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So I want to land a really big backflip before the end of the season (possibly only one more weekend). I have no problems flipping on smaller jumps, and I don't just huck it...I know how to control it. My question is how to set the rotation at the right speed for the jump. I can see myself over rotating and getting fucked up really easily. I already stall out my rotation as it is, I don't know how I could stall it out even more. Basically, I would like someone with actual experience to tell me what exactly to do when taking off to get a nice, slow flip going without not setting it enough and getting stuck upside down. +k for actual tips.
honestly there isn't much to say besides set it slower. Much slower. Nobody can tell you how hard you need to throw it, you just need to find out for yourself by hitting the jump a bunch. I guess a good way to figure out how hard to throw it would be to backflip and 360 that smaller jump and then 360 the bigger jump and see how much of a difference there is in how hard you throw it. With big layed out back flips you just gotta set it softly with your hips and look back and lay it out and then when the landing comes pull your feet under you. The best way to do it is to work your way up on bigger and bigger jumps because I can almost guarantee you that if you went from that smaller one to that bigger one without a few stepping stone jumps there's a good chance you'll over rotate a lot.
matt_d watch the vid, and to the op pop a tiny bit and lean back. dont try to throw it too hard. i always overrotate backflips no matter what. i way prefer flat 3's or frontflips. your brother in the red looks really good, so pressure him into doing it first haha.
Not true. I'm a freestyle coach and I've taught kids tricks that I can't do on several occasions. So often you can identify what's going wrong in a bigger trick, and it'll all trace back to the fundamentals.
Does it help to have some skiing talent when helping others learn new tricks? Yeah, of course. But you don't need to be way better than them, or even as good as them.
practice laying out your backflips. when you are laid out you can pull your legs in early if you set your flip too soft or stay laid out if you set your flip too hard. also you can see your landing much earlier when laid out which makes it much easier to adjust in the air.
Really its just practice once you do enough flips and hit enough jumps you will have a feel for how hard to set your flips. i wouldn't recommend stepping from a small jump to a big jump with no inbetween.