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  • n. Plural form of handspring.


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  • On the CW's new series Hellcats, Marti Perkins (Aly Michalka) — a pre-law student at the fictional Lancer University in Memphis — loses her academic scholarship, so she does what any gal with a hidden passion for handsprings might: lands a cheerleading scholarship on the school's squad.

    Is It Just Me: Is Hellcats' Scholarship For Real?

  • Wisconsin State Journal: "I found my niche," said Porter, who acted as a stuntman, doing flips, roundoffs and back handsprings and lifting his female counterparts.

    Redskins sign former collegiate cheerleader

  • Gia counted down the first routine, which required the six cheerleaders to do cartwheels into back handsprings, one after the other.

    Shore Thing

  • I was the same girl Kayla had grown up with, the one who did back handsprings in the grass for fun, or balanced a spoon on her nose even through a fit of giggles.

    Copy Cat

  • He laughed when he set it down, watching it run around on the carpet and do a few handsprings.

    The Three Furies

  • Cartwheels and handsprings and a great big fat WOW.

    Stargate SG-1: Do No Harm-- complete!

  • Alex could have run up, done a cartwheel and three back handsprings before making it to the other side which is exactly what she wanted to do when she walked in.


  • WEST DES MOINES Shawn Johnson stands at the end of the balance beam and takes a breath before launching into two back handsprings, then a flip that takes her to the opposite tip of the 4-inch-wide beam.

    Shawn Johnson's roots run from Iowa to Beijing

  • Somersaults and cartwheels evolved into handsprings and so forth until she was twisting and flipping with the world's elite.

    Shawn Johnson's roots run from Iowa to Beijing

  • "I haven't been able to turn handsprings in years."



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