To round things out, here’s the May 2, 2020 top landing with random soundtrack to headphones and video camera.
After reviewing the landing I find I can plausibly ascribe the poor flare and body slide to the apex pad on the left downtube. I semi-subconsciously stopped raising my hands to normal flare position when I felt the pad so I lost reach. I used the apex pad to hold the mp3 player, splitter, and wires to the downtube. Rigging-things-up at launch has drawbacks.