Misty 720's or just misty 7's are similar to a cork 7 and are my favorite tricks on the trampoline. This article will walk you through all of the steps to mastering this simple and extremely cool trick on the trampoline. Good luck!
- Before even attempting a misty 7, you should be able to do both a front flip and a straight 720 no problem on the trampoline. Once you are comfortable with these, you can move on.
- Begin by doing what one might call a "front drop" which is the exact opposite of a back drop and land on your chest. Then do that with a 180 degree rotation so that you land on your back. That is the basis of a misty, so make sure that you've got this in the bag before you move on.
- Go for it! In a misty 720 you will need a medium to large bounce. When your ready, throw your right arm down and to the left while also twisting your hips and shoulders left into a spin. Your shoulder should come under your body on the takeoff. Remember to not do all this too early as a strong and tall takeoff is always necessary.
- Once you leave the bed of the trampoline, start to tuck up and keep looking forwards and to the left. Since misty 7's are scary at first you have to commit otherwise you might hurt yourself. To keep your commitment, just stay tucked up, keep looking around and be confident. If you do those three things, this will be easy!
- As long as you have a strong takeoff and "commit," you should see your landing come from beneath you and to the left. (This should be where you are looking anyway) Just let your feet come out from under you, pick up your head and push your arms forward to land. Once you get the hang of it, you will be doing misty 7's without even thinking about it. Good luck!
Some common problems are not being able to make it around and not being inverted enough. Make sure that on your takeoff you really throw your arm forward and to the left, allowing your right shoulder to dip beneath your body. If you can't make it around, just go bigger and "throw" your body more on your takeoff.
If you have any questions or concerns, leave a comment below and I will respond!