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Old May 24th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #1
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Question what's the trick to a flat spin on a vert?

I ride rollerblade new jack vs2, recently put in eulogy wheels and red bearing cause the stock ones sucked. when i ride the ramps and get air and try a spin, my spin is always weak and i have trouble landing on both feet. my left foot likes to drag. is there a time thats best to spin? i'd love some advise.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 06:15 AM   #2
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I have the same thing (on quads), always me left foot as well...

Ive been trying to work on just landings, just jumping whilst rolling and off a few ledges. That seems to be helping me, I think it's the position I land in sometimes.

With rotations, for me it comes from the hips and shoulders. As I approach a jump, I am getting ready to turn these, and keep your eyes on your landing!
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Old May 25th, 2012, 06:15 AM   #3
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I ride rollerblade new jack vs2, recently put in eulogy wheels and red bearing cause the stock ones sucked. when i ride the ramps and get air and try a spin, my spin is always weak and i have trouble landing on both feet. my left foot likes to drag. is there a time thats best to spin? i'd love some advise.
I'll assume you're rotating counter-clockwise by the left foot drag.
If one foot lags then you are not using equal force to each leg on the launch (favoring 1 foot and not using your arms to initiate the spin).

I found a good way to loose this bad habit is to 1st attack a vert face where you can get vertical air straight out and land with zero forward motion (watch the vid in my sig)....practice this till you're comfortable with it.
Then try it by slightly digging both toestops into the vert face just before your horizontal momentum stops....not too early or a nasty faceplant is guaranteed.

Once you have mastered this launch technique, then use your arms only to apply spin immediately after your toestops hit.
The result is a launch that favors neither foot as they are not used to push or spin.
Once you get used to spinning in this manner, any favored foot launches will feel unatural and you'll automatically correct.
Hope this helps.

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Old May 26th, 2012, 01:09 AM   #4
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Default intresting video

i apprieciate the advice. and you look like you have been doing this for some years, thanks so much.
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