Old 01-09-05, 04:27 AM   #1
 
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Instructions for freestyle ski tricks

Upright Aerials

180
Use Skis with twin tips for this Ski Trick. In doing the 180, try making small jumps. Imagine jumping on a trampoline. In starting your spin, make use of your hips and head. In the event that you are not beginning your spin after becoming airborne and if you are doing big, you can wait before rotating. Stay focused on your landing while going backwards and throughout the trick so that you will not rotate too much. Touch down with the tips followed by the tails of your Skis when landing.


360 Tail Grab
Make a tucked Iron Cross the moment you set your spin. After crossing up, find the tail of your Ski, hold it with your trailing hand, and pull it into the spin. Hold on to the tail for as long as you can. Keep your eyes over your shoulder all throughout the time that you are pulling the tail to the spin. Find your landing when you reach about more than half of your way around while still holding the tail of your Ski, then tread heavily on the landing.


540 Tail Grab
It is important to master the 360 Tail Grab as well as the 180 before trying the 540 Tail Grab. In executing this Ski Trick, recall how a 360 Tail Grab is done. Get into a tucked Iron Cross when you set your spin. When you have already crossed up, look for the tail of your Ski, hold that with your trailing hand, and pull it into the spin. Keep your eyes over your shoulder all throughout the time that you are pulling the tail to the spin. At this point in time, you are coming through the 360. To avoid over- rotating, remember to focus at the spot where you will be landing. Center your weight and reach your landing with the tips of your Skis first, then the tails.


Cork Screw 720
Make sure you have learned and tried the 540 spin before attempting the Cork Screw 720. In this Ski Trick, the important thing is to use the Edge to set your spin. Moreover, a Cork Screw 720 involved two axes. You can start on your left or your right, whichever side you land through the outside Edge. When you popped off your Edge, reach with your right arm forward and drive your head down towards your left hip. If you wish to spin faster, tuck up tight. But open up if you want to stop. You will see your landing after a 540. Keep looking at the spot where you will be landing and then stomp it after getting out of your spin.


Switched Corked 720
In this Ski Trick, it is very essential to over the shoulder which you are planning to make your spin. With about three feet away from the lip, slide your Skis flat on the take off and begin the spin. You should be rotating the moment you leave the ground. While spinning, cork out this Ski Trick by driving down your lead shoulder. Doing so should likewise make your head to follow. Execute the grab as the spin progresses and if that certain point comes when you have enough momentum to sustain the whole Ski Trick. Keep the grab for as long as you can for more style. If you have gone 540, find where you will be landing. When you spot the landing, stomp it.


Half-Cab Mute Grab
In this Ski Trick, it is better if you are already accustomed in skiing backwards. Look over your shoulder as you approach the jump and catch sight of the lip. Keep your eyes over your shoulder the moment you are airborne and start spinning. Make the grab through your trailing hand. Pull the grab when you want to spin slower. Focus on your landing, then tread heavily and ski on.


Inverted Aerials
Ski Tricks classified as Inverted Aerials include Under flip, Switch Backflip, Mute Back Flip, D Spin, and D Spin 900.


Under Flip
Turn 90? to face the slope at a right angle. Instead of moving your head downhill, move it toward the mountain. Spin 90? to land switch.


Switch Backflip
More technical Switch Flips were based on this Ski Trick. Concentrate on the end of the jump if you drop in backwards. During your take-off, find the lip by slightly rotating your shoulder to your left or right, depending on which side is easier for you. When you reach the lip of the jump, pop straight up and then drop your head back. Remember that right timing of rotation is very important in this Ski Trick. You will be able to know if you are spinning too fast or too slow if you can see the landing when you are flipping. Pulling your legs around will make you spin faster. On the other hand, arch your back if you wish to slow down your spin. In taking off, throw your head back as far as possible so that you will see your landing. Search the landing by looking through your legs when you come around. Reach out, and then stick it.


Mute Back Flip
In this Ski Trick, you need to consider these basic four parts: flip, grab, tweak, and the landing. In the flip, set it up and make sure you have more rotation. Ideally, you must be tucked and grabbing before the end of the first quarter of your spin. Thus, quickly go for the grab when you tuck. To convert the trick from a backflip into a laid out one, arch your back as much as you can. Doing so will also make your spin slower. As for your landing, the right time to land is when your feet already passed the top of your spin. Tread heavily on the landing when you reach it.


D Spin
You can do this Ski Trick only if you can already execute a 720 and backflips. At the take off, turn your head and throw your shoulder down on either side (left or right). If you want to go for the grab, cross your Skis and move them in such a way that it will be easy for you to grab the tail of your Ski. Find where you will be landing once you have already finished one spin. Keep your eyes on the spot and touch down.


D Spin 900
Sensibly enough, you should be able to make the D Spin before you advance to D Spin 900. To do this Ski Trick, make an off-axis 360 which is nearly on the state of being horizontal. Then go into an off-axis backflip before the Corked 360 comes to an end. Lastly, execute a 180 after the flip for the 900.
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Old 01-09-05, 11:14 AM   #2
 
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Wow, thanks for sharing that with us. Anytime I try ski tricks I usually end up on the ground I'll have a read through this and see if I can use any of it this winter
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Wow, thanks for sharing that with us. Anytime I try ski tricks I usually end up on the ground I'll have a read through this and see if I can use any of it this winter
Well I ended up on the ground a lot at first. But if you practice enough you will get them down.
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Old 25-09-05, 07:30 PM   #4
 
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every time i do tricks i usually end up face first all i can do is a 180 and almost a 360
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Old 08-01-06, 07:43 PM   #5
 
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This almost made me go order some twin skis.
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Twin tips

Yeah I think im gunna buy a pair of twin tips next year
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Old 10-01-06, 08:41 PM   #7
 
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I want to try the Switch Backflip. Just saying it soudns haunting. After reading it, it looks like it would be hard to acheive. I think that's going to take alot of practice though.
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Daffy
To perform a Daffy, put one leg in front of you and the other one at the back. Hence, the Ski at the front aims upward while the other one points downward. Put them back in their normal position and then land.

360 Safety Grab

Shift your weight forward at the start of this Ski Trick. Be ready to spin as your take off. Go for the grab, do not let go for a moment, and then spot your landing. Tread heavily when you reach the landing.

Cossack / Kosak
You can do this Ski Trick if you know the Spread Eagle and Zudnick. In Cossack / Kosak, extend your legs sideways and put your hands forward, between your legs. Keep your Ski Poles in their upright position.

Iron Cross
This Ski Trick requires enough height from the ground so the Tips of the Skis will not get caught in the snow throughout the trick. The Iron Cross involves crossing your Skis once you get airborne. Similar to a Backscratcher, bend your knees so the Skis will be behind you. But this time, you need to cross your Skis. After that, uncross your Skis and pull your legs back. The Skis should be parallel at this point. Stomp at the landing.

Zudnick
Once airborne, bend your lower and upper body forward. Keep your Skis close to each other.

Helicopter

Once airborne, make a 360, 720, or 1080 degree rotation.

Rocket Air

Once you are airborne, extend both your legs forward and go for the grab.

Under Flip
Start off by turning 90 to face the slope at a right angle. Throw your uphill shoulder down and roll upside down. Make a 270 to land, or tread heavily on the landing.

Flatspin
When you take off, jump in backward and sideways motion. Your body will be horizontal once you get airborne. Spot your landing, and then land after the flip.

Alley Oop
Take off with enough speed. Turn your body up hill, look over your shoulder, and take note of the direction of your spin. Spot your landing, and then tread heavily.

Alley Oop Flatspin 540
Leave the pipe and throw your uphill shoulder down the fall line. Turn your body and let your feet be in the position where it is at the same level as your head. Turn to your stomach and then face the ground. Go for the grab. Extend your arms forward and spot your landing.

Switch Corked 720
In this Ski Trick, it is very essential to look over the shoulder to set the direction of your spin. As you approach the lip, slide your Skis flat. Begin the 180 degree spin as you take off, and then make a corked 540. Tread heavily as you reach the landing then ski away.

Flair in the Pipe
Make sure you can do backflips before trying this Ski Trick. Have enough speed in the pipe. Begin your spin the same way you would do on a backflip. Move your head and shoulders backward and throw your hips forward. When you are inverted, finish that 180, and then tread heavily on your landing.

Rail Slide
Jump to land on the rail. Glide smoothly and keep your weight centered on both feet in order to stay balanced. Turn your shoulders the way you want to exit.

Lincoln Loop
When you reach the lip of the jump, drop your shoulder and wind your arms up to the side so your body will flip sideways.

Lincoln Loop 180

You should know how to perform the Lincoln Loop before doing the Lincoln Loop 180. When you are about to be finished doing the Lincoln Loop, you should see your landing. Make a 180 before you land. Touch down with the Tips first.


Spread Eagle

Take off and once you get airborne, move or spread your arms and legs to the side, keeping your body upright. Proper timing is important in doing this Ski Trick. Open your legs only if you are in the air. Close your legs before you reach the landing.

Backscratcher
Once you get airborne, bend your knees so the Tips of your Skis will touch your back. Do not lean your shoulders forward while you are airborne so you will reach the landing safely.

Twister
Twisters are actually like 360's. Only, your feet move in a way that your body chest is put forward, with your ski appearing to be in parallel with your chest. To be able to perform this trick, you need to have a good balance. The Twister involves turning your upper body in one direction, and your lower body in the opposite direction. Make sure your head remains in the same direction with your upper body. After you have perfected the twisting turn on one side, try it with the other.

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Thanks for that Ben, did you write that ?
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Old 17-04-06, 05:35 AM   #10
 
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I wouldn't want to try any of these at my current state, however I will once I start getting used to atleast riding the skiis themselves.
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Old 17-04-06, 07:12 AM   #11
 
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Wow that Dspin 900 sounds really hard, you'd have to be crazy just to attempt it.
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Old 19-04-06, 09:52 PM   #12
 
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Those are pretty advanced moves, can anyone here do anything from those lists?
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Old 09-07-07, 12:38 PM   #13
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I think ill try the basic ones, maybe ina few years ill be on to the more advanced tricks. Thx alot for those!
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Does anyone have some tips for those of us who are just getting started with trying to do some of these tricks? What's a good way to start practicing? Or a good trick to try first?
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