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So im going to big boulder probably for the last skiing for me of the season and i want to try a rodeo or flat 3 which ever happens first. I can do them on tramp and diving boards and was wondering if anyones tried them and havent gotten the rotation around or just some tips in general. +k for serious answers
Flat 3s are so freakin fun. Can you backflip? A good way to learn Is do a backflip with a Japan grab. It will throw you a bit off axis. Keep doing this and get yourself more and more off axis until it is a true flat spin.
Is the best way to learn a rodeo to start throwing off-axis backflips by pointing your skis to the right on takeoff while you lean your body to the left? And then start throwing it a little bit harder and harder until you are doing a 90' turn on takeoff and finishing off the last 90' after the backflip is over?
I HAVE backflipped, but I don't do it at all really now, so I'd put myself in that category. I would learn the rotation on a diving board or tramp first, and if you're comfortable with it there, just send it. You're probably not gonna get hurt as long as you commit. You'll just land on your side.
i learned "flat" 3s (really wackflips with a japan) then rodeo 5 one after the other first try. if you can do them on a trampoline and are confident on the jump you're hitting, you should have no problem.
Sorry I guess I didn't mean a 90' turn like an underflip but like ... when you send it really off-axis is that naturally going to start the 180' rotation for you or do you really have to just tack it on at the end? I found a really good video on YouTube lemme see if I can find it.
PS: Is a Flatspin 5 / Rodeo 5 the same thing as this video says?
Awesome. How long did it take you from being good at back flips to stomping flat spins? And is it safe to say, the more you angle your skis to a side on takeoff the more "flat" your spin is going to be?
I got them both around the same time. It's really such a similar trick that it's not a big transition between the two. I'm not really sure on the second part, I just kind of carve off as much as you see in that video