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Old 02-20-2013, 04:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
Casual
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Weird, I've never heard anyone teach that. Maybe they changed it only recently but heres the official "AASI" wording.

Snowboard Certification Standards 2012
National Standards: Level One, Level Two, Level Three

Jumps

Certification Level
Level I

The successful rider will demonstrate an understanding of the Approach, Takeoff, Maneuver, Landing (A.T.M.L. TM) model, and will demonstrate the skill and confidence to use the A.T.M.L. TM model on a small terrain park jump.
Approach: Judge the necessary speed for the approach to a feature of particular size in order to land in the designated landing zone. Maintain a flat board during the in-run as well as on the ride into the takeoff zone.
Take off: Balance and stability through a smooth takeoff.
Maneuver: Balance and control of body while in flight.
Landing: Keep the feet under the torso (i.e., for a simple straight air), align to the landing zone, ride a flat board away with confidence and control.
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