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zackmorris 02-15-2013 10:04 PM

How do I know when I'm ready to flip?
 
I just started snowboarding again this season..after 6 years of winter blues. Glad I decided to start boarding again cause I fell in love instantly.

I'm starting to hit jumps, spins...feeling comfortable again. I honestly think I can hit a backflip.

When do you guys know? What was your first attempts like?


Thanks for any response.

rwspear 02-16-2013 12:41 AM

wait for a soft snow day and fucking huck it. you ever done a backflip on a trampoline or a diving board?

either commit or dont!

zackmorris 02-16-2013 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rwspear (Post 731873)
wait for a soft snow day and fucking huck it. you ever done a backflip on a trampoline or a diving board?

either commit or dont!

I can do backflips on a trampoline easy. I'm honestly worried about over-rotating.

seant46 02-16-2013 12:52 AM

They are about as difficult as doing a basic 360, probably easier. Its about balls and commitment. If you are feeling it, go for it, and commit!!!

Jed 02-16-2013 04:37 AM

If you can hit jumps properly and consistently, then you should be fine to learn basic backflips.

As others have said, it's really as easy as a 360, just takes balls and a soft landing.

Do make sure you learn them into powder or something really soft your first time though, since everyone I know has landed on their head while trying to get used to the rotation. It's all about spotting your landing so you can speed up/slow down the flip.

zackmorris 02-16-2013 10:01 AM

The problem about a soft landing is living in the midwest.

Thanks for the replies thus far..really appreciate it guys.

Aw3bb 02-16-2013 10:13 AM

Where in the Midwest? Ever hit an airbag?

Aw3bb 02-16-2013 10:17 AM

A lot of times they don't allow backflips, but u could just go for it. Ask for forgiveness in stead of permission

zackmorris 02-16-2013 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aw3bb (Post 732394)
Where in the Midwest? Ever hit an airbag?

Burlington, Iowa lol. I'll be moving back to Colorado within a year (hopefully).

I just missed the airbag this year.

liner 02-17-2013 10:22 PM

Wait for a pow day and start with tame dogs or nollie front flips. Very easy to get around, you can do them off rollers and much lower on the risk scale than shit in the park.


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