The Basics

Flip Ups

In this video you’re going to learn about Flip Ups. This includes flipping from Set to Gumption, Gumption to Vertical (Bones Flip) and Set to Vertical.

Important information:

  • Flipping is basically just turning your cymbals
  • Flip directly from point a to point b, this means taking a direct pathway
  • You can practice flipping by swinging your arms to get the feel of the motion
  • The flash is where you see the inside of your cymbals
  • A Bones Flip is when you flip from Gumption to Vertical Position and when your right hand goes outward and your left hand rotates inward.
  • For all flip ups, make sure you are taking the full pathway to rotate your cymbal. ie: do not rotate in place then move to the position