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Old 04-15-2013, 10:41 AM   #21 (permalink)
hktrdr
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
Here is an edit of some crappy phone video I had a friend shoot on Sun.

This clip is NOT "Rad or sick!" I've got a LONG way to go to even catch up with the Older Dude, but I am slowly getting it! Widening the stance on both the Rome & NS boards really did help. Feels a bit more stable and I'm getting more height on my presses!

So here is this where I'm at after this weekend's attempts:

Tips to improve welcome! Thanks!
Most obvious area for improvement is to really hold the press/balance on one leg (or the nose/tail of the board, respectively) throughout those butters. To be balanced, you should more or less stay in the same position relative to the board.
Instead of what seems to be happening, is that your position is static overall - so relative to the board it changes over the course of the trick. As a result, by the time that the rotation is almost complete you are out of balance and you have a hard time to continue to hold the press. That is probably why you are resorting to the rushed/lurching motion at the end to complete the rotation before you have to put the board down.

Last edited by hktrdr; 04-15-2013 at 08:07 PM.
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