THE 10 FIRST TRICKS TO LEARN ON SKIS


Hi this is Jens at Stomp It Tutorials! In this video I’m going to show you the first
10 tricks to learn on skis. I think it’s important to learn these tricks
in this order because, each of these tricks builds upon the next one. When you learn it in this sequence they all
going to come easier to you and you will have a steady foundation to learn pretty rad tricks
upon. Trick 1, you will have to learn how to pop. You just pop straight up in the air body weight
centered, skis shoulder width apart and do it at first with no speed then try it with
speed. You have to learn this in order to hit you
first jumps and also how to hit your first boxes. Trick 2, ollies you have to use a lot of force,
swing those arms up, lean back so you roll of the tails and push off your legs. This is great to know in order to get onto
high features or when you want to jump over stuff. Trick 3 learn how to jump or straight air. You can start with a side hit like this small
jump. Pay attention to that you land perpendicular
to the landing. Once you hit it in a jump the jump will tilt
you backwards so you have to pop hard in order to land perpendicular to the landing. Practise this many many times over and the
next trick will be safety grab. When you do the safety grab it’s the same
as the straight air at first. Ride in look towards the end of the jump,
knees bent and pop hard just at the end of the take off and pull your legs up and grab
the ski slightly underneath it. It’s a fun trick and getting the safety grab
is the first step towards more awesome grabs. The Shifty is not just a shifty it’s a technique
that’s going to help you on boxes, rails, grabs, when you over rotate or under rotate
a rotation. How you do it is that you have on hand in
front of your body and one behind then you pop and twist your body. For most people it’s rather difficult at first,
this motion that you have to twist the legs one way and the upper body the other. That is a super important technique since
you will use it in most tricks you ever do. Trick 6 ski switch or backwards. This is super important to know since I guess
you want to learn switch spins or landing backwards. Start with a slight snow plow like this and
as you get better snow plow less and less until you can do switch parallel turns like
this. Then it’s important that you twist your
hips and feet like this. It’s going to make it easier to see where
you’re going and also easier to turn. Try do a lot of switch riding on a flat slope
like this and I’m sure you are going to get it rather soon. Once you got the switch riding down you can
move onto Trick 7 the 180. You can start with a side hit like this so
you have to jump very little and land with low speed. Then you can step it up to a easy table top
jump like this. Logically the 180 is the first step to all
cooler spins. Trick 8 5050 on a box. This is not so hard ride straight onto it
with your feet together. Just to get a feel for how slippery a box
really is. Trick 9 box slide to forwards. You can start like that do a late box slide
then you jump on using that shifty technique called counter rotation. As you get more comfortable increase the size
of the box and later on you should learn locking as well. Box slide to switch is much like the 180. Spin on it slide it then land backwards. If you want more in-depth tips and detailed
descriptions on how to do this check out our beginner pack over at Stomp It Tutorials.com

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