maxstrQuestion on the backflip, how long did u practice on a trampoline before doing off a jump on skis?
Gr0moYea, curious on how you progressed into stomping it. Tramp, airbag, snow? or did ya just go for it?
Well, I've been throwing big laid out backflips on tramps since I was like 10/11, it's second nature for me on a tramp. Additionally I used to be on the dive team back in middle school and have been throwing gainers and all sorts of flips off diving boards (and more recently cliffs) since then. Never been on a jump to airbag or foam. it was something I knew my body was more than comfortable doing. It's almost second nature for me, but I just had a fear of throwing it off a ski jump. So for me it was 100% just growing a pair and hucking it as I was confident that my body would know what to do! That being said, I feel like I was way more than prepared as far as training prior. I never really trained specifically for skiing backflips, as I only started park last season (been a vacation all mountain skier for 13 years, started school in CO last year as I'm originally from Tennessee). Like others have stated, it's definitely like 80-90% mental and 10-20% technique - tech wise just bend your knees, lean forward on the approach, get good speed (I didn't speed check, though it was snowing so speed was a bit tougher to get), look back to spot your landing and commit.
SDrvperThis thread is so insanely awesome.
I love Newschoolers, congrats OP!
Thanks, man!!! I'm honestly kinda surprised the love this thread is getting, but I'm so glad yall fuck with it! I thought it was gonna be cliché!