Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SMiThville, NJ (Summit County in winter)
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the only time i've ever personally done a japan grab while spinning is when i was trying to go off axis so i don't really know how easy this would be to do while staying level.
to get yourself warmed up to try this i would find a good sized medium jump, you dont want anything too small because you'll need the air time to get a good tweak out of it to make it look good.
after you find a jump you feel comfortable on and hit it enough times to get the speed down start doing some backside 180s or 360s, which ever one you wanna try with the japan grab, with just a mute grab at first so you can get the feeling of doing the spin with your hand in that spot.
some people like grabbing japan outside their binding closer towards the nose cause its a little easier to tweak it back like that but i feel that a true japan is grabbed in the same spot as a mute grab with your arm on the outside of your knee so you can pull it back. you can go for which ever you feel is going to be more comfortable to try at first.
other than that all there really is to do is just practice it till you get it down. when doing the japan grab you might wanna arc your back slightly to help counteract you pulling your board back and keep you more level.
let me know if you need me to explain any part of that better.
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