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Old 01-25-2010, 03:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it better to pop off a jump with both feet or ollie?
which gives you more balance in the air
And is it actually harder to hit bigger jumps or is it just scarier?
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i usually pop. feel more balanced that way. but then, i feel waaaay more balanced if I do a grab rather than just straighty.

I wanted to hit some 50+ footers until I actually put myself on a mountain with 50+ footers. It's mostly psychological, but IMO big jumps are scarier, not necessarily more difficult. you have to go much faster to not knuckle the landing, and they're usually much steeper ramps, too. If the ramp is very steep and you're not used to it, it'll throw you funny and you'll be off balance.
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I believe an ollie would work fine on a very small jump with slow speed. But generally speaking from what I've seen with the pros and do myself, I just pop off the lip of the jump. Basically you're compressing on the board getting ready for the launch then tucking up when you fly off for whatever move you're doing.

If you attempt to ollie or jump on your own it will be a lot harder to balance and likely wind up in a crash. All decent speed to high speed moves I see off kickers involve the person just crouching down preparing and turning to initiate a 5, 7, 10, whatever or a grab. I don't see anyone trying to force an ollie or jump off the kicker itself unless their going quite slow.
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I pop off the jumps. Seems to keep more much more balanced. Bigger jumps are not really harder, you just have to take them a little faster and be commited to them.
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So you just crouch low and get ready for the take off for straight airs and pop with both feet?
I might try the large this weekend haha
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good topic because last year i thought i needed to ollie off everything, popping you have soooooooo much more control.
and its harder in the sense that you have to be stable in the air longer than you would on a smaller jump, but its mainly the fear factor.
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Pop for sure, how would you spin and do an ollie it seems like it would be way to difficult?
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ok im a total newb when it comes to jumps. whats popping compared to an ollie? pardon my ignorance.
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popping is like jumping from flat base or from an edge, as opposed to ollie (from the tail) and nollie (from the nose).
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How about in the pipe?

if its really vert just ride off the lip? if its less than vert do more of an ollie?

I'm still at that stage where I'm not really coming out over the lip, just sort of carving, pumping, maybe stalling at the lip if I'm feelin it, and doing small airs below the lip by ollieing. I guess the 13-15 foot walls still scare me alot.

On the flip side, I'm pretty comfortable in the 5 foot mini pipe, can throw 3's, cab 3's, 270 stall 180 in, but obviously thats a lot smaller and less "extreme"

With the real pipe, I keep seeing this mental image of myself airing out, my board coming in too deep on the top of the lip, my board slamming into it, causing me to flip forward onto my head in the tranny...I think this image is holding me back lol...am I just trippin?
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