How to Do a Lincoln Loop on Skis

The Lincoln loop is a basic inverted aerial. It consists of an inversion with no rotation and is a basic trick necessary for many advanced aerials like underflips. Also, it looks very cool.

Steps

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    Approach your jump with enough speed to clear it while in an athletic stance.
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    Pop off the lip of the jump while driving your right shoulder down and your hips up and left, initiating the cartwheel motion.
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    Focus on a point in the distance and tuck slightly to speed up your rotation.
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    Watch the point come around and loosen up to slow your rotation.
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    Spot your landing and stomp it.

Tips

  • Commit, commit, commit - never back out halfway through unless paralysis is your thing.
  • Try not to look down until the landing - your body goes where you're looking.
  • Try a safety grab for added tuck and style.
  • Test your jump before you huck to get a feeling for the airtime.

Warnings

  • It's normal to fall on your side the first few times; it's a strange motion and you will get used to it. Don't give up.
  • Announce your drop-in to avoid collisions.
  • Follow all posted terrain park guidelines and practice proper terrain park etiquette.

Things You'll Need

  • Helmet (very important)
  • Twin Tip Skis
  • Courage

Article Info

Categories: Snow Skiing