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Old 01-23-2012, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Help me out with frontflips?

Hey guys, i recently started trying frontflips, i really want to learn this trick but im having some trouble. So anyone have any criticism? I only tried it like 5 times yesterday because i kinda bumped my head, but it wasn't too bad. (had a helmet) I'm going to post the link to my vid and any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 01-23-2012, 01:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, for one, you need more speed. A lot more. You're barely moving.

Not sure where you are, but I'd try to wait for a powder day and a hit a little bigger jump with more speed. Powder days are great for experimenting with doing stupid shit.

There are plenty of hits off piste at Loveland that I always shoot for on powder days before they get tracked out and the landing is still soft to go and try to do stuff that I probably shouldn't be trying.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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that was funny
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Lmao, was there a ramp there? That looked painful!

More speed for sure, bigger jump for sure....
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I can't front flip my self on a snowboard but from what it looks like in the video maybe you could try using both hands to pump into the flip and tuck more with your head down and even bring your knees in. In the video it almost looks like you didn't try hard enough (tucking)
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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bahahaha that sounded like you broke your board. lean back to load up at end of lip throw arms and body forward hard. pretty much imitating a cartwheel. need a lot more upwards lip of a kicker...BRAH
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Honestly considering how slow you were moving and how small that jump was it really wasn't that horrible.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't know that I'd even attempt these on that...but I noticed one thing. To me, it looked like you initiated a fraction of a second too soon. Like you had the right momentum, but just too early in the jump.

I think maybe 1/4th of a second later and you might have had better luck. You want to float off the end, not ollie off. Just my .02. Keep trying and posting vids.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Here is one of the best tutorial videos out there to help you out.

Frontflip/Tamedog Tutorial
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