I agree that this is the one of the best drill for the improvement of the second part of the kip-up. The advantage of this drill is that gymnast can practice this drill completely without coach’s assistance.
Actually, this drill is a part of the “drop-kip”, which I love to use as a timer for the glide-kip. But drop-kip is much harder and in most of times is required a coach’s help.
What a great ( never tired) helper inflatable mat is! All you will need is just: 1/ to take care of the air inside of the mat; 2/ to be a working hard gymnast!
Thanks for the very helpful post ! We will use it right away!