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Old 01-19-2011, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've grown some balls this season and decided to start doing flips. Now, I can only front flip. BUT- I can do a front flip on flat ground with ease, so I am pretty good at them. (Any tips on how to back flip on a trampoline would be great too ).

So I have two main questions for how to do these.

1. Which is easier? A front flip like you would on a trampoline (flipping over the front side edge of your board). Or a wild cat front flip I think the name is (flipping over the nose of your board, like you would a cartwheel)

2. For my second question I could just use any advice on how to not break myself doing these. I have confidence, but I don't want to be out for the season.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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come on guys please help
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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im scared shitless to even try inverted stuff so i cant give any tips...
i guess this is a bump? lol hope someone can give you some tips
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im scared shitless to even try inverted stuff so i cant give any tips...
i guess this is a bump? lol hope someone can give you some tips
Well I can't thank you enough for the bump haha, this is something I am doing regardless. But it'd be great to get some tips on them
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my 11 y/o does them. I have no clue how..... he started out small jumps with fast rotation then moved up to medium jumps with a little slower rotation.... They started him on the trampoline with the board on his feet last summer up at high cascades camp. That made him more comfortable in the air with his feet strapped in for sure.....
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i threw a few into waist deep powder off the side of a run after a good storm and found i rotate super slowly


do them into powder to figure out what you're doing....I think the flip over your nose is better because you can tuck your head in and keep it safe if you come down wrong
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I live in the ice coast i'm lucky to get 3 inches of powder , so i'll probably just invest in a helmet and huck shit in the terrain park until I feel accomplished haha.

And your 11 year old is lucky! I wish I could go to hscs, it looks so damm fun haha.
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Or you can practice in your backyard and shovel some snow to make a safety net.

Here's my attempt: Frontflip | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

We're on this together bud lol.
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Or you can practice in your backyard and shovel some snow to make a safety net.

Here's my attempt: Frontflip | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

We're on this together bud lol.


You are really close, you could probably nail that on a 10 foot step down. Luckily east coast has been getting hammered so I will probably start shoveling haha. Good luck with your frontflips
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I have done punch front flips and standing backflips on my feet but doing any flip with a board on is a lot different. Having your feet attached to each other but spread aprt is hard to get used to when controlling a flip. I have access to a trampoline where we have a training board that is the same weight as a real board with real bindings. A whole other world trying to flip with that. I've never tried flipping with my board for just the fear of coming up short and breaking my board.
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