My husband definitely can.
I've made mention of his backflipping skills...it's one of the extra perks Ryan Beck offers the world. It always amazes me how his 6'2" frame can stand there, and whazAM! voluntarily jump backwards in an air somersault.
But he does it. And loves it. In this summer's family reunion, his backflip was a much-applauded talent in the family Variety Show.
I don't mind at all when he backflips on the ground, but Ryan has a daredevil tendency to backflip off things, including Olympic high dives. He's done this multiple times, and has tried to explain the technique and resulting rush to me, but I still get nervous every time we're at Lava Hot Springs and he climbs those four stories to do this: