Once you’re feeling a bit more confident, you can start trying to nail air-to-fakies. They’re pretty hard if you’re just getting to grips with the pipe, so make sure you’ve got frontside/backside airs dialled first.
1) Approach the lip straighter than you would in a frontside air. However, don’t go so straight that you don’t travel down the pipe at all.
2) Pop off the top, suck in your knees and go for a grab, like a tailgrab or a melon.
3) Instead of coming down nose first, you’re gonna ride switch back down. So once you start to come back down, look down past your tail and work out when you need to extend those legs to meet the wall.
4) Pump out of the transition and be stoked – you did a nice air-to-fakie!