While we’ve always seen some pretty fancy flying, swinging and flipping around from Spider-Man, things have stepped up a notch in the latest Spider-Man: Homecoming. In this movie, we got to see some fairly incredible tricks and stunts thanks to leading man, Tom Holland, whose background in gymnastics and dance gave him the skills needed to take this role to the next level.
Tom’s first role was on the stage as the dancing and singing child-star, Billy Elliot. With a strong background in movement, he was the perfect choice to don the spidey suit. On his audition tape, he performed some pretty stylish parkour tricks and flipping in and out of shot, and it was his enthusiasm for handstands and moving around that caught the eye of directors.
The rest – as they say – is history! If you haven’t seen Homecoming yet, we highly recommend it: it’s a great watch. In the meantime, learn how to master two of Tom’s most impressive spidey tricks on your own Vuly trampoline!
Remember: Tom Holland is a trained gymnast! Only try these tricks if you've received proper training too.
We loved seeing Tom flying through the air and knocking out those awesome backflips – and while he makes it look way too easy, we know that they’re truly tough to master! That said, once you have perfected the backflip, you can pretty much do them forever – and they’re so much fun!
How to get it done:
Want to become a backflip pro? You’ll need a good trampoline – definitely one with a good quality safety net around it, so that you don't risk falling off the side.
Pro tip: The main that thing people mess up when they backflip is that they look over to the side. This can pull you off centre! The main thing that you want to do is keep your gaze straight forward and settled.
We loved seeing all the footage of Tom training for the role and practicing his flips and tricks; one in particular that caught our eye was the '180 backflip'. In a 180 backflip, you start off facing in one direction and during your backflip, you rotate sufficiently to end up facing the other direction when you land.
How to get it done:
To be able to conquer a 180 backflip, you first need to master a standard backflip (see above). Once you can do that confidently, you can get started working on your 180!
Pro tip: This can feel a bit weird when you first start, but stick with it because this trick is truly impressive.
What’s your favourite trampoline trick to bust out? We’d love to see your moves!
Don’t forget: half the battle is having the right gear. With Vuly you don’t have to worry about that; we have the best range of trampolines to get you flipping and flying.