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If you time everything correctly you will complete maneuver just as your reach peak hieght of your air. At this point it is time to start returning to your normal position and preparing for landing. The hardest thing to realign is your feet. Make sure you focus on twisting them back to normal even before you start to untwist your upper body. As you approach ground make sure that you are looking where you want to go, that your snowboard is straight and your knees are slightly bent to absorb impact.
As you can see a Shifty is an interesting optical illusion that you can easily learn to do. While challenging yourself is a great way to improve your skills quickly, begin learning this one by turning only 45-degrees first few times. This will help you avoid an uncomfortable landing that can put an end do your day of snowboarding.
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