I want to try to backflip off a small kicker.

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I want to try to backflip off a small kicker.

Post by Kiwy » Sat May 10, 2014 3:47 pm

Somehow I managed to learn how to flip in these past months. There's a problem with decent ramps in my city and I don't have the tools and knowledge to build one myself. Or where to place it so everyone could use it.

There is this small concrete kicker though, where I can pick up decent speed. My question is, do you think it could be approachable to use for backflips?

This is a link to an album showing the size and how high I can manage to jump over it. They're old pics and I have no new ones to know if I can go higher now.
Anyway, what do you think?

http://imgur.com/IwTRFwP,35tRrhK,MfqrMib,2PCEwwY,V8q6YlK,wS56Rp6#0

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Post by saul » Mon May 12, 2014 4:43 am

Kicker radius is too low to learn flips
Try too find some MTB dirt jumps

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Post by Alan_RTH » Wed May 14, 2014 4:26 am

I've seen people flip smaller and shallower kickers but if you're fairly new to flips I'd advise trying them on some a bit steeper first.

Small kickers are fine to flip but you've got to really whip it which I'm not sure would be that easy with a shallow kicker like that considering the amount you'd have to pop at the same time.

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Post by Alan_RTH » Wed May 14, 2014 4:27 am

Actually looking at it again it's definitely possible and would probably work pretty well.

I still maintain my advice not to go straight to it if you're new to flips though. Try something a touch steeper and bigger to learn small flips.

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Post by Kiwy » Wed May 14, 2014 6:51 am

No, my board is pretty heavy (8kg) so until I learn how to manage that weight I'm not going to risk it.
Thanks for the advice. It was really helpful.

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Post by Mikael » Thu May 15, 2014 8:01 pm

Yeah I'd definitely agree with Alan.
The most likely thing you're gonna do is huck it and since flips aren't automatic for you yet, you're likely to land sideways, overrotate, underrotate, all kinds of bad things.
You could definitely learn them on that kicker, but it's likely that you'll hurt yourself before you do so.

Also 8Kgs is not heavy, it's pretty average.

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Post by Kiwy » Thu May 15, 2014 10:20 pm

It's heavier compared to what I had. I know how to do them but true they're not automatic yet. I was having doubts because of the size and radius. It throws me in length but not much in height, so I was questioning if my head would pass safely.
When I'm ready mentally I'm going to attempt one and come back with a follow up. Hopefully pics.

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Post by Kiwy » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:10 pm

Here's a bad, six second video with the follow up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQM1IbiHv_s&feature=youtu.be

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Post by Mikael » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:23 pm

That was pretty damn good!!! Congrats!

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Post by saul » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:13 am

cool!

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Post by Ben » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:04 pm

nice one man. bet your stocked
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Post by Kiwy » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:46 pm

First one, I got scared of landing mid spin and botched it.
Second one I over rotated and landed in a manual.
Third attempt went smooth and I tried another one. I took a break after because I was starting to get too confident. It's a decent ramp, I didn't have to pump as much as I thought initially.

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Post by McCarver » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:03 pm

well done sir!
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