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It is summertime and now with no possible access to any skiing facilities I have taken things into my own hands building my own Msnow jib setup. Whenever I try to do a switch up (new trick to me) I try to scissor grind, pretzel grind, whatever, holding the grind on PVC is especially hard, maybe I should build a different type of rail than the one I have? It doesn't seem to be a problem for other people on my setup though. I need suggestions on maybe better ways to go about trying switchups, or practicing them somehow for that matter. Whenever I try to do the grind I slide off to the side almost instantly, and when I pop and turn my skis won't stay in line and I land all awkward usually making my skis bump into eachother. Any suggestions on this trick?
so true, it's 70% commitment 30% technique, you would be surprised how easy they come once you commit
Try back swaps first. That or try to start unnatural and switch up to natural
you have obviously never got drunk, grabbed both your nuts and squished them to the top of your dong, took a picture, sent it to everyone you knew and said "call 911, my penis is on upside down again".
Look in front of you and not your feet, you don't have to think to scissor it will do it by itself, and then you jump. And depending on which way you spin, you may find back swap or unnatural front swap easier
Avila sucks real bad
If you're having trouble committing to a frontside switchup, learn front 270s out first (if you haven't already). Once you are comfortable with those, setting the rotation for the switchup will be just like a front 2, but earlier on the rail. Also, be commited to the landing after sliding the rest of the rail. Plan in advance if you're going to land switch (which I recommend) and follow through with the rotation of the switchup.
Bending your knees and looking at the end of the rail are important for every rail trick as well.
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