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01-11-2011 03:24 PM
mikemounlio my local hill has very few jumps. think of them as to small. small then large. I am on the small jump. Well now its time to try the large jump.How do i get ready for it? i will be getting twice the air and twice the distance. Can someone help me?
01-07-2011 02:31 PM
Leo To be perfectly honest, I'm working my way back up to medium jumps. I got hurt a couple seasons go and it sort of took the courage out of me (I'm getting older too). I do know that the bigger jumps gave me more time to hold my grab and actually let me spot my landing better. You know, small jumps are so quick that you really don't have time to spot your landing. Well, at least if you are doing something other than a straighty. It's just that when you fall, it does hurt more haha.
01-07-2011 02:24 PM
mikemounlio I am stable on the small jumps but the next size jump is 2x bigger then im on now. I can hit these small jumps all day.

Back in my bicycle days going off a small jump was just that. Going over a large jump to some skill. What am i going to find is different from the small jump im on now to the big ones.
01-07-2011 02:11 PM
Originally Posted by mikemounlio View Post
So for bigger jumps just do it.
Not completely. You do have to get the mechanics down. My situation was learning a new grab. I over-thought it and on the next attempt I just went for it.

I wouldn't necessarily say just do it if you are still unstable in the air. Try the Indy grab I was explaining first on jumps you are comfortable on. Get the feel for being stable in the air.
01-07-2011 01:56 PM
mikemounlio So for bigger jumps just do it.
01-07-2011 01:52 PM
Leo I find doing a grab is actually a lot easier to do than a straight jump. I started out with a simple Indy grab. Grabs keep you stable.

Word of caution though: Do not reach down for the grab. Bring the board up to you for the grab meaning suck your knees up to your chest. If you reach for the board, you'll be off-balance.

Another thing that causes problems is over-thinking it. When I was learning suitcase grabs (variant of method), I kept over-thinking it. I used the "Eff it" method and landed one.
01-07-2011 01:35 PM
mikemounlio Ok lets try this again anyone care to help out.
01-07-2011 01:11 PM
Originally Posted by HouseMuzik View Post

01-07-2011 12:41 PM
mikemounlio I would say the jumps i am getting over are the size of jumps in Slyders pics. I can clear them with no problem. I can clear them with a grab as well. What do i do to get ready for the next jump? I would say the next jump will get me 2x the air and distance. Do i just go for it?
12-29-2010 04:47 PM
oneshot square up before take off.. keep your shoulders and knees in sync in a line with your shoulders matching your knees..
most park jumps all u need is speed. u don't need to ollie just use speed and the lip, square up and stay compressed.
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