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intr.v. back·flipped, back·flip·ping, back·flips
To perform a backward somersault, especially in the air.
A backward somersault.


(Gymnastics) a backwards somersault in mid air with arms and legs extended



n., v. -flipped, -flip•ping. n.
1. a backward somersault.
2. a dive executed by somersaulting backward.
3. a complete reversal in attitude.
4. to perform a backflip.
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Freestyle motocross (FMX), mountainbikes (M1TB), bicycle motocross (BMX), quad bikes, inibikes and snowmobiles all feature in the action-packed show, which includes acrobatic wheelies, stoppies and switchbacks, 360 flips, double backflips, backflip trains, snowmobile flips, and synchronised riding and jumping, all themed to live music mixes, wild pyrotechnics, and dramatic special effects.
The newly devised show includes Russian circus queen Yana Alievia on a revolving aerial chandelier; the breathtaking Stalkions (three men and two girls who walk, backflip and perform pyramids 30ft in the air); the Whirlwind Rubsovsm troupe and the high-flying bouncing bamboo bravados of The Perushkins.
Prior to the docking, Atlantis did a backflip to enable station crew members to take and send photos to mission control for experts on the ground to look for any damage to the shuttle, NASA said.
New Zealand BMXer Jed Mildon has created action-sports history by landing the world's first Triple Backflip at the Unit T3 Mindtricks BMX Jam in Taupo, New Zealand.
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