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horia.ancas 01-06-2013 01:53 PM

Help needed on corks - video present
Hi guys, I need some help.
I am trying to learn some spins and I want to understand what am I doing wrong. Just so you know, I can barely spin 360 correctly and only some of the times. Somehow I find corked spins more natural than regular spins. (just so you know my "background").

Can you guys tell me what am I doing wrong in this video ? Or give me some tips on how not to crash so much :)

I was attempting a cork 540 but over rotated to a 720, but somehow I think that is not the main problem with this one ... Let me know, I really want to get this down (cork 5 or 7)

Thanks, here's the video

ARSENALFAN 01-06-2013 02:03 PM

How old are you? Tell me your in your 20s as opposed to 40's so I don't feel like such a wussy. I liked it despite the fact you didn't land it. I think your almost there!

horia.ancas 01-06-2013 02:05 PM

Glad you like it and yes, I'm 28 (getting too old for this ..... :P )

ShredLife 01-06-2013 02:08 PM

ummmm.... you only went 360 degrees.... :dunno:

horia.ancas 01-06-2013 02:11 PM

Shred, that is what it looks like to me also, but I was told the flip counts as another 360.
I might be wrong...

grafta 01-06-2013 02:13 PM

Wow, nice :thumbsup:

Def looks like controlling over-rotation is the issue. Do you have access to the vids? Sure there'd be something on those. I remember the back 1s trick is to look back up the landing so you don't over rotate into a 3.

Looks like your head and upper body is stationary in relation to your lower body through the rotation. Can you counter-rotate just before landing to help slow the spin?

That jump has lots of crazy angles going on, and being corked don't help lol! The angle your board and body would have to be on may be a little odd to stomp it?

Good fun to watch :eusa_clap:

Along with wanting to naturally cork spins, do you also prefer angled/side hits to straight kickers?

horia.ancas 01-06-2013 02:22 PM

Thanks grafta,
it would be nice if it's just controlling the over-rotation, but I am afraid is something more serious.
I noticed on my regular back 3's that I carve alot and I lean on my front edge like crazy.
I think this is the problem here also ... leaning on the front edge right before the jump, and that is throwing me on some weird axis.
You can notice that even though the board lines up fine near the landing, my weight is not over the board...
I don't really know, guess I am just gonna keep slamming till I find out :P

ShredLife 01-06-2013 02:24 PM


Originally Posted by horia.ancas (Post 561986)
Shred, that is what it looks like to me also, but I was told the flip counts as another 360.
I might be wrong...

well fuck you might be right - naming tricks has gotten retarded. to me, in my mind, there is no flip there. you flattened out your spin so you were off axis but your legs never went over your head.

i'm not trying to talk shit here - it looked pretty sweet if a little hucked. looks like you need to maybe grab toeside, it'll make suck your knees more, get your shoulders back over your board... maybe go a little bigger and you'll be spotting your landing easy. :thumbsup:

horia.ancas 01-06-2013 02:30 PM

Shred, it looks weird for me also, but I can tell you that in my mind it's a backflip with some kind of rotation. Sometimes I get too much flip and sometimes I get too much rotation.
You are right, I should grab but I am not comfortable yet. Will work on it in the future. Thanks

Edge 01-06-2013 02:38 PM

Wouldn't it benefit you to wait to get 360s dialed, so that you have more experience with controlling your rotation? It might feel more natural to cork, but if you are having trouble with controlling your rotation, surely a standard 360 is the best thing to learn first.

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