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Old 12-13-2010, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 540's?

at the end of last season i started to dial in my 360's, and now after a good 10 days of riding this season i have them almost perfectly so i think its about time to step up to 540's. i know its only 180 degrees more but its stressing me out just thinking about it. whats the secret to landing 5's? backside or frontside
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just keep on turning!!
Seriously, it's just a mental hurdle you need to conquer. Just hold the grab a little longer and keep looking over your shoulder.
Obviously you'll need to be able to land switch too.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Landing them or spinning them? The secret to landing them is to have front and back 180's of decent size jumps on lock. It's pretty much the same feeling landing and if you can't do them consistently means you'll probably get jacked up trying to land a 540, it's not fun. I would also recommend learning 360's off bigger jumps as well for a few reasons. Most importantly, a small jump is easy to 360 over but doesn't nearly give you enough time to complete a 540. Second, when you do 360's over a bigger jump you'll notice how easy a 540 is, mostly because you're comfortable in the air and you have the time to see what it takes to float it around. Bigger jumps are key to 5's...
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:12 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
This is beyond my ability level to do consistently. I have done a couple of sloppy 5`s as a result of over rotating my 3`s. From my training, I can tell you what to do and can even tell you what you might be doing wrong if I were to watch you though.

Basically, when you start getting beyond 3`s, you need more air time and need to use pre winding more. Pre winding is basically going off of the lip in a counter rotated condition so that you can rapidly "throw" the upper body into the direction of the spin. In addition, use your edges to carve in the direction of your spin.

Since you have your 3`s down and are wanting to add that 180 to it, just put a bit more spin into your take off and allow a few feet more distance in the air. Being good at landing switch will also be vital.
Perfectly said, Wolf
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