Before you challenge this trick, be sure to check the following points in advance.
- You can do straight air with stability.
- In the air with stability, you can do the following two movements at same time:
- In order to perform this grab trick, you already can do the correct movements on a level surface without your board attached.
If you have a solid grasp on these things, you can probably learn this trick fairly quick!
Let's jump right into it!
Sequence by sequence, I'm going to explain the “Rocket Grab.”
Since take off is the same as when doing straight air, it's not difficult.
However, before take off, if you shift into a grabbing motion, you will loose balance.
Therefore, first, be sure to take off from the lip the same as you would for straight air.
As soon as you take off, pull your foreleg up with some intensity (this is the first point).
While being careful not to have your chest completely facing forward, extend both hands.
Before grabbing, if your chest is facing forward, you will spin. Be careful!
With both hands, use some force and while pulling the board toward yourself, completely extend your hind leg (this is the second point).
Hold the grab until just before landing.
Even if your chest is facing forward, PAY ATTENTION to whether or not your hips are turning toward the side.
You can prevent spinning in the air by not allowing your hips to turn!
Even if you release the grab after the tail of your board has reached the landing, it is still safe.
Landing is the exact same as it is for straight air.
The key is to bend completely and stretch the legs.
Bending and stretching the legs half-heatedly makes doing the grab itself more difficult.