So it wasn't a one off, a fluke. Had been a bit worried as the first time I tried a standing dropback I landed it beautifully, the following day I tried it again and landed on my head.
So some trepidation as I approached it. Needn't have worried though, seem able to hang in the air in a way I find difficult on a standing drop back. I did it three times and wanted to do another three, love this. Can see how 0v0 is right about backbends becoming almost a religious devotion. (right too about trying to dig the toes in, seems to help a bit, thanks).
The one above is a little better than yesterday I think. I drop in a little closer to my feet, am able to walk in a little and almost able to grab my instep. Amused by the little hand/ toe dance, like something out of an old horror B movie. Was that Michael Caine in THE HAND.
OK, I know this isn't a jump back but dropping back is a Transition, no? I want to catch the small developments of this so expect a few posts. As with the jump back I'll see about trawling the net to bring together all the little tips tricks and suggestions I can find.
Sadly the video tape ran out on my digital camera and so my perfect lift back up to standing is missing, bugger.