Eliminate animation ease in?

In the past I’ve Lerped CFrames in order to show swapping of viewmodels, I thought that it would be cool to try animations but I’ve run into an issue.

I get a flicker of the model right before the animation plays which is slightly annoying, video below.

I use a base viewmodel and and the item model to that viewmodel, I then preload all animations and play the equip animation.

If anyone has any suggestions or better practices, let me know!