here's the definitive facts of how to input Staff Backflip, from testing. So the rules are: - During the first few moments of a jump (but not a backflip) - you have to be holding both backwards + jump - and then you click. These are actually the same input rules for forward or sideways butterflies. What makes inputting staff backflip hard is: if you just hold backwards and then jump, you'll do a backflip. And you can't do specials in the middle of a backflip. If you hold Use and then jump backwards, you won't backflip. So if you just want to do backwards staffflips, that's the easiest way. Hold use and do a regular backwards butterfly input. This actually makes it extremely easy to do a glitched staff backflip where you leap up in the air but you don't animate at all. Which looks very silly. But if you wanna do cool flashy forward or sideways jumping backflips like what's-his-face, that guy with the Sev'rance Tann profile picture, here's what you gotta do. Hold the direction you want to go and then very quickly - hit and hold jump - hit and hold backwards - click attack. So like to do a forward advancing staff spin flip thing with default controls, you hold W and then do this sudden quick cascade of spacebar > S > click, holding spacebar and S before the click. It looks super flashy and is situationally useful when the enemy has the high ground. And it costs no FP.