The most common use of the wrap as a transition is the “wrap full” from a cartwheel, but can also be thrown with similar technique from swipes and other hypered invert tricks.  In this scenario, the first foot lands from the cartwheel, becoming the base leg.  The tricker is still facing sideways, or even slightly backward as the second leg swings down.  As it reaches the other leg, the knee bends slightly, allowing the ankle to ‘wrap’ around the base leg, and initiating takeoff.  This wrapthrough, as it is also called, creates a powerful twist as it sling shots the tricker into the flip.

Less common, is wrapping from a hook kick.  The key here is to keep the momentum of the hook from pulling yourself out of position to wrap.  In simplest terms, the body needs to stay closer to backside than frontside, to maintain the typical orientation of a wrap in relation to travel and targeting.  Notice in the clip above that the chest stays facing away from the direction of the flip until takeoff, more or less.  Allowing too much rotation during the transition will change the axis of flip from inside or backward, to more of a forward or outside flipping axis, creating a carrythrough into a raiz.


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