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UilyJeffLooking good man!
rsimpson34I'm thinking about going for one on Saturday but I'm not sire lol. I can do it on my trampoline easily with tramp skis that I made. My only option is to go for it on a park jump since the snows all gone around my house :( whats a good size jump that I should throw it on?
rsimpson34Also nice jump on landing it and sorry for my spelling mistakes haha.
rsimpson34whats a good size jump that I should throw it on?
kryptonicdigging your tips in and landing on your chest really isn't bad
john18061806bigger is better (especially if you're a little taller like me) but only if the jump is well built. it's possible to get it around on a 3 foot jump if it's lippy. but realistically go for a medium sized 10 footer if it's a park jump. Bigger jumps are nicer because a scorpion most likely won't happen as long as you commit, and with a decent sense of air awareness you will just backslap and not get hurt if you over rotate. Don't think about it, visualize it and just send it.
I did my first park jump flatty (not backie but very similar rotation) on a 25 foot true table. Check it out if you so please: https://www.newschoolers.com/membervideo/763982.0/Shabba-Ranks-first-flip?s=184731&t=6&o=8
last thing to remember: fucking send it son because you know exactly what you're doing!
rsimpson34All year I've been wanting to do a backie but I always back out but this time I'm just going to do it. Btw nice video.
john18061806Thanks! and all you have to do is just send it. what i did to commit was give my phone to my friend and said "I'm gonna go for it now." then where i was dropping another skier stopped by me and I told him what I was about to do.
All you need is pressure and confidence. You got it! Now I want to see that video in here when you've done it.
rsimpson34I'll make sure to have my friend record it. Should I do it without poles for the first few times? Also thank you for the tips :) +k
john18061806Check it out if you so please
DobberTell that to my concussion/broken ribs lol. Depends on the size of the jump.
kryptonicif it is a big jump definetly more consequences.
john18061806unless it's much more well built than a smaller jump. I had the choice of flipping a jump in the big line or the small line and I chose big because the small line had the flattest landings I've hit. the jump I flipped was a true table with a steep landing that matched the takeoff perfectly. sure, I'm going a hell of a lot faster but my vertical velocity with respect to the snow is very low.
SnowMiserI was considering throwing one at the end of this season and I just did it! Find a bigger jump. My first run of the day, the second jump in the line looked poppy so i just went for it, decent pop, leaned back and spotted the landing, followed through and rode away clean.
rsimpson34i want to do one but Im a little unsure still.should i get really comfortable and work on 540s and other things or go for it? If i dig my tips in or over rotate how screwed am i?
jackdonovannot screwed at all, no offense but your overthinking it and all you need to do is grow a pair and commit
rsimpson34should i get really comfortable and work on 540s and other things or go for it?
john18061806DO BOTH! it's fun, get comfy with the jump by working on 5s. That's what I did, tried and didn't get a bunch of stupid grabs like octo and seatbelt cuban. It's fun to float tail or safety 5s, don't get me started on how fun shifties are. Anyways, once you get sick of doings 5s just send it.
jackdonovanhow fun are shifties?
john18061806A gif is worth 1,000,000 words, here's my homie Andrew Furin laying it down!