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Lets say you go onto a box or rail like you normally would, frontside would be spining the opposite way as you got on (against your momentum) and backside (blindside) would be going with your momentum. That's where the term "blindside" comes from, cause you are basically blind for the majority or your spin.
Horrible advice... Front 2's are a great learning trick because it teaches you how to use edge pressure so you can learn other tricks like k-fed. Why you suggest to not scissor is beyond me, as it completely avoids that.
Unfortunately, ski contests are judged usually on the amount of ridiculous spins or flips you can pull off of or onto rails/jumps. That being said, if you want to place just huck, style doesnt matter most of the time.
blind 2s are way harder and would score higher in my book. i've seen so many edits where someone does a front 2 out and i have to look at it a couple times to understand how it is a 270 out when they are only spinning 180 degrees off, if that....
I like practicing/learning on boxes since I feel more comfortable on them and it's harder, so I know if I can do it on a box I can take it to a rail. If you have a well set-up, low flat-rail though that's probably the best thing to learn tricks on. It's way easier to scissor and spin out on a rail than a box.