Before reading this, Iíd just like you to know that this was my best attempt at this, and that it took me two hours to get this together. I have a huge archive of good NS videoís on my computer, but its damn hard finding the original pages in the video section of NS.
Another cool note here too: These are all videoís from NS members! Way to go guys, some of these videoís are damn classy. I kinda had fun making this because I got to see how much talent our members have. We rock! Check out the videoís below if you donít believe me.
(Disclaimer: If you see yourself in a video that Iíve used and want to have it removed (for some reason I really cannot imagine, you did post it for the public) then just PM me, Iíll talk to a Mod and get it removed for you.)
Thanks, enjoy what Iíve come up with:
A cork is a off axis spin that is leaned back, but so that the rider does not go inverted at any point. It is a popular trick, and many proís and amateurs do these very well.
(This also has a good cork 5 at the end, keep watching)
A forward corking non-inverted spin. Note the lean the rider has forwards at about 360. Also, see CR Johnson in SM2, SM3 or Propaganda, he does them best.
(itís a switch bio 10, but it works, note the lean in the rotation)
Set the same way a cork is, but is more leaned back. A d-spin is essentially any cork where you become inverted. In all of these videos note how the feet will go above the head. Evan Raps does these very well, also see Mike Douglas.
http://media.nscdn.com/uploads/member/videos/1137812618Skiing%20-%20D-Spin900LuiKang.mpg (haha, oh Boyd, how I miss you)
A rodeo is not an off axis spin like a cork, d-spin or bio. It is a spin with a FULL inversion, aka, the riders feet at some point in the spin go directly OVER his or her head. Rodeoís are essentially a backflip with a spin. See Mark Abma in Yearbook for a very sick and slowed down Rodeo 7. Also, Mike Wilson rules at these, see Ready, Fire, Aim for some huge ones.
http://www.newschoolers.com/ns3/web/content/videos.php?vid=276& (This one actually is Mike Wilson, way back in 2002)
A Misty is the counterpart of the Rodeo. It is a spin with a front flip. Note in these how you can see the skis go OVER the persons head and wrap around. (Note; some people call these overflips. However, I find this term misleading, because you would think that the opposite of an overflip is an underflip, or a rodeo. However, this is not the case, as you will see from the Underflip section)
Flairís and Underflips
First, about Flaires: Flairs are essentially backflip 180ís. They are usually done in the pipe (Heres Ian Cosco, watch his third hit for a good one: http://media.nscdn.com/uploads/member/videos/9591Ianhugeflairrun.mov), but can be done off a normal jump. Because a 360 in a pipe would land you switch however, landing a flair in the pipe you come out going normal. Thus, flairs off a park jump have you landing switch. (Sorry thatís confusing, Iíve reworded it twice and thatís the best Iíve got). Heres a video:
People also commonly call this an underflip, so Iíll agree to that. This is not a rodeo 5 (look at the way the rotation is set, there is a difference). People either need to define Underflips as either Rodeo 5ís or as Flairs. A Flair is not a Rodeo 5: yet people commonly call both Underflips.
So that it. I personally donít use ďunderflipĒ at all. In my opinion, itís a bad term all around. There are many kinds of spins and inverts that go ďunderĒ but they arenít all the same type (d-spinís and rodeoís for example Ė some guy will always claim your d-spin is an underflip). Thus, I hope we can get past the whole ďunderflipĒ thing and just use more appropriate terms. If you want to call a flair out of the pipe an underflip, go ahead, just keep your damn definitions consistent.
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this brief and far from ultimate trick dictionary and guide. As always, I expect your criticism and mockery, but I hope that this will help clear things up for some people. I wish I could edit this as we get better videoís, but alas. Maybe if a mod takes pity or if this gets stickied.