No I am not talking about learning them, but I do have some questions. First let me say I technically picked up skiing last year so I am still kind of new and trying to progress as fast as I can.
180: I am decent switch but it gets very sketchy at best for the landings and run-outs for me even on the slightest bumps or crud. And I am still building my way up going bigger and bigger off of lips doing them because I want to build up to being able to comfortably throw a stylish 180 but I notice sometimes I don't commit %100 in the air and I get to like a 90 degree rotation and back out in the air sometimes if I go bigger outside my comfort zone and eat shit on my side but I think I can take care of that with practice. I just want to know how I can start doing them more smoothe and not so floppy with the arms and pencil. will style come with repition or is there more to it. I always get in 2 or 3 180's per run unlike a lot of kids who do a 180 once a day.
360's: I learned them not too long ago actually last weekend just on a small lip just big enough to get it around. I have done about 10 of them and they are really sloppy and look bad and feel the same as when I did my first one. I always get in the back seat when I land and flop like crazy and I am sure it looks something like this:
The thing that I am very curious about is that I know plenty of kids who have been doing 3's for 2 years now and they still don't look much better if at all than that one in the vid. I see people like in this vid who can do it comfortabely. what makes a skier who can do 3's and anything for that matter like the guy in the vid (not the one off the cliff) is it just hucking until you land and eating a lot of shit in a day on the hill and throwing huge 3's you might have a %10 chance of landing until you build the percentage up and probably involves many injuries or is it doing it on a level that you would say have a %75 chance of landing and doing the trick a lot instead of once a day. (I know it's diferent on a pow day) I want to progress and don't want to see myself on the same level of skiing in 2 years feel me? I progressed a lot since the beginning of the year on my 180's and switch and hope to see the same thing on 3's eventually into being able to 3 at least close to the ones in this and don't want to see myself on the same level in 2 years feel me? (at the end):