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Problem with Jumps

Hey everyone. I've been freeriding for the past 7 years on a snowboard and would consider myself advanced in that regard, but one thing I'm starting to get into this year is jumps which I have no experience with. I have started hitting a few jumps but have been having some issues and not sure how to really fix it or if I'm hitting it right.

I typically get enough speed then I start to crouch down as I get towards the tip of the jump. When I hit the lip of the jump, I jump straight up by extending both of my legs then bringing them up to my body to try to get a grab on the board. My issue is that when I go to land I tend to land more forward on the board, and a few times I've landed almost right on the front tip and crashed down into my shoulder (which is quite painful I might add). I keep getting a little off balance coming off the lip.

Any good tips or videos on how to do it or what I could be doing wrong? Thanks for all the help!
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Lesson, Snowboard Addiction. Don't jump up too much. Pop evenly with both feet, not more with the back foot. Match your shoulders to the transition. Keep core locked. Lesson
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Thanks that actually helped a lot because I do tend to pop with my back foot a little bit more and didn't even think about the shoulders lining up with the transition! Thanks a ton!
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I would also be looking for jumps that have a low trajectory not a kicker that shoots you up. This will help develop your "air awareness" the 1st jumps I hit was a line of 3 and everything after leaving the lip, including my landing was a blur

This type of jump will help you stay level, work on those grabs, build awareness and get comfortable in the air. Since your already a good rider you know to start small and build up.

An issue I had was trying to really "pop" as already mentioned it doesn't take much. Don't over do the pop again this will come with practice.

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I would also be looking for jumps that have a low trajectory not a kicker that shoots you up. This will help develop your "air awareness" the 1st jumps I hit was a line of 3 and everything after leaving the lip, including my landing was a blur

This type of jump will help you stay level, work on those grabs, build awareness and get comfortable in the air. Since your already a good rider you know to start small and build up.

An issue I had was trying to really "pop" as already mentioned it doesn't take much. Don't over do the pop again this will come with practice.
This is where I'm at right now. I pop decent coming off the rollers or lips, but I'm not spotting my landings, more or less doing it by instinct. I figure the more air miles I log, the more comfortable my brain will be while floating.

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Over-popping is a common issue when people start hitting jumps. I guess the only thing to do is to practice, practice and practice. Good advice in the other posts. And air awareness will definitely get better quite quickly.
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Lesson, Snowboard Addiction. Don't jump up too much. Pop evenly with both feet, not more with the back foot. Match your shoulders to the transition. Keep core locked. Lesson

Best video period on jumps. They are like having a 24/7 coach highly recommend they are great.
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I typically get enough speed then I start to crouch down as I get towards the tip of the jump. When I hit the lip of the jump, I jump straight up by extending both of my legs then bringing them up to my body to try to get a grab on the board. My issue is that when I go to land I tend to land more forward on the board, and a few times I've landed almost right on the front tip and crashed down into my shoulder (which is quite painful I might add). I keep getting a little off balance coming off the lip.

Any good tips or videos on how to do it or what I could be doing wrong? Thanks for all the help!
It sounds to me like you're not popping quite right (as you figured out in your next post). Always pop evenly off both feet in a balance position.

The key to pop is that it's not about how hard you pop. It's about an even pop that you can control well as you push off evenly off both feet and stay in that balanced body position as you ride up the take-off ramp. A small controlled pop is all you need to get a good, stable air. Aim for balance and stability instead of power.

As far as videos go, I'll be adding some jumping tutorials along the guides I'm re-doing for the forum this month, so stick around on the forum and you'll see jumping tutorial videos pop up sometime this month Just got back from christmas/new year's vacation, but the tutorials/guides for the forum are next up on my to-do list.

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Some advice Snowolf gave me when he was around... You should be crouched lowest just as you come to the transition leading up to the jump (the point where the slope transitions from downhill to uphill). As you go up the ramp, you smoothly straighten up, timing it so that you're just reaching the "pop" as you are hitting the lip of the jump. When I tried this, it was almost effortless compared to what I was doing before when trying to get enough air. This also works BTW on quarter-pipe and similar maneuvers. I think the point is don't try to get all your pop at the very last second.


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