How to get height when doing a front flip or tame dog?
I had been trying to learn the tamedog for quite some time now, but I have yet to land it clean in any of my attempts. Right now I can get about 70 percent of a full rotation, but my shoulder almost always end up hitting the ground first and the momentum of the spin will push me back up. So it's basically like:
I approach a jump
I try to headbutt my knee and nollie before taking off
I see the sky, my knees, and my snowboard (but too stiff to bend the knees)
I continue to flip, almost have it, but my shoulder hits the ground
The impact somehow pushes me back up.
Some friends tell me that I don't have any vertical height when I flip. I wonder how I can get more vertical? Also I am still unsure of the proper speed for a tamedog, do I need to be going fairly fast (cuz my bad physics tell me that vertical distance travelled does not equal more air time). Or, is there a way to make me rotate faster in the air, like trying to slam my arm and head down harder?