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    Posted: Feb/12/2009 at 11:30am
Alright....there was a request on a how to spin backside so here it is. Spinning backside, especially 180 is a bit weird since you are "blind" most of the way. However when you learn how to float B/S stuff it looks great and feels great too.

Things to consider:
- Your heel edge is a lot hard to catch than you think
- The shoulders lead this motion..the chin isnt quite as important.
- A grab will make it easier

The how too:
1) Drop into the ramp and ride in with confidence. You MUST see yourself landing this because you have to be 1 Billion percent committed or else you wont complete this.
2) As you ride up the lip gradually extend your legs and apply pressure to your toes. This is the most important step and probably the hardest...but YOU CAN DO THIS! As you are extending your legs the shoulders rotate backside gradually. A clue as to the right shoulder turn is when you leave the lip the back should be facing down the mountain slightly.
3) Alright....your airborne. The important part here is where to look. I personally suck my legs up, grab, and then look at the ground either between my feet, or right in front of me. My shoulders and board are aligned...this slows the rotation and makes it smoother.
4) Landing blind is a bit weird...As you are coming into the landing stay focused between the feet and truly see the ground....dont just look at it...SEE IT! This is important because when you land you need to have the legs at the correct angle and extension. As you get close to the ground...extend to it dont reach for it...extend to it.
5) Land, absorb the impact, and ride away.
6) Pick up chicks in the lodge

Hope that makes some sense...questions ask them!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2009 at 4:08am
thanks a ton geo, you're the best! I'm gonna try it out on the slopes today Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2009 at 4:18am
i disagree...#6 is the most important step
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2009 at 8:33am
oh and learn off of rollers first...makes it much easier to understand the pop and the spin

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2009 at 11:05am
sweet. thats perfect advice!Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2009 at 2:55am
I'm pretty solid at spinning b/s 180's and I'm never really 1 Billion percent committed, just under 120 percent is enough for me, but everyone has their own thing.
 
I'll throw a b/s 5 with 120 percent committment also, that seems to work well.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/24/2009 at 4:07am
quick question...i ride regular, so if I'm trying the F/S 180, I'd look/tuck my chin to my left shoulder, which is what you should in your other guide. which shoulder should I tuck toward for a B/S 180, or should i just keep the head square?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/25/2009 at 3:58pm
thanks tried this and it worked well
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/19/2009 at 2:40pm
Great tip
I want my 5's now
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/20/2009 at 7:57am
This is great stuff ... we just ran a clinic on BS1's last week.

We started with a flatland progression too if you don't want to start on a ramp or a roller. 

Start traversing on your toeside edge and turn 90 degress uphill until you get to a stall with your nose facing 12 o'clock uphill.  Then pivot from the stall (board on the snow) to your heel side edge and come out switch.

Next progression -- from the stall, pop and twist 180 from the 12 o clock position to the 6 o clock downhill position.

Next progression -- head 45 degress up hill and pop with some speed, and try to come out traversing on your heelside edge

Next-- flat across traverse with speed, then pop BS180

Next -- then 45 degrees downhill ... and pop bs 180

At this point you can work this up to a roller or a jump.  


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/20/2009 at 2:08pm
Interesting, the B/S 180 is much easier to me than the frontside. I'm sure it's a confidence problem. Any suggestions other than to be more confident? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/22/2009 at 4:18pm
Nice tip Joe!  This next season I'm going to start working on jumps.  Perhaps....I'll try doing some 180's, but we'll see.  I'm gonna have to show up Bru next time we ride don't you know?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/23/2009 at 9:21am
Thanks for the tip Joe, it will definitely be useful in trying to teach people.  I'm not good at explaining things.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/23/2009 at 10:19am
Originally posted by Bonitis

quick question...i ride regular, so if I'm trying the F/S 180, I'd look/tuck my chin to my left shoulder, which is what you should in your other guide. which shoulder should I tuck toward for a B/S 180, or should i just keep the head square?
 
(I'm a regular rider as well) I usually start turning my head as I'm at the lip of the jump, then when I'm in the air, tuck your chin to your right shoulder and turn, your legs should follow, then spot your landing and stomp it. Bend your knees too when you get in the air. I find it easier have your knees bent when you're spotting your landing so that you have more time to adjust to the ground while you're in the air.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/30/2009 at 5:50am
one of my favorite tricks and looks awesome.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/30/2009 at 2:49pm
i need to work on the bs more, i agree, its cleaner looking that fs. 
Its not fun unless its sketchy
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/31/2009 at 5:05am
much cleaner and more fun than fs
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