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Both of you are making the classic mistake when trying flips. Your not jumping/popping. You're putting all your effort into the spin and none into simply doing the jump. While I was learning to do backflips on my feet my gymnast friend always told me "jump and then flip".
No, I know exactly what your talking about. On a trampoline, I have to consciously make an effort to jump straight up, then spin. I have a tendency to drift if I don't.
Watch it again, I don't really use any of the jumps spinning momentum. I wait until I know I'm @ the edge of the lip, then pop. My rotations are way slower because of this, but I go much bigger.
I"m not even close to touchin' the lip, my rotation starts after I leave the jump.
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