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Swandog7well congrats on getting back flips man, they are a big milestone. The one thing that i noticed right away is your aren't like initiating the flip with your upper body. If you pause your video at :10 you see can see that you are "sitting" back on your skis versus arching your back and extending. This happens at the takeoff. Id go do some on a tramp and try to feel it out. Try and do a "sitting" backflip and then do some laid out extended ones.
kryptonicYeah I definetly noticed that too I'm not really setting it like I would on the trampoline I'm sort of just like floating it the last on I did was the most recent one, I can lay them out really good on the trampoline but it is different on skis for some reason. Thanks for the insight.
Swandog7the rotation and look should be the same, the set/ pop is a little different. Pop a little harder and make sure to pop up. A lot of people just arch ad throw back on tramp and float back a little (techniquly incorrect). try doing some in place. Don't change the shape of your ace though. On skis you can still "float back" like on tramp, it can be hard to do so your first few times.
SpliffyJYou need to pop. Gottah jump up with it, not just send it back. If your looking for a laid out backie id take it off a decent sized park jump, pop and bring your head back and spot the landing. it helps if you get the laid out backflip down on a trampoline first
RicoSuave425I learned backflips a few years ago. Initially, I did them just like you, and last year I figured out how to do them like I think you want to (some say properly).
A few things that really helped me (restating things others have said in this thread):
- Jump UP. Pause videos of backflips when the skier is at the edge of the lip and you'll notice that in the good ones the skier is fully extended straight up like a boner, and in bad ones the skiers knees are bent and they are laying back with their stomach to the sky.
-Put your shins into the front of your boots and kind of bounce off of your boots. This helps me most with my 360s, but it also helps to make sure I reallly jump when I do flips
-Try to push your chest out and up to the sky when you're taking off. I kind of pretend like I'm trying to smash my chest into something above and in front of me.
Some of these things are easier to implement on big jumps. When I first took my flips to bigger jumps I would always overrotate and painfully crash, so try to progress slowly. The first few times you really slow down your rotation are very exciting, but then you start to trust that you'll come around and it's easy.