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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-01-2010, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
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First Backflip Today =D

Friends and i were hitting a wind lip that we origionally attemted backflips from last year. I landed it my 5th try overall because i did something a little different.

I already tried twice last year, but this year, i needed some more. I just wanted it out of my system. I origionally tried to flip layback style, where im facing as though im doing a ski'ers back flip. after 4 failed attempts i changed to where i would rip my shoulder back over my tail. Yet over rotated but the pow saved my landing and rode clean afterwards. Friends say it was clean as shit. But i just was sooo damn proud of myself out of getting that out of my system. Ive always wanted to land a backflip for the past coupple of years but couldnt get the consistant soft snow to try.

Im proud of myself. all i can say
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Pics or it didn't happen.

How many times did you break your ass attempting it? Or was the snow THAT deep and soft to handle it when you were trying? I've done a few forward flips before but none of them intentional and all thankfully in Niseko powder on very steep slopes.

Nice work.
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Pics or it didn't happen.

How many times did you break your ass attempting it? Or was the snow THAT deep and soft to handle it when you were trying? I've done a few forward flips before but none of them intentional and all thankfully in Niseko powder on very steep slopes.

Nice work.
I tried 5 times, the first 2 times last year i was scared to death. Even though the snow was deep, there was that thought that i would huck too hard and snap my neck or under rotate and still snap my neck...which I realized are both super super rare and hard to do if you have a little bit over 1 second of air time and a strong huck. And yes, the Snow was that soft to handle a total belly flop. It wasnt in the park or anything. It was of the side of a double black at a "wind lip" or naturaly created lip made by the circulation of wind.

True with the pics, i have some sketch pics from mid air flips from last year at the same spot. Ill put them up, but i'll try to get some this sunday.

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