Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: So Cal - Bear Mountain
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I'm in the same boat as you and here's some things that might be added or worth trying..
1. Stop speed-checking.
I try to figure out what distance will give me enough speed to clear the jump, pick that line, and stick with it straight up...no cutting back and forth.
Personally, when I'm nervous to hit something, I know I tend to cut back and forth, speed-checking excessively, maybe buying more time to think about what I'm going to do...and that always F's me up
2. Hit a step-up
If your park has a step-up feature you're set because it allows you to feel the air time without actually being that high up in the air. So you feel a little more comfortable because the ground is not so far away...yet you're still off the ground for a longer time than a smaller jump.
And in order to "step up" to the table, you have to be going pretty fast, so it helps you to get comfortable with picking a line, staying straight and maintaining speed up through the lip
3. If you're going to tuck or grab, suck your knees up to you...don't reach down for the board, bring it to you, then grab.