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OzSnow 08-07-2011 06:08 PM

Tamedog (frontflip)
How hard are they, they look sick and really hard, but ive read they aren't as hard as they look, just all about your pop and rotations..

I can do fronts/backs on ground, and tramps with a board, but this trick looks completely different!!

Anyone can do them regularly, help would be greatly appreciated

Im yet to do any flips on a snowboard yet, any tips, ideas or just general stuff about the trick

Thanks guys

This is a clip of "how to do a tamedog flip"

Trick Tip: Tamedog (front flip) with Geoff Brown. High Five Camp

Littlebigdreams 08-15-2011 12:57 PM

not that hard, as hard as a 360 imo... but practice the same rotation on flat ground first (no air). once you get the rotation down, try it off a few knuckles. then in soft pow. make sure you know how to do it clean before working it on big jumps.

i got a really bad ankle sprain when i tried to take this straight to M-L jumps =(

cadencesdad 08-15-2011 09:23 PM

I drop the lead shoulder....Hard. and tuck your knee in to speed up the rotation some ( I havent done any off big jumps yet, just small to medium drop-offs)
Definately wanna practice on powder days. Under rotation on groomers/hardpack hurts.

OzSnow 08-15-2011 09:31 PM

Yea ive seen the shoulder being a major part of the rotation

what about poping off the nose, any tips?

cadencesdad 08-15-2011 09:43 PM

Im still learning myself, but I have landed a few so take it for what its worth.

I do mine off of drop-offs, making it so I dont need too much pop for height. I just apply weight to the tail going into the drop, and at the last second (just before nose hits the drop-off) roll that weight over the nose and follow through with my whole body, starting with dropping my shoulder. As long as you fully commit, you should get enough rotation to have your feet under you even on the smaller drops.

Better advise will probably be along shortly....Lots of knowledge here!

eddiethebus 08-22-2011 10:51 AM

the key for me is to remember to pop and get some height, its too easy when your thinking about chucking the leading shoulder downwards to forget to pop and you just throw yourself into the ground.

its quite a safe invert to learn though, your gona be doing something unusual to end up landing on your head, your far more likely to land on your arse :)

OzSnow 08-22-2011 07:43 PM

so what is the best way to get the pop and height??

like what is the best place to do it off, like the end of a big kicker, or like a small drop off thing in the begining of runs?

eddiethebus 08-23-2011 03:54 AM

you could use the back side of a kicker although there likely to be quite hard and steep.... You can use anything though, it only needs to a foot high :)...they can be done on the flat if your good at them.

to get the height, just pop a nollie, someone above mentioned that they do like a tial press first, thats what i do, rock your weight onto the back foot then move it forward, pop a nollie and really jump with the front leg, drop the front shoulder, try and tuck the legs and before you know where you are you'll have landed (hopefully on the board:D)

OzSnow 08-23-2011 10:34 PM

Ok thx guys, i think one of the hardest things to do is actually geeeinnngg myself up and the 1st attempt at it will be the hardest cause ill be so scared of the consequences of doing it wrong, but ill try it and give some feedback on how i went and what ive found the easiest way to do this trick is
thx OzSnow

Streloma 08-24-2011 02:52 AM
Well thats my try in chile...
I know the landing isnt perfect but that was the first time I ever tried it :)
I also think being able to do it on a trampoline (just a side flip) really helps because u get the feel for it and stuff...

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