Last time, you learned to simply “Spin Your Arms.”
That's probably because if you're going to do a spin you should spin right!?
I think that you were able to understand more deeply from a physical standpoint on how to spin.
For those of you who haven't seen it yet, please take some time to look at it now.
This time, we're going to look at a method that perhaps no one has heard of before!
That is precisely the reason it's a “secret.” It's a secret because no one recognizes it.
We call jumping on both feet as a POP.
When you jump, you go up, but you don't spin right?!
I can hear everyone saying that already.
It's for certain that if you just jump, you will not spin.
However, a very big result comes from adding a pop into your spinning motion.
This time, we are not going to think about it from a physical standpoint, but from an anatomical one.
So is there or is there not a “jumping” motion?
This is one big difference between the spin of intermediate and advanced snowboarders.
This “jumping” motion also has to do with stretching the entire body upward.
By jumping, you go up, and when this happens, the muscles of the entire body are elongated.
I'm not talking about a slow stretch.
I'm talking about a stretch that is quick and all at once.
Due to this kind of stretch, the muscles suddenly become elongated.
This is the main point of this tutorial.
When the muscles are suddenly elongated, their reaction is to quickly contract in order to prevent tearing.
This reaction is called the “stretch reflex.”
By using this reaction effectively, you can gain the ability to spin more.
For more detail, please look it up on Google and use Wikipedia, etc. for further study.
This “stretch reflex” is caused by sudden muscle elongation.
However, in addition to that, when you flex these muscles during a stretch reflex, you can get an even stronger, quicker reaction.
Let's take the vertical jump for example.
You crouch low, then, you contract and relax the muscles in preparation to elongate them.
While crouching, you completely relax the entire body before jumping.
From that point on, you relax, jump, and expand the muscles that were contracted all at once.
The moment you jump, the more you expand upward, and the more this stretch reflex occurs.
In addition to that, you intentionally put power into the stretched out muscles and then contract them.
Keep in mind that after you've jumped, by having created this crouched position, you naturally put strength into these muscles.
At this moment, since it is a muscle reaction and not a matter of consciously performing the action, you don't feel the weight of the lower-body.
There is a reason as to why not feeling the weight of the lower-body allows you to spin easier.
This is the whole secret behind being able to spin more!
Let's try to add even more spin movement.
The key is…
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And here is tutorial for Goofy to do a Back side Blunt 270 Out on a Box!
Start learning the trick from practice on the flat ground!
＜Step 1 - Flat Ground＞
Get off your board and stand as if you’re sliding straight down the hill.
First, let’s learn rotational movement while doing this trick.
Start with a frontside 90 spin.
Land this spin with your chest facing your front leg.
Keep pulling your front elbow behind to prepare for the next spin.
Add a 270 spin in the same direction with a small pop to finish the trick.
Ok, now let’s add shifting weight into this rotational movement.
Keep your head straight as well as using tall posture before generating a trick.
With this tall posture, your head and hips are aligned over the board so you will have a straighter body axis.
A straighter body axis allows you to perform all the movements after this both nicely and cleanly.
Execute a frontside 90 spin and land it on your back leg while extending your front leg this time.
To start, you can distribute 70% of your weight on your back leg and 30%o of it on your front leg instead of putting your full weight on your back leg.
Try pushing your feet out as much as possible instead of just leaning your upper body over your back leg.
Keep pulling your front elbow behind and release weight from your back leg with a small pop and then add a 270 spin with your lower body in the same direction.
Land on both your feet while your gaze and chest are facing backward.
After this becomes a normal movement for you, try to imagine yourself getting on a box.
If you practice without an actual riding image in your mind, it won’t work well when you try it with the actual riding situation.
You can draw a box in the snow and try to practice the trick with it.
So you can imagine an actual riding situation in your mind and this image will help you when you try it on a box.
Be sure to go though this repeatedly until you remember the correct posture and balance.
You can try this with your board on the flat ground.
However, this is good enough and you are ready to do it while sliding on the slopes.
So, let's review the key points you learned in step 1.
1. Stand tall before takeoff.
2. Execute a frontside 90 spin.
3. Land on your back leg with an extended front leg.
4. Keep your chest facing toward the nose of your board.
5. Keep pulling your front elbow behind.
6. Release weight from your back leg to add a 270 spin.
7. Land on both your feet while your gaze and chest are facing backward.
Next time, try to use what you have learned out on the slopes.
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Learn Front side Nose Slide for Goofy!
This time you will learn how to do it on the slopes.
Try practicing on gentle slopes so that you won't learn it with strong edge angle that reduce the chance to fall while sliding on the box.
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Learn Backside Nose Slide with video made for Goofy riders!
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I’ve answered a common question!
This time the topic is “Where do I look while spinning”
So you will learn how to control your balance while spinning.
Where should I be looking during a spin?
Does it vary depending on the spin trick?
Please tell me Sensei!
I feel this is a very common question, but the answer can be different for every trick
For example If someone were to ask where they should look during takeoff, while in the air, and landing respectively, The way this would be answered depends on your goal.
This time try thinking about your line of sight controlling your balance from takeoff to landing.
Where you look during a spin also has a huge effect on your understanding of your surroundings, where you are throughout the spin, and how much time you have left to complete it.
First, I'll give an example of common failures some of my old students would make.
During takeoff, my student looked at his feet, and while in the air he looked at the sky or his surroundings diagonally, which is not a good situation.
If you look at your feet during a backside spin takeoff, then at the same time your body will lean greatly over the edge, and the spin will turn into a cork spin in the air.
There are other common mistakes that happen often, where they can't land on their feet even though they can rotate completely.
When I asked him about this, he said "I can’t see any surroundings while spinning."
This is him turning his gaze too far upward thus not being able to see the surface of the snow.
Because of this, he won't know exactly when he is going to land; therefore, he won't be able to land.
There is one way to fix both of these situations.
- Keep your line of sight 2 meters in front of you at all times throughout the spin.
When doing a spin trick, imagine yourself at the centre of a large circle.
While spinning use your line of sight to draw the edge of that circle.
This should be about 2 meters away from you.
By consciously thinking about that 2 meters from the start of your takeoff, your head and line of sight will be locked in a position that will keep the body's axis (the spin's axis) balanced and more flat, and easier to control and land.
After the takeoff, circulate your gaze around the area 2 meters away from you while simultaneously watching the surface of the snow and the surrounding landscape with your peripheral vision.
Do this and you will have a very good understanding of the situation and your position in the air.
It's the same whether it's the front side or the back side.
And you can practice this during the off season too even at home, while in the office?
There is also a method for where to be looking when wanting to continue a spin, but we'll discuss that in the next topic.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog I hope this helps your spins!
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<Step 2 – Downhill>
Let's try to do a Back side board slide while on the slopes!
First, review the key points you learned from Step 1!
Please choose a gentle slope when practicing out on the snow.
This is so that you can remember the correct balance when you are not on the edge of your board.
If you were to try this on a slope with a steep angle, you would get on the edge of your board.
Trying to remember this from being on the edge of your board would cause you to get on the edge of your board while being on a box and thus you would fall.
First, start sliding with a slow speed.
Turn your board sideways before you start to speed up.
At this point, you won't jump; you'll only be turning your lower body sideways.
Once you have turned your board sideways, you'll go into the posture that you learned when you were on level ground.
After you have stopped once, repeat the same thing again.
Once you have gotten used to this, next time, turn your board sideways after incorporating vertical motion in your lower body.
You won't jump here, but you can make your body remember this jumping motion just a little.
After you have gotten used to this, next time imagine the box being in front of you and try to time it accordingly.
First, try to ride straight on the box you have imagined on the nose side of your board.
Next, try to ride coming from the side toward the box you have imagined.
After that, try to add in a small jump and turn your board to the side.
When you jump even in the slightest, balance becomes difficult.
After you have turned your board to the side, be sure to concentrate so that you don't mess up this posture.
At this point as well, once you get used to this, try to picture the box in your mind.
Since you get on the edge of your board when you gain speed, try to practice at a slow speed even on gentle slopes.
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I’m going to answer some of the question you guys asked on my blog!
This time about trouble with footing before taking off a backside spin!
I’m unstable on the toe edge before taking off a back side 720.
Windup to prepare for the spin is not easy too.
I don’t have same issue with spinning 540.
How can I approach to the lip with stable balance on the toe edge for spinning 720?
Please tell me.
From your observation, as unstable on the toe edge and windup is not easy before takeoff, I can predict that you have very weak base of support while on the toe edge.
In other word, you are standing on the toe edge with unnatural position.
When we are standing natural as a human, our shoulders, hips, knees and toes are all aligned.
All muscles are in a certain position and status to work best with this standing position.
So while you are standing in this position, you are at the most stable balance.
Most snowboarder who is throwing a backside 720, they open their shoulders forward to prepare for the spin.
It is effective to create a spin force with arms and facing forward avoid taking off too early in many cases.
However if you twist your body forward too much and feel unstable before takeoff, this must be corrected.
We use rotational movement all the time to change the direction, to spin your body, and so on.
For example, when you make a toe side turn, you put your front shoulder over your front toe.
But if you rotate your shoulders to opposite direction, this time if your chest is facing forward (toward the nose of your board) while starting a toe side turn, it will be hard to get into the toe side turn.
Because, it’s hard to keep your balance on the toe edge in this circumstance with this posture.
Now let’s think about it with posture before taking off a backside spin.
Windup might need to gain enough spin for spinning 720.
But at same time we want strong base while twisting our body.
So how can we add a windup without losing our base?
Here are some tips to stabilize your base instantly while on the toe edge with windup.
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I’m going to answer some of the question you guys asked on my blog!
This time about trouble before taking off a back side spin!
I can make a clean back side 360 but just on a jump which I always practice with.
So, this is the only jump I can make a clean backside 360.
Why am I struggling spinning backside 360 on the other jumps?
Please tell me.
This is common issue with intermediate snowboarders.
People who is struggling with a jump every time when its shape of the jump changed, they take off too soon.
All jumps have different shape, and those are always changing by everyday maintenance and so on.
For example, your footing will be affected by
Because all these changes require you to change your balance and timing while approaching to the jump, and if you start moving too soon while you are requiring changing your balance in regard to the jump angle and length, it’ll obviously be difficult to take off.
As I talked in the other tutorial, if you don’t lean and rotate your body until the center of the board comes to the lip, then your takeoff won’t be affected by jump shape and your footing will be stay strong to take off your backside spin.
This is why straight air is easier to control to take off than spinning.
Ok, now how can you wait for takeoff?
Here are some tips you can try to fix the issue instantly.
1. Start a rotation when the knuckle comes into view
2. Rotate your body immediately after pop your legs
3. Start a rotation when your back leg comes to the lip
Or you can practice like this.
This is the most certain way to learn timing and balance for your spin.
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Your spin axis should be standing straight from the lip angle while taking off so that you can throw your spin without any conflicts with any external force.
And your spin will be under your control while in midair.
But if you are focusing on rotation too much, then you will lose focus on balance while taking off.
This is the reason why people leaning towards the edge and forward while taking off.
People who pay attention to balance while taking off try to avoid leaning toward the edge.
Yet they don’t think about avoiding Nollie takeoff very much since it’s hard to be noticed.
If you can’t spin comfortably even if your take off is not too soon and you are not leaning too much toward the edge while taking off, then you can doubt Nollie takeoff.
Typical tips for this issue given from many coaches is “lean back”.
Then people lean their upper body backward which won’t make it any better in many cases because your body will just be bent backward so your spin axis won’t be straight.
Ok, now let’s see how you can solve the issue.
Here I can introduce better and practical idea.
Wait for takeoff
If your body stay standing straight just as straight air until your center of the board come to the lip, your body won’t lean at all.
So wait for takeoff with your posture standing straight and try to not rotate and lean your body until your center of the board come to the lip.
But you can rotate your body as much as you like after it.
Start learning to time with straight air.
And apply it to spinning 180, 360 and so on.
Stand and pop 90 degrees from the lip angle
You can stand and pop on both feet straight but from jump angle.
If you are focusing too much on rotation you don’t pay attention to the lip angle.
Try to visualize a mini trampoline on the lip and jump on it 90 degrees from it.
So your shoulders will be leveled with the lip angle and it won’t be nollie takeoff.
Stand straight over your back leg
As I mentioned, try to not lean your body backward.
But instead, try standing straight over your back leg just as a standing position before doing an ollie on skateboard.
However, you don’t have to do actual ollie to take off.
You can just pop straight up over your back leg.
Make sure if your weight is more on your back leg while taking off so it won’t be a nollie takeoff.
For your frontside spin, you can focus on lifting your nose up while taking off rather than popping straight up over your back leg.
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