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|02-11-2014 02:23 PM|
|Spence680||Honestly what helped me the most with getting comfortable jumping was to not think about popping, edge, etc etc but just to hit the jump. Don't try to "jump" off the jump. Just get the proper speed and ride off of it with a clear head. That way there isn't 100 things going through your head as you approach the jump. Sometimes overthinking is your worst enemy and it was mine. Just riding and going over the small park jumps with baby air just enough to clear the knuckle got me comfortable to where I was landing every time. Then start going for an Indy grab in between your bindings on your toe side with your back hand. Doing this motion naturally made me somewhat pop off the jump to bring the board up to me. Now I feel completely comfortable hitting jumps and do just as the other guys are saying squatting at the bottom then rising with the progression of the jump which pops me off the edge. My other tip is to buy an Azzpad. That is the best invention ever. Fall on your ass and you hardly feel anything and you never get cold. Because once you bruise your tailbone that fear will keep you hitting things harder which in this case is better because landing on the knuckle hard will introduce your knees to your face pretty quickly and they don't get a long lol.|
|02-10-2014 04:56 PM|
|triumph.man||subscribed. need to learn how to pop.|
|02-05-2014 10:10 AM|
Originally Posted by globoat View Post
The big mistake people make with speed is 'winging it' and throwing in 50 random speed checks and changing their speed the whole way. You need a plan before you drop in and you have to follow that plan. None of this 'constantly adjusting and figuring out your speed' as you go nonsense.
Since I assume you're doing a straight air, you'll want to know the basics:
1) Where do I drop in from (for a straight air this should be the point where you can ride straight towards the jump without any speed checks and land in the steepest downhill section of the landing).
2) Where do I start popping upwards with my legs (aka where is the setup point for this jump). FYI, the setup point of a jump is usually the flat area between the downward slope and the uphill slope of the launch ramp.
The key to this is it's repeatable. There are no random speed checks or braking and once you figure it out then you don't have to keep going into the jump hoping you get the right speed because you'll have an easily replicated run-in that you can do over and over again.
|02-04-2014 06:24 PM|
|dgonzvlez||Pop with both feet at the same time, and make sure your shoulders are parallel to the board! Money.|
|02-04-2014 06:09 PM|
|globoat||I need to buy a set of magic balls. Got it!|
|02-04-2014 06:07 PM|
|02-04-2014 05:59 PM|
|tonicusa||Yes there is...|
|02-04-2014 05:53 PM|
|globoat||So is there any magic trick to keeping speed into a jump? I usually chicken out and just drop off the end of the jump. I landed 1 out of about 20 attempts today and it was a small jump.|
|01-22-2014 02:23 PM|
Originally Posted by Faru1004 View Post
Besides that it's the usual, bend your knees as you land and try to stay square and balanced. A lot of jumping is just really just getting the takeoff and pop right because it basically determines how stable you'll be in the air, which continues to your landing. So get the pop right and you'll find the landing comes naturally as your aerial awareness kicks in.
|01-22-2014 02:16 PM|
Thanks, i've just started doing jumps so its toe side straight Air.
after reading your post, i feel much better knowing its normal( very light pressure on toes)
i've read the whole thread and will try few of the things mention on saturday.
finally, any tip on landing beside tucking your knees and shoulders parallel to the board?
Originally Posted by Jed View Post
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