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    Posted: May/10/2011 at 3:58pm
I was watching this vid, the front flip (or whatever they called it) is pretty sick at 2:29 Anyone know how to do this and can comment?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/11/2011 at 3:36pm
my friend was trying to teach me that and his biggest piece of advice was to make sure and keep your shoulders straight. If they rotate at all you will do off axis and it wont go well. I found doing them off cat tracks was a good place a lot especially on a powder day.

I really like that skier at 1:02
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2011 at 1:15pm
maybe try to do a front cartwheel first to get the feel of it. i've never tried, but just a suggestion.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2011 at 2:17pm
Having a strong Nollie will help you pop more to get it around.
Knowing how to cartwheel helps
keep your shoulders parallel to the direction of travel.
once your airborn suck your knees up into your chest

a friend told me to have my front arm raised and to swing it down towards my front binding to help initiate the rotation.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2011 at 2:21pm
Literally all you have to do is pop off your nose and tuck forward.
Me and my friend do a couple in this vid, notice how we keep our selves sideways, by keeping our shoulders that direction.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2011 at 3:29pm
l wouldn't try it until you get a fresh layer of powder and feel confident enough in yourself
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2011 at 3:52pm
Scott Stevens is a total bamf.

Anyway. try it over a roller into powder. Wont hurt so bad if it goes wrong. Knowing how to do a cartwheel (gymnastics) will help you in initiation as well as air awareness


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2011 at 9:24pm
I have a lot of experience doing them in powder, but never intentionally.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/14/2011 at 11:20pm
That's something I need to work on next season. I'm assuming a good way to work up to it is by practicing cartwheels, then one handed cartwheels, then aerials... then go crazy on the snow with your board. Looks like you'll need a bit of a generous drop to clear your tail coming over and you wouldn't want to approach it too slow. The front/sideways tuck is essential!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2011 at 5:42pm
Thanks for the advice guys. Lol ill try doing some cartwheel first before doing it. Any Idea how much clearance will need to do this? The one in the vid, it seems as if he was riding in nearly flat surface.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2011 at 6:29pm
This trick can be done anywhere from a few feet (off a cat track) to a huge drop. But you don't want to go too small until you know how to throw it fast.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/15/2011 at 6:35pm
This is an incredibly dope video. And awesome soundtrack. 

It looks like he uses a lot of pushing power by throwing his arms forward. Everyone in this thread gave good advice Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/16/2011 at 4:01am
I really wont learn to to frontflip this season. I think ill practic off little ledges in the powder first. Im also practicing on the trampoline at ome
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/16/2011 at 4:11am
Dang that would be pretty awesome to pull off that!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/16/2011 at 4:40am
Front flips are definitely on my list of things to try next year. Cartwheels are easy for me so it's worth a shot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2011 at 8:00am
Backyard stuff. Well explained, and gives nice tips where to start the rotation!
 
I don't think you need big mountain, just enough speed.
 
On my to-do-list for next season! Ouch At least that's the plan. Wink
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2011 at 8:22am
i like the trampoline demo...cool teaching vid, thanks!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2011 at 10:12am
Here's another I just put together quick (from last season GoPro archives) to show and observe for my own purposes.
 
Notice the front flips are done in TWO different ways! The guy running 1st does the cartwheel type spin. The girl on the second run does a complete FRONT flip facing forward - tucking and grabing the knees facing front (not sideways like cartwheeling style))! I "personally" rather (or plan on) learn it that 2nd way! Big smile 
 
I could probably keep a better balance for landing and I'm used to flipping like that on the ground anyway. LOL So (hopefully) smaller learning curve. Wink
 
Anyway, here goes FWIW.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2011 at 10:20am
I tried to watch that vid Dice, but it says that it's blocked in my country based on copyright...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/17/2011 at 11:04am
Looks like I need to throw a front flip in my arsenal
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/30/2011 at 11:21pm
I always end up on my head...i think it just takes alot of commitment

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2011 at 1:13am
I tried a front flip the one time in my friend's backyard on a hill and I landed it. We just made our own jump and I went for it. I haven't went for it on a real jump yet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2011 at 2:19am
Do you think it is easier to try a frontflip or backflip first? I want to try one this season.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2011 at 5:10am
Originally posted by Lachsta

Do you think it is easier to try a frontflip or backflip first? I want to try one this season.


I imagine the frontflip would be easier because of the landing, but I'll have to wait until next season to find out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/31/2011 at 5:20am
great vid... ill definetly try that into the airbag at hcsc this summer!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/01/2011 at 1:12pm
great vid i might try find some powder this season and work up the courage
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/24/2011 at 11:32am
i think its like a backwards backflip
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/24/2011 at 12:20pm
Originally posted by thesupaflies

i think its like a backwards backflip

I think I found my next target.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/24/2011 at 12:24pm
Originally posted by LittleShooey

Originally posted by thesupaflies

i think its like a backwards backflip

I think I found my next target.

Oh don't worry he'll be an easy one.  Yesterday he went through the whole month of march reviving threads.

He's been here for 6 days and already has 80 review points.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/24/2011 at 2:18pm
Originally posted by Sintexo



Originally posted by LittleShooey


Originally posted by thesupaflies

i think its like a backwards backflip

I think I found my next target.

Oh don't worry he'll be an easy one.  Yesterday he went through the whole month of march reviving threads.
He's been here for 6 days and already has 80 review points.



Well, since he's been here for only a few weeks, obviously older threads are new to him and he's entitled to chime in as the rest of us do. And even the review points, gonna give him the benefit of the doubt and say he's purchased them from other sites and just reviewing them here. I'm sure the depth of the reviews will get better as he learns from just being around the forums, as we all did. And hopefully sooner than later cuz we all know we don't need more sock reviews.

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i think its like a backwards backflip


But this?! LOL, sorry buddy, but I have no words except thanks for the laugh. And welcome to the community!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/24/2011 at 4:27pm
yea the front flip at 2:29 is huge. fronts are on my list of things to complete this coming season.

^ "backwards backflip" ..... damn how ripped were you when u said that...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/24/2011 at 4:35pm
Originally posted by Marumm

I have a lot of experience doing them in powder, but never intentionally.
Haha how funny is it when the nose digs in and you do one perfect and ride away 
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Originally posted by Marumm

I have a lot of experience doing them in powder, but never intentionally.

Haha how funny is it when the nose digs in and you do one perfect and ride away 


I've done it and laughed but never managed to land an unintentional one clean.
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Also, speaking of front flips...

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Originally posted by Lachsta

Do you think it is easier to try a frontflip or backflip first? I want to try one this season.


Not trying to be negative, but if you're asking which trick is "easier" you're not ready for flips yet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/28/2011 at 6:20am
You wanna do it off a flat surface, and practicing the rotation on a trampoline first helps
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