Dub Backie Prerequisites
The double backflip is an awesome trampoline trick that can translate to snowboarding, skiing, and more. It can be scary to learn, but by the time you’re considering trying this trick you should know all about commitment and learning new tricks. Commitment is key, and as long as you commit and have the prerequisites down, this trick should come around past your head first try and you should put it to your feet shortly after.
Before learning a dub backie, you should have big layouts dialed as well as layouts to your back, where you do 1 and a quarter flips. If you can layout a backlip and a quarter, tuck a single backflip with no bounce, and can commit, you’re ready to dub. The first one is scariest and they only get better from there. Just like a backflip, think about going up, around, and down. Oftentimes when you’re ready to try 2 you will focus so hard on whipping 2 flips around that you forget to rise. This can lead to sketchy gainers or hucked dubs with no height. Let yourself rise before you flip.
Setting the Rotation
As you rise, like a single, bring your knees to your chest, but do it more aggressively. Grab your knees and tuck hard. As you complete your first rotation you will spot your landing for a moment. This will allow you to judge if you need to tuck more or open up a bit. If you need to tuck more, you can pull your knees apart and it will speed up your rotation and keep you super locked in. From my experience, this is the best way to tuck a double backflip. Outside the knees, and pull them apart. This is the method I used to learn a triple as well, as it’s the fastest, most controlled rotation.
Some people prefer cowboy, which is where your hands are under your knees, and that’s fine. If you throw it cowboy style, focus hard on the rise first. Since your hands are going under your knees, it’s easy to accidentally cut and throw your hips forward first. Again, this leads to a sketchy execution. Rise before you bring your knees up, and then your hands can go under your knees to hold the tuck tight throughout.
Go Stomp It
You see the landing twice in this trick and really know where you are. It’s a big, scary trick that’s not that difficult as long as you can commit and have the prerequisites. If you want it, get out there and do it. It’s an awesome feeling when you land your first one. I took this trick to my snowboard a year after learning and did a triple backflip on a trampoline 2 years after learning. The possibilities are endless, and there are a ton of ways to progress from here. This trick is a great stepping stone and helps get rid of the fear of going upside down twice.
Get after it! Leave me a comment with questions or progress and let me know if you have any other tutorial requests!