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Hi everybody! Very cool site here, I've been skiing since I was like 5 (I'm 15 now) and I started really taking big jumps and doing tricks this year. I consistently am hitting jumps with 30 foot gaps comfortably, and I can take something as big as a 40' jump.

 

So, here's where my questions begin..I can do a 180, a tail grab, a mute, an iron cross, a backscratcher, and a daffy. What other tricks are there between doing the stuff I'm doing and rodeo 540s?

 

Also, I'm having trouble with my 360. I read a forum here on how to do it, and as best I can tell I approach the jump, pop and turn my body and head as I hit the lip..but I don't get all the way around! Any ideas as to why?

 

thanks!

-max

post #2 of 6

Start trying out 360 by skiing across the slope and jump on something small. Then you'll only need 280 degrees to make it. ;)

Just look at the landing over your shoulder.

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awesome I know just the jump at my local mountain! thanks smile.gif

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You can also practice some on dry land, off a couple of stairs in sneakers.  Remember to get your hands out front as you spot the landing to avoid back seat landings.

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crgildart; thanks I took your advice and did that off a snowbank for awhile yesterday :)

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crgildart; thanks I took your advice and did that off a snowbank for awhile yesterday :)



YW, I was about your age when I started doing what we called "heli's" haha.  I used to get a running/jogging start and practice floating them at different speeds on foot off of steps and bumps and stuff to get the feel of the spins and feeling more comfortable while moving forward knowing where I am in the air

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