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|04-01-2014 08:38 PM|
Great thread, I only saw chomps mention this briefly and this is not about pop but I think should be addressed as it is part of the "whole picture"
Body Movement while in the air ?
I'm not an instructor with years of experience nor a great park rider, that said.
I have good form and pop, now.
I have noticed on the bigger jumps with a kick having to shift my body weight forward. If you go off a kicker it will throw you up and out mostly up. If you don't shift your body while in the air, it is possible to have your board come out from under you and land very tail heavy or worse case, which I have seen often coming down and landing on your ass or flat on your back.
So the analogy of the BMX using throttle or brakes to change the angle of the bike in the air would apply here as well
Hope I didn't muddy the waters to much here
|03-31-2014 10:32 PM|
Originally Posted by SnowDogWax View Post
|03-31-2014 07:59 PM|
|SnowDogWax||Will take info from this thread to JayPeak this week….Thanks Cody for starting this thread, and to Jed for the great advice.|
|03-31-2014 07:49 PM|
|Cody011395||K well thank you to everyone who gave me advice on here. you guys are very helpful. as soon as my new snowboard gets here ill head up and start finding my rhythm. im so glad to have so many people willing to help me. you guys rock!|
|03-31-2014 07:34 PM|
You want to be crouched and ready to pop as you reach the uphill ramp of the jump, then popping as you ride up the ramp and finishing popping just as your board starts to leave the ramp.
|03-31-2014 04:48 PM|
i'm not taking away from the great advice the board members have given you, but i think the time has come to strap yourself in and give er, learn by doing
|03-31-2014 04:38 PM|
|03-31-2014 02:59 PM|
|Redline||Basically, go fast enough to clear the jump, then jump that shit. Don't think about it too much.|
|03-31-2014 02:25 PM|
|Cody011395||So basically stay slightly on your toes but just a little. crouch on the way up the jump and when do you hop or pop of the jump? before you hit the lip? when the nose is leaving the lip? or....|
|03-31-2014 11:39 AM|
In the MTX the throttle and brakes rotate the bike (+rider) about it's (their) centre of mass. The centre of mass still takes the same parabolic trajectory.
When you pop off a jump your body will be thrown in a parabolic trajectory, but the whole "balanced pop" intention is to keep your body balanced throughout the trajectory so that your snowboard and you keep a somewhat constant centre of mass thru the jump (ideally you on top of your board in a riding position). You are not modifiying your trajectory (well, you are depending how much force you apply right at the crest of the jump; but the parabolic shape will remain); instead, you are keeping your body balanced during this trajectory.
The more you move your body around and modify the center of mass in the air, the less stable the jump will be. Even if you land face first, your center of mass took a parabolic trajectory.
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