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Old     (Ronix1andahalf)      Join Date: Apr 2013       12-16-2013, 12:13 PM Reply   
Don't we all love to see a sick method. I started trying the method just this past weekend, and saw for myself why a lot of people claim that the method is more a trick in itself than just a grab. I can kick the board up without grabbing, both hands on the handle ok, but as soon as I take my front hand off the handle, the board drifts more to the side, rather than the bottom graphic facing the direction I'm going.

I understand that this is probably something normal when learning to do a method, and I think I understand why it's happening as well. I feel like once I take my front hand off the handle, the tension starts pulling my body into kind of a 180, shifting my board to my side, instead of the bottom facing forwards like I mentioned earlier.

So my question to you guys is, is there anything I can specifically do to get closer to, or at least get myself on the right track to do a legitimate method air. Obviously I can't expect myself to be able to do a method glide before a method air. Should I just throw a million ugly ass methods until I start doing it better? What kind of ugly method should I do? Where do I start?

One thing I think I need is just better flexibility. What are some stretches I can do to generally improve my flex, that will also help my comfortability with the body position for the method a bit on the side? I'd love to hear some experiences or stories, so I can tell myself it's not necessarily that I'm doing it wrong to begin with, but that it's simply kind of hard to do and takes time to get used to, let alone master.

Thanks, josh

 
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