Looking good man
First ditch those speed checks. Start from a stop kind of close to the jump and go straight at it with slight toe edge pressure. This way, instead of concentrating on how "too fast" you're going, you can concentrate on staying balanced and centered over your board. Look at the lip, and then look past it. Coast off and land. As you become more comfortable with the landing start from higher above or further away from the jump, and again, no speed checks. Just hit it straight. This will give you more and more speed as you straight-line towards the jump. If you feel intimidated by the speed remember some will be lost when you hit the setup.
Next, bring your knees UP. This is different than bending at the waist and reaching DOWN. Once you're good with keeping balanced doing this you can start "popping" off the jump. Don't Ollie (not yet), just bend your knees as you hit the setup or ramp of the jump and extend your legs as you reach the lip. This will give you more air and youll have time to look around and register what's going on. Now you can see where you'll land and you can spot your landing.
Once you're comfortable with going straight at the jump, popping off the lip, bringing your knees up, and footing your landing, now you can play with different grabs. These steps will also help you step up to larger features
'12 Lib Tech T.rice / '12 Burton Cartels
'10 CustomX / '10 Co2 EST
Last edited by Dano; 01-27-2011 at 05:47 PM.