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How to double cork

In this experimental tutorial we had Eric Lundmark teach Jens the founder of stomp it tutorials how to double on cork skis so he could later share this learning experience.
2 Lessons Estimated time - 40 minutes

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How to double cork | Part 1 | How to double cork on trampoline

What I will learn

How to double cork | Part 1 | How to double cork on trampoline

Step in tutorial:

  • 01:37 Step 1: Cork to back on trampoline
  • 04:30 Step 2: Double cork 1080 to foam pit
  • 06:17 Step 3: Double cork on trampoline
Make sure to know how to do really good cork 5´s and 7´s of both tiny jumps and big ones too. You also need to be able to spin fast enough to do at least a 1080 or 1260 off a big jump. On top of this you should also know how to do these tricks on the trampoline.
You need to be able to spin at least 1080´s
Good cork 7s on the tramp with a nice T-set is a must but I will tell you a secrete I could not do it :/
The steps from tramp to snow!
We are learning how to do cork to back because it will help us spot mistakes and get a good feeling for how it feels to start dipping into the second cork. Once you got a cork to back, down there is not such a big step to do the double cork.
In the air wind up some rotation like normal so you spin about 720° with an over cork.
In the set It is important set if with a god posture sort of pushing the chest upwards and I want you also to rather look upwards than down and behind you. Most problems with corks in general comes from doing a "morky" set like I Jens have a tendency to do so make sure to do you best to avoid that. Learn to have a nice set know and it will save you a lot of trouble in the future.
Quickly pull in your legs grab a safety or mute grab because the tuck you get form doing the grab will make you cork faster. The more tucked you are the faster the corking motion will be.
Try to finished the first cork by 630° see if you can even do it 540° then you will be likely learn dub 1080 on skis.
Pay attention to what direction Eric´s head is pointing at this point. To only "cork" your head around the area between straight behind yourself and to the left like he does it here will help you to cork and uncork faster than with a "morky" set as I use.
When I did this cork to back with a "morky" set it makes the head on the second cork tip towards the red arrow and the is not ideal when you are spinning to the left. You want to avoid this to make you cork in and out as fast as possible so you can learn everything from dub 7-14. It is easier to adjust what dub cork you are going to do depending on how tucked you are than changing your set. If you have this problem go back to the basics and practise cork 7s on tramp until you have a good set.
Push off with a god posture push your chest upwards and look upwards like Erik does it here.
If you had a nice set and tuck/grab you are then likely to be finished with the first cork in between 540°-630°
Film your self and check what direction you are dipping in to the second cork. Ideally in-between straight back and slightly away from the camera in this case for a extra fast second cork so you can learn dub 10.
When I did this cork to back with a "morky" set it makes the head on the second cork tip towards the red arrow and the is not ideal when you are spinning to the left. You want to avoid this to make you cork in and out as fast as possible so you can learn everything from dub 7-14. It is easier to adjust what dub cork you are going to do depending on how tucked you are than changing your set. If you have this problem go back to the basics and practise cork 7s on tramp until you have a good set.
Since I did not manage to learn how to get the right set I brought this set with me to the slopes.
On snow it is easy that you have to rotate more per cork leading to me finishing the first cork at 720 and I then had to spin another 540 to cork and uncork the second cork. So try to finish the first cork at 540° now on the trampoline.
When Erik is doing it on snow it looks a bit like it is morky like mine it it really is´nt. He has enough of a "T" set and leans the body straight back and the head dips back and away from the camera.
Erik on the other hand can cork the first cork equally fast on tramp and snow maybe he is even faster at uncorking on skis being finished at almost 540°.
Start out doing some cork to back into the foam pit. When you are in the air make your self big to slow down the rotation and imagine if you would pull in your legs would you have enough hang time to uncork the second rotation enough that you do not land on your head.
Be careful and make an accurate judgment! Do you have good enough technique you will uncork it fast enough you will not land on your head if you tuck?
On my first attempt I did a knee grab, it looks lame but works really well since you get really tucked and it´s easy to grab them.
Once you have landed a couple of double corks with knee grab go for the safety grab or mute if you want to.
You can get away with a morky set like this when you do it into the foam pit since you can push off backwards towards the foam pit but a lame set like this is gonna be hard to do the double cork on the trampoline with.
Make sure to get some feed back from a friend or use a camera to analyse so it is looking pretty good.
When doing the double cork on the trampoline pay attention to jumping straight up un the air so you do not jump to far backwards like you did onto the big air bag.
Have a friend throw in a mattress underneath you or even better that and a professional spot you so you get a softer landing incase you don´t land so well!
While Erik is doing the double cork 10 on the tramp he is also finished at 630° and makes a quick cork 450° after that.
Here is where he would land on his back but he has enough air time to uncork and land on his feet.
If you practised and dit it well onto airbag or foam pit I will not be much harder on the tramp. But if you mork it to much like I did then it will be harder to do on the trampoline since you cant lean much back.

Be carful learning double corks it is a very difficult trick after all! But with the right practise I can be made easier than you thought it would be!

Have fun learning double corks!

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How to double cork | Part 2 | How to double cork on skis

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How to double cork | Part 2 | How to double cork on skis

Steps in tutorial:

  • 01:30 Prerequisites
  • 01:53 Step 4: Double cork off a water ramp
  • 06:45 Step 5: How you can prepare yourself on snow
  • 08:10 Step 6: Commit and send it! (Double corks on snow)
Make sure you know nice double corks into foam pit if not go to part 1 and learn it.
Make sure you know how to do nice double corks on trampoline if not go to part 1 and learn it.
You also need to be able to do excellent and small cork 5s and 7s on snow.
In step 4 we go through what to think about when doing double corks on a water ramp.
Step 5 we look into how you can prepare yourself in before you do your first attempts of double corks.
Step 6 Commit and send it is pretty straight forward and if you have done your homework you may stomp it
Warm up doing some cork 5´s and 7´s so you get a feel for the water ramp cause it is different to jumping on snow.
To be less nervous to send the double corks I think it´s a good idea to warm up with double flips your are comfortable with like a double backflip or kangaroo etc.
After warming up do a cork 5 or 7 with a bit to much rotation and slow it down by extending your legs. Estimate when you are corking out on top of the rotation, if you would be tucked would you have a fast enough spin and cork to do a second cork.
I spot the landing as early as I can when I am estimating the second cork. Maybe it takes several attempts of estimating the corks before you feel brave enough to send it do as many as it takes for you to feel comfortable with the idea of doing the second cork.
On my first attempt here I was spinning a bit to slow and was not tucked enough witch led to a less than ideal landing.
On the first attempt I clearly did not have an accurate estimate on how fast and how hard I would have to cork it in order to do a double cork 12 in this case. Luckily I did this on water and that is why we should learn it on water first because we can not afford landing on the back like this of a sweet 20m park jump.
Be very patience when practising on the water ramp because it is very hard trick to do on a water ramp. It took me several sketchy and unpleasant landings before making it with ok landings that would have worked on snow.
If you are not used to spinning fast of a water ramp it is likely that you will end up with your skis to wide apart. This can result in the skis slipping away even further witch can harm your knees and actually make you spin slower witch is counter productive since the reason they have the skis a bit wide when spinning fast is get a really fast rotation.
Keep the legs at about this wide stance witch was enough for me to spin 1260s of this not so big water jump.
Don´t get me wrong it´s fine to have a wide stance when throwing down fast spins on snow since most of the time you have enough edge grip on the take off that the skis don´t slip away.
Missing the grab is quite common on water ramps. This often happens because like myself I wasn't´t prepared for the serious G-forces that come in to play when doing double corks.
To get the grab make sure to really pull in your legs using you abs and if you don´t get the grab just pull them legs in as hard as you can and maybe you will still land on your feet.
Despite how god the tuck and mute grab felt here I did not work. I remember how it felt to be laying horizontal thinking to my self oh shit this is going to hurt again.
To be sure to get the grab use your legs and abs to pull your legs in pretty much as hard as you can.
Reach down with you arm at the same time as you are pulling your legs in.
Try to get the grab at about 360 but I almost get it at 540 which I think is a bit to late and will make you rather double cork 1260 instead of 1080.
I like to pull in the legs using the grabbing arm, abs and legs a little bit extra as I go into the second cork. This may help you cork in and out of it a little faster.
I brought my friend and filmer Mark with me to also teach him how to double cork and surprise surprise he whopped my ass landing both dub 12 and 10.
Mark´s first attempt was really morky and used a bit of double cork 720 technique some how with out the carving take off.
Already on the second attempt with the simple feed back chill avoid morking and spin faster he almost got the dub 10 down. If he stayed tucked I think he may have uncorked it enough to land on his skis.
If he stayed tucked he could have uncorked it a bit more like this.
Here is Mark´s 2nd attempt and he has decent T set and a drop shoulder making him cork both quite hard and fast.
Mark manages to get the grab already at 180. Grabbing early helps him cork in and out of the first cork really fast.
Thanks to the rather nice T set and early grab he uncorked the first cork at a perfect 540° which is sick.
If we look at my "awful" set here it quite morky still. Tipping the body and cork in the direction of the red arrow. This makes me require more rotation per cork making me a dub 12 kind of guy.
I do not manage to get the grab before 450-540 which also makes the cork cork out slower.
First cork is for me completely finished by 720 and dips into a hard cork 540 after that.
Here in the shadow you can see how I am morking and cheating by setting of the spin a little bit to early. Go back to trampoline if you have this problem.
Step 5: How you can prepare your self on snow without having to just commit and sending it.
Go to a small jump and practise you fast cork 5´s or 7´s.
Spot the landing as early as you can and estimate if you had at least twice the size of the jump would you have enough hang time to cork and uncork the second cork?
After doing many small corks in small jumps trying to estimate how fast I would have to spin and how hard I would have to cork on the big jump I went and did some to fast and a bit over corked cork 7´s trying to estimate how fast and hard I would have to set it to do a double cork.
Be careful over corking the 7´s like this if you do it onto your back is gonna be so shit so be careful here this may be the sketchiest part of how I learned it but I found it to be necessary to work the details out in my head!
Ideally you want the second cork to dip straight back or straight back and slightly towards the camera. My dips a bit away from the camera due to the morky set and it´s not ideal but works ok for 1260.
After estimating how fast and hard you have to spin and cork imagine your self doing it. I was standing still and riding the lift practising the set by twisting the body.
Before sending it I closed my eyes and really went through what I thought it was going to feel like to do the double cork. Once I thought I knew how to do it my fear went away and got replaced by a focus that can only be achieved by attempting something on the edge of my comfort zone.
On my first attempt I manage to just about land the double cork 1260 with a safety grab. It was not a beauty but the stoke was as high as I can get. Just landed a trick I been wanting to do since the first time I saw it by Mike Wilson over that half pipe.
After landed the first one my friend and coach Erik Lundmark told med to get the mute and I would be better.
Went for the mute grab on the second attempt and missed it but likely managed to stay tucked enough to almost land it.
3rd attempt a got a pretty good mute on the dub 12 and it felt awesome all the way until the landing.
Went a bit deep down the landing and landed nose heave resulted in the following face plant.
Luckily it was spring and the landing could not be any better than this, soft and smooth!
After the face plant I finally got the mute and landing pretty well to the lever of stoke was sky high!
Despite landing a decent double cork 12 I never really got the nicer T set that both Erik and Mark can do resulting in both corks dipping backwards and away from the camera and if you also have this problem. Go back to practice more single corks on tramp and skis until it comes natural to you.
Finished at seven 720 and starting to cork backwards and away from the camera like the following picture shows.
Dipping away from the camera. Resulting in 12 with a dip that would go towards the camera a cork 720 to 360 would be possible in order to make it in to a 1080 but not with this technique.
Erik here looks a little morky but got enough awesome set to set of a beautiful cork that dips straight back and away from the camera.
Look at that! Sweet corking motion and he has also almost gotten the mute at 180 and uncorks the first cork really fast.
Erik is nicely uncorked between 540-630 with this wicked mute.
Second cork also dips back and even slightly away from the camera allowing Erik to do a fast uncork.
When doing dub 10´s it seem to be even more important to stay patiently tucked than on 1260´s. Erik thinks he does dub 1260 when he don´t get a nice tweak on the mute grab and when he gets a sweet tweaked out mute he does dub 10`s

There was a time double corks was next level tricks even if quads are todays next level trick dub corks still carries next level risk with it so take your learning seriously and practise practise practise!

Stomp It,
/Jens

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