I think I can shed some more light on this as well as I ride the same parks as the OP does. In our Progression Park there's a 3 jump line with really mellow angles on the takeoff. The first jump in our bigger park is quite a bit larger and the lip is pretty steep compared to anything else we have to ride. There's not really any way to practice for the larger jump, they took out the smaller lip next to the larger one and it does have a lot of pop to it, especially for someone who hasn't had a lot of experience hitting stuff like that.
For now, the only thing you can do to get ready for it is this. Start at the Prog Park drop in and skip the first jump, stay low and fast and hit the 2nd one (left side, not the smaller right side). The landing is long enough that you won't overshoot it and it will give you more time in the air to get used to the feeling of what the main park jump will feel like. I was riding it yesterday due to a fractured tailbone and wasn't overshooting it at all, just was more floaty in the air. Once you get comfortable with being in the air longer, and you feel more ready for the large jump, roll the drop in by the lift and just ride past it a few times to get comfortable with the speed. One thing though, DO NOT hit the 3rd jump in the Prog Park after skipping the first, you'll have too much speed coming into it and the landing is not long enough to hit at that speed, you will overshoot it.
As far as getting used to the steepness of the lip on the main park jump, the only thing that comes close to it is the lip for the A frame rail. The jumps are off to the side of it (like a transfer gap to rail) and it's a similar angle as the big jump. You can hit those straight and not get near the rail.
I don't have pictures for the rest of the people here but even the drop in for the large jump is weird. It's very steep and there's very little flat before you start going up the tranny of the kicker. It's a step-down and a lot of newer park riders aren't hitting it.
Last edited by Deviant; 02-13-2011 at 01:34 PM.