Originally Posted by Joe Coffee
Just having a bit trouble consistenly landing jumps. I go off and land sometime but other times I kinda swerve to the left or right and land on a edge and either fall or just barely make it. Tips for being more stable in the air?
Reach with your back hand down between your feet to try to touch your board. Don't worry about grabbing and holding at this time, just the motion will help you stay calm while landing. If you jump and stay straight legged you're going to end up landing off balance. By reaching for your board you compress in the air, and then your legs will head back down to prepare for landing...
Also I find I'm more comfortable when I pre-load instead of just riding off a jump. Pre-loading means you squat down before the lip, then as you're ready to leave the earth, you spring up. You're in control of the jump this way instead of the jump controlling you.