We always make several turns while approaching the jump before generating a spin.
These turns are made for several reasons, but I’ll talk about it in another tutorial.
This turn is called a Setup Turn.
For example, even if you takeoff on the toe edge when doing a back side spin, the heel turn will turn into a toe turn and you will generate spin.
The stronger you make an edge angle during the setup turn, the more your body’s axis will lean when taking off.
The more your body axis leans, the more your spin axis will lean which will mess up your spin midair.
And by your body falling diagonally, you will jump diagonally towards the landing instead of straight towards it.
These are two problems that can be affected by a setup turn.
Often in tutorials it says that if you take off in the middle of a setup turn that you will jump straight towards the landing, but that alone doesn’t solve the problem.
I had many students that weren’t able to solve the problem like that when I was coaching them.
Even though their lines for their setup turn are straight during takeoff, they would end up jumping off diagonally.
Conversely, I also had students who would jump straight towards the landing even if their boards were rotating and pointing diagonally.
I myself used to always believe in those common tutorials, but I still had students whose problems were not resolved as well as students who would still jump straight without following what the tutorials said, and I began to doubt the tutorials.
I analyzed the videos many, many times and found the origin of the issues that are commonly featured.
I’ve written out the actual findings based on my analysis.
Why does the spin axis end up leaning?
Why do the riders end up going diagonally towards the side of the landing?
These two problems share the same origin,
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