Hey peepz, I was just wondering if a frontflip or backflip is easier IN YOUR OPINION, and which one did you do first? Also, what is the best way to practice either one of these, if you can do it on a trampoline can u do it on skis? Thanks!!
I tried a frontflip first, ate shit harrrdd and havent tried one since. But a few days later i said fuck it and went on a medium sized jump and just threw like i would on a trampoline, but as hard as i could (lol) and over rotated. Once you get over your head once on backflips you are set.
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He's probably just asking you to use the searchbar, but back on topic. I think backies are way easier, you spot your landing so early which makes them easy to land. They are harder to commit to, but then again, committing is the key to skiing.
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Okay to do the front flip the first thing you are gonna wanna do is get some decent speed heading into the lip then lean forward real hard as you hit the lip whip out your smart phone in mid air and search bar this topic and then bring those legs around and stomp the hell out of it.
I don't flip on skis but I did gymnastics for years. Backflips are much easier in my opinion because you can see your landing. Some people think frontflips are easier but then you have a blind landing.
This might not be the same for everyone obviously but I feel it's true for the majority of people.
Front flips are easier to try. You build a small jump in the powder and huck yourself forward and roll. It's ridiculously easy to at least make it to your back. The huck isn't very scary, and if you come around to your back at least you'll be like "wow that's not so bad" and huck them till you ride one out.
^ Don't do that though.
If you've never done one in general pools and trampolines are a good place to start and very low consequence.
For backflips, they can be much scarier to try, but once you get them down it's a very easy rotation to land perfectly. The most important thing is commitment. If you huck a backflip and pussy out you're going to have a bad time. 99% of the time you will get hurt much worse if you don't commit vs. committing. It's all mental but you have to make sure when you go for it that you really go for it.
Try them into a pool or on the trapoline. On a pool edge jump up while pushing out and away from the wall. Bring your knees into your chest and look directly over your head.
^ Although if it's into a pool you want to jump back. IF you're doing it on a tramp and you're still scared you could simply do a few back rolls to get the feel for moving like that and maybe have somebody toss out a pad for your to land on. Once you land one it's pretty simple.
On skis you want something that gives you enough height to get it around, but still something that you're comfortable with. Some people prefer to learn them on a 20/25' ish park jump in the spring, some people a little hand made booter in the pow.
Make sure to pop so you clear your head off the take off(otherwise you'll have a bad time. Look straight back for the landing. With backflips a lot of people turn their heads to the side which will make you flip off axis and then who knows what will happen to you.
Frontflips easier to try, harder to be consistent on generally.
Backflips scarier to try, ridiculously easy to land regularly.
Easy tricks and fun as hell. Find some powder, a fresh set of balls, and go have some fun.
I personally think front flips are easier. But that's only because I don't do backflips often and don't take the time to get good at them. So you'd have to try both and go from there. It didn't take me many tries to learn either though. But good Luck man!
back flips are easier and feel very similar to a trampoline backie
front flips are harder because its not as easy to spot your landing and before you attempt one try rolling on the ground like a summersalt because that is how your going to want to through yourself over your tips