I'm impressed. It's always nice to see people in action. It really puts what they say in perspective. I wish I had hip throws that were half as good as yours, and I also really like the recovery on the bungled one.
Thank you. (We need a "bow" emoticon...)
Hip throws are one area of aikido where strength really does help. Not because you're trying to pick the person up -- ideally, you're not -- but because being confident and stable is absolutely critical.
The one that I bobbled was very frustrating: I made the exact same mistake many times in preparation, and thought I had finally fixed it.
I'm glad the recovery didn't show that.