^t2i's are dope! you're not quite there yet but here are some pointers when shooting that kinda subject (action sports, excl. skiing n shit)
-if the background is chill, rule of thirds with a high depth of field would be chill. if the background is lame, try decreasing the depth of field, bringing the f/ to at least 3.5-5.6 (depending on focal length and where the subject is placed.) this helps bring more attention to the subject and trick, and not having a shitload of stuff goin on.
-in general, try staying away from having the subject in the middle of the frame. it'll work sometimes if you know what you're doing, but like i said, in general it won't work.
-get low, especially if you have a lens capable of wide focal lengths. exaggerates the height and shit of the actual trick and stuff. makes it look better as well. look for horizons and shit, you really want the subject to be singled out as much as possible.
anyways just keep shooting and no matter what you'll get better