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|03-07-2013 10:16 AM|
Originally Posted by Jed View Post
|03-07-2013 07:14 AM|
Popping is over rated. Don't obsess over it. Learn to pop on straight airs. It'll help you suck your knees up into your chest and set your trjectory. It doesn't take much so don't go super-thrusting like some retard.
When spinning, some jumps don't require any pop at all. Start with small jumps, learn 180's. They require a little pop. After that, you'll learn your 3's. You can play with how much pop depending on the jump. Really, you just have to go practice it to get the feel of it. It'll come naturally.
|03-07-2013 04:42 AM|
Originally Posted by corneilli View Post
2) A little pop is enough. As you get better you'll learn to adjust your pop bigger or smaller depending on whether you need more air, but a little pop is fine.
It's really just to set you up balanced while you air, so it's not so much about how hard you pop (in general), but whether you pop correctly or not. So in most cases a small to medium pop will do the trick.
3) Depends on the rail/box, but I believe Snowolf's reply already covered this.
|03-07-2013 04:37 AM|
Originally Posted by Vinh View Post
Basically pop comes from your legs, but your core helps keep everything stable and in line as you pop. So your core isn't directly creating the pop, but rather helping to keep you stable while you pop.
|03-06-2013 11:17 PM|
|NorthCoastRider||Definately pop off the jump if you are tring to clear a gap. The only times I don't load up on jumps is when I want to keep a low trajectory and skim the jump. Then its more absorbing the jump with my knees than using it to launch off.|
|03-06-2013 10:46 PM|
|brucew.||Core definitely plays a role in popping. I had a pulled lower ab muscle earlier this winter and anytime I tried to pop at all it killed. I could ride normally pretty well but anytime I jumped it felt like I got stabbed in the gut.|
|03-06-2013 09:32 AM|
I read a guide that Jed linked in the Balance on Jumps thread, as I wasn't really sure what was meant with the pop, so that guide came in handy.
In that thing they said that you should pop from your core and not push off with your legs, but even if you do that, wouldn't you still have a bit of a jump from your legs when you leave the ramp or w/e you're going off at the moment?
|03-06-2013 07:14 AM|
|corneilli||Thanks, lots of good advice here! I'm gonna try it out next time I go snowboarding|
|03-05-2013 09:19 PM|
|ThunderChunky||As far as popping on a jump it really depends on the jump. In general, yea you should always pop just a little. On rails it's simple just pop on from either front side or backside and whip your board around onto the feature. Make sure your weight is centered over the jib and ride it out. For features where you can go on straight it's much easier. Just pop from straight on. Then try from the sides in order to take it to bigger shit.|
|03-05-2013 09:16 PM|
Originally Posted by scrotumphillips View Post
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