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Old 12-11-2010, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help with this freakin backside 3

Alright my goal is to be able to stomp backside indy 3's. I'm pretty sure I know all the things I gotta do, but when I try it I just fail miserably. I can't seem to stay flat in the air, my board always takes over and I end up landing on my side, back or ass and its freakin painful. Anybody have any advice for me? (Granted, today was opening day of the season, and I'm riding a brand new board, but still...im not even close.)
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Are you trying to ollie into it? I find I can spin a 3 even on flat ground without an ollie and just jumping off both feet. Maybe you could try this until you get confortable with rotating in the air before trying to ollie into it.
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Can you do all 4 180's yet?
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Can you do all 4 180's yet?
Probably not. I can do em off rollers and stuff like that, but once it comes to real jumps i get all sketchy in the the air

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Sounds like your just losing confidence on the bigger jumps because the distance/speed/height is unfamiliar and your brain is telling you your going to kill yourself. I would maybe just practice the shit out of them on smaller jumps, and just gradually go bigger until it becomes not such a big deal.
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Is having the 180's down perfect super important for learning 3's?
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Well, it just gives you a good feel for the rotational feeling I guess. If you can land 3's off little kickers and stuff though you are probably past that point because 3's are definitely harder then 180's.
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I find that theyre easier on bigger jumps. Around 30 feet is usually the point when I can get a nice, slow spin, but still feel confident on the takeoff. Any smaller and it feels like your hucking it. Just focus on making a nice heel to toe transfer just before the lip, turn your head and look at your tail and your body will follow. I find that tail grab is easier than an indy on a back 3. I hope this helps. Good Luck
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Well, it just gives you a good feel for the rotational feeling I guess. If you can land 3's off little kickers and stuff though you are probably past that point because 3's are definitely harder then 180's.
I meant I can do the 180s of bumps and stuff....I can't really do 3s on shit.
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I meant I can do the 180s of bumps and stuff....I can't really do 3s on shit.
I'm at the same progression point, though I haven't really tried 3's that much yet. I built a small kicker on my property and got 180's down, but haven't really pushed myself to do 3's yet. I will have to agree that having a bigger jumper with more airtime helps with bigger spins, because right now off my little kicker it feels like I'm gonna have to freakin toss myself to get enough spin in time to land. I know it's totally makeable because you see people do 3's off of nothing, but it's hard before you land them.

The one benefit of 3's is that when you do nail the rotation, you don't have to land switch which helps with the landing.

This guy does some great video's on how-to's, here's a vid on backside 3's for regular riders,(there is a goofy version too) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WAoJ6Uk8ZU
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