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slyder 12-27-2010 11:17 PM

Biggest ramp and jump for me (pics)
OK be kind.

This is the largest jump I've hit and this was day two. We hit it about 10 times last nite but I was still scared and scrubbed a lot of speed so it wasn't really a jump, just riding off the lip. But it gave me a good idea of the speed needed to hit it today. I carried much better speed, just need to concentrate on my take off more. Still need to get better launch control and quite my upper body, and stacked over the board better. I now see my errors and can correct them. STILL, I didn't wipe/wash out and I didn't get hurt and had a blast doing it.

More practice coming, as I have studied the video's now to put into real life.

Here is the jump:

Here is me getting a little off balance, I thought I was stacked haaha guess not:


seanboobs 12-31-2010 05:37 PM

Keep at it Slyder! Everyone started there, people like Travis Rice didn't always start out doing double corks over 80 foot kickers! Quite frankly I used to crap my pants to the thought of a jump that size. Next thing you know you'll be nailing 3's on that like nothing. Props for the banana too, can't get enough of mine haha.

For my personal tips. I used to hate grabs, I imagined straight jumps to be harder with them. But they actually help me not rotate 90 degrees like I want too, great for learning! Other then that, keep up the good work! Good luck with whatever else you decide to throw down, and happy shredding :)

alecdude88 12-31-2010 05:56 PM

ha about the same size for me. Thats bigger than the biggest jump where I go. Good thing I snowboard 90% rails :laugh:

john doe 12-31-2010 06:36 PM

So you cleared the knuckle on that jump or you just landed farther off the ramp?

Donutz 12-31-2010 06:58 PM

You're ahead of me! I'd love to get at that jump. It looks like what Snowolf describes as a "step-up". There's one small jump on Seymour, then the next one up is bigger than yours, so I'm kind of wondering what I'm gonna do.

Anyway, keep posting. There are those of us who want to follow along, in every sense.

basso4735 12-31-2010 07:03 PM

Awesome dude, keep at it. I want to get a little more comfortable riding then to the park it is. :thumbsup:

ShortAssassin 12-31-2010 07:37 PM

I 100% agree with using grabs to maintain your stability in the air. On all of my straight airs I grab the middle of my toe edge with my back hand (idk what the technical name for the grab is). One of my initial issues with jumps was that I'd tend to be leaning back as I went off the jump, resulting with my landing on my ass. Doing the grab keeps me centered over my board and gives me a lot more confidence on my straight airs.

slyder 01-01-2011 02:55 AM

Thanks for the props gang. I am starting slow even though this is a large jump for me. My 1st few rides were just slow enough for me to get over the lip:laugh:
I started to add more speed but still only landing a few feet from the lip.
I think this is called a table top jump, no gap so it is fairly safe even though it is large.

I did try some grabs but as others have pointed out I was leaning to far over the edge of my board and I washed out, painlessly thank goodness.

I need to control my back, bring legs up and arms still other than a grab. I was doing indy's last year but I might be trying to hard here, or pschyed out, but I"m taking it slow and trying new things.
I rode my 1st rail Thursday and then, same night, did an ollie onto a rail. Got me stoked even though the ollie went well, I almost stalled it on the rail I was going so slow :D, getting there and the speed did increase as the night progressed.

I'll keep this thread posted with pics and info, please add pics of your beginner/learning jumps or even you advanced guys giving us newer riders something to strive for.

john doe 01-01-2011 11:50 AM

So not past the knuckle but that is where we all start at. The first time you make it past the knuckle will be an amazing and scary expirience. When grabbing remember to bring the board up, not reach down for it.

ShortAssassin 01-01-2011 12:25 PM

For when you do start clearing the knuckle and landing on the downhill one thing that always caused me to wipe out was trying to check my speed too quickly or aggressively. You'll probably be going faster than you're comfortable with so your reaction will be to immediately speed check or try to stop. If you just ride it out a little before trying to stop you'll give yourself time to regain some balance after having just landed.

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