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The Belly to Back barrel roll is the first “transition” you will learn during your flight progression. It is important to note that no transitions should be performed without careful discussion with your instructor on the safety requirements and specific technical details required. Before you learn the Belly to Back barrel roll transition, you will need to be proficient in performing the eight points of motion in both the belly-flying and the back-flying orientations.
The primary objective is to be able to safely and successfully start in a neutral Belly Fly body position in the center of the tunnel and perform a half-barrel roll transition from your belly to your back, ending in a neutral Back Fly position, still in the center of the tunnel, and at the same altitude that you started.
Visit the IBA Skills page to download the full lesson plan and to find additional post-flight evaluation questions and suggestions.
Previous tutorial, Entering the tunnel HERE
Next tutorial, Barrel roll, Back to belly HERE
Other IBA Back Fly Tutorials HERE
IBA Dynamic Progression series HERE