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    Posted: Sep/19/2008 at 3:17pm
alright well i was planning on adding this to my bag of tricks last year but never had the balls to try it. i can do it off picnic tables, and my trampoline strapped in pretty easily, but im sure theres some sort of transition bringing it to snow.. so any one have any tips for me? thanks
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2008 at 2:13pm
pop hard, tuck the knee's in tight. its honestly 100 times easier then it looks.
it also helps to throw your front arm upwards when you take off.

couple pics, they might help

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2008 at 3:12pm

dude thanks. those pics help alot.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2008 at 3:38pm
yeah? let me know how it goes. i find backflips alot easier then spinning 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2008 at 3:41pm
that looks like a frontflip.. I think backflips are scarier, if you under-rotate your face might eat some snow.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2008 at 4:45pm
how does that look like a frontflip?
im riding from the right side of the right picture to the left
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2008 at 5:29pm
Originally posted by Quiksilver19

how does that look like a frontflip?
im riding from the right side of the right picture to the left

I was looking from left to right Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2008 at 5:59pm
Looks like the top half of your body disappeared in the second pic. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2008 at 7:29pm
its better to over-rotate than under on the backflip.

i have a question though, what should i do them off if i don't have access to powder and i'm at the mountain? out of a halfpipe, off a hip, off a small kicker?





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/22/2008 at 9:25am
Originally posted by lukekim91

its better to over-rotate than under on the backflip.

i have a question though, what should i do them off if i don't have access to powder and i'm at the mountain? out of a halfpipe, off a hip, off a small kicker?



i learned on a little 3 foot jump at my friends house a few years back. just piled up a bunch of snow at the landing and went for it. i think i got a video of my first one i'll try to find it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2008 at 3:06pm

thanks bro.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/05/2008 at 7:37am
my advice is this....

go big..its more fun to float a BIG backflip than almost anything I know of.:)

Same as a normal trick just as you come to the top of the lip pop and look back at where you came from. This will rotate you half way. When you are upside down you will stall a small bit. Stay looking in the motion of the flip. You can spot your landing half way around and slowly pull the legs in and stomp it.  The stall in the vertical spot is unnerving at first but if you go big enough its great to just chill there for a small bit.

1) confidence....you CAN do this
2) Dont just huck it...approach the lip, look vertically until you see the take off
3) Spot landing
4) Stomp it
5) Pick up chicks at the lodge

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/07/2008 at 8:24am
step #5 is the most important part i might add.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/07/2008 at 9:53am
Originally posted by Quiksilver19

step #5 is the most important part i might add.


yeah...by far

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/08/2008 at 12:11pm
Originally posted by Ransak78

Looks like the top half of your body disappeared in the second pic. 


yeah thats why i like that one so much haha
it was taken at a night session at my buddys house
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/03/2008 at 12:36pm
thanks dudeS for the tips!
even tho the video didn't work to for me
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/11/2008 at 12:01pm
Man, this is the trick I want to learn!
I've done diving gymnastics etc so somersaulted has never been a problem, but I'm not an accomplished snowboarder, only just learning jumps, but I know I can do it, just need the balls to go for it!
I WILL do it though!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2008 at 12:27pm
take your time and dont be a 1 hit wonder.. learn the basics first and learn edge control and spin control..then go into inverts.

My advice is this...if you learn a new trick...learn it smoother...when you have that down learn it bigger.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2008 at 2:23pm
Which Backflip do you guys think is easier.

There are basically two types.

The first type, is most similar to a backflip done on ground with feet. you jump backwards look backwards, and your back arches in a dangerously precarious situation.
Like the kind the guy does in this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DHLaYnJW7A


The second type looks easier to me because it is safer. It is basically the same rotation as a handplant, where you go directly backwards and tuck in like a reverse cartwheel or something.  Your body is tucked almost like a cannonball and you are pretty compact.
I think this is the type that was in quiksilver19's video a little while back.

Which one should I do this season? Besides both, of course. Which one should I do FIRST? LOL



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2008 at 8:08am

If you cant pick up chicks with a backflip, you are prolly an ugly mofo

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2008 at 11:51am
THeres a great trick tip for these, Ill try to find it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/31/2008 at 10:19am
I do a flip like the guy in the video..sometimes I will grab nose and bone it and other times I just try to lay it out as much as possible and stall as much as possible. I love hanging there inverted looking at the landing while flying through the air. Its surreal.

I have never tried it the other way besides forward while grabbing mute and spinning. doing a misty.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/01/2009 at 6:27am
this is the one I was trying to find:


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