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What did you learn first, front or back flip? And what did you learn it on?
What did you learn first and what setting did you learn it in. was it a tramp, air bag, backyard kicker, legit jump at mt snow or something? How big? I'm wondering what setting is best for me to try it in and succeed without a broken neck.
**This thread was edited on Mar 18th 2019 at 12:27:17pm
Backie, a smaller jump that most people would do 360’s and 540’s.
I did frontflips first but they were really shitty. Did a backflip 2 years later out the end of a halfpipe and haven’t done a front flip since.
Backie. Built a jump in some pow.
For practice the best thing is to do a gainer off a diving board. Next best is a trampoline.
front flips are blind and a forward rotation off something that wants to naturally send you back. a backflip is much easier. you get to spot your landing from halfway through the rotation.
yeah, i highly suggest a backy over a front. ill backy pretty much anything but i still don't do front flips unless the landing is soft as hell haha
like the dude above me said, a backy is helped by the jump instead of working against it, and you get to spot the landing really early.
i suggest a pow jump if you have the access. if not, a slushy park jump. either way, it doesn't need to be a big jump but i def suggest that it's a pretty vertical lip for obvious reasons
the most similar thing is a gainer on a diving board. that won't have the weight on your feet like in skiing but on a gainer you have to work for your spin. on a snow jump you can basically just let it roll
like most skiing things, if you can truly imagine yourself doing it and you commit to it, you'll probably be fine. don't rush it though. backies are easier than most tricks but we all know how intimidating the first one can be. wait til you're feeling good and have a good jump to throw one on
Do whatever you are most comfortable with, I did a Misty. When I first tried it was a small park jump and I over-rotated to 7. If you are scared and might not commit, work on trying to flip with weight on your feet!!!! like ankle weights on tramp! This simulates skiing by more closely replicating the momentum transfer required to bring your weighted feet in a full loop. Also, make sure your poping and consistently clearing the jump with enough air to actually do a flip!! hope this helps.
I can't backie so I learned front flips off a booter in my yard. Just pretended I was jumping off a diving board
Backie, small flicky jump in Whistler park there was 30cm of fresh cement. I tip caught many times until there was a run in from old tracks haha.
Backie. They are wayyy easier
Learn GOOD backflips on the tramp and the rotation on skis will be so natural. My first backflip attempt was awful because I had bad tramp form. I had no air awareness and landed on my head. Then when I took the time to learn good tucked backflips with lots of pop on the tramp, I had perfect awareness wjen i took it to skis and landed 2md or 3rd try.
I learned front flips first. I fell a shit ton but none of them hurt as all cause it was like a ninja flip on the knuckle and I would worst casinario just land on my back.
theyre somewhat difficult as they’re hella blind and you go against the jump, but I do also think there is much lower consequence in messing up so do what u want
I learned frontflips first cause i was afraid of backies cause i thought i'd land on my stomack
learned backies on a windlip a couple years ago. still suck at em. haven't done a single one this season
Front on a tiny table. Hardly had time to get around and landed on my tails/butt. On teles tho so its a bit different.
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