Lol thanks! Yeah the buttslide had to stay in the video. Was the best part of the day! And I figured the comic relief of the unstrapping would help too.
The wipeout actually happened because I was landing off a different jump in deeper powder and I didn't get the tail down first. I was too busy looking at the ground to see if I'd pass another guy's landing point!
Thanks for the spin tips, I wig out in the park cause I'll be landing on hardpack, so I always figured it'd be easier to learn in the powder. I've started trying little BS 180's off little bumps in the snow everywhere on the hill and I can see how it could get addictive. Methinks I'll take your advice and spend a few runs doing that while boarding with the GF!
For whatever reason I've always jumped riding forward, done a BS 180 and landed switch. I suppose jumping switch would help me get over the mental block as I'd be landing comfortably forward? I guess this is why people say 360's are easier than 180's? Probably heading to COP soon as we have some rain cheques we have to use up before they expire. I'm going to try this again off a little park feature and start trying some spins. Thanks for the tips!
You should not be "getting the tail down" though, you should be landing on both feet
This is critical, your shoulders and board need to move in the same kind of arch that the jump does, so you start at say 30 deg back, in the apex of the jump you should be flat in the air and then your weight, shoulders and board should move forward/angle down to match the landing. In powder I guess a little more on the tail but not heavy like you were on your jumps. Your shoulders match the takeoff still when your landing.
Jumping switch and landing reg is an easy way to land but start small, I'm talking little rollers and side hits. this is just a good way to connect your switch and reg riding, not saying learn switch 180's instead of regular. Anyways its a really fun way to ride. Ex. Ride reg, do FS 180 - ride sw then do a switch BS 180, then BS 180, then FS half cab, then nollie 180... you just keep doing all these combos of 8 tricks both reg/switch. As for learing park in the powder - not sure, you can't slide out of anything under-rotated and the jumps are never groomed or level. If you start small and take the right steps you should be fine in the park. Just do it all flat land and off rollers first. Watch videos on youtube some of them are really good. in fact, just watch all of them because having 10 different people explain the same thing is a good way to not miss anything.
Once you feel comfortable riding switch you will feel better landing 180's, thats really the key. I ride switch to about 80% of my ability that I ride reg, which means I can charge pretty hard switch and I'm not afraid to hit a black with moguls switch, but maybe not through the tress at the same pace as reg, and not off any big jumps.