The 2 ½ twisting backward 1 ½ somersault performed on the springboard was the diving skill that was the birthplace of the triple twisting double backward somersaults. While evaluating Wayne Miller performing a 2 ½ twisting backward 1 ½ somersault, I could see if added a barani to the end of the dive, as marked in the diagram, he would have a new trampoline skill. This change now becomes a triple twisting double backward somersault.
After a considerable number of well-executed performances, of this new skill from the springboard, he moved to the trampoline. The trampoline bed was a one half inch web bed. This took place during 1963-64.
This skill was unbelievable. Because of this, I filmed it with a 16mm motion picture camera with negative film and sent it to Jess Robinson to be published in the Modern Gymnast Magazine in either 1963 or 64. Because no one believed this skill was possible, I decided to name it after the first person that has done a triple twisting double back somersault on a trampoline. That being “Miller” after Wayne Miller and the name still holds after all these years.