You will need these techniques down before trying Change Ups.
- Rotation VS Counter Rotation
- Nose & Tail Presses
Practicing change ups off the snow is fairly easy. Strap in to your board and separately practice 2 tricks that you want to combine. Once ready, combine the 2 tricks by doing it all in one fluent motion. If you have a Balance Bar, this would be a great time to use it.
The biggest mistake you can make when practicing change ups, is taking too long in each "section" of the trick. For example, a 180 on, 50-50, 180 off (same direction) needs to be done in one motion, but on a carpet you have time to wind back up for the last 180.
Fluent actions = style!
- Tailpress / Boardslide
- Nosepress / Boardslide
- Noseslide / Tailslide (Jump over the feature)
- Tailslide / Noseslide
- 50-50 / 180 / 5-O
- Boardslide / 270 / 5-O
- 50-50 / 360 / Boardslide
- And more....get creative!
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