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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2008, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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I cant spin off boxes and rails!!!!

Ok so I've spent about 80% of my time on the mountain this season in the park, I'm getting better/more comfortable with simple stuff like 50-50s on flat rails and down/flat/down rails and all kinds of boxes, I can boardslide flat boxes, and now I'm starting getting in some good ollies off the end of rails and boxes. Now that I feel comfortable enough where I can ollie off, I feel like the next step is 180 off. I tried about 15-20 bs 180s today off boxes and I had one full 180 with a clean ride away. Every other time my spin comes up short and it's only like a 90 off (lame, I know). I can 180 fine when I'm just riding on a regular slope, and I find that bs 180s are much easier than fs 180s. I feel like I'm unable to wind up before the jump, either that or even when I do get a good wind up, it doesn't really translate into a good spin. Not sure what I'm missing here. Any advice

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Jump higher. Turn harder. Wind up to the extent you can while in the slide.
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do an ollie and then spin, the reason for your underrotating is that you cant get a decent grip on the box due to the wax, so pop and then spin
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how long are the boxes you are doing them on? maybe you dont have enough time to reset before the spin.
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how long are the boxes you are doing them on? maybe you dont have enough time to reset before the spin.
They are fairly short, I would imagine it would be easier on a long box to setup, but I've just been moving slower over the box to compensate.

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Windup and speed is key, since it will give you the momentum you need to complete the spin. Generally I can spin frontside off boxes flat based, for backside I usually lock in to the toe side rail of the box to give me added momentum to get around a spin.

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when i spin off a box I dont do a typical ollie. I do the both feet at the same time jump and spin. I find it easier...
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