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Tomorrow at my local mountain I plan on backflipping a park jump. I have backflipped outside of park on kicky jumps but never in park. Any crucial components or things to do when doing it in park, I sometimes over rotate. Any tips on how to avoid catching my tips or over rotating to my back?
underotation isnt all that bad because you can save it. we need more details about your park- how big are the jumps? what are they like? ......but for the most part its always good to get em straight up and slow i feel. the more focus on going straight up, the more time you have to spot it. if you wip them too hard you will throw em too low and always over rotate. i like to go up high slowly then cheat by looking down at my the tips of my skis. You can always sneak a peak of where your skis are upside down....everyone will have different advice....but i felt that once I learned to find my skis in the air, i always stomped from there on out.
Set it hard and confidently to avoid the under rotation. The most important thing to focus on is spotting your landing. If you set it and are able to spot your landing, it should be fairly easy to stall it out and stop that landing.
Okay, there are really two ways of doing backflips, huck super fast off of a tiny little kicker and hope you make it around. With this technique, you're never really sure you're going to stomp it. You either over rotate or stomp, but stomping is kind of a fluke.
The second way is to properly do a backflip. Set it properly, get upside down and into full "Seth position" and wait for it until you properly spot the landing then simply pull your feet under yourself. If you're sure your doing the second type then try them in the park. You'll be able to do them off of any size jump in the park without ever falling.
Make sure that you are comfortable with the jump before trying it. Know the speed needed, air time, and how poppy the jump is, and you should be able to land it just fine. Yesterday I was in the park at the top of a jump line, first run. It was really busy so I didn't want to waste time doing any test runs. I ended up over rotating a backflip, landed right on my back at the bottom of the landing. To much speed, haha. So yeah, don't do that, hurt to breath the rest of the day, and my backs still pretty beat up haha,