Question by  druids (24)

How do I perform a Thomas Flare?


Answer by  rejoice (216)

You basically support your body with your hands placed flat on the floor. You then swing your legs all around in circles without allowing our feet or legs to touch the floor. The Thomas Flare is prety difficult to do and describe accurately though!


Answer by  mb (5482)

The Thomas Flare is a reverse, inverted handstand done on the balance beam. You flip backwards, do into the handstand and do the splits prior to dismount.


Answer by  notanexpert (199)

Your question got me pretty interested- so i checked out youtube for some demos of the Thomas Flare and trid mimicing it - and now I have sore arms and also broke a cup at home when i kicked it over. Hope you ave better luck than me!


Answer by  rjeyanth (194)

The Thomas Flare (or Flair) is a popular breakdance move that originated from gymnastics. I've seen gymnasts do the move in foor exercises and on the Pommel Horse. You need really strong arms and shoulders to pull it off as your whole body weight is supported on your hands!


Answer by  Tim55 (618)

This is a complex move but start with your hands on the ground, arch your back down and swing your feet in the air. Rotate 360+ degrees with all your force and try not to lose your balance. Kurt Thomas invented this move and is ranked 3 out of 5 in difficulty.

Reply by enlightened (206):
Actually the move was first invented by L. J. Larson from the Arizona State University.  add a comment

Answer by  StarOne (941)

To do the Thomas Flair the gymnast needs to supports her body with her arms. Then swing her legs around her stationary torso in continuous circles. The legs are not allowed to touch the ground.

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