Okay I know I know post in trick tip forum. But I've recently been trying some 7s of 30ish feet jumps. I can do 540s pretty easily now without grabs...don't really have to throw the spin too hard. When I seven though I need to throw it a little harder..duhh..but it's throwing me off axis a bit. I'm really not bringing up my knees at all yet. Heres a POV vid....
Any tips? On a trampoline I have this problem too if I throw too hard. Thanks.
sorry fordouble post, but try to keep ur legs tense as ur going thru the spin b/c it seemed like they flew apart at the end,
and if ur prob is that ur going off axis: usually when learning a new spin u throw it hard, so try to keep ur head as u normally would for a five, people tend to look down or up while spining fast on a new trick, that might set u off axis so just remember to keep ur head level, dont look down or up
hope that helps!
when popping on skis to get more air off a jump, do you just jump?-Armadaskier1928
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After 7's... 9's get pretty easy. It seems that you open up as you start your spin just judging by the wide position of your feet. Really try to spin with your abs or core of your body. Then just suck up those knees and keep looking over the shoulder, it's pretty blind for a 7 off a jump that size. You are probably going to barely see the landing, but just keep going and stomp it.
Whenever I come apart on a spin it is almost always that I started spinning before the pop, or with skis still on the snow. Almost every time I try bigger spins than I am comfortable with (which is not much) I start to swivel my shoulders/hips before popping. What happens is that right when I get to about 540 my legs come apart and it gets ugly.
I find that if I:
1. Focus on Pop, and only pop until im off the lip.
2. Make sure I start the spin with my hips, not upper body.
the key to ANY good trick is a good takeoff. i can tell by the way you land that you are spinning so hard/early that you are taking off off of one foot heavy. focus on a balanced two-footed takeoff, like you prob. do no sweat on your 5s, and you'll be more balanced in the air.
Try it on a smaller jump. I did my first 720 on a 10 footer (length wise), and it was on the same day i learned 540's. Here is a video of my friends 720 on the same jump, i couldn't get mine because i was filming. As well i put my friends 540 fail, its just funny.
And if anyone is wondering why he doesn't have poles, its because he snapped them the last run.