A semi-self-explanatory video clip about open turns and the "silly reverse somersault things" (what I call "underflips"). This vid will help to get your mind right ahead of time. In the slow-motion footage of the underflips he does from the static float position, here are the things to watch for:
Essentially, he explosively draws himself into as tight a ball as possible - the tighter the ball, the faster his body spins (switches directions) and the further the ball rolls before slowing to a stop.
Then watch to see how similar the motion of his lightning quick open turn is to his underflip from the static float position.
...and be sure to pay close attention to where, and for how long, Dave's feet contact the bottom of the pool during his turns............ :-)
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