i learned 360s a few weeks ago, and every time i do them i land backseat and not only is it annoying but it kills my shins. what can i do to land more centered? i tried leaning forward but i jsut keep going backseat
dude, I feel your pain. I serached for this forum rather than start a new one for the same reason. More than just style, landing back seat wrenches on the muscle that runs along my shin, freakin' kills... but I'm going to try popping a bit harder off the lip and tucking my legs up...
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don't listen to this punk, thats how you set up for cork. I see mad people having this problem when they first start throwing 3's. Last year I use to do that. I go for like safety grab or something and it just helps to straighten you out a little more. so maybe try tucking up your legs and reaching over as though you were going to grab.
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Half those thigs are just weird. Bend your knees and spread your legs out a bit more on take off, then just kinda pop off and keep your knees bent and you will naturally look for the landing and should land right. You may be carving off the lip which would cause that.
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dude on a 3 that would have the opposite affect, cuz he'd reach for it while facing up hill and just get more backseat. just keep your eyes level to the ground when you set your sping instead of looking down at the jump. try not to look down for your landing till you're at like 270
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1. Start going
2. wind up and pop(jump) at the lip(the top) of the jump
3. RIGHT AFTER YOU POP pull ur legs up, look over your shoulder and spin ur arms
4. at about 3/4 around spot ur landing and STOMP it!
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you really should work on just helicopters, thats the best way to learn a spin. spin with your arms out and your body straight so you look like a T. stay forward in your boot, steady shin pressure, and when you spin dont look at the ground, look at the horizon until you spot the landing...your body will follow your eyes; this will get you comfortable in the air, then you start adding grabs in. dont be adding grabs if you cant even do the spin!
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Right now were here in Bella Coola Canada, and ah, weve been shut in by the weather for like three weeks eh. We havn't shot fuck all. Ooh, Soory.
We've just been sittng around, eating pasta, and spending loonies and toonies on Kokanee and peelers.
But, as soon as this weather clears, im gunna pull on my toque, eat some canadian bacon, and ah, im keen to giver.
I used to have that problem as well until Mark McDonnel at high north helped me out. He told me that a lot of people (myself included) have a tendency to pop up and a little bit back as opposed to just popping straight up. Really focus on exactly how you're popping and try to make sure you pop STRAIGHT UP with your ankles, knees and hips all at once and you'll get it. It also really helps to very briefly (i can't stress briefly enough) look back uphill at 180, I don't know how it works but it really stalls out the spin and makes it smoother but also somehow helps with staying on axis. After spotting uphill you just look over your shoulder and the other 180 comes around.
k well when u go off the jump think about the angle and degree of the jump. then about the landing notice how u go up wards and if u kept that same degree of the jump u would lannd on ur back. so keep that in mind that u need to adjust to the landing b4 u hit the jump
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i remember when i made this thread, basically what i did to help myself was just basically not start spinning until i was in the air, and pop straight up instead of backwards, plus a lot of practice just makes ur body remember to stay balences in the air
i used to land backseat on 3's then i started reaching for critical and mutes. anything that you have to lean forward to grap will help. also makes you look better.
seriously though, some of you assholes are going to get all the way through this before you realize your reading my signature.
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