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Offline Dan M.

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Dan's Help Thread
« on: September 20, 2011, 05:44:01 PM »
Instead of making a bunch a little topics, which I'm sure will happen over time, I've decided to make one big thread where I will ask for help on any trick that I am practicing. For now, I've been working on b-twists, and my b-twists just seem...lacking. I feel like I'm missing something when I do them. I always land pretty close to the ground, and although I can land them on concrete it's always kinda sketchy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfrx6f7VL4U (on concrete)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxH2VomsFvs
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Re: Dan's Help Thread
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 08:15:40 PM »
stop doing that goofy hop thing before your btwist and dip more.
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Offline Dan M.

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Re: Dan's Help Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 11:47:07 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg2dRbspwUI

My backflips are killer low, and they destroy my ankles. I try to look at one spot when i jump, but that doesn't really help my height. Any advice?
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Offline Travis Strubew

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Re: Dan's Help Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2012, 12:29:52 PM »
Work on jumping higher and tucking harder. Especially the tuck. You were still pretty open when you were flipping on your tuck, which likely slowed you down a lot compared to a closer tuck.

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Re: Dan's Help Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 02:25:29 PM »
^Mainly jumping higher can help you tuck harder IMO. Recently I focused more on extending my legs all the way during the jump, because usually by the time my legs are fully extended I'm at my highest point anyway. When your legs are slightly bent through the jump and throughout the flip, you tend to not be able to get as explosive a tuck as well as if your legs and body are hollowed out.

It makes sense, too. If you have your legs fully extended in the air, it makes it THAT much easier to snap them to your chest and thus getting an explosive tuck and fast rotation. I learned that whenever I don't land it is whenever I stall my tuck, which is basically caused by jumping back and having my legs already halfway tucked before I go for the full tuck. That kind of mistake takes away a lot of the speed from the tuck.
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Offline steve dahlin

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Re: Dan's Help Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 02:00:26 PM »
You just need to lift you back leg higher to get more inverted, your feet should go above your head, try to do a martial arts aerial (inverted butterfly kick) and twist that

Also, you shouldn't be tucking at all, I think they mean pull your arms into your chest to twist faster if anything.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2012, 02:03:32 PM by Grip »
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