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Rayden, also known as a palm frontflip, is similar to a palm flip, but with a front flip instead of a back flip after pushing away with the hands.

A variation is the one step rayden, which involves taking a step on the wall before performing the Rayden[1]. However, some argue that this should not be counted as a Rayden but rather a wall inward frontflip with assistance from the hands[2].


[edit] History

[edit] Ben "Jenx" Jenkin

Jenx is the actual inventor of this move, first landing it on his garden trampoline and giving it the name Jenx flip [3].

[edit] Victor "Showtime" Lopez

Team Tempest's Showtime landed it first on plyo[4] and gave it the name Rayden, after a character from the video game Mortal Kombat[5][6], whose special move looks the same, but with a double frontflip. The name Rayden is now the name commonly used in the community[7].

[edit] Notes

  1. "YouTube - One Step RAYDEN!". Youtube.com
  2. "3RUN Forums • View topic - one step rayden!!!". 3run.co.uk
  3. "Jenx Flip". Youtube.
  4. "Team Tempest - Showtime in the gym" YouTube
  5. "Raiden (Mortal Kombat) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". Wikipedia.org
  6. The character had the name "Raiden" in some releases of the Mortal Kombat series, but "Rayden" was the name chosen by Showtime
  7. Search results for "rayden", 3RUN Forums