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Old 11-23-2013, 06:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anybody have any general tips or coaching landing airs and drops in medium deep powder (2+ feet) and deeper? I don't use a set back stance because I still like to ride freestyle and land/ride switch. I spent a lot of time on medium park jumps last season and being able to confidently stomp landings on both feet. I've ridden plenty of pow and natural terrain before but I've since gotten comfortable with catching more air in a park setting. Now I'm trying to do 25-35 foot jumps into powder and finding it much harder to land clean. What I've been trying to do is stomp down with my back foot while un-weighting my front foot best I can and also sort of (it's hard to describe the motion) poke my board out in front of me. It seems to take quite a bit of leg strength to keep the nose from sinking and land in control. Does anyone have any nuggets of wisdom in this department? Should I quit snowboarding and start knitting festive dog sweaters? As always anything feedback is appreciated. Cheers!
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't use a set back stance because I still like to ride freestyle and land/ride switch.

Ok.

You're good enough to stomp 35 footers

But....

You're not good enough to ride switch if you set back your stance?

You, my friend, are full of shit.


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Old 11-24-2013, 12:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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With all due respect, fuck you TT

Here's a pic of me from 2 seasons ago.


It's not a 35 footer but its a least 25 and I've hit bigger jumps than that. I'll have more pics and probably some vids for you soon dick head. No I haven't really ridden pow with a set back stance and tried a lot of freestyle stuff. Thought it would be extra effort/a bad idea and that a central stance would be better.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I know that jump in question not even close to 25 feet. Cut it in half and that is somewhat close to the real size.

You can't ride pow that's the plain and simple truth. You're not confident enough with knowing how to shift your body weight and manipulate the board to land the way you want. A set back isn't going to help you. A powder board isn't going to help you. Trial and error is what is going to help you.

Landing a "medium" park jump as you put it only teaches you how to land on a groomed surface. Forget everything you know about landing a park jump when it comes to pow. Light on your feet, speed, weight manipulation, and spotting the landing are what you need to know.

Next time there's a pow day and you're at Keystone as you obviously like their shitty jumps go into the park and send one of the jumps. That will give you the practice you want.
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ride lots of pow...
learn to rip pow, and you will find the correct balance, land like that

learn to kick those methods out more too
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
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don't worry about landing, much more important is to learn how to crash and burn properly, and with style

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if you're riding park jumps on pow days you're a fuckin loser.
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if you're riding park jumps on pow days you're a fuckin loser.
Don't know where in this thread that it says this is going on

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i know that jump in question not even close to 25 feet. Cut it in half and that is somewhat close to the real size.

You can't ride pow that's the plain and simple truth. You're not confident enough with knowing how to shift your body weight and manipulate the board to land the way you want. A set back isn't going to help you. A powder board isn't going to help you. Trial and error is what is going to help you.

Landing a "medium" park jump as you put it only teaches you how to land on a groomed surface. Forget everything you know about landing a park jump when it comes to pow. Light on your feet, speed, weight manipulation, and spotting the landing are what you need to know.

next time there's a pow day and you're at keystone as you obviously like their shitty jumps go into the park and send one of the jumps. that will give you the practice you want.
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Not that I can land shit...or only my shit lands....but groomed park is easy because it is consistent. Natty is not...thus experience and feel.
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