i had the same problem when i was learning them. just try to focus on landing overly forward.. idk if that makes sense.. it'll just takes a ton of tries to get the balance right, but it will come around as long as you keep practicing them. a wide stance is good for balance too
270s on used to be my go to trick, i could do them onto any rail or box i hit over the summer but now that im actually on snow all ive been able to do on onto is a 2 foot wide dance floor box. would turf or summer sesh stuff make a difference? sounds crazy you would think snow would be better
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you need to spread your legs out. make sure your left foot is more toward the end of the feature when you land on it and have a balanced stance. it's much easier to fall backwards and taco if your feet are too close together.
silly as it sounds it's probably more of a mental thing that's going on that's stopping you from doing them. you're probably overthinking when you're about to throw. if you don't even think about what you're about to do and throw it like it was any other time during the summer you'll probably do it. I could also be completely wrong. I've never skied on anything but snow, maybe there is a difference
I think you did a good pop, and your legs were decently wide so I don't think that is your problem. I think what you did that screwed you up was that you let your head drop to spot the rail. When I do it I like keep my head straight up and sometimes don't even spot the rail until I am at like 240 deg. What I felt you did was as soon as you took off you were looking for the rail causing you to slightly go off axis which caused death.
between 2:02-2:03 your left shoulder was slightly lowered when you went to through as well if you look at your hand when you through the spin they were off access. This is what made you go off axis slightly and made you land a little back seat and at a angle.
Next time concentrate standing up more straight not in such a athletic position and throwing you arms more horizontal and open your stance up for the landing until you are more comfortable.
You should stomp it just keep working on it man!
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im guessing you spin ur natty way and land unnature foot fowrd, so pratice sliding opposite foot forward firt and then just lean a bit more forwad off the the on ramp
thank god you posted a video, its way easyer to help someone when they post a video
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Didn't watch video cause I'm in class, but here's how I do my 2s on.
1. On approach, my arm drops back (right arm if I'm spinning left, or vice versa), I have two positions kinda built into muscle memory, one for early blind swaps and one for 2s on, the 2on one is further back, hard to explain, but my arm stays straight and it drops back past my body.
2. (here's the really important part of the trick to lock on properly) at the peak of the lip POP UP. As you pop toss that arm across your body, but try to keep it smooth and fluid...try not to spin too fast, it'll make it hard to stop and balance on the rail.
3. While spinning bring your knees up just slightly (I bring them up more for a down rail than I do for a flat rail. Also, while spinning, look between your skis so you can spot the rail (this is why I love my bright orange FKS 180s, they help me snap my eyes right where I want them...but they're obviously not necessary).
4. Once you've gotten the spin around stay centered over the rail/box, gently lower your legs down to make contact. The less you slam your skis into the rail, the easier the rest of the slid will be.
5. Now it's just down to staying centered over the rail, balance (being comfortable with unnatural slides helps too...but some people learn unnatty slides with spins on/switch ups, so it's again, not necessary before hand). If you want to spin-out/swap/pretzel scissor your feet appropriately (this will also help with balancing as well, just like a regular rail slide is easier once you scissor)
Hope that helps, staying calm and confident can help a ton and try not to focus on throwing the spin too hard, let it naturally work around.