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    Posted: Jul/27/2011 at 2:57pm
I got pretty banged up trying to do a weak ass bs 180 off 15 footer late this season. I know I gotta get down FS spins first but I can't do a FS 180 because my body always tries to revert back to regular stance no matter what. Not sure if this is a commitment thing or not but I was wondering if skateboarding will help me with my spins? Any thoughts? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/27/2011 at 3:02pm
It couldnt hurt.  Would be better than sittin on your arse.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/27/2011 at 3:09pm
skateboarding would help your control more than anything. spin wise because the board isn't actually on your feet, it feels different 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/27/2011 at 3:11pm
Well, it would help more than not skateboarding, assuming you don't break anything.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/27/2011 at 3:14pm
Originally posted by Marumm

Well, it would help more than not skateboarding, assuming you don't break anything.


That's the problem though, skateboarding is so easy to hurt yourself when you are learning.  Nothing between you and the concrete.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/27/2011 at 3:15pm
^^^^^^ guy above i agree with. when it come to the actually spinning portion i doubt it will do anything. something u could try is if u have and old deck or something. find a material that durable, simialar to setbelt material and attach it to ur old deck and kinda make a freebord out of it and work ur spins that way..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/27/2011 at 3:41pm
I skateboard during the summers and I'd say that it helps alot with the little things. Such as rotations, pop, and turing. You could also practice rotating on a trampoline with your board strapped on or just on the carpet or in some grass.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/27/2011 at 4:10pm
get those like like 10 dollar plastic boards and go on a trampoline
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/27/2011 at 4:32pm
It is all about commitment on jumps. Luckily, you don't do those off of 50+ footers, otherwise you'd be f*cked. When you begin to progress and go off bigger kickers, whether in the park or backcountry, you have to commit. If you have your mind set on a double cork you have to commit to the double, because if you try to stop the rotation, you're likely going to mess yourself up. When you try to stop a rotation, you often will set yourself in an awkward position when landing, which leads to season ending injuries for a lot of people.

Skateboarding does help a lot, especially since there is no attachment to the board. It can help on commitment to tricks, because it's the same way with skateboarding. I realized with experience that on stair sets and ledge drops, I normally land what I am trying to do within a few tries when I force myself to keep the board under my feet.

Another sport that really helps is surfing, because surfing probably has the most similar motions to snowboarding out of any extreme sport.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/27/2011 at 5:01pm
i think when you are learning to do 180's the best thing to do is start spinning on the ground.  Really get into the motion of feeling like you are taking off and then landing and ride away switch.  Keep doing this over and over and then start doing small 180's off of little bumps in the snow, side hits etc...until you feel comfortable taking it to small jumps.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/27/2011 at 8:16pm
I started skateboarding and my balance is alot better with just a few days doing it a hour or so at a time. So it must help build up muscles in the legs and core that would otherwise be left useless till winter hits again.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/27/2011 at 8:34pm
For 180/360 I would say my balance board (indo) has helped me so much.  It teaches you how to spin and balance.  rotate your shoulders right and do it with your body. It is a lot better to fall off of too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/28/2011 at 12:18am
I say practice spinning on flat ground or small features. I hate doing fs spins aswell but im slowly getting used to them on flat ground. I can do fs 3's off small little features but 180's i still have problems with. Just stick at it and it will eventually come! Skating helps with balance and ollies as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/28/2011 at 12:35am
I would say that any sports help snowboarding. Atleast because your muscles don't stop working after season ends;)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/28/2011 at 2:20am
It helps with the balance, rotations, core so yeah go for it!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/28/2011 at 12:32pm
I used to skateboard a lot in high school. It does help you learn how to keep your balance while snowboarding and with the turns. But most important is skateboard help you learn how to ollie, because the concept is the same.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/28/2011 at 12:41pm
Mostly with balance and muscle tone. If you skateboard right up to snowboarding season, you probably won't need many "warm up" runs. Tricks, not really. It is different. I agree with the guy that said surfing. Might not help you with jumps and such but it will help with carving, balance ect.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/28/2011 at 9:53pm
Hmmm how much the indo board costs?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/28/2011 at 10:33pm
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Mostly with balance and muscle tone. If you skateboard right up to snowboarding season, you probably won't need many "warm up" runs. Tricks, not really. It is different. I agree with the guy that said surfing. Might not help you with jumps and such but it will help with carving, balance ect.


true story i love cruisng the longboard on the summer months!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/29/2011 at 3:17am
we don't have good roads to ride longboards...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/29/2011 at 3:48am
Skateboarding definitely helps with your balance.  I think it would help you feel more comfortable on your snowboard, then the spinning will come.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/29/2011 at 4:03am
Originally posted by gamelessx25

I started skateboarding and my balance is alot better with just a few days doing it a hour or so at a time. So it must help build up muscles in the legs and core that would otherwise be left useless till winter hits again.
 
I got back into skateboarding (after about a 16 year absence) last summer and found it's helped my balance.   Fo sho it keeps those muscles tight.
Skating a park is great, even if you can't do much (like me).  Find a nice wood half to play around on, just pump back and forth getting higher on the walls as you go.  You engage your core so much.  And it helps riding switch.  Wood is nice because it doesn't hurt as bad as concrete.  Once you get more confident try bowls and bigger features.  Baby stepsLOL
If you can swing it, buy a freebord.  Those things look sick and seem to have the same "edge" control as snowboarding.  If you haven't seen them yet go to their site freebord.com (i think).
Wear a helmet and pads when skating.   You might look like a tool, but better to look like a tool than laying in a bed drooling on yourself. 
Wakeboard if you can.  It's different control than snowboarding, but it's great balance control, muscle building, and a lot of fun. 
As other people mentioned, a lot of any move is commitment.  Also, confidence.  If you feel sketchy going in and don't commit- you ain't gettin' the trick.   Ouch    It's like that on the snow, water, or concrete.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/29/2011 at 4:08am
Also, check out the snowboardaddiction programs.  Their toot on spinning really helped me.  I knew nothing about counter rotation or setup carves when I started to try 3's, I just couldn't get them.  Last winter I watched the SA program and landed several 3's.  I still have a lot of work to go, but at least I know what my body is supposed to be doing and what I was doing wrong.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/29/2011 at 8:52am
Skateboarding actually helps a lot. I don't skate anymore but I do remember it helping me become way more comfortable with switch riding. And I think it does help some with 180s
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/29/2011 at 12:30pm
Lol, forget tricks, Im still focused on just getting around smoothly at this point on a skateboard.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/29/2011 at 2:20pm
i think freebording would help you the most because you have bindings
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/29/2011 at 3:32pm
Idk if this would help but try jumping on a trampoline and practice your spins, or wakeboard and do 180s on the water but idk if you have to things to practice on.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/30/2011 at 5:10am
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Idk if this would help but try jumping on a trampoline and practice your spins, or wakeboard and do 180s on the water but idk if you have to things to practice on.
The only thing with wakeboarding is that it is different body form than snowboarding.  Your rotations are done without counter rotation like snowboarding spins are done.  Your control of a wakeboard comes from the rope and "standing tall" going in to a jump.  But, it is awesome for balance and works all your muscle groups (especially the all important core).  Not to mention you get practice "spotting your landing" which you need for spinning on any board. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/30/2011 at 6:30am
Skateboarding definitely helps. Especially with balance. I havent been skating as much due to school, and my park skills have definitely suffered.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/01/2011 at 4:39pm
i have a longboard and it seems to help a lot with balance. for the 180s i would practice riding switch on nearly flat ground and it will help. at least it did for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/01/2011 at 5:26pm
I always found for 180s or anything where you are landing facing opposite the way you take off are easier to do riding regular. I find that a smooth take off is more important to getting a trick than the landing. I feel that by taking off switch, it can be awkward and different from what you normally do and can be difficult to get the trick you are trying to do. I find landing switch is a lot easier.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/01/2011 at 6:36pm
Haha that's funny. To each their own - I always found landing regular a lot easier...
It got to the point where I learned cab front 3's before I learned them regular. Lol.

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