When I press down I am going down to a 60 degree angle kinda at the knees.
These jumps have a steep ramp. I think as I'm pressing down it is automatically pressing my toe side down, causing me to pop off the toe edge, sound right. Man I wish I had a video of me to analyize.
Snowolf: make sure you are just closing the ankle and knee joints and are not bending over at the waist.
So do you think I'm trying to bend down to much to pop off the lip. I don't understand "closing the ankle/knee joints" can you describe this motion a little more, IE break it down as you do so well. I tried your method on the carpet just now, it seemed like my knees/ankles kinda just pointed into each other. Is this correct??. I figured being new I really need to pop hard, say like jumping for a volley ball spike, best analogy I can compare it to.