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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 02:05 PM
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I learned on an airbag first, then realized how easy it is and can do it off of most jumps now but i don't like doing it on icy days. When going off of the jump wind your arms back and as you hit the lip pop off with your heel edge and swing your head back and tuck your knees when you get upside down. Then you should beable to spot and land it.
How do you know how fast to do the rotation so you don't land on your butt?
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How do you know how fast to do the rotation so you don't land on your butt?
Depending how much air time and how big the jump is you can kind of gauge the rotation speed out in your head and you can kind of feel how fast to go.
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How do you know how fast to do the rotation so you don't land on your butt?
you actually lead the rotation with your head, so once you're half way around, you are staring right down at your landing. keep your body tucked for the first half, then open up to slow down your rotation accordingly. the hardest part is just mustering up the sack to try it. once you do it you're gonna find it real easy.
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1) Trampoline without snowboard (this will will be the hardest step)
2) Trampoline with snowboard
3) Try and find a resort with an airbag and bring it to the hill
4) Huck it off a real jump
Just to go back to what I originally posted. I can do these no problem on the trampoline, and while it was good practice, I just learned it's quite a different beast off a jump. The picture below was me doing them yesterday into an airbag, I was landing on it and almost riding off. Time to bring it to step 4!

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would you guys say its easier to backflip or front flip? i can do both on a diving board and trampoline..including mistys (rodeos i guess) forward and backward... not ready to try it on a board, but are the mechanics basically the same?


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Well they are two completely different flips. The people here are talking about a Rodeo like flip. Let me just show you.

What people think is a back flip.


Actual back flip


Front flip is easier by the way.

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Well they are two completely different flips. The people here are talking about a Rodeo like flip. Let me just show you.
It's muddy territory. For a rodeo you need a spin, so without one it is supposed to be called just the backflip (the same way you'd do on a trampoline). The actual snowboard backflip you posted (second video) would be a wildcat.
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Just to go back to what I originally posted. I can do these no problem on the trampoline, and while it was good practice, I just learned it's quite a different beast off a jump. The picture below was me doing them yesterday into an airbag, I was landing on it and almost riding off. Time to bring it to step 4!

That's a beasty air bag. The one we have at my resort is about 2/3 the size so you have to huck to get tricks around.

But yea, doing them on a trampoline isn't quite the same as off a jump with a board strapped on. Both the barrell roll style back flip and the wild cat are doable off pretty small jumps. You don't NEED an air bag to learn them...but it def helps.
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That's a beasty air bag.
Yea, they charge $20 to use it, even for members

That's about as big as you can go, the jump is an alright size but the runway is a little flat.
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Well they are two completely different flips. The people here are talking about a Rodeo like flip. Let me just show you.

What people think is a back flip.


Actual back flip


Front flip is easier by the way.
... the first one is an "actual" back flip. The second one is a wildcat. And i've tried both front and back flip on the tramp with my snowboard on. Back flip was easier to land.
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