(edit - Wtf, I just realized SoggySnow bumped this thread from 3 years ago.)
1) Almost always aim to pop off jumps
In general, you should only be using ollie for flat surfaces and roller type features because pop is a lot more stable.
You can still get lots of air with a good pop, especially on backside spins.
2) Bigger jumps are the same difficulty (sometimes easier)
The only danger of bigger jumps is that getting the speed right is more important and you need to have enough control to be good at popping/controlling pressure because bigger jumps sometimes mean more force on you as you ride up the take-off.
Bigger jumps are actually nicer to hit once you have the speed dialled and know how to control pressure/pop properly. They're typically better maintained and the take-off/landings stay in better shape since it's only advanced riders that tend to be hitting the bigger jumps.
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Last edited by Jed; 01-28-2013 at 10:45 PM.