Rodeo = lincolns bro. Do a lincoln, then do a 180 when you see your landing = rodeo. It might not sound like one, but it is, trust me. You might not actually do a lincoln 180 but when u try to do what i said, you do a rodeo.
I start with my hands to my sides, then pop off the lip, throwing my right shoulder and arm up and across my body to my left. It feels a lot different than throwing a backflip... at least to me it feels waaay flatter because you're not completely overhead on-axis the way you are with a backflip. It's hard to describe but the rotation feels really similar to throwing a misty on a diving board... just instead of pushing down with your shoulder you throw it up and spin.
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i kind of disagree. i learned rodeos by trying to do a backflip downhill (that is, trying to do a 180 and then a backflip). that worked for me. try turning your hips off the jump and then doing a backflip downhill.
That would be a flair, rodeos have more of a forward momentum.
Go to your local diving board, preferably a three meter and learn everything there. Hit that up a bunch and before you know it, you body will have that air awareness it needs to do the tricks on snow. Most everything is muscle memory and repitition. Trampolines work too, but diving boards are more fun because they launch you like a big step-down and you learn to 'stomp' it real quick instead of body slapping on your side in the water.
First off, Flat-spin, Rodeo, Underflip, Who cares? Just pick the one that seems most natural and try it out. Also, people have the names all mixed up and no matter what I call them, someone is going to say it's the wrong name. It could be debated all day long, but it's not worth my time. That being said, here's how I do a couple of these. If you have a trampoline or diving board, it is best to learn it there first.
Underflip (similar to a lincoln 180)- As you approach the lip, pop off your right foot while simultaneously throwing an uppercut with your right arm and reaching for a safety grab on your left ski. If you hold that position while looking over your left shoulder, the trick naturally completes itself. Just spot your landing and open up to stop your rotation.
Flatspin - I like to lean over on the right edges of both my skis while throwing my left elbow straight behind me and looking over my shoulder. Sometimes I'll carve up the jump to the left and then transition to my right edges right before I take off because it helps set my rotation. I also try to sit a little in the back seat to keep me from going bio. Once you're in the air, tuck it up and hold that position till you are back on axis. Flat 5's are the most natural for me.
Rodeo - Pop similar to a backflip but think about throwing your left elbow behind you and look over your shoulder. (It's almost like a chicken-out backflip) I also like to pop it a little to the right to take it a little more around the corner instead of just doing a backflip 180. This trick is somewhat similar to a flatspin but more inverted.
Anyway, hope that helps. Poppy jumps are easier to learn all three of these on. Good Luck. Late.
I actually learned lincolns on my trampoline off of backflips. If a backflip is a rotation around y=0 then just angle the rotation so that y = x or y = -x
anyway, the way I learned is I just took my backflip and before take off, I'd take my right arm and uppercut over to my left side. This would send my rotation 45 degrees off of the vertical axis, then before you land the 360 part of it, throw a 180 in there.
what i did was learn backflips. then, id do a backflip, spot my landing and do 180. so kinda like backflip late 180. then as you get more comfy with that, you start to spin the 180 earlier and earlier until i was doing a pretty flat rodeo, mighta been a flatspin. but ya i donno, the way olenick does em are a lot like a weird lincoln with slight spin. i guess it depends on how inverted or flat or whatever you want to do them. i recommend just trying em and after the first attempt you will be able to see how your body is gonna react. word
so true. IF you think of it at all like a backflip you'll end up doing flare probably
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i rodeo is a linchon 180... and underflip is where u turn 90 degrees linchon backwards then turn 90 again to land... and a d spin like like what cheerleaders call a "back-full" doing a backflip with a spin
this all i kno... if its right ... im im bout for sure it is
HHMMM...D-spin is a bit different than a back full. Mike D actually developed them trying to learn a back full, if I remember correctly. D-spin is an inverted cork spin. Originally, a rodeo was more like a back 180 than a lincoln 180. (JP Auclair, JF Cusson...era) Now, more people are referring to the lincoln 180 than the tweaked out back 180 when they say rodeo. One other thing, an underflip rotates one way, the rodeo rotates the other. For instance, if I am loncolning to the left, an underflip will spin left, while a rodeo will spin right. Anyway, enough arguing about names, just go do whichever one feels good.