There’s nothing more satisfying than finally pulling off your first flip reset in Rocket League. You’ve practiced for hours and hours and finally, you’re able to hit the shot under pressure in an actual game.
Learning how to hit flip resets can be difficult so give it time and be patient as you are learning!
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Here’s the exciting reality, though: the standard flip reset is just the beginning!
In this article, I’m bringing you ten different kinds of flip resets you need to learn in Rocket League…
10. The Stalling Reset
First up is a type of flip reset I’m sure many of you have seen but few have actually pulled off or even tried.
This was really popularized and perfected by a player called ganer a few years back (see the above clip). Ganer actually got to where he could stall under the ball upwards of 15 times!
The first step is to master the stall.
The stall is a mechanic that has been known and used for years now but it is still quite difficult for those first trying it out.
In order to do this mechanic, you must bind either air roll right or air roll left to a button on your keyboard or controller. You then simultaneously turn the opposite way to whatever air roll you bind and then hit the jump or dodge button in the middle of it.
In other words, do a tornado spin and then hit dodge during it. It should look something like this:
Once you’ve learned the stall, you’re basically getting a reset off the ball and then positioning your car directly underneath the ball and stalling as the ball is falling down towards your car. The underside of your car then hits the ball, giving your another reset.
If you’re really good, you can do this multiple times. But I wouldn’t get ahead of yourself. Just being able to stall consistently is quite difficult, let alone pulling it off while positioned exactly where you need to be.
I’ve showed some clips of me attempting it, but again, go watch people like Ganer to get a feel for what its supposed to look like.
9. The Rapid Reset
Next comes a move called the Rapid Reset.
Again, this was somewhat popularized by a professional player: the content creator rapid, although I don’t think he invented it.
This is the type of reset I like to pull off if I’m going to go for a double flip reset, since this, and the stalling reset are technically forms of a double reset.
Basically, the difference between the stalling reset and the rapid reset are what happens after you get your first reset on the ball: instead of stalling underneath the ball to get that second reset, you’re actually going to dodge into the ball and sort of pre-flip into it so that in the middle of your dodge your car hits the ball with its underside.
This can lead to more flip resets and high level mechanical players can get three or four resets this way. I’m content to just get a few.
There are loads of different ways to pull this off: there’s not just one angle, for example. But the key is really your car’s positioning. You don’t just dodge immediately after you’ve gotten that first reset, you have to sort of tilt your car sideways and do a bit of an air roll.
It’s a feel thing more than anything, but once you get it, you’ll understand that small movement prior to dodging you have to do right after you get the first reset.
8. The No Flip Reset/Novice Reset
Number eight on our list is the No Flip Reset or the Novice Reset. Now, this is something I have not yet mastered but it is a variation of the rapid reset and the stalling reset.
First, get a normal stalling reset and then do a rapid reset; basically a pre-flip but in this case, you want to cancel the flip into the ball to then be able to do more with it after you’ve gotten the reset.
You can do the canceled dodge into reset without having to do the stall first. I just wanted to highlight this chain of moves as it’s very advanced and really cool looking. Check out the above video to get an understanding of what this entails.
It’s pretty insane stuff, but if you’ve already mastered the previous two types of resets, you can move on to chaining them together as you see here.
7. The Pancake Reset
Next we have the Pancake Reset. This is something I actually spent some time learning with Coach jake from GamersRdy in this video.
Set up an air dribble towards the backboard. It needs to be a somewhat solid, fast air dribble just to be able to carry it cleanly to the backboard.
As you get closer to the wall, position your car so that you trap the ball on the backboard with your underside. You need to hit the centre of your car, pinching the ball so that you and the ball fly out from the wall. You can then use the reset to hit it in.
6. The Helicopter Stall Reset
Alright! Number six brings us to the Helicopter Stall Reset. Again, this is something I remember seeing ganer do back in the day.
This is basically the same as the Stalling Reset, except you’ve upped the difficultly a bit by spinning your car horizontally while it’s upside down like a helicopter propeller. Is that the right word? Propeller?
Anyways, this is a pretty advanced move and I have to say I haven’t mastered it yet. I haven’t even really tried it! I just figured I’d throw it in there for those of you who’ve already mastered the regular Stalling Reset.
5. The Flip Reset Flick
We’ve got to the Flip Reset Flick, so we’re bringing it back into the realm of possibility for most of you.
This is one of the first flip resets I mastered and it’s actually a great recovery move.
When you’re out of position, if you can sort of scoop the underside of your car under the ball and dodge forwards immediately, you can fling the ball forwards with incredible speed.
The gist is simple: right when you get your reset – usually when the ball is well on its way down – you fling it forward by flipping forwards on contact.
Give this one a try. Regardless of how much you’ve practiced resets, you should be able to start getting the hang of these.
4. The Ceiling Stall Reset
So the general idea of the Ceiling Stall Reset is that you fly up to the ceiling like a regular ceiling shot, but instead of using your newly gained dodge to doge into the ball, you fly under the ball and stall like you would on a normal stalling reset.
In this case, you’re just using the ceiling to get the reset instead of using the ball.
Some players have found this easier than the regular stalling reset, and honestly, it’s better looking in my opinion.
3. The Tip Back Reset
We’re into the top three. This one goes to a shot I’ve been messing with a bit which I haven’t seen too much but which I believe has potential.
This is the Tip Back reset. So instead of flying at the ball upside down and going from there with the reset, you fly at the ball like a normal aerial and then tip your car back at the last second.
It’s tough to do much from there because your car is positioned oddly. Maybe if you stalled immediately, that would put you back in position to continue with the shot.
Regardless, I feel like this has potential as a sort of change up. You’re flying at the ball making it appear your going to hit it hard, then you stop the momentum of the play down by tipping back into a reset and going from there.
It’s also nice because people know you’re going for a reset when you’re flying upside down at the ball so this just looks different.
2. The Ceiling Backflip Reset
Number 2 is a very difficult reset move that I’m calling the Ceiling Backflip Reset. I first saw this from muirie when I recorded with him a few years back. Muirie actually invented this shot and you can check it out at about 50 seconds into the above video.
He flies up to the ceiling, jumps off and basically Mustys or dodges forwards with a backflip into a reset and then hits the ball from there. He was doing this years ago so I have faith you can do it. Even though I can’t do it.
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1. The Evample Reset
Ok number one goes to the Evample Reset. This one is really interesting: Evample really popularized this, though I’m not positive whether or not he invented it but basically this is an easier way to get stalling resets for many players.
Instead of positioning your car perfectly upside down straight under the ball and stalling, you are sort of rolling into the ball and stalling in the middle of your air rolls to get the reset. It’s very similar to the rapid reset in terms of positioning, although the turn is a bit different.
If you wanna master this, I’ve linked Evample’s tutorial on how to do it above! Its incredibly helpful for every element of mastering resets, not just the Evample reset.
I hope you found this article helpful and hopefully you can use it as a reference on your journey to mastering flip resets!