What’s in this video:
- How corked snowboard spins work
- How to cork vs. flat spin (aka what causes corking and how to control it)
- POV footage of regular backside 540 and corked backside 540 side-by-side
- POV breakdown of the differences between a cork and non-corked spin
- Why many snowboarders cork by accident and how it slows down their progress
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So this week I wanted to talk about corked snowboard spins. I know corked spins are kind of an advanced trick that most of you won’t be doing, but I want to explain to you exactly what causes corked rotation and how corked spins work because it’s important to learning correct spin technique even if you won’t be corking.
A big part of learning to spin consistently is learning to control your shoulders and keeping them flat (horizontal) while rotating, so in this video I’m going to break down corked vs. flat spins and have a in-depth look at how corked tricks work.
To show this, I do both a backside 540 and a corked backside 540 side-by-side and break down the differences between the corked and flat version of the trick.
The key to corking/not-corking is your shoulders and how you throw your body/shoulders as you initiate the spin and it’s something most snowboarders need to understand if they want to become smooth riders and avoid handicapping their spinning later down the line.
Filmed on: GoPro HD Hero3 Black @ 1080p 60fps (apologies for lack of color correction this week, my Final Cut Pro X was crashing and I couldn’t do a full color correction on the footage)
ps: Next video will probably be to do with hopping on rails as it seems to be a popular topic that’s been requested a couple times already. Fingers crossed for good weather.
The vlog video I did had a good response so I’ll be doing more vlogs in the near future as well.