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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-15-2013, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
Here is an edit of some crappy phone video I had a friend shoot on Sun.

This clip is NOT "Rad or sick!" I've got a LONG way to go to even catch up with the Older Dude, but I am slowly getting it! Widening the stance on both the Rome & NS boards really did help. Feels a bit more stable and I'm getting more height on my presses!

So here is this where I'm at after this weekend's attempts:

Tips to improve welcome! Thanks!
Most obvious area for improvement is to really hold the press/balance on one leg (or the nose/tail of the board, respectively) throughout those butters. To be balanced, you should more or less stay in the same position relative to the board.
Instead of what seems to be happening, is that your position is static overall - so relative to the board it changes over the course of the trick. As a result, by the time that the rotation is almost complete you are out of balance and you have a hard time to continue to hold the press. That is probably why you are resorting to the rushed/lurching motion at the end to complete the rotation before you have to put the board down.

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Your stance seems fine and i bet you will learn some great tricks in no time.

there are many buttering videos online, combined with what you've seen from SA you should have more than enough learning material for simple buttering moves.

i just want to share some slightly more advanced moves to give you food for thought :P

1. i find it easier/cooler to tailpress by starting with a nollie then shifting weight to the tail. you can press longer and it looks nicer. similarly, jumping a 180 or 270 into presses helped me learn my butters because i can use the rotation in the jump to help me spin while i press, and again looks nicer :P please note that you need to make fine adjustments with your toe/heel to complete the full 360 rotation.

-ps. to get into a deeper flex when you press, bend one leg and extend the other, then slowly straighten/extend the bent leg and your press will be much higher. be prepared to fall a lot before you figure out the balance point though.

2. you can link your pivot 180 noserolls with a sudden shift in weight to the switch nose and then spin another 180 or 360 air, looks very cool. similarly, an easier version would be pivote 270 noseroll + switch 270 out

3. you can also try jumping 180s and landing with tailpresses and continue to this nonstop. similarly, you can always link ground 180s or 360s with butters.
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