Thanks as always
This is going to seem weird: in a flat traverse hop without bending your knees
The idea is to try to get only 2-3 inches of lift from ankle extension only instead of getting lift from leg extension. It's really hard to not "set" before lift off (and then use leg extension).
The idea here is to use new outside leg ankle extension as part of your turn intiation movemement. In order to not "go over" on your transitions, the flex of the new inside leg must be matched by extension of the outside leg. But in order for the hips to go forward and to the inside of the new turn, the outside hip needs to travel more distance than the inside hip. Ankle extension gives you just the right amount of movement of the outside hip and facilitates smoother inside leg flexion.