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post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by mtmgiants View Post
Just started to seriously hit the park this season (3rd time out). It was a slushy day so i figured the landings would be nice and soft and after about 5 tries landed my first 3. this is about mid day. I was just seeing if anyone had any advice or tips to help me make it more stylish. i know i have to throw in a grab but hopefully i will get that down this friday. I come in at :15

First 360 - YouTube

also, what would be your recommended next trick. I saw a bunch of people who couldn't do 360's but were doing barrel roll back flips of the same jump. i found it weird that they would be able to do those before doing some rotating tricks. basically where should i go from here. Thanks!

Sorry for the girl who goes ooooooohhhhhh, she was standing next to my friend videotaping
Barrel rolls are actually technically much easier to do than flat spins (less edge control required), all you do is pull your knees hard to your chest - it's just the penalty for failing is much worse.

You are doing it really well - heelside setup carve, riding up on your toeside edge, not pre-rotating... you "counter-rotating" your arms a little to get the last bit of rotation which is why you over-rotated on the landing as your arms swung back. When I meant counter-rotating... watch the video slow and at around 270 degree you swing your left arm "back" behind you in the opposite direction of your rotation.

Next, I would suggest frontside 360.

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