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|02-13-2013 07:06 PM|
Originally Posted by Clarion View Post
For me, I always watch a few people hit the jump and watch how many speed checks they do, how big/heavy they are, how clean they make the landing etc. etc. to judge where I should drop in from to get the ideal speed.
When you have 2 jumps in a row like that, the way to get the speed right is to first watch people hitting the first jump to figure out the speed, then ride up to the second jump and watch people hit the 2nd jump after landing the first jump. This way you know how much speed they take from the first jump to the second jump.
Doing it this way means you'll have to skip the jump line once to ride through, but it's what you have to do if you want to know the speed for hitting the jumps in a row. As you found out, going straight from one jump to another doesn't always give you the ideal speed, sometimes you'll need to do a speedcheck or some edge rolls.
As already mentioned, I'd recommend hitting the first 2 jumps in terrain garden on Blackcomb instead of Whistler. Those jumps are roughly the same size and ideal for learning jumps and even spins.
|02-13-2013 12:50 PM|
|Edge||Pick up some more speed and carve into it. You shouldn't be needing to throw your body. Set up a carve so that you are approaching the jump at 45 degrees, then carve around to line up straight with the jump. Keep powering through that carve as you pop off the jump, and you should naturally start to complete the spin.|
|02-13-2013 12:48 PM|
Soggysnow, I was wondering about that. Since it was my first time in the park I figured "That's the way it supposed to be" and "It's Whistler. They know what they are doing".
I thought about heading over to BC but I liked the idea of getting on the chair right at the end and then back to the top.
Next time I'm in Whistler I'm going to try the BC beginner park.
|02-13-2013 12:44 PM|
Double post...not sure how that happened.
|02-13-2013 12:41 PM|
|Casual||Your pretty much jumping off a flat base with no pre-wind in your body. As you approach stay to the left, then do a small toeside carve and then heelside as you go up the ramp, once your on your heel your arms should be a bit pre wound to your right side and then you pop off the lip and unwind, turn your head over your left shoulder and it will come around. Pull up your knees once you pop, this will help balance and style bigtime.|
|02-13-2013 12:31 PM|
Clarion to be fair, the smalls on Whistler are pretty inconsistent. The first one has a steep drop off the next two are smooth but too close together, I always seem to have to skip the second and hit the box instead (shame really).
The one after the little rollers, you come from around the corner on a cat track and usually have to stop to check no one else is there (people are cutting in from the rollers above), thus cutting all your speed on an already flat take off. The next set are good and then the last one has a steeper drop again.
I actually prefer to hike the Terrain Garden on BC as it is consistent all the way through, and I can focus on perfecting tricks rather than battling the flow of the small Whis park which takes more time to figure out.
|02-13-2013 12:02 PM|
Originally Posted by Soggysnow View Post
I ride East coast and the only jumps I do are over the lips on a run or small natural features.
I went to Whistler for the first time and on one of the days I mustered up the courage to try doing small jumps in the beginner Habitat Terrain park for the entire day. I must say the small upward feeling on a jump takes a bit of getting used to.
I found myself doing 3 or 4 speed checks before the jump and as a result the landing was not smooth or I would outright fall. I learned to start lower and do no speed checks and had better landings with straight air jumps.
The following is a little off-topic...
By midday I started getting confident and pushed my drop in much higher with no speed checks. Jed, to get perspective, in Habitat Terrain the 2nd and 3rd jumps are back to back and people usually wait in line at the top of the lip for those 2 jumps. I started my drop from the lip and decided to go through both jumps with no speed checks. After the first jump I landed too close to the second. I had a choice to bail to the side or go through with it because there was no time for speed check and stabilize before the jump. I chose wrong. Over the next jump I went but landed close to the flat area that leads to the following very wide flat box. That landing jarred my legs, tried to absorb as much as I could, crumbled onto my butt and bounced/slid across the box on my back. I heard the people laughing, another yelling that was fantastic and another yelling if I was alright. Came out of that with my goggles over my chin, a small cut on my tongue and crushed banana goo in my pocket.
How do you progress from small jumps to medium jumps? In the park they look drastically different and much higher?
|02-13-2013 11:12 AM|
Good Link Jed, found another helpful one by yourself :-)
The Snowboard Jumping Mistake That Every Beginner Makes
OP have you ever seen the hourglass shape painted onto some large jumps? Sometimes you can see them on Catskinner chair on Blackcomb.
I have been trying to find a pic to put up with no luck(when I find a visual, I will add)
Anyhow have you noticed the shape and where it crosses over? Its a pretty good image to have in your head, as to when to set up your carve for the spin. Carve too early and you will be flying off to the side as your board will naturally start turning.
Haha edit- I looked at the link I found before looking at the one Jed posted...soooo I guess we are on the same page.
|02-13-2013 08:22 AM|
Originally Posted by Jed View Post
|02-13-2013 08:21 AM|
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