Member Rewards
Extra 10-20% off select Purchases
More Info - Join Now
0 Staff | 12 Members
Live Chat
trusnow
Powered by 386,576 Members
Shopping Forum Out of Stock
username or email password
 Forum Home > SNOWBOARDS > Riders Guide - Knowledge Base

Quick Login: Forgot password?

backflips

Share/Save/Bookmark



Author
  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
mlballer91 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
East Coast Rider

Joined: Mar/18/2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 906
  Quote mlballer91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: backflips
    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
390s
52 horrorscope
Back to Top
Quiksilver19 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
East Coast Rider

Joined: May/19/2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 429
  Quote Quiksilver19 Quote  Post ReplyReply 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

Back to Top
mlballer91 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
East Coast Rider

Joined: Mar/18/2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 906
  Quote mlballer91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/21/2008 at 3:12pm

dude thanks. those pics help alot.

 

390s
52 horrorscope
Back to Top
Quiksilver19 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
East Coast Rider

Joined: May/19/2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 429
  Quote Quiksilver19 Quote  Post ReplyReply 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 
Back to Top
kobe View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar

Joined: Feb/26/2008
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 211
  Quote kobe Quote  Post ReplyReply 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.
Back to Top
Quiksilver19 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
East Coast Rider

Joined: May/19/2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 429
  Quote Quiksilver19 Quote  Post ReplyReply 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
Back to Top
kobe View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar

Joined: Feb/26/2008
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 211
  Quote kobe Quote  Post ReplyReply 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
Back to Top
Ransak78 View Drop Down
Local
Local
Avatar

Joined: Apr/28/2008
Location: 47
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 114
  Quote Ransak78 Quote  Post ReplyReply 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. 
08/09 days: 6 1/2
Back to Top
lukekim91 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar

Joined: Oct/30/2006
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1104
  Quote lukekim91 Quote  Post ReplyReply 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?





Back to Top
Quiksilver19 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
East Coast Rider

Joined: May/19/2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 429
  Quote Quiksilver19 Quote  Post ReplyReply 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
Back to Top
Quiksilver19 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
East Coast Rider

Joined: May/19/2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 429
  Quote Quiksilver19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2008 at 1:10pm
Back to Top
mlballer91 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
East Coast Rider

Joined: Mar/18/2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 906
  Quote mlballer91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/24/2008 at 3:06pm

thanks bro.

390s
52 horrorscope
Back to Top
Geology Rocks View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Oct/01/2008
Location: 9
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2309
  Quote Geology Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply 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

joe
Back to Top
Quiksilver19 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
East Coast Rider

Joined: May/19/2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 429
  Quote Quiksilver19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/07/2008 at 8:24am
step #5 is the most important part i might add.
Back to Top
Geology Rocks View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Oct/01/2008
Location: 9
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2309
  Quote Geology Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply 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

joe
<br />
Back to Top
Quiksilver19 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar
East Coast Rider

Joined: May/19/2007
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 429
  Quote Quiksilver19 Quote  Post ReplyReply 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
Back to Top
lineears View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar
booyA!!!

Joined: Nov/18/2008
Location: 2
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2483
  Quote lineears Quote  Post ReplyReply 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
 
Back to Top
tubsolard View Drop Down
Lift Op.
Lift Op.
Avatar

Joined: May/27/2008
Location: Essex, UK
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 32
  Quote tubsolard Quote  Post ReplyReply 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!
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never
cease to be amused
Back to Top
Geology Rocks View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Oct/01/2008
Location: 9
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2309
  Quote Geology Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply 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.

joe
<br />
Back to Top
lukekim91 View Drop Down
Ski Bum
Ski Bum
Avatar

Joined: Oct/30/2006
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1104
  Quote lukekim91 Quote  Post ReplyReply 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



Back to Top
JPhillips531 View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Nov/28/2008
Location: Hudson NH
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1701
  Quote JPhillips531 Quote  Post ReplyReply 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

[URL=http://rossignol.searchpluswin.com/?cmd=sb-register&rb=312583][IMG]http://prodegebanners.sitegrip.com/images/rossignol-468x60.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
Back to Top
ridesnowboarder View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar
Signal Park Rocker

Joined: Aug/02/2007
Location: 36
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4842
  Quote ridesnowboarder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/23/2008 at 11:51am
THeres a great trick tip for these, Ill try to find it
Back to Top
Geology Rocks View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar

Joined: Oct/01/2008
Location: 9
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2309
  Quote Geology Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply 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.

joe
<br />
Back to Top
ridesnowboarder View Drop Down
Instructor
Instructor
Avatar
Signal Park Rocker

Joined: Aug/02/2007
Location: 36
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 4842
  Quote ridesnowboarder Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/01/2009 at 6:27am
this is the one I was trying to find:


Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down


Find Us Elsewherex

Daily Giveaway
Sierra V Sport
Sierra V Spot Snowboard
Snowboard
$250.0
Recent Winners
mert99512jess12124jlee924
  • Follow us on:  (view all)





    TruSnow is upfront

© TruSnow - All Rights Reserved
Snowboards
Snowboards View All

Mens Snowboards Womens Snowboards Kids and Youth Snowboards

Up to 40% Off
Bindings
Snowboard Bindings View All

Mens Bindings Womens Bindings Kids and Youth Bindings

Up to 40% Off
Boots
Snowboard Boots View All

Mens Boots Womens Boots Kids and Youth Boots

Up to 40% Off
Skis
Alpine, Downhill Skis View All

Mens Skis Womens Skis Kids and Youth Skis

Cross Country Skis


Mens Skis Womens Skis Kids and Youth Skis

Up to 40% Off On Skis
Bindings
Alpine, Downhill Ski Bindings View All

Mens Bindings Womens Bindings Kids and Youth Bindings

Cross Country Bindings


Mens Bindings Womens Bindings Kids and Youth Bindings

Up to 40% Off On Ski Bindings
Boots
Alpine, Downhill Ski Boots View All

Mens Boots Womens Boots Kids and Youth Boots

Cross Country Boots


Mens Boots Womens Boots Kids and Youth Boots

Up to 40% Off On Ski Boots
Skis
View All SkisView All Ski BindingsView All Ski Boots
Accessories

Up To 40% Off On Accessories
Brands
View All Brands
24/7
2XL
4Frnt
5150
686
Academy
Accurate
Adidas
Adio
Airblaster
Alien Workshop
Almost
Alpina
Alps
Altamont
Analog
Anarchy
Anon
Aquaglide
Arbor
Arctic Edge
Armada
Artec
Ashbury
Atomic
Audex
Avalanche
Axion
Backcountry Access
Baker
Bakoda
Bare
Barefoot
Barewest
Bearpaw
Bern
Big Agnes
Billabong
Black Label
Blind
Bogner
Bond
Bonfire
Booster
Boulder Gear
Burton
Byerly
Capita
Capix
Cappel
Casual Industrees
Celtek
Chocolate
Chrome
Circa
Cliche
Coal
Coleman
Columbia
Connelly
Converse
Craft
Creature
Cult
CWB
DaKine
Dalbello
Darkstar
Darn Tough
DC
Deeluxe
Demolition
Descente
Dia-Compe
Diatech
DNA
Download
Dragon
Drake
Drop
DSO
Dub
Duo
DVD
DVS
Dynastar
Eastern
Electric
Element
Elwood
Emerica
Endeavor
Enjoi
ES
Etnies
Eureka
Eye
F2
Fallen
Fast Wax
FBM
Fischer
Flip
Flow
Fly High
Flybikes
Forum
Foundation
Foursquare
Fourstar
Fox
Fox River
Freestyle
Fresh
FSA
Full Tilt
Fundamental
Gator Boards
Girl
Giro
Globe
Gnu
Gold Coast
GoldCoast
Gran Royale
Gravis
Grenade
GT
Habitat
Head
Helly Hansen
Hitec
HO
Hoffman
Holden
Hubba
Hurley
Hyperlite
Icelantic
Independent
Intense
IPath
Irish Setter
Jeenyus
Jessup
Jet Pilot
Jones
K2
Kampus
Keen
Kelty
Kemper
Kenda
KHE
Kidsnow
KMC
Krooked
Krux
L1
Lakai
Lamar
Lange
Leki
Lib Tech
Liberty
Lifetime
Line
Liquid Force
Lizard Skins
Loaded
Look
LTD
Lucky
M3
M4
M6
Marker
Marmot
Matix
Maxxis
Merrell
Mob
Morrow
Mountain Hardwear
Mystery
Neff
Neosport
Newt Juice
Nike
Nitro
Nitrous
Nixon
Nollie
Nomis
Nordica
Northwave
O'Brien
O'neill
Oakley
Obey
ODI
Odyssey
Omatic
Orage
Osiris
Otnes
Outdoor Research
Palmer
Patagonia
Phase Five
Pig
Plan B
Planet Earth
Pow
Premier
Premium
Primo
Proboardshop
Proline
Protec
Quiksilver
Radar
Rafters
Rainbow
Rave
Rawik
Rayban
Red
Reef
Remind
Remote
Revo
Ricta
Ride
Rip Curl
Ripzone
Rome
Rome - Sierra
Ronix
Rossignol
Roxy
Royal
RVCA
Ryders
S4
Salomon
Santa Cruz
Sapient
Saxx
SE
Sector 9
Sessions
Shortys
Sierra
Sierra Designs
Sierra Sports
Signal
Silence
Sims
Sinz
Skullcandy
Slingshot
Smartwool
Smith
Spacecraft
Spark
Special Blend
Sportsstuff
Spy
SST
Standard
Stepchild
Stereo
Stolen
Stormtech
Straight Line
Superfeet
Supra
Surface
Swix
Technine
Tecnica
Tektro
Tensor
Test Pilot
Teton
Teton Gravity Research
The
The North Face
The Shadow Conspiracy
Thirty Two
Thunder
Tres Bien
Trespass
Tresspass
Troy Lee Designs
Tubbs
Union
Vans
VAS
Vasque
Velvet
Venture
Verde
Voile
Volcom
Volkl
Von Zipper
Vonzipper
Wakeside
White Sierra
Wigwam
World Industries
Xposure
Zero
Forums
Snowboards
View All Snowboards
Mens SnowboardsWomens SnowboardsKids and Youth Snowboards
Bindings
View All Snowboard Bindings
Mens BindingsWomens BindingsKids and Youth Bindings
Boots
View All Snowboard Boots
Mens BootsWomens BootsKids and Youth Boots
Skis
View All SkisView All Ski BindingsView All Ski Boots
Clothing
Accessories
Brands
View All Brands