In order to do back flip you need a lot of momentum! The GIF animated showed above is harder than a backtuck!
Standing up, straight your body and your hands up in the air (this is how you get momentum if your hands in the front of your face and do backflip you will be fall down on your knee!)
Swinging up your hands down to your back , and imagine you about to sit on the CHAIR! And then SWING up your hands up in the air, try to imagine hit your knees UP to your face.
In order land on your feet you have to tuck your knees to your chest, that's how you get high, cuz you ball your body AND YOU'LL landing down on your feet. That's it any bboys need any help, I'll help ya, keep breakDANCING 4EVER!
1) First practice your set by jumping with tremendous arm swing to help your height. This requires you to bend really low before jumping. Keep your arms straight and experiment to find the most effective swing. Your arms should always end up by your ears at the very top of your jump.
2) Once your set is feeling high and comfy, you should start letting your arms push a little bit past your ears. Do it very forcefully so as to send your chest backward a bit. The backward motion should only occur at the very top of your jump. Just when you start to hang.
3) When you have reached the point where it is unsafe to continue the last part because your chest is thrown so violently backward that you could land on your head, it is time to complete the move. At the same time as your chest starts to move backward(top of the jump) bring your knees to your hands and into your chest. It sounds hard but it is easy if you do it at the very highest part of the jump. Once this is done, you will turn over with the force of the arm lift that has already been made. You just have to get the hang of opening up and landing on your feet.
Tips: learn a backflip on a thick mat or (like me) on a mattress. If you can, get a friend to stand next to you with a hand underneath you. In case you bombout, he/she can stick an arm under your chest/back and turn you to your feet. If you do it on a mattress, though, it does not hurt at all to land on your head.