Struggling with simple cascading lick

Hey all, I’ve been struggling with basic cascade runs.
I’m just doing a basic pentatonic cascade from low string to high string, then back. It’s the typical pentatonic in E.

My main problem is when I’m going back up from the high string.
So, I am able m do it pretty fast and clean when I’m starting from low string all the way down…but when I’m come back up from the high string I just can’t seem to do it anywhere near the same speed.
I’m fairly certain my pick grip is good, but when I do the cascade starting from the high string it’s much slower and not as clean.

I’ve been working on it for days, but can’t seem to get it.
Do I just need to keep trying this a million more times or is there some trick to this?

I’m not sure if it makes a difference but I just my pinky for the 12 and 15 frets when I run this cascading lick…but I often see people using their ring finger when they do this. Does that matter at all?

I could be mistaken, but I think that providing TAB and some commentary about how you are approaching the picking in detail (are you USX, DSX, etc.) might help other people get a really good idea of what you’re up to.

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You’re absolutely right.
I will try and make a video right now that should hopefully explain it better.

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