Cause and Effect-Standing Tuck with 1/2 Twist

So, we have our first challenge, everyone.  Valentin Uzunov gave us a hypothetical when he wrote,

“why is it that i can’t get around on a standing back with a half. I keep falling back onto my bum”

I am excited to see what everyone has to say about this!  Thank you so much, Valentin for starting us off!  Please leave a comment if you have some experience with this or some ideas on the causes for this and the solution.  I will give this a couple of days to hear everyone else’s ideas, and then offer my own.

I think this can be a great tool for everyone, so be sure and give us your challenges when you think of them!

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4 Comments on “Cause and Effect-Standing Tuck with 1/2 Twist”

  1. Chris Says:

    The question Val poses is a bit confusing…

    When stating that “he doesn’t get around…” I am under the assumption that he’s under-rotated. But, usually that would result in falling forward onto the hands/knees, etc. Falling on one’s buttocks or “bum” would suggest over-rotation.

    Which is it?


  2. Hi Chris…you are right, after i posted i was thinking that was big ambiguous, so allow me to clarify.
    So after i take-off and then i feel myself initiate the twist. However my feed hit first, and then i land virtually on my back.

  3. Troy Says:

    Now, I’m confused…I understood the first time that he was under-rotating a back tuck with a half, which meant he was landing on his “bum”. Did I miss something?

  4. Chris Says:

    Ah, duh….Troy, you are right…my eyes are seeing the “1/2,” but my head was thinking “1/1” for some reason. So, landing on your butt during a 1/2 would suggest under-rotation as opposed to over-rotation. Falling forward onto the hands/knees would be over-rotation when referencing the 1/2 twist, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, etc.

    The opposite would be true if we were talking about a 1/1, 2/1, 3/1, etc. Under-rotation would result in falling forward onto the hands/knees while over-rotation would equate to falling backwards onto the butt.

    Sorry for the confusion.


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