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Hey guys,

When I throw 3s I have a tendency to revert and keep spinning. I mostly get away with it coz my board is part rocker (custom flying v).

I think the secret to not reverting is to land flat, right? How do I do that? I'm obviously leaving the lip of the jump on an edge. So I need to adjust while in mid air?
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Thinking about it a bit more, it could be caused by me rushing the blind landing. Think I need to practice my backside 1s a bit more.
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Are you doing backside 360s or frontside 360s? I'm assuming fs 360s since you talk about a blind landing and bs 180s.

You actually don't want to try to land flatbase, but on an edge to stop the rotation, not sure who told you to try to land flat base.

Besides that as you already mentioned, for fs 360s you should be landing blind looking down and back up the hill and if you look forwards during the landing you'll overrotate into a 540.

It's kind of hard to tell what else you could be doing wrong without video, but it could also be that you're just plain spinning too hard. With 360s you barely need to initiate the rotation to get the full 360 around once you have the timing mastered.

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[QUOTE=Jed;1134377]Besides that as you already mentioned, for fs 360s you should be landing blind looking down and back up the hill and if you look forwards during the landing you'll overrotate into a 540./QUOTE]

Yeah that's pretty much exactly what's happening. I get the full way around the 360 in the air and then when I land I keep spinning another 180 and end up switch (which makes hitting the next feature a PITA). Sorry yeah, forgot to mention these are frontside 3s.

I'm almost certain my problem is that I'm looking forward too early (perhaps before my board even makes contact with the ground). I might go "back" to doing some backside 1s until I'm satisfied I've got the blind landing down sweet.

Either that, or give some backside 3s a go? either way I'm having fun.
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Sounds like you have the right idea. Basically the trick is to force yourself not to look forwards at all for the landing until you're already riding away clean.

So even if you've landed and even if your board is on the ground, don't look forward yet and keep looking backwards/down until you can ride a few meters away and the rotation has fully stopped and only then look forwards.

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Yeah that's pretty much exactly what's happening. I get the full way around the 360 in the air and then when I land I keep spinning another 180 and end up switch (which makes hitting the next feature a PITA).
Also maybe concentrate on the one trick rather than tying them together. This way you dial the 360 in completely then start to string in more features.

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Yea you want to dig in your toe edge on landing and look back up the hill (counter intuitive but will stop your rotation). As you get better at 3s and start doing them off bigger jumps this will become less of an issue as naturally you will spin slower and not have to huck yourself around
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Just my five cents. Like the rest have already concluded landing on your toe edge is key here. Or pretty much landing any trick the key is to be slightly on your toes because we human animals have balance on our toes than on our heels. Also on the take off if you don't just pop off from both legs at the same time and instead do a subtle ollie it helps to get a more solid take off which makes it easier to land. That might be a bit to advanced right now but might want to give it a try. And when you land I'd recommend spotting the landing and looking directly down, not forward nor backward. Looking forward causes you to over spin which will be useful when you advance to 5's. Looking backward puts you more risk on landing blind again. Just my opinion concentrating your eyes directly below you will help.
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Hey guys,

Thanks for the feedback. I forgot to mention I'm goofty - I presume that doesn't make any difference to which edge I should be landing on (i.e. I should still be landing toe edge as mentioned)?

Here's a video from last February showing one of my attempts. I'm based in NZ (so we've just come to the end of our season here). I think I've improved a bit since this video was taken but none the less, it's probably indicative?


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Hey guys,

Thanks for the feedback. I forgot to mention I'm goofty - I presume that doesn't make any difference to which edge I should be landing on (i.e. I should still be landing toe edge as mentioned)?

Here's a video from last February showing one of my attempts. I'm based in NZ (so we've just come to the end of our season here). I think I've improved a bit since this video was taken but none the less, it's probably indicative?


Also it's obvious from watching this video now, I need to tuck my legs in more. I think I've got that part sussed now at least.
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