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Recoil Flip

Discovered by petrie911

Trick Description

Recoil flip is a technique which gains great distance in the air. It's caused by the recoil from a source of damage hitting link's shield. Most often, this trick is performed with bombs or bombchus due to these items being portable sources of damage. The trick may be performed as either Human Link or Zora Link

How To

Bomb Method

  1. Pull out a bomb
  2. Shield drop it
  3. Backflip before it explodes
  4. Quickly release the analog stick to neutral

Note: The earlier your shield gets hit, the more distance you gain. If you gain no distance then you did not release the analog stick in time.

Bombchu Method

  1. Backflip
  2. Pull out a chu
  3. Shield

Note: It is recommended to pull out the chu and the shield at the same time, as this allows the explosion to hit the shield as early as possible.


  • Holding left on the analog stick during a recoil flip will shift link to the right, holding right will shift link to the left.
  • Recoil flips may not be done with ISG active, as this will cause a Hover instead.
  • This trick may be used to clip through small angles where two walls meet due to the high speed gained.

When should you Recoil Flip?

Recoil flips are quick and easy to do, so are useful at any point where you need to cross a large gap, especially when the ground you wish to reach is lower than the ground you are starting on. Besides crossing gaps, the trick is also useful for travelling down slopes or inclines quickly and also clipping through small angles.

Last updated 01/28/2015 – VPP