Basic Tumbling Skills You SHOULD Have:
1. How to make a tumbler out of your hands.
2. How to put it together with other pieces of wood or metal.
3. What are the different types of tumblers?
And how do they work?
4. How to use them safely when performing stunts like flips and cartwheels.
How to Make a Tumbler Out of Your Hands:
There are many ways to make a tumbler out of your hands. Some people just cut some sticks into small pieces and then glue them together.
Others use nails or screws, but these methods don’t look very good either! If you want to make a tumbler out of your hands, follow these steps:
Step 1: Cut some sticks into small pieces and then glue them together.
Cutting the sticks into smaller pieces makes it easier to glue them together. To get started, take two long pieces of wood (about 5 inches) and bend one end over so that it’s parallel with the ground.
Step 2: Glue lengths of wood (3 or 4 inches long) onto one side.
Keep gluing pieces of wood onto one side until you get to the other end. The exact number of pieces is not very important, but try to use about three or four pieces.
Step 3: Glue the other side in the same way.
Take another couple of pieces of wood and glue them onto the other side, just like you did in Step 2. The result should look something like a propeller.
Step 4: Add two more pieces of wood onto each side.
Now take two more pieces of wood (or glue them onto the ends of your existing pieces) and glue them onto the other side, as shown in the picture. The sticks on the left and right should be at a slight angle, not straight up and down!
Also make sure the ends are at the same height on either side.
Step 5: Glue the sticks in the middle.
Take three more pieces of wood (or glue them onto the existing ones) and glue them into the middle of each side, as shown in the picture. These new pieces should be at an angle, not straight up and down like the other ones!
You’ve now made a basic tumbler out of your hands!
What are the Different Types of Tumblers? And how do they Work?
There are many different types of tumblers, each with their own special way of doing tricks. All tumblers are made out of wood and have metal at one end to add weight. The most common type is the one you just made in the activity. It’s called a basic, or fundamental tumbler. Its sides are notched, which helps it to bend.
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