He was right.
While 9-year-old Alex completes each jump and twirl with grace and poise -- Ash struggles through several practices before almost managing each challenge.
In most videos he spins perilously close to sharp pieces of furniture or the edge of trampolines and his landings often look extremely painful.
41-year-old Ash claims he was only truly hurt once.
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