck!

  • crazy monkey
    crazy monkey 14 days ago

    Steezy kane did it under 31 min it's called tying to learn how to back flip

  • MrQuokka
    MrQuokka 15 days ago

    2:48 Wow! I really wasn't expecting that.

  • Deborah Young
    Deborah Young 15 days ago

    C'mon mike, you got this

    SHADOW SHAPE 15 days ago +4

    Oh my god you are soo good in every thing

  • scheisstag
    scheisstag 15 days ago

    Hey? Where is part two? Cant find it. Did you gave up? If you still try to do it: I am a sport teacher and I think this guys created a pretty good learning staircase. Also like somebody further down said: height of the place you jump from should be slightly higher, than the place you land on and the advice with the belt around your hips, with two small ropes attached to your left and right, with two strong spotters, that helped me a lot. If everything fails: maybe you are not athletic enough. So losing weight and building muscles through squating with weights helps.

  • Natanel Feldman
    Natanel Feldman 15 days ago +2

    Nice backyard!

  • NiTe
    NiTe 15 days ago

    Will you please retry, I know you can do this!

  • MartisHD
    MartisHD 15 days ago

    Mike, cmon! Its been almost 2 years!

  • juriaen_flips
    juriaen_flips 15 days ago +1

    Nice it took me like a day to learn how to backflip

  • TagAlongPillow
    TagAlongPillow 15 days ago

    Waiting for part two, it’s been 2 years...

    SHEVY_D 15 days ago

    Dang man... Wanted u to win for all of us that cant flip 😫😫lol
    Trampoline place looks awesome btw... Need it here in Jamaica 😍 🇯🇲🇯🇲🇯🇲