the back-handspring is a BLIND entry. That means you will not SEE where
you are springing to until AFTER you've landed. Usually the twist/turn
your describing happens when a student is attempting to SEE the floor
where her hands are going.
The surest way to CORRECT your handspring is to SLOW it
down VERY VERY slowly... and MAKE SURE that at slow speeds you are doing
EVERYTHING exactly right... Do LOTS of repetitions at SLOW speeds... (you
need a spotter to go slowly) THEN... GRADUALLY increase the speed....
with lots of repetitions at each increase
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