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Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-04-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,845
Posted By Jed
Spins are very different skill sets vs straight...

Spins are very different skill sets vs straight airing, so I wouldn't be using that as a measuring tool for when to hit bigger jumps. Not to mention there is such a big difference in ability between...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-03-2016, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,845
Posted By Jed
Meh a bit late to the party on this, but my 2...

Meh a bit late to the party on this, but my 2 cents:

1) A big jump is exactly like a smaller jump except way worse for you

In terms of pure technique, you'll be using the exact same method to...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-09-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By Jed
You absolutely do not need a $300 stabilizer to...

You absolutely do not need a $300 stabilizer to get decent footage on a GoPro. A cheap pole + pole mount fixes most image stabilization issues for basically every action cam out there, not just the...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-09-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Jed
Depends on the rider and size of the jump, but...

Depends on the rider and size of the jump, but for most people they usually look backwards and fix their head onto the knuckle/take-off of the jump as they fly over and past it, then look down at...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-09-2016, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Jed
Look backwards and down to spot your landing. The...

Look backwards and down to spot your landing. The most common method for this is to look back/down at the knuckle (the 'hump' just before the landing) of the jump.

The main thing with bs180s is...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   01-09-2016, 03:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By Jed
I wouldn't put too much stock into color...

I wouldn't put too much stock into color differences between the two cameras. Color differences in snowboard recording can be very very different just from minor changes in weather/cloud/sun.

I...
Forum: Boards   05-13-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,708
Posted By Jed
No, camber should be between your left hip bone...

No, camber should be between your left hip bone and right 3rd rib. Divide that length by 1.2 and you get the perfect board length.

(yes we're joking for any new boarders reading this... please...
Forum: Boards   05-12-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 18,708
Posted By Jed
No please stop - I literally wrote an entire...

No please stop - I literally wrote an entire section in the above guide and video explaining that choosing on the old 'chin to the nose' rule is outdated information that's wrong.

I couldn't help...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   04-16-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,881
Posted By Jed
For bending your knees, crank the highbacks of...

For bending your knees, crank the highbacks of your binding to a higher angle.

This will basically force you to bend your knees (if you don't bend your knees they will dig into the back of your...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-13-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Jed
Either - but some rail tricks are easier to set...

Either - but some rail tricks are easier to set up with an ollie vs. popping off both feet.

It doesn't matter as much for really basic stuff like 50/50s and boardslides, but I'd still recommend...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-09-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By Jed
The exact same way as smaller jumps. The size of...

The exact same way as smaller jumps. The size of the jump doesn't change your technique (it only means you don't have to initiate the spin as hard if it's a bigger jump with more air time).

Don't...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-09-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By Jed
If you're going off-axis in the air than you're...

If you're going off-axis in the air than you're not initiating the spin straight or you're popping unevenly.

Pop off both feet evenly as you leave the jump and make sure when you initiate the spin...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   03-08-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,922
Posted By Jed
It will - this is why when you carve up a jump...

It will - this is why when you carve up a jump ramp you want to approach at an angle to compensate.

Eg - If I'm spinning towards my right, I'll be coming in at an angle riding towards the left...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-17-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By Jed
Butters, Frontside 180s/360s, Spinning - Key to smooth snowboard tricks

Whoops, I forgot to post the last couple feedback videos I did recently, my bad!

Here's the one I did earlier this month, enjoy!

WWHDi-pf2To

Will be another snowboard podcast episode coming...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   02-17-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,465
Posted By Jed
A few points I'll add to clear things up a...

A few points I'll add to clear things up a little:

1 - Either toe or heel is fine, it's actually quite common for a lot of people to learn fs 180s from their toes (at least on flatground) since...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-25-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,500
Posted By Jed
Advanced riders will sometimes ollie or nollie...

Advanced riders will sometimes ollie or nollie into their flatground 360s for more air. To do this you basically just substitute the pop off both legs with an ollie or nollie motion instead, while...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-19-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By Jed
Frontside 360 - Getting more rotation & improving your approach line

Hey folks, it's been a little while since I've done one of these, but I just released a new 'rider analysis' feedback video.

This one looks at a frontside 360 and 540 and some fairly common...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-19-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Jed
The 'comfort' grab tends to vary a lot depending...

The 'comfort' grab tends to vary a lot depending on the spin direction/trick and rider preference.

Melon, indy, stalefish and mute grabs are the common ones - with melon and indy probably being...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-06-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By Jed
The two things that tend to affect your landing...

The two things that tend to affect your landing alignment the most are:

1) Spotting the landing as others have said - it helps you to align your body correctly to land evenly.

2) Popping...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   01-03-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By Jed
Speaking as an instructor, I'd give her the full...

Speaking as an instructor, I'd give her the full hour. As others mentioned, $60 an hour is really cheap (for example my own private rate is $500ish for a day) and brand new riders always require far...
Forum: Snowboarding General Chat   12-28-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,160
Posted By Jed
I'll throw another one in the mix: When you can...

I'll throw another one in the mix: When you can actually bend and use your knees properly. If you can do you typically have some decent edge control and turning ability and you're starting to...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   12-28-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By Jed
You need to ask around town for the best...

You need to ask around town for the best bootfitter, then talk to him about your boot issues. Also - he'll be able to fix your heel lift issue by putting some j-bars into your boot.

That said, if...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   12-20-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By Jed
Sounds like a good plan to me. Just working on...

Sounds like a good plan to me. Just working on those basics like edge control and pop are good enough for most youngins to get the fundamentals mastered, then when they do transition to more in-depth...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   12-19-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By Jed
Erm - I actually am a certified snowboard...

Erm - I actually am a certified snowboard instructor in real life, not just some random on a forum.

While I agree in-person coaching is better, the kind of coaching you're telling him to get his...
Forum: Tips, Tricks And Snowboard Coaching   12-17-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,014
Posted By Jed
Seems I'm late to the party on this thread, but...

Seems I'm late to the party on this thread, but thanks for those who recommended my program :)

Won't go over what others have said already, but one other thing I noticed is that your son tends to...
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