It is similar to a cartwheel, but instead of coming out on one foot, you land with both feet together facing the way you started, without losing any momentum. This allows for the momentum of a run to be carried through, which, with the help of blocking, gives a large amount of height, making it particularly useful for doing backwards moves which otherwise would be very hard/impossible to do otherwise, such as a double backflip or a backflip 720, as well as others.
To continue to gain further momentum, especially in gymnastics, it is common to follow a round-off with one or more back handsprings before a bigger move.
- Brandy - A roundoff with no hands
- 360 round-off