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03-05-2011 12:20 AM
rasmasyean From experience, I'd say that jumps are one of the most dangerous things to do snowboarding so take your time. Patience is your friend. My worst falls EVER were from jumps.
  • Ragdoll double cartwheel...maybe it was triple, not sure.
  • Horizontal pose faceplant landing on knuckle...my friends and I left park after seeing that.
  • Edge catch on pipe to faceplant cracking goggle...ski shoppie said he's never seen that in his life but got me a "warrantee replacement for free".
  • And just a couple of weeks ago, light separated shoulder from taking off in the wrong angle...I still can't lift my arm all the way up.
03-04-2011 10:49 PM
Lifprasir Have u tried 360'ing off of the side of a jump? It'll help u progress ur 3's while building the confidence for jumps.
03-04-2011 10:04 PM
earl_je do the Hail Mary approach: aim down, hope for the best...
03-04-2011 09:40 PM
nerickson
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Originally Posted by PanHandler View Post
Sound advice, but my experience was the opposite. i could land 180s all day before i could land a strait air. The only reason i could think of is because during a 180, im concentrating on the rotation, spotting the landing, and it generally keeps me occupied while in the air. When i was just trying to strait air over a jump i would get Air man arms and beef it because i would get unstable.
I would recommend trying a simple indy (back hand on toe edge) while you're in the air. Some people find that it keeps them more stable.
02-26-2011 11:54 AM
doron 5 feet sounds a bit small to get good air time, but it depends on how good it's built. Definitely focus on grabs and shifty's so you'll have something to do in the air before progressing on to spins.
02-26-2011 03:11 AM
PanHandler
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I think the only issue right now is that you may be trying to progress too fast. Get straight airs down comfortable before trying spins...
Sound advice, but my experience was the opposite. i could land 180s all day before i could land a strait air. The only reason i could think of is because during a 180, im concentrating on the rotation, spotting the landing, and it generally keeps me occupied while in the air. When i was just trying to strait air over a jump i would get Air man arms and beef it because i would get unstable.

Air man arms:
02-26-2011 02:37 AM
DiamondCarver I went the path of SPAZ last time up and was hucking back 3's off a 20-footer and landing multiple times on my back and chest, and even over-rotated to a 540 and faceplant. Good times good times, especially since i'm 17 and made of rubber haha but i think if i ever want to actually land them i'll have to progress properly.
02-26-2011 12:27 AM
slyder Video tape yourself, it really is nice to see and show others to help pinpoint what is going right/wrong.
I'm in same boat. I thought I would be throwing 3's by this time of the year, haahahaaa not so. I'm still trying to nail straight airs consistently.

Start small, get them solid and keep adding from their. Grabs, shifties, then slowly move to a little bigger jump and start again getting everything down solid.

Keep us posted and post a video.
02-25-2011 11:45 PM
SPAZ Being someone who is starting jumps too, I must agree with everyone. I went off a 20 foot kicker on wednesday and went for a 3 before landing pretty hard on my back. I learned my lesson and I am going to stick to the smaller stuff for now
02-25-2011 11:41 PM
justdust I was impatient with jump progress and then outpatient at E.R. Take your time and acclimate. Think about it...you are off the frigging ground...of course it takes some time to get used to!
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