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Old 12-28-2010, 09:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I look bad in air- Not as bad now

I can hit the small jumps onto rails and things with no big deal. I can hit the small normal jumps and get mabye a couple of feet off the snow. I can hit the mid sized jumps. My question is how do i keep my feet from floping around? When i get in the air my feet do what they want.

I really should fall but somehow i dont. I really look SH**TY in the air. What should i do with my feet?








Ok i can hit the two tiny to small size jumps and land with no big deal. In the air i reach down with my back hand and grab infont of my rear binding. I can hold that position till landing. Now i want to start hitting the bigger jumps.


What should i do to get ready for them?
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Pull a grab, any grab. That and or if you don't like grabbing once you have popped off the jump retract your legs up to your body. Just remember that before you land to extend them back out. This will make grabbing for your board easier as well.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thats my problem. I have not been lifting my legs up to my chest. I bet im not square in the air as well.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I can SO relate to your issue.

I"m not going huge air but for me it is. It felt like I pulled my legs into my chest, I thought I had squared myself to the board, and I thought I looked good and did it right.

Don't laugh guys, only maybe my 10-15th park jump ever, between Sunday and Monday.



I will keep practicing but this pic helped me spot my weak points, many of them
  • I'm popping off the lip late
  • Need to bring my legs up a little more
  • quite my arms which means a BETTER approach
  • RELAX more and have fun with it, it's coming just needs practice

If you have pics of yourself that can really help you see what is going on or not going on.

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Old 12-28-2010, 10:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You should try wearing a bandana. It makes you look better in air, on groomers and maxes out your overall skill level. But don't tell too much people or I'll have to cut your bandana. Extra fashion points for wearing in around the leg

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Old 12-28-2010, 02:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Watch Aaron Biittner videos on youtube...he has the best style. Always pulling his knees up into his chest and staying fluid in everything he does.
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You should try wearing a bandana. It makes you look better in air, on groomers and maxes out your overall skill level. But don't tell too much people or I'll have to cut your bandana. Extra fashion points for wearing in around the leg
Excellent. Beware the code.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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You mean the hanky code? :P

Handkerchief code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I can hit the small jumps onto rails and things with no big deal. I can hit the small normal jumps and get mabye a couple of feet off the snow. I can hit the mid sized jumps. My question is how do i keep my feet from floping around? When i get in the air my feet do what they want.

I really should fall but somehow i dont. I really look SH**TY in the air. What should i do with my feet?
lol. " i really look shitty in the air" just make sure that you bend enough before you take off the end of the jump and keep your body and posture ...along with your board, in a compact form. This should just help you keep form while in the air and then you'll be able to switch it up after you feel comfortable with that. and its natural to see your feet flail while going in the air with some speed.
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thanks for posting that for everyone to see. it's a "secret" code.
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