The Wright Brothers required mechanical breakthroughs and years of work to fly. All you need is a wide-open sky and a helping hand.
— Flippin' Awesome publicity blurb
The Flippin' Awesome is a special taunt for all classes.
When the player activates it through the taunts menu, the character crouches and forms their hands into a cup, whilst saying a voice line. This pose continues indefinitely until another player taunts in front of the initiator or they cancel it. The initiator then allows the other player to jump into their cupped hands and hoists them into the air to perform a backflip.
Any other player (including bots), regardless of their team or if they own the taunt, can join any taunting player by standing close to them and pressing the taunt button. Other players will see an icon above the dancer's head which indicates if the taunt is active.
When a Heavy is flipped, he will instead land on his head. If the Heavy is the initiator, he will use one finger to flip the other player rather than both his hands. The Pyro can perform an agile triple-flip and, if they are the initiator, will burst into brief laughter and applause.
For the voice lines and animations of each class, please refer to the respective class taunts pages.
June 18, 2014 Patch (Love & War Update)
- The Flippin' Awesome was added to the game.
- [Undocumented] Set all taunts to be giftable, nameable, and support craft numbers.
- Fixed some taunt sound effects that were clipping the character lines.
- [Undocumented] Special taunts no longer drop for Premium account players.
- Updated the description.