Laura, is this what you're talking about? See the beginning of this video of iQuad at Wildwood from last year:
Yes, sort of. It was suggested that to take off inverted, take a step or two back; for better control. From what I've seen, these guys don't do that at their skill level, unless there's not much wind at which point everyone needs to step back together. According to this clip, stepping back or forward alone as needed, won't effect anyone else or bother anyone else in a team fly.
So, eventually, after learning inverted flying (the basics to start ) should I continue to use the step backwards technique or should I try to learn to just use my arms to give it gas? Understand that I know when there's little or no wind, stepping back would be the only way to launch inverted. Right?
I hope you all got my point. I'd love to fly team and want to be in sync with everyone else...I know everyone develops their own style to a point, but it has to gel with the other team members...ultimately. make sense???