SebsNotCoreAlright boys I'm trying to learn a flip this year. I've been practicing tramp and I can land fronties no problems, however backflips I'm just having a lot of trouble committing to, it feels like my body just refuses to do it. That could change, as I get more and more tramp time in, but as it stands backies seem out of my area right now. The only problem is, everybody seems to learn backs first and I've heard many say they're easier, so I feel like it's wrong or more difficult to learn a front first.
Should I just keep trying to throw backflips no matter what on the tramp or should I try and hit a frontflip on the snow?
So I’m learning flips on skis at a place called snobahn. But I learned a backflip fairly young, not sure exactly when and my cousins taught me who was a gymnast I think. That all helped, but that’s besides the point. If you haven’t done them on a tramp, go to a trampoline park with a foam pit and get on a block, solid, tramps make it a little hard and awkward, jump out, back and look back and you’ll be fine. Then move that to tramps, get some comfortable you can talk, do grabs, do stalls, etc to make sure you have good air awareness so if something bad happens you can try to get out. Next, if you can find and indoor facility like mine or Woodward, if you cant, get powder and learn it into something soft. That should help with confidence and just go you’ll get it, skis make it a little awkward. They don’t eat a ton just throw it how fast you flip because they’re long. That’s my advice and just in the end forget it all and go for it.