C.SmithOk so I'm okay at skiing like I can do 180s, 360s, and rails. I have goals for this year like spin on/off rails, 540, but the biggest thing on the list is landing a flip. Idk what I should try first I was told backies were easier and front flips were not as scary and flats are like backies. I'm think about trying to frontflip off of a knuckle but I thought NS would know best.
Front flips always sound better to start off with, but they're pretty useless in terms of progression and require WAY more effort to get around. Definitely don't do it off a knuckle first try that would be extremely savage but risky because you have very little air unless you were hauling ass. If i were you id spend a lot of time doing backflips/ flatspins on trampoline and deciding which comes more naturally to you. these tricks will help with a lot of other more progressive things such and corks, rodeos, even switch tricks because you get used to the jump setting some of the flip rather than fighting it as hard as you can. Think about it like this, if you're going to drop a front off a jump, you're already leaning back because of the angle of the jump. That means that not only to you have to counter that backwards lean, but since the landing is angled down, you also have to over rotate a little to land on your feet. You're basically doing 1 1/3 flips just to land. Now think about a backflip/ flatspin. Since youre already leaning back on the jump, you trick is already stared before you even leave the jump! then all you have to do is go with the flow of the kicker until you spot the landing and put the gear down. You only have to do 3/4 of a flip to put that bitch to your feet. All in all, backflips are scarier but once you get the first one out of the way, are one of the easiest and fun tricks you can do. hope this helps!
I do it for the ski bunnies.
When you land, best be afterbangin.