What is it about the end of a season that makes someone feel as if they can do absolutely anything? During the season, I struggled with the thought of a handspring-handspring-double. However, only yesterday did I return to the gym after the season had ended, and I threw my first front through to arabian through to double. I don't know what happened there, but it was landed, and I'm working on that now. Soon after that, I began working on whips. Not before the end of the night did I land a whip-double, which I had not done since the end of the season before the previous one. I was so excited that I decided to try another nostalgic pass. I tried a hangspring-double the first time, but did not land clean and touched down. Moving on to the next one, I tried it again, and landed it extremely clean.
Yesterday, I was in the gym with my coach and he saw that I had landed whip doubles majority of the time. It wasn't long after that that I threw another handspring-double and landed it clean again. He called me over and told me to try something that I would not dare try by my own thoughts. He wanted me to go for a handspring-whip-double. I was a little baffled at the time and surprised, but then I went for a handspring-whip-tuck for a timer, and realized I had more than enough height to land it. The next time I took the corner, I went for a handspring whip double, and landed it clean. I don't know why this always happens before every season, but I'm glad it did this time.