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Old 03-16-2013, 02:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This is one of my favorite things to do on a box. Definitely ollie into it and practice lots on flatground. One of the keys is body position, reach your back hand out over your tail and your front hand down towards your nose or out over your nose, this will keep you nice and straight and balanced, you don't have to lean crazy forward, just have all your weight over your front foot and it helps to straighten out your back leg a bit. When you get to the end push forward with your front foot to nollie out. Its less about leaning forward then it is lifting your tail.
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Its less about leaning forward then it is lifting your tail.
Actually, it's really more about the proper position. If you're doing it right, the board will naturally flex itself up without you ever having to lift your leg. Now of course, you can pull it up if you're trying to get it a mile high, but you are more prone to falling, since at that point, you've killed your proper form.
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I find it helps not to look directly down at the board. Look up ahead of you. Also make sure your shoulders are parallel with your board.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Some say the style looks lame but I reach forward with my left hand (ride regs) and that seems to help me get more weight forward without going over the bars. Switch I do just like fakie 5-0.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:39 AM   #15 (permalink)
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If you are falling forward it is probably because you are leaning too much with your upper body. It is more about moving your hips and lower body weight foward. While keeping your back up straight.
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Actually, it's really more about the proper position. If you're doing it right, the board will naturally flex itself up without you ever having to lift your leg. Now of course, you can pull it up if you're trying to get it a mile high, but you are more prone to falling, since at that point, you've killed your proper form.
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This is one of my favorite things to do on a box. Definitely ollie into it and practice lots on flatground. One of the keys is body position, reach your back hand out over your tail and your front hand down towards your nose or out over your nose, this will keep you nice and straight and balanced, you don't have to lean crazy forward, just have all your weight over your front foot and it helps to straighten out your back leg a bit. When you get to the end push forward with your front foot to nollie out. Its less about leaning forward then it is lifting your tail.
Not so much this.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:33 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Funny how I stated the same shit. Reach forward with your hand, said its about body position and to keep the back leg straight and when others say it you agree with it lol... I said the same thing as everyone else. The only thing different I said was you can lift your back foot a bit, which a ton of guys do for style, guess that comes from a skate background where you learn balance.
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Funny how I stated the same shit. Reach forward with your hand, said its about body position and to keep the back leg straight and when others say it you agree with it lol... I said the same thing as everyone else. The only thing different I said was you can lift your back foot a bit, which a ton of guys do for style, guess that comes from a skate background where you learn balance.
It's a cruel world, Casual. I thought your advice was pretty good- it's what I've been doing to learn to nose manual and it's been working pretty good so far.
I'll focus on making it look good to other people later when I've actually learned to do it (NWBoarder!)
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It's a cruel world, Casual. I thought your advice was pretty good- it's what I've been doing to learn to nose manual and it's been working pretty good so far.
I'll focus on making it look good to other people later when I've actually learned to do it (NWBoarder!)
Hey man, learn it however you want, it won't hurt my feelings any. Just know that one way is proper, and the other isn't. Try it out, see how it feels. Do one with just pulling a leg up and then do one with actually shifting your hips over the front of the board while really getting a good front knee bend and then come tell me which way feels more in control. Casual, I've skated just about my whole life. Balance can be learned on a snowboard as well. I wasn't saying you were wrong, I was just pointing out that it really is more about balance than pulling a leg up. The way you stated at the end would lead someone to believe that all they have to do is pull up a foot to be in a press. That's why I only quoted that one part. The rest of your advice was fairly solid.
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