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  1. #1

    throw an air without stabbing myself

    title says it. im a little sketched out about going for airs cause im worried my board will flip and ill take a seat right on my fins.

    advice? opinions?

  2. #2
    commit, your gonna take some slams either way.
    try to kick your board away if its aboutta slice you up

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    Try them in a wetsuit, neoprene will take the gash first.

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    youll be good, just go for it. stay compressed and comitted.

  5. #5
    word thanks for the encouragement

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    your not doing it rightt. seems as though from your 1 sentence explaining your airs is that you lean back too much when you try an air, causing your board to come out over you and fly in the air. the key to airs is to not go for height, but go for length and keep your momentum, and stay over your board.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by GnarActually View Post
    your not doing it rightt. seems as though from your 1 sentence explaining your airs is that you lean back too much when you try an air, causing your board to come out over you and fly in the air. the key to airs is to not go for height, but go for length and keep your momentum, and stay over your board.
    do you try to "pop" off the lip at all? or just try to continue your line beyond the lip?

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    admittedly mine are spastic bunny hoops with little function but i suppose you could start off maybe with the grab or double grab to keep more compressed. seems the ones that i make are mostly backside for whatever reason

  9. #9
    No offense but if you asking on how to do an air on a forum you are not good enough to even be doing airs. I'd suggest learning some nice rail to rail surfing. Solidify your bottom turn! Work on tail wafts THEN move to airs. NOTHING is more ugly than someone racing the line and doing a \"bunny hop air\"....YUCK!!!

  10. #10
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    I started skating when I was 8 (now 20). One of the best things you can do to practice is skate a half-pipe/mini-ramp, it'll teach you body control in the air which is probably what youre looking for. Rail-to-rail surfing is essential though, ever wonder why kelly wins all the time, watch his carves.