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Old 01-19-2011, 08:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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whats easier, spinning frontside or backside? ive never tried backside yet and i heard its much easier. i can spin fs 1's and occasionally a fs 3. im working on 3's tho and its really hard spinning frontside. HELP!
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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its personal pref. really.. You will soon learn some jumps are better for each spin. If your regular it may be easier to spin backside on a jump that is angled skiers right and frontside on jumps to skiers left.

That said, I tell all my buddies that are trying to get into spins the same thing:

"Learn to ride switch well... its a much more important skill and will get you further in snowboarding and make learning spins far easier when you are comfortable riding your board both ways."
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In my personal preference I like back 1's 3's and 5's. I just find the prewind to be easier, but like bcasey said. LEARN SWITCH.
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thanks. i saw the snowboard addiction video on how to backside 3, now all i gotta do is get up the courage to spin backside =/ i sense alot of falling this weekend.
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For me is Frontisde (I'm regular). Can spin fs 3 but just bs 1. Any tips for improving rotated bs? Get counter rotated on lock but cant get right feeling for rotated..
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think it's easier to spin backside than it is frontside. Sometimes spinning frontside, I will get lazy and stop after 90 degrees if I'm doing a 180. When spinning backside, I always get the 180 around even if the landing is blind.
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