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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-07-2010, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Backflip or frontflip?

Just hesitating on which one is easiest to learn first?

I can already do a backflip standing still on the ground (no snowboard)

What do you say?
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backflip. I got my backflip around the whole way my first time(you spin less that a frontflip off of the jump take-off)
I tried a frontflip this year and landed on my head, gotta learn it next year with a helmet
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i personally am getting pretty solid on my backflips, and i find them pretty easy to do once you get the commitment issue down. but i have heard from others that frontflips are actually easier to do, i have only tried one, and it didnt go over well, but i am wanting to try it again. but personally, i think that backflips are easier. just pop good off the jump and spot your landing. best of luck!
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i personally am getting pretty solid on my backflips, and i find them pretty easy to do once you get the commitment issue down. but i have heard from others that frontflips are actually easier to do, i have only tried one, and it didnt go over well, but i am wanting to try it again. but personally, i think that backflips are easier. just pop good off the jump and spot your landing. best of luck!
hmm that weird i have never heard someone say frontflips are easier, except maybe on a trampoline or something.
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The guy i heard that from was pretty dang good at them, and had only tried to backflip once. i guess its more just how comfortable you are popping off the front of your board.
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Have you guys learned in the snowpark? with an airbag/foam pit? in your backyard?

Did you take small steps or you just went for the gold?
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hmm that weird i have never heard someone say frontflips are easier, except maybe on a trampoline or something.
Front flips are easier to get your head around but landing them is a different issue. Backflips are way easier to land but the whole issue of throwing your feet over your head becomes a problem it's a real mind game that one. I can land backflip after backflip but when it comes to front flips getting the spin right is hard. I'm speaking of trampoline experience only...

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Have you guys learned in the snowpark? with an airbag/foam pit? in your backyard?

Did you take small steps or you just went for the gold?
Learn the flips on a trampoline and when you can comfortably land then back to back strap on the snowboard and give it a shot...my friends would never allow me to strap my snowboard on and use their trampoline though so when I "go for the gold" I'll have to pull my balls out of my ass and go for it...or end up in a stretcher

Also remember to spot your landing when you take the flip to the hill. If you can backflip on a trampoline and when your in mid rotation look where you want to land and perfect that, I'm assuming it will be very similar to doing it on the snow.

Hopefully my rambling on will help some.

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Yeah it did, thx man!!

Do you find it easier to do it on the bigger kickers since you have more time to think and act? Or would you start on the smaller/medium-like kickers because they're big enough anyways?.

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I would start on a jump that you are completly comfortable on! When I first did a backflip it was on a steaper jump, with a very very soft landing. I was super comfortable with the jump, and then it was all commitment from there. As far as front or back, I think it is a comfort thing. Which one can you see yourself doing when you are on a snowboard? If you can do backflips standing, you should have no problem on the snow. Wear a helmet, and go for it if you are ready! Let us know when you stomp it!
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Have you guys learned in the snowpark? with an airbag/foam pit? in your backyard?

Did you take small steps or you just went for the gold?

I never tried it anywhere before i tried it in the snow, and that may be why my first attempt ended in my head making first contact. but my second attempt right after that one i got the board all the way around and just washed out the landing. you really just need to commit and not get scared while upside down. just know that over rotating is much better than under rotating in this case.
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