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04-15-2013 12:46 PM
Littlebigdreams Your stance seems fine and i bet you will learn some great tricks in no time.

there are many buttering videos online, combined with what you've seen from SA you should have more than enough learning material for simple buttering moves.

i just want to share some slightly more advanced moves to give you food for thought :P

1. i find it easier/cooler to tailpress by starting with a nollie then shifting weight to the tail. you can press longer and it looks nicer. similarly, jumping a 180 or 270 into presses helped me learn my butters because i can use the rotation in the jump to help me spin while i press, and again looks nicer :P please note that you need to make fine adjustments with your toe/heel to complete the full 360 rotation.

-ps. to get into a deeper flex when you press, bend one leg and extend the other, then slowly straighten/extend the bent leg and your press will be much higher. be prepared to fall a lot before you figure out the balance point though.

2. you can link your pivot 180 noserolls with a sudden shift in weight to the switch nose and then spin another 180 or 360 air, looks very cool. similarly, an easier version would be pivote 270 noseroll + switch 270 out

3. you can also try jumping 180s and landing with tailpresses and continue to this nonstop. similarly, you can always link ground 180s or 360s with butters.
04-15-2013 10:41 AM
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.
04-15-2013 10:00 AM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
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!
Your stance doesn't seem unusually wide to me. Must have been pretty narrow before!
04-15-2013 09:36 AM
CassMT
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post

Tips to improve welcome! Thanks!
initiation of all the moves seems good, but last second you do a lil jerk to force it the last 1/3...just hold the position and let it come around on its own, smooth like buttah baby..lil bit faster might make that easier too
04-15-2013 07:34 AM
sabatoa That old guy kicks ass. I want that to be me in 30-some years
04-15-2013 06:51 AM
chomps1211
...This is where I'm at after widening my stance.

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!
04-14-2013 08:45 PM
Karasene you got it. hips are the easiest to throw spins off. If that's your goal that's the best place to start getting the swing of it.

EDIT: valuable lesson. Always spin into a hip never away... I learned this the hard way off a big quarter pipe gap hip I committed a BS 3 off the left as a goofy rider... haha.. Fell 15ft outta the sky to flat. but I think this should be common sense.
04-14-2013 08:33 PM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by Karasene View Post
It was his son that did the 360 hence the title "real snowboarder" which is what he wants to be. He's doing it tho! Sure that guy will be able to do 3's in no time.
yea his son does a pretty good one but the old man hissself throws a lil bs one off a hip at 2:20.
04-14-2013 08:27 PM
MarshallV82 Guy is a Boss!
I plan on riding and biking past my 70's as well if I last that long!

Anyway, it's all about practice! It sucks to go back on mellow open slopes to goof around but it helps.
04-14-2013 08:07 PM
CassMT I was just messin' of course, very cool...when I'm 64 I hope I can butter f'ing muffin! Lol
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