I remember the day like it was yesterday. I was skiing with a pro and it was this huge pow day. He asked me what my best trick and i told em 5s and 3s with japan. So he Asked me if i could do backs, which i couldnt. So we went a bit freeride and we shaped the perfect kicker for a backflip. I am not sure how to explain it but u probably know how a kicker for backflip looks like (more like a hook). So there is this main specific action with the legs. U start the rotation from ur leg and u just try to turn urself back. In the air it was rly confusing. When i see the landing just straighten ur body and fix your eyes on the landing and just land it :) Its not hard its actually quite easy its just a bit scary to be upside down. If u try it once u will its not that scary, but if u can di it on a trampoline then u are used to the feeling. Dont be scared, just try it :)
I built a 1/4 pipe out of a 3 or 4 foot rock on the side of the trail. Went slow once and just leaned back to land on my back and gauge it without getting any air really. Then bombed down and hucked it. Threw ones on that for years. Didn't have a park.
Into a pool is probably the easiest way to learn. Trampolines are good too. If you can't wrap your head around the rotation you can roll a few. It's all about full commitment and throwing straight back over your head looking for the ground to come around. If you turn to the side you're gonna have a bad time.
I learned on a tramp and then on an airbag before snow. I'm pretty glad I tried it on the airbag first because my first couple attempts I put it straight to my head. If you are doing them off ledges and stuff maybe try gainers. I think if I had learned gainers as opposed to standing backflips before trying them on skis I would have been more prepared.
after the season was over, we just went to the park where they leveled it all to make a snow pad for some end of season snowboard thing. built a jump, and did it. my friend just told me to look up at the sky after i pop
I could do them on tramps for a while and into water this summer I did a bunch. Then two weeks ago at Stowe I just went for it and stomped my first on, it was very similar to on a tramp. They honestly aren't nearly as hard as I thought, I was just scared to do them for a while. Also, this is absolutely a claim post because I am still stoked I stomped my first backflips on snow. Good luck man, you should just send it.
I have more experience with front flips. Throw them into my pool off bridges and into my bed. Have never really tried back flipping. I assume I should try front flips first, are they anymore difficult than a backie