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Old May 16th, 2017, 10:22 AM   #1
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Default How do I do the J-Turn?

Hi guys,
I'm stumped. I've been struggling with J-Turn for many months. I've been all over YouTube for it. I can do it, kinda but not when using the Crazy as an entry point. Is there any prerequisite you could recommend. Would one cone Fan Volt be one, please?
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Old May 17th, 2017, 01:30 PM   #2
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nay, i don't really recommend the fan volte as a prerequisite trick. i'd say to execute a good fan volte is much more difficult than a good j-turn, because of the momentum required if you want to spin more than once

for j-turn there really isn't any prerequisite trick. the advice i can offer you is to get comfortable with the position of the trick. keep yourself relatively straight without hunching over, and think of turning your shoulders.

next, the easiest, least appealing entry would be to roll forward with your legs crossed in the jturn position, turn into a circle and make the circle tight into a jturn. if you can do that already, alternatively you can try an easier entry such as the Sun -> jturn
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Old May 24th, 2017, 02:24 AM   #3
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Yeah using my shoulders is making it easier now. Still do not as complete as I want but yeah it's better now when I use the shoulders.

I didn't know you could use the Sun entry for it. I'll have to look for that in a competition vid, I'd like to see that one day. Thanks.
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