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Old 03-01-2012, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been snowboarding for a few years now, and hav'nt focused on tricks a lot. I can do a 180 but thats about it. However, when I try 180s, it seems like my body just doesn't want to spin with my board. I've tried looking at my landing so it will hopefully follow my head, but that doesn't seem to work. Eventually i'd like to learn 360s too, but if my body doesn't want to turn, that won't be happening. Advice?
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Turn your shoulders and hips.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by AlexS View Post
Turn your shoulders and hips.
Not that I'm very good, but I felt the way you did the first time trying. Gotta coil yourself up and start turning with your head, shoulders and arms and the rest of you will follow. Best to try on a trampoline or in a pool first methinks...
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Old 03-01-2012, 10:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm not awesome either, and can only give advice for 180s. If you turn your upper/mid body first (Frontside) to face downhill, the lower half and the board will catch up.

Basically, what everyone else just said...put it together and you'll have it down.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What kind of 180s are you doing? For a frontside 180, which is when you chest faces down hill as you spin, you do not want to rotate you head. It should continue to look for the landing. Backside 1s are different, you want to land blind, looking about a board length behind you as you land, or the knuckle.

It is harder to get the rotation from a flat base. Do you have a slight carve up to the jump?
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