What helped me get the float you are talking about is one feeling the jump and landing. If this is your local mtn that should be easy, if not I just strait air the jumps till I feel the speed on the run up I want and the landing. After that I just do some big tail and nose grabs to get me air legs and grabs locked down. The reason I say nose and tail grabs is cause you can't really pre wind and do a nose or tail grab. Once I lock in the grab then you look what direction you set up to turn and lay it out and tweet the shit out of it. What you can also do is hit the side of the jump and jump hip to hip while you are learning so the fall is not so bad. Like jed and wolf said you keep at the basics and you will see progression if you feel like it was shitty do it again till it feels locked in. Don't worry about feeling like you learned wrong it is also what you like in the end.