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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #930 on: April 29, 2023, 01:22:22 PM »
Never tried 360 flips intol a few wks back. Wanna learn by my 38th bday in june. Getting very close. Some primo, some caught w front foot. Many caught with back foot.

Cant figure out how to keep from turning my shoulders FS so that i can stay over the board
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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #931 on: April 29, 2023, 09:04:20 PM »
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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #932 on: April 30, 2023, 06:52:43 PM »
Blunts on sidewalks. Thanks to a tip from @Gab its looking like I should get them next session or 2.

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #933 on: April 30, 2023, 10:03:22 PM »
Got into a few FS Crooked grinds today towards the end of the session but no roll aways. Haven't done a properly tweaked out one in years, got to get that back on the menu.
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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #934 on: May 01, 2023, 01:44:53 PM »
Had a little go at fakie FS 5050s on a low ledge today, actually not as scary as I thought they would be. Managed to roll away from a few of them... Will deffo keep working on them.

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #935 on: May 01, 2023, 05:19:16 PM »
Never tried 360 flips intol a few wks back. Wanna learn by my 38th bday in june. Getting very close. Some primo, some caught w front foot. Many caught with back foot.

Cant figure out how to keep from turning my shoulders FS so that i can stay over the board

I also flirted with them recently! Had been 10 years since my last one. I was struggling to keep the shoulder closed also and thought how golfers like hold their pose after the swing there had to be a skate equivalent.

So id focus on that back foot scoop everyone talks about then try to pose the Kalis silhouette where his front foot and front arm is out in front and back foot is tucked up. Ill rest easy all my days on the feeling of the best one i got. Got a few off a kicker and a few on flat. Slidey ground helped the flatground ones for sure.

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #936 on: May 01, 2023, 09:15:14 PM »
Frontside hurricane in transition. Landed a few on some small stuff, trick seems to be just leaning away from where your board is

Also trying to get proper frontside slappies where i stand up on it instead of just bashing and slashing

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #937 on: May 03, 2023, 07:46:11 PM »
Frontside rock and rolls have always been mad scary to me for some reason
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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #938 on: May 04, 2023, 06:39:17 AM »
Frontside rock and rolls have always been mad scary to me for some reason

Totally feel you on this! Its a trick I had wanted to learn for years, and I only started really pulling them off a few months ago: I started trying them on a small quarter, and random guy on the session gave me one tip that really helped. I am going to try and translate his advice into text, and I am hoping it makes sense - Treat your back leg like a squat by bending it up into you while the front leg goes out straight. That way your weight stays back in the ramp and your front leg is what holds it over the coping. That makes it way easier to feel stable when rotating your shoulders and head back for the rotation.

For me its also a trick where progressively bigger obstacles were key. I started super small on like an 18 inch quarter just to get the movement down, and slowly stepped it up. Just now starting to get comfortable with them on 3ft of transition. It's wild cause every time you up the size of the transition it brings that discomfort and unease right back until you pull it off.

God DAMN do they feel good though when you pull a nice one. Good luck!!!

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #939 on: May 04, 2023, 08:03:54 AM »
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Frontside rock and rolls have always been mad scary to me for some reason
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Totally feel you on this! Its a trick I had wanted to learn for years, and I only started really pulling them off a few months ago: I started trying them on a small quarter, and random guy on the session gave me one tip that really helped. I am going to try and translate his advice into text, and I am hoping it makes sense - Treat your back leg like a squat by bending it up into you while the front leg goes out straight. That way your weight stays back in the ramp and your front leg is what holds it over the coping. That makes it way easier to feel stable when rotating your shoulders and head back for the rotation.

For me its also a trick where progressively bigger obstacles were key. I started super small on like an 18 inch quarter just to get the movement down, and slowly stepped it up. Just now starting to get comfortable with them on 3ft of transition. It's wild cause every time you up the size of the transition it brings that discomfort and unease right back until you pull it off.

God DAMN do they feel good though when you pull a nice one. Good luck!!!

Best tip I have for them is to come at it a little bit sideways and then push your back foot away from you to slide the back trucks into the rock n roll position. Doing this makes you have the right shoulder/hip position so you're not turning your head around 180 degrees trying to look back down the ramp. I think it's also probably similar to what @Gnarcade said about keeping your body in the ramp instead of being on top.

Also, agreed about progressively bigger obstacles. I can pull them off every time on transition up to 5ft but whenever i go bigger than that my mind just won't let me... best obstacle to try them on is a quarterpipe that runs down a gentle slope so it slowly gets bigger, and you just work your way down the line building the confidence.

It's also a lot easier to do them on something that you can actually 'rock' on, once you get over the fear hump of doing your first ones on something really small.
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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #940 on: May 04, 2023, 08:30:11 AM »
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Frontside rock and rolls have always been mad scary to me for some reason
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Totally feel you on this! Its a trick I had wanted to learn for years, and I only started really pulling them off a few months ago: I started trying them on a small quarter, and random guy on the session gave me one tip that really helped. I am going to try and translate his advice into text, and I am hoping it makes sense - Treat your back leg like a squat by bending it up into you while the front leg goes out straight. That way your weight stays back in the ramp and your front leg is what holds it over the coping. That makes it way easier to feel stable when rotating your shoulders and head back for the rotation.

For me its also a trick where progressively bigger obstacles were key. I started super small on like an 18 inch quarter just to get the movement down, and slowly stepped it up. Just now starting to get comfortable with them on 3ft of transition. It's wild cause every time you up the size of the transition it brings that discomfort and unease right back until you pull it off.

God DAMN do they feel good though when you pull a nice one. Good luck!!!
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Best tip I have for them is to come at it a little bit sideways and then push your back foot away from you to slide the back trucks into the rock n roll position. Doing this makes you have the right shoulder/hip position so you're not turning your head around 180 degrees trying to look back down the ramp. I think it's also probably similar to what @Gnarcade said about keeping your body in the ramp instead of being on top.

Also, agreed about progressively bigger obstacles. I can pull them off every time on transition up to 5ft but whenever i go bigger than that my mind just won't let me... best obstacle to try them on is a quarterpipe that runs down a gentle slope so it slowly gets bigger, and you just work your way down the line building the confidence.

Small steep tranny is the key to learn these and absolutely deck check them properly. Its easier to do them proper.

Here's a weird tip that helped me learn them , pose them on ledges or little walls first. Ollie straight up into the front rock position and then turn out. It really gives you a feel for 75% of the trick. Focus your pivot on the back toe. Then when you take them to transition remember you will likely be leaning too far back so be prepared to shift your weight over the front foot when you come back in.

I like doing them on hips,

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #941 on: May 04, 2023, 08:46:41 AM »
Nice one @Frank and Fred, best thing about front rocks is when done properly like that they always look sick! One of the most stylish transition tricks ever.

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #942 on: May 04, 2023, 09:54:23 AM »
I'm half decent at FS rocks, I got em pretty consistent, but hesitant to put em on any ramp bigger than 6-7'.

Once you get the hang of forming the trick and rolling away, I find I can curb the fear factor by making em quick. Stalling out is where I get sketched.

Keep the back leg cocked as you hit the lip, rock over keeping pressure on the coping with the back truck, smack the deck fast and loose,  whip the hips around using the leverage of the coping and your back wheels, dive in

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #943 on: May 15, 2023, 01:26:08 PM »
Just learned fs 180 to nosegrinds today and got a few really nice crooked ones exiting back to regular.

Now I really want to learn the backside version but can't get into it for the life of me. I can bs 180 to 5050 and fs noseslide, but can't even do/commit to the not so nice looking fully on top 180 to switch 5-0. Any tips?

I have to learn it on a pretty high ledge because there is nothing else. Super scary for me

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Re: What are you trying to learn right now?
« Reply #944 on: May 15, 2023, 02:10:58 PM »
Flat: Getting fakie fs flips dialed (I land one each sesh but need to get really consistent on those, also try and get the full 180 degrees); and always 360 flips

Ledge: fs 5-0s, often get one or two but far from consistent, really frustrating

Curb: fs crooks to reg, same as above

Flat bar: Nice bs lipslides, I have let to land a really satisfying one

Stairs: Kickflip three stair. Not even close but a man can dream.
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