Pretty much every single one of you reading this has a smart phone of some kind, in fact you’re probably reading this on one right now! Well that’s great because your phone can help you level up in scootering!
But how you ask? Well, we’re here to answer that question.
If your phone has a camera, no matter how good it is, you can start improving your tricks by filming yourself and watching back the replay.
By scrubbing through the clip, you can see exactly where you need to improve your technique and get to work on fixing it immediately.
You can take this a step further if you have a phone that allows you to watch clips back in slow motion. To make the most of this, film your clip at at least 60fps and slow the speed of the footage by 50%. You can take this even further by shooting at a higher frame rate, up to 240fps on some phones, and slowing it down even more:
30fps – Can be slowed, but not ideal. Footage will most likely clip and not play back smoothly.
60fps – A great start. Slow the footage down by 50% for smooth results.
120fps – Now we’re talking! Slow the footage down to 25% speed and get those tricks analysed.
240fps – The best! You will be able to watch back your clips in extreme slow motion which will really reveal any flaws in your technique. Watch on repeat and get correcting those errors!
You can take this a step further by filming your trampoline scooter tricks. The trampoline scooter is extremely easy to film due to the static nature of the training. Simply set your camera up on a tripod, or something else level with the trampoline mat, get a good angle that can see most of the trampoline and has some decent height, press record and get to work, no need to worry about tracking movement like you may need to on a stunt scooter!
So now you know just how your phone can help improve your scootering.
Get out there and get practicing!