These Sentences Are Tips On How To Do A Handstand. Are they both correct?

Tip: Kick too hard, and you'll flip over; kick too softly and you'll barely do a handstand at all.

Tip: Kick too hard, and you'll flip over; not hard enough, you won't get all the way up.

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    This may have been closed officially as "opinion-based", but I think it might have also been closed as a "proofreading request." ELL does not accept proofreading questions unless a source of concern is clearly specified. In other word, if you are concerned about the usage of "too softly" and "not hard enough," then say so, and the question can be reopened.
    – J.R.
    Jul 30, 2015 at 12:24

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The first one. There's no ambiguity over the options or what "not hard enough" might mean, it spells out the two extremes much more clearly.


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