At cheerleading practice on Monday I threw my first real back handspring. That is to say, I’ve thrown them before and landed them, but I’ve always managed to bounce off my head in the process. Monday, my head didn’t touch the floor.
And the moment was captured on film. Unfortunately, the digital camera was set so that the image was microscopically tiny; I’ve enlarged it very slightly, so there’s a corresponding reduction in quality, but it should still give you an idea.
This is me doing a back handspring:
Apparently, now that the coach has seen me do this, he’s going to make me do it many more times at the Gay Business Expo this weekend. If he figures out how to work his digital camera by then, I’ll post the pictures.
I hope the expert gymnasts among you will refrain from judging my form too harshly.