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02-25-2011 07:08 PM
init
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Originally Posted by PanHandler View Post
couple things i noticed:

once you pop off the lip, your bending forward and throwing your front shoulder in, causing you to rotate similar to a cork.

your going into the landing stiff. This wont help you land until you get strait, but once you get strait, youll want to loosen up so you can absorb the landing.

I say throw that front shoulder a little harder and youll have a cork. you really only needs 90 more degrees of rotation.
Haha thanks, but I want to land a frontflip before going for corks. Are frontflips with a 180 really a cork by the way?
The reason I'm going stifflegged into the landing is I can't seem to spot it properly. Any tips on spotting a landing?
02-25-2011 05:13 PM
PanHandler couple things i noticed:

once you pop off the lip, your bending forward and throwing your front shoulder in, causing you to rotate similar to a cork.

your going into the landing stiff. This wont help you land until you get strait, but once you get strait, youll want to loosen up so you can absorb the landing.

I say throw that front shoulder a little harder and youll have a cork. you really only needs 90 more degrees of rotation.
02-25-2011 05:05 PM
init Thanks for the tips and hints guys. I got to try a couple more times this week, but I can't seem to spot my landing. In the air, everything just spins until i feel the snow, then I fall over.
Only got to try it twice or so, we had real icy and foggy conditions. I was on a new deck too, so I didn't feel like going for it. Once I get comfortable about the softer flex on my skate banana I will nail it tho
02-20-2011 03:20 AM
Enigmatic you got it, you're getting plenty of air...props man, keep your eyes open and stomp it
02-20-2011 02:52 AM
john doe Don't bend toe side at the waist and remember to look for the landing.
02-20-2011 12:53 AM
slyder I would never even consider trying this myself, as I don't have the skill set. So no experience here on ever trying them.

But, your legs look locked and stiff, maybe soften up and absorb the landing???
I agree about the leaning over the toe edge.

Don't know if this is accurate or will even help but it's what I noticed.
02-19-2011 04:19 PM
Rodini14 I would try grabbing your legs behind your knees, that'll keep you in a nice tucked position throughout the flip and maybe help with not rotating.
02-16-2011 04:33 PM
init
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Originally Posted by SkylineGTR View Post
Nice, 3rd one was close. Keep your shoulders in line with your board and you should nail it.
I'll try this as well. I also noticed that it kinda looks like im leaning a bit over my toe edge before hitting the jump. Dunno if this would affect anything
02-16-2011 04:30 PM
init Now that I've tried it a couple of times it doesn't feel that scary anymore
Thanks, I see what you mean. I'll try throwing my arm straight down to my leg instead of in the front of my body next time.
02-16-2011 04:29 PM
SkylineGTR Nice, 3rd one was close. Keep your shoulders in line with your board and you should nail it.
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