Trampoline Tricks

Being able to do amazing trampoline tricks, whether you’re a kid or adult, is such a fun way not only to impress your friends and family but also to learn it as a skill and have the ability to challenge your body and develop it as a hobby. The limitless jumping brings fun and joy to anyone who plays with a trampoline, so what better way to play than to do it with style.

This Guide will help you learn more about trampoline tricks and simple ways to do them. But first the safety bit. Always proceed with caution before doing these stunts especially when you’re a beginner. Always wear safety gear and have supervised training when trying these tricks for your safety.


Trampoline Tricks for Beginners

Let’s start with the basics. The basic trampoline tricks are for beginners and are very fun to do. These simple tricks are very easy to learn and can be done with minimal effort. Here are some examples of basic tricks that can be used on the trampoline:


  • The Tuck Jump

The Tuck Jump is the basis of all the tricks in jumping the trampoline. This trick helps build the body gain momentum and speed. It is a simple trick that includes jumping high and then tucking the legs up midair.

How to do it:

  1. Start jumping up with arms extended.
  2. While jumping up, bring the knees up to your chest and touch them with your hands.
  3. Then on the way down just simply extend your arms.
  4. And put your legs down to land safely.


  • The Pike Jump

The Pike jump is a similar version of the tuck jump but the difference is that the legs are extended mid-air. The body is shaped like the letter L in this trick. It involves jumping up and extending the legs mid-air to touch it

How to do it:

  1. Start jumping with the arms pointing up.
  2. While jumping up midair extend your legs to form an L shape with your body.
  3. Then simply Touch your toes if you can or legs
  4. On the way down, point your arms up
  5. Then put your legs down to land safely


  • The Straddle Jump

The Straddle Jump is a bit more complex stunt but very easy to do. It requires a bit of flexibility while jumping. It involves jumping up with the legs apart in mid-air forming a simple half split then touching the toes or the legs.

How to do it:

  1. Start by jumping up and pointing your hands upwards
  2. While jumping up put your legs apart like a half split
  3. Then touch your toes or legs while it is apart
  4. On the way down extend your arms
  5. Then simply put your legs together to land safely


  • The Half Twist and Full Twist


The Half Twist and Full Twist is a bit more difficult compared to the other stunts. It requires both momentum and timing to do the stunt properly. It involves twisting of the body while up in mid-air.

How to do it:

  1. Start by jumping up while pointing your hands upwards
  2. While jumping up twist up shoulders and hips to build momentum
  3. Then twist your body mid-air to perform a half twist or full twist


  • The Knee Drop

The Knee drop is a basic and a very easy stunt that is the basis of drop stunts. It involves dropping on the knees as you jump.

How to do it:

  1. Start by jumping up
  2. Then on the way down, bend your knees to land


  • The Seat Drop

The Seat Drop is also one of the easiest tricks on the trampoline. It involves jumping and landing in a seated position with the legs extended. It is mostly used for landing safely on the trampoline.

How to do it:

  1. Start by Jumping up
  2. On the way down, simply extend your legs in a sitting position to land


  • The Doggy Drop

The doggy drop is a version of the knee drop yet with the arms also in a downward position imitating a dog. It involves jumping up and landing with both arms and knees in a crouch position.

How to do it:

  1. Start by jumping up
  2. On the way down position your arms downward as if crouching to touch the mat
  3. Bend your knees and land


  • The Front Drop

The front drop is a trick that involves landing flat on your stomach with arms extended. It is a very easy and basic trick for landing.

How to do it

  1. Start by jumping up with your arms extended
  2. Upon landing face the body to fall forward with arms extended to land safely.


  • The Back Drop

The backdrop is a fun and one of the most used tricks for landing.  It involves landing by falling backward with legs up at a 90-degree angle.

How to do it

  1. Start by jumping up with arms up
  2. While jumping fall backward
  3. Then as you fall backward move your legs up in like an L to land safely


Advanced Tricks on the Trampoline

These tricks are the more advance type of stunt and require extreme caution and a higher skill while performing. Here is some example of advanced tricks for the trampoline:


  • The Misty 720

The Misty 720 is a trick that involves jumping and twisting the body in air while doing a flip. Though it may look complicated, it is very easy to do once you have mastered all the basic tricks.

How to do it:

  1. Start by jumping very high up in the air
  2. Then throw your arms toward the left toe
  3. Twist your body towards the direction
  4. Then once the feet are up mid-air, tuck the knees into the chest while flipping


  • The Back Hand Spring

The back handspring requires the hand to flip the body back thus the name back handspring. It is mostly used with other tricks and is easy to do.

How to do it:

  1. Start by jumping up to build momentum
  2. Then put yourself in a sitting position with knees bend in 90 degrees
  3. As you bounce, stand and lift off backward with arms above the head
  4. Then once upside down, kick your feet forward as fast as you can
  5. Finally, straighten your body and arms to complete the trick


  • The Front Hand Spring

The front handspring is a version of the back handspring but requires a bit off flexibility to achieve.

How to do it:

  1. First, take a running step with arms above your head
  2. Raise your leg and thrust it forward
  3. Bend and touch the hands onto the trampoline
  4. Then kick the other leg upward into a handstand position
  5. Put the other leg up to bring the feet up together while pushing off with your hands


  • The Off-Axis Corkscrew 720

The off-axis corkscrew 720 is the hardest stunt to perform among all the tricks. It requires a more advance skill but is a very cool stunt once completed. It is done by performing a flip that throws the body off axis thus the name

How to do it

  1. First, start off by jumping high
  2. look down at the left foot to start a corkscrew
  3. Move the right arm toward the right foot while tucking the knees in
  4. This will throw the body off to another axis, by then your feet should come up behind your body.

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