As JBS said, try bringing your feet close to the bar before you glide. A drill could be cast away kips and doing clear hip then toes on and then do a glide. Hopefully that all made sense. Also, lots and lots of L-holds and leg lifts to strengthen the belly.
Hey to Connect your Kip Front hip all you have to do is lean your shoulders forward more and keep your arms straight It will help to....Well hit me with any other questions you need the answers to and I might just have them...
seriously, that was always really hard for me too but i just worked a lot LOT on my ab and thigh muscles and i saw much improvement over time. Also at the new gym that i'm currently training at, our warm-up routine on low bar is to do 5 push away kips in a row before we're allowed to do anything.
I noticed while working on this problem, that when you're coming out of your free hip, snap your shoulders open and straighten your body to try to almost never leave the hollow position before your kip.
sorry if it's confusing - it makes sense in my head lol it really does =]
Yeah I agree. Strap bar only really teaches you body positions for the skill rather than the skill + wrist shifting. Also it's hard to transition from strap bar to an actual rail because normally you don't put your thumb over the bar like you would on strap. (Or maybe that's just me, I don't know) =D