SINGULAR TRANSITIONS

A singular transition is a transition in which only one foot ever touches the ground before initiating the next trick. Arguably, it is the rampant and proficient use of singular transitions, such as the swingthrough, that separates tricking from other acrobatic arts.


Singular

SWINGTHROUGH

The Swingthrough occurs when the in-air leg continues on a linear, unbroken path past the base leg, creating or maintaining momentum from the previous trick to the next. Backswings, Frontswings, Masterswings, Lotus swings, and arguably Wraps are all examples of swingthroughs.

EXAMPLE:
Raiz [SWINGTHROUGH] Gainer
Aerial Semi [SWINGTHROUGH] Raiz



Singular

WRAPTHROUGH

The Wrapthrough (wrap) is seen by some as a variation of the Swingthrough, and occurs when the outside leg "wraps" behind the base/inside leg into an inside flip. Most often used in Wrap Fulls and its variations. In Vert Kicking, it is used as a cheat takeoff that leaves the ground in frontside.

EXAMPLES:
Cartwheel [WRAP] Full Twist
540 [WRAP] 900



Singular

MISSLEG

The Missleg occurs when the in-air leg travels towards the ground as if it were going to land, but changes it's path by rebounding to the next takeoff - "missing" the ground entirely.

EXAMPLES:
Tornado [MISSLEG] 360
Scoot [MISSLEG] Butterfly Twist



Singular

RAPID

The Rapid can be seen as a "faster" version of the missleg, or a one-footed punch.

EXAMPLES: Cheat 720 [RAPID] Round



Singular

CARRYTHROUGH

The Carrythrough is ANY of the previous singular transitions, but with a pivot/stance change during it. Often mistaken with the Frontswing.

EXAMPLES:
Aerial [CARRYTHROUGH] Raiz
Tornado [CARRYTHROUGH] Gainer