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|04-04-2012 02:13 PM|
Thanks again for the tips! I didn't catch the friggin tail down falcon coming in for a landing, uhhh, landing.
|04-04-2012 01:41 PM|
Video don't lie! I guess the key there is to shift your weight forward a bit more off the takeoff, like I mentioned earlier - don't let the jump dictate your body position... you gotta own that shit
*notice in the last one your shoulders are level but your board is a bit angled - thats better... #2 eek!!!
|04-04-2012 12:31 PM|
Interesting that both of the first jumps were just my traditional grab and I was landing way back, while the next two method/suitcase grabs are something I only bust out for special occasions, and I was landing more flat and actually flying farther!?! See now this is why I think this video business is good, I wouldn't have ever known that if it wasn't on video!
|04-03-2012 04:30 PM|
|04-03-2012 04:07 PM|
At the moment I'd say I'm about 50% comfortable with switch. I'll ride choppy blues and clean blacks switch but probably cruising about 70% of my regular speed. Another thing I like to do while riding with the GF is tail her riding switch, I think it's time to start doing that more often.
|04-03-2012 01:33 PM|
Jumping switch and landing reg is an easy way to land but start small, I'm talking little rollers and side hits. this is just a good way to connect your switch and reg riding, not saying learn switch 180's instead of regular. Anyways its a really fun way to ride. Ex. Ride reg, do FS 180 - ride sw then do a switch BS 180, then BS 180, then FS half cab, then nollie 180... you just keep doing all these combos of 8 tricks both reg/switch. As for learing park in the powder - not sure, you can't slide out of anything under-rotated and the jumps are never groomed or level. If you start small and take the right steps you should be fine in the park. Just do it all flat land and off rollers first. Watch videos on youtube some of them are really good. in fact, just watch all of them because having 10 different people explain the same thing is a good way to not miss anything.
Once you feel comfortable riding switch you will feel better landing 180's, thats really the key. I ride switch to about 80% of my ability that I ride reg, which means I can charge pretty hard switch and I'm not afraid to hit a black with moguls switch, but maybe not through the tress at the same pace as reg, and not off any big jumps.
|04-03-2012 12:25 PM|
The wipeout actually happened because I was landing off a different jump in deeper powder and I didn't get the tail down first. I was too busy looking at the ground to see if I'd pass another guy's landing point!
Thanks for the spin tips, I wig out in the park cause I'll be landing on hardpack, so I always figured it'd be easier to learn in the powder. I've started trying little BS 180's off little bumps in the snow everywhere on the hill and I can see how it could get addictive. Methinks I'll take your advice and spend a few runs doing that while boarding with the GF!
For whatever reason I've always jumped riding forward, done a BS 180 and landed switch. I suppose jumping switch would help me get over the mental block as I'd be landing comfortably forward? I guess this is why people say 360's are easier than 180's? Probably heading to COP soon as we have some rain cheques we have to use up before they expire. I'm going to try this again off a little park feature and start trying some spins. Thanks for the tips!
|04-03-2012 12:13 PM|
1. Good technique on the butt slide! You must have many years of tobogganing behind you.
2. Be more careful taking your board off, that could have been a long run to retreive it hahah!!
- Looks like you are in the back seat, which isn't so bad landing in flat powder but off a big park jump that could end badly. Try popping a bit more with both feet and jumping forward a bit. This should get you flat in the air and stomping on both feet instead of your tail. You don't want to let the jump dictate the angle you will be at in the air.
- When you do your method, straighten out your back leg and do a slight backside shifty for style points
- I wouldn't expect you to spin off this jump, there is no set up turn or real lip to do anything off. Find some hard packed side hits and do them there... 180's are pretty easy but a lot of fun. Usually when I ride the mountain I ride 50% switch doing FS/BS 180's off anything and everything I see like rollers and side hits, nollie 180's and 1/2 cabs are fun to add into that mix as well. This will really help your confidence with basic spins and makes riding with your GF a bit more fun lol.
Sorry I can't offer anymore advice then this, a small park jump like 5-10'er might be better for this experiment.
|04-01-2012 09:19 PM|
Okay so here's my attempt at sort of the same filming style as yours... I chickened out and didn't do any spin moves on this jump. Tried a few little 180s elsewhere but nothing fancy.
Anyway, tips, pointers, critque!?! Thanks!
|03-26-2012 09:02 PM|
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