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Posture when kneeling/bending knees
« on: January 24, 2018, 07:49:33 PM »
Is there such a thing? Like should your back be straight for a more proper pop and jump or can your back be all humped and youíll still do the same thing?

Cause you know how Olympic divers and all have proper posture before they jump and flip, spin and dive and other athletes in their profession have certain proper postures for greater yields in performance
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Re: Posture when kneeling/bending knees
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 07:09:45 AM »
straight back has helped me keep things under me, if I hunch over, the board tends to get behind me. also I only crouch as much as I need to, so not a lot.

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Re: Posture when kneeling/bending knees
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 11:08:07 AM »
You want a straight back for sure and to absorb impact with your thighs/quads first  upon landing, as opposed to your back (easy to do when hunched over, Joslin actually lands like that a lot). Being hunched over would only serve to limit you

One common demoninator Iíve noticed about those with great style is that they all land with a strong squatting motion & usually a straight back

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Re: Posture when kneeling/bending knees
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 06:20:02 AM »
Donny Barley has the best posture in skateboarding. Even that opening ollie on the bench to trashcan tooth chip in Under Achievers, he has proper posture...

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Re: Posture when kneeling/bending knees
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 06:58:10 PM »
literally just do what feels right

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Re: Posture when kneeling/bending knees
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 12:44:50 PM »
Is there such a thing? Like should your back be straight for a more proper pop and jump or can your back be all humped and youíll still do the same thing?

Cause you know how Olympic divers and all have proper posture before they jump and flip, spin and dive and other athletes in their profession have certain proper postures for greater yields in performance

Ideally, your squatting into the board with knees bent..knee caps over the toes and not beyond..shoulders parallel to the ground...back perpendicular to the ground..head up and looking forward for maximum pop and balance....
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Re: Posture when kneeling/bending knees
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 09:10:16 AM »
I had a martial arts master explain to me that, to get my posture perfect, I should imagine I have a string that goes up through my spine put the top of my head and is fixed to a point way above me. Kind of like a puppet or a marionette.

For some reason this stuck with me and I think out it all the time when Iím skating.