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Old 01-06-2013, 02:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That's aN almost cork 3 attempt. there was no flip unless you count the snow tumbling...
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Edge, that's it, I will try those fuckers till I die :P
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Edge, that's it, I will try those fuckers till I die :P
That's what I'd do. If you can land those 3's, you can bet the control will carry through to your corks
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Argo, I don't know. I landed a bunch of cork 5's and this was way more hucked than that...
Also, I thought there is no such thing as a cork 3 .... 5 being the minimum.
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Honestly, I'd say don't keep trying to cork until you can 360 and 540 with ease.

Corks are easier to throw because they don't require carving, you can literally just thrown your shoulder towards your knee and cork 540, but they're also more dangerous if you haven't learnt proper rotation yet.

A few things if you still want to learn corks before normal flat spins (I'd advise against it):

1) You HAVE to spot the landing

Because of how corks are spun, if you don't spot the landing it's easy to rotate past the first corked axis and end up landing sideways or upside down.

You need to focus on when the landing comes into view and focus on spotting that landing to make sure you can stop the rotation or speed up/slow down the rotation to land the right way up.

2) Don't just huck corks

As I mentioned earlier, corks are insanely easy to do. However, you need a certain amount of skill to determine how hard to throw that shoulder into your back leg/knee.

Part of becoming good at corking is knowing how hard to throw a cork 540 on a 20 foot jump vs. a 40 foot jump because the speed of the cork has to be different if you want to end up landing the right way up.

This is one part learning about how hard to throw your shoulder into your knee and one part spotting the landing to help with controlling the rotation.

Corks are all about knowing where you are in the spin, which again is why they're typically best left until after learning 360s and 540s because there are certain aerial skills you'll pick up learning 360s/540s that you'll need for landing smooth corks.

For example, if I'm doing a cork 540, I can do a flat 540 first to have a rough idea of how hard I need to spin to get a cork 540 around perfectly on the jump.

If I don't have that I'm literally just guessing how hard to throw the cork, which is bad because you can easily end up landing upside down, especially if you aren't used to spotting the landing.
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The cork is just an off axis rotation. You had a single off axis rotation, you start goofy and land goofy..... cork 7 is 2 full off axis rotations. Cork 10 is 3 Cork 12 is 3.5.

Triple cork 1440 is 3 feet over head flips with 4 off axis full rotations.
Double cork 10 is 2 flips feet over head and 3 off axis spins....

Look the videos up online and count the spins vs flips and watch what the judging calls them.... There are a lot of times they call them corks that it really isn't because your supposed to have the board/feet pass over your head while spinning for it to be a cork.... I just got out of a 3 hour acrobatics class doing tramps with kids that do these corked out tricks... Doubles and triples. Hard to watch in real time and count....

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if thats a cork 7 then i guess i've done 9s i'm fucking SICK brah!
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The cork is just an off axis rotation. You had a single off axis rotation, you start goofy and land goofy..... cork 7 is 2 full off axis rotations. Cork 10 is 3 Cork 12 is 3.5.

Triple cork 1440 is 3 feet over head flips with 4 off axis full rotations.
Double cork 10 is 2 flips feet over head and 3 off axis spins....

Look the videos up online and count the spins vs flips and watch what the judging calls them.... There are a lot of times they call them corks that it really isn't because your supposed to have the board/feet pass over your head while spinning for it to be a cork.... I just got out of a 3 hour acrobatics class doing tramps with kids that do these corked out tricks... Doubles and triples. Hard to watch in real time and count....
Honestly in snowboarding we just call everything off axis a cork, even if it's not feet above head. Skiers are the ones who tend to be a bit more anal when it comes to precise names for off-axis spins.

Original poster: For reference, this is what a corked 540 should look like -

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Jed, thanks a lot for your reply. I will take your advice and start working on those 3's
What do you think, is this a cork 3 or cork 7 attempt ?
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Honestly in snowboarding we just call everything off axis a cork, even if it's not feet above head. Skiers are the ones who tend to be a bit more anal when it comes to precise names for off-axis spins.

Original poster: For reference, this is what a corked 540 should look like -

oh fuck you brah, we just established that that is a 900.

don't you try and take away my 900 you bastard, i just got it!
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