Gainer can be a one-leg back flip, but it doesn't have to start as one. If you can do a butterfly (which is covered briefly in this lesson), you can get a strong foundation going for one of the most popular skills in tricking: the gainer! Learn how to adapt a vertical rotation to become fully inverted, all while prioritizing a safe, controlled landing.
Most people first approach this as "do a tornado kick, and lean back a little," with mixed results. Beyond inversion, raiz is more than a tornado kick; there should be a unique takeoff position as well as more rotation. Learn how "lean back" can help or hurt, how to use that advice to your advantage, and how to control this move correctly to eliminate the awkwardness as you connect a raiz setup into a swingthru gainer.
"Do a raiz, now stick your arm out." If you value your arm and general safety, you should know there's more to a touchdown than this! Go beyond the concept of "touch down" to truly understand what makes a TD raiz work. Build this skill from multiple base techniques and learn what changes as you transform an airborne rotation (raiz) into a handspring (TDR).
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