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AkamesBladeMy first flip was a fronty on number one in Parklane a couple years back. The homies got me hyped and I just decided to send it with no prior knowledge on how to do one. This was my first attempt:
NickGurrHoly shit that was sick. You a natural
AkamesBladeFronties are honestly one of the easier tricks to do imo and getting them around isn’t too hard as long as you have a good pop. I can backflip, frontflip, misty 5 and do other flip variations like that now but my advice is start with frontflip first. Just find yourself a nice medium size park jump with around a 25 foot knuckle (airtime is key for these) and pop off it as hard as you can and I can almost guarantee you’ll atleast make it past your back. Just commit and you’ll be fine, it’s not as hard as it looks. You got this!
NickGurrThanks so much that motivated me. Does it hurt landing on ur back on a park jump? Im just afraid of getting injured
TreeJamI landed my first one on a jump I built. Would recommend being comfortable with them on a trampoline before trying on skis. Also nice username
AkamesBladeI for one have never landed on my back trying a frontflip but I’d assume it’s not too bad. A couple of my homies who tried it have landed on their backs but they were totally fine. Maybe we should meet up at Breck sometime before the season ends, I’d be glad to teach ya!
NickGurrDo you think I should build a jump or do a park jump?
NickGurrHey guys I really want to throw a flip this year but im so scared. Share your experiences of how you landed your first one I need help
goatmasterFlips are about repetition. When I did my first backflip this really really good skier who was helping me through it said "you should be more scarred of the jump than the flip". He means that build a chunky jump into pow, not some little sketchy thing in your backyard. Hit the jump maybe once or don't even hit it. Do not stand at the top and think. Just hike up, click in, take a breath and drop. Come at the jump with confidence all the way up the lip. You have to convince your self that you have done 100 flips already. My first flip was on a big jump and I over rotated flat to my back. Don't get discouraged. It took me over 50 tries to land one clean. Once you can land them they are easy. I haven't messed one up really since them. After the first one they aren't too bad.
BarryMcKockinnerThanks so much that motivated me. Does it hurt landing on ur back on a park jump? Im just afraid of getting injured
**This post was edited on Mar 7th 2022 at 8:26:46am
sullivanobrien_tried explaing how it went for me but it disappeared, pretty much i tried 2 on a side hit and landed on my head, then i built a jump and underrotated twice then overrotated, then on another day i landed it a few times (then was too hyped and skied into the woods). frontflips are easier but if you underrotate then your shins will be gone
lil.Boyefirst backie was mad peer pressure. bad experience. fell on my face first try, goggles fogged up and nex try i tipped and fell on my face again. landed it on third attempt and i was't even that stoked. my body hurt and i was tired from hiking a jump in the pow. to this day i hate backflips, they never got comfortable.
had some good cork attempts last year so i'm hoping to work more on those next season.