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Thumbs up Finally a 180

I hit my 1st actually 2nd 180 today

The first one wasn't pretty, but I did land it and the 2nd one I did I landed well and was able to proceed over the 3rd jump. These aren't that large, but big enough for me and everyone says start small

It took lots of tries, I mean lots.
Issues I need to address:
  • Taking off late
  • Not getting good rotation, actually landing 90* often
  • Need to get smaller and load my twist better
  • turn my head more
  • Might be scrubbing too much speed, not sure
I studied others a lot and they seemto go fairly slowly and it looks effortless unlike mine

But I did it and will keep practicing, impact shorts worked GREAT
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Turn your head was the best advise I ever got while trying to learn spins.
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Turn your head was the best advise I ever got while trying to learn spins.
I agree, I think I am spotting the landing, which means I'm not turning my head, IE landing the board at 90*
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I'm getting there, small baby steps

plus not an excuse for my inability but by the end of the day the jump was getting a bit grooved/messed up. Not enough for someone that knows what they are doing but enough to mess me up

Question: since I am learning this, what kind of air/clearance is needed/recomended
IE: small air normal, med air for beginners etc....

Thanks all, still having a blast with my kids
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go faster.

if you hit the jump/bump with more speed a couple of things will happen:

you won't have to jump up with your legs as much because the speed will propel you off of the jump

you'll be going a little bigger, and will have a little more time in the air to turn the board around - and see your landing

you may have time to grab your board (or at least try) which will make you suck up your knees in the air - giving you more time

don't worry about "needing to get smaller and loading your twist" - don't need that much for 180's... instead try to concentrate on counter-rotating your body as you approach the jump, and as you are riding off of the takeoff begin your rotation with your upper body - shoulders, neck, head will initiate the spin before you even leave the lip, and your lower body will just come around.

also, practice jumping 180's and 360's in a snowboarding stance out on the lawn with no board on - it will teach you to keep your eyes open, counter rotation before the jump, etc.
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funny i just started doing them the other day also... got the 3rd one ever on video and i pretty much stick them every time now.. is this about the size u are learning on also??------>>> YouTube - Jump 3

also best advice i can give u,keep in mind i am an intermediate beginner is that you should screw the jumps and learn how to ride down the mountain switch and the jump turns will come easy. i got it after like 2 tries. but if u know how to ride switch then good and i have nothing to say

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I can ride switch on green runs at med speed. Still practicing switch riding only 5 tx ever snowboarding.

Yes I think the jump I was hitting is a little smaller than that, and I had a landing flat area. It also appears that you are going faster than I was.

Like everyone says start small and practice. One thing to, this was mostly at the end of the day. So I may have not had much left in the ole' tank to start. Having never done this, not sure how much "pop" I need.

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I can ride switch on green runs at med speed. Still practicing switch riding only 5 tx ever snowboarding. I will be looking at your video as well hoping that will help me. Like everyone says start small and practice. One thing to, this was mostly at the end of the day. So I may have not had much left in the ole' tank to start. Having never done this, not sure how much "pop" I need.

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You really dont need pop at all. Approach the jump like normal and pop like normal. Turn your head, shoulders, waist then the board. Honestly commitment is the biggest factor seeing you cant spot your landing. Just dont land on your edge
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pic of the jump

here is a pic of one of my boys hitting the jump I was trying to do a 180 on. Look to the far left you'll see the green markers for the lip of the jump and the landing area



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Ahh so you were at Cascade.

I go off those jumps and if you are landing on the flat tops of the tables then you are going way too slow. I usually land on the table off the first and have no problem landing on the landing of the second and if I really try I can almost clear the 3rd as that one shoots you a lot more out than up.

If you bomb those 3 you should have no problem getting a little more air. Me and my buddies do 3's off of those. More them than me. I do a lot of grabs but I still know exactly what your going off of.
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Yep Cascade, this was my 1st time there in nearly 20 yrs kids were free so I couldn't pass it up

Since I'm just starting I did feel I might have been going a little slow. Still getting the hang of this new sport. I can straight jump them, ok, not huge air. Again, I'm starting small.

Were going there on Saturday 13th so I think I will turn it up a notch and get some more speed to start getting more air and hitting the back side of the landing ramps.

Any input or if you out this area drop me a line, maybe you can give me some pointers and if they work beers are on me

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