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uh oh a virus 2 03-03-2014 03:01 PM

Need help with spins
 
Hey guys,

Every time I go for a spin I always seem to cork my body instead of doing a regular spin and I always land on my butt/back. I'm assuming it's because I pre-spin a bit too hard and more or less punch down with my left arm when I go for a backside spin (I'm regular) but I don't know how to fix my body from getting corked every time. Any suggestions?

Thanks

Booo! 03-03-2014 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by uh oh a virus 2 (Post 1584642)
Hey guys,

Every time I go for a spin, whether it be a 180 or a 720, I always seem to cork my body instead of doing a regular spin and I always land on my butt/back. I'm assuming it's because I pre-spin a bit too hard and more or less punch down with my left arm when I go for a backside spin (I'm regular) but I don't know how to fix my body from getting corked every time. Any suggestions?

Thanks

So you can't land 180s but you go for 720s? :icon_scratch:

uh oh a virus 2 03-03-2014 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Booo! (Post 1584650)
So you can't land 180s but you go for 720s? :icon_scratch:

I was just using that as an exaggeration. I can land 180's off jumps, off rails, onto rails, etc, but I can't seem to hit a 3 off a jump

Booo! 03-03-2014 03:39 PM

I think I have the same problem when I go for backsides. I found that trying to keep my torso vertical and my head high as I go into the jump helps. Now I don't cork anymore but I'm having trouble getting enough rotation.

Jed 03-03-2014 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by uh oh a virus 2 (Post 1584642)
Hey guys,

Every time I go for a spin I always seem to cork my body instead of doing a regular spin and I always land on my butt/back. I'm assuming it's because I pre-spin a bit too hard and more or less punch down with my left arm when I go for a backside spin (I'm regular) but I don't know how to fix my body from getting corked every time. Any suggestions?

Thanks

Sounds to me like you know the issue already. Avoid punching down with your left arm.

Spin flat, meaning spin parallel to your board and the take-off. The moment you start swinging your body up or down to spin is the moment you start corking your trick.

It's very likely you're relying too much on swinging your body to create spin, whereas you should be relying on your carve to create spin power. Your upper body should only lead the spin and tell it where the power goes, while your carve is what actually makes you spin easily and powers you to spin 360 and beyond.


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