This is a list of flips found in gymnastics. Gymnastics flips are acrobatic moves in which a person executes a complete rotation of the body while in mid air, with hips passing over the head, without hands touching the floor. They are performed in both mens' and women's' gymnastics, on various apparatus including the balance beam, vault, and floor.
Four body forms are commonly employed in gymnastics flips:
Aerial - unbent knees, with legs in a forward or side split and aligned on the rotational plane.
Layout - body fully extended with legs together and unbent hips and knees.
Pike - bent hips, with knees straight and legs together.
Tuck - legs together, with knees fully bent and drawn to the chest.
Many flips are descriptively named, based on the direction of rotation and the body position that is assumed during execution. For example, a front flip performed with a tucked body form is called a front tuck.