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Old 02-08-2013, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heading to Peek n Peak tomorrow for a day trip. First time at a semi-real resort instead of the crap place we have here in Cleveland.

Anyway, they have the airbag, and I considered doing a few jumps on it so I could potentially get comfortable with backflips before I actually try one. Anything I should know before going in?

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Old 02-08-2013, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Make sure they allow inverted tricks, specifically backflips, before you purchase any additional "airbag ticket". Ive heard of a lot of places not allowing inverted tricks, especially backflips due to people hitting their head on the lip of the jump.
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Don't over rotate, but don't under rotate...
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Make sure they allow inverted tricks, specifically backflips, before you purchase any additional "airbag ticket". Ive heard of a lot of places not allowing inverted tricks, especially backflips due to people hitting their head on the lip of the jump.
Good to know. That's why I figured it's better to ask here first, so I know what to ask there. Thanks!

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Don't over rotate, but don't under rotate...


Thanks for the tip.

I can backflip standing still, so I feel pretty confident, but I'd still feel better trying it on an airbag first...though I don't think I'd need a jump nearly that high without the bag. I'll report back from the hospital.
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Learn the correct speed to not over shoot. Those things are not completely safe, some common sense is still involved. I've seen someone over shot it, not pretty. There are all kinds of injuries. Over shoot the side , land back on the ramp.
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Learn the correct speed to not over shoot. Those things are not completely safe, some common sense is still involved. I've seen someone over shot it, not pretty. There are all kinds of injuries. Over shoot the side , land back on the ramp.
Thanks for the advice.

Went last night, didn't have my best riding day, wasn't hitting jumps with confidence, so I decided against the airbag for the time being.
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We got a bag at the mountain I work at this year. People have been getting hurt in it from flailing their arms while in the air and then coming down and snapping wrists/shoulders. The biggest piece of advice I've been giving (and hearing) from the park guys that work it is to keep your arms closer to your body. And keep your body quiet. These tips are actually what you should be doing anyways if you're going for bigger air/tricks.

Backflips : pop off your toes and commit. I don't turn my board when I backflip, so its more of a barrel roll.
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