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Half flip

Step by Step Guide on how to perform half flips

How To Half Flip Correctly

Example Videos of Good Half Flips

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What was done right? - Sequence of Events

Correct Key binds

Back-flipped

Flip cancelled

Air rolled

Good timing for each step

Half Flipped Succesfully!

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Training Pack: 549A-4BDE-CDB4-C6F5

Key Bindings

Air Roll vs. No Air Roll

Regular Air Roll

Regular air roll is more difficult due to the number of steps required and it takes a little longer than using directional air roll

Mechanic Breakdown: You have to wait until your flip is fully canceled before the game allows your car to air roll. Takes longer

Directional Air Roll

Directional air roll is the easiest and most preferred method for beginners learning half flips. This guide will show this method

No Air Roll

Using no Air Roll for a Half Flip is more advanced to learn but easier to execute in a panic situation

The easiest way to explain this is a speedflip but in reverse
You will hold reverse, perform a diagonal flip cancel while backflipping

The Half Flip

Step 1 - The Initial Flip

Do a Backflip - Pull down on the steering analog and double pressing the jump button

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Step 2 - The Flip Cancel

After the backflip, pull the steering analog into the opposite direction (from down to up) and hold it there
The video controller overlay

This will stop your car from rotating into a complete flip

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Step 3 - The Air Roll

When you have canceled your backflip and are upside down, hold your directional air roll to reorient your car with your wheels landing on the ground

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Step 4 - The Adjustments

Sometimes you will have to make adjustments to your car to land the exact way you want

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Common Mistakes

Use this drill to see if you are hitting the ball at the right time and at the right speed

Mistake 1

Car changing directions when Half Flipping

Solution

Make sure you pull your analog stick straight when cancelling flip

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Mistake 2

My car keeps pointing in the air when I flip cancel

Solution

Make sure that you are not flip cancelling too fast

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Mistake 3

My car keeps hitting the ground after I flip cancel

Solution

Make sure you are not flip cancelling TOO SLOW

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Mistake 4

I do not land straight

Solution

Make sure that you are holding air roll and the flip cancel long enough. Letting go too early will turn your car

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Freeplay Drills

Drill 1 - Basic Straight Line

Pick a map that has a straight line

Mannfield - Night

Half Flip Back and forth and stay on the line

Freeplay Drill Video

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Drill 2 - Advanced Directions
 

Pick a boost pad and half flip away from the boost pad. Next, half-flip back and land on the boost pad

Repeat the drill and integrate half flips and diagonal half flips as you get better

Freeplay Drill Video

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Additional Tips

You should only move on to the next step after mastering the previous step

The Half-flip is an extremely useful mechanic for recoveries or changing direction fast

Using a half flip is much faster than turning around or using or drift, especially if you have no speed

The timing for flip cancels can be tricky at first, but practice, practice and you will develop muscle memory

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