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Old 02-23-2011, 10:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default jumps and kicker difference???

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fairly new to the sport and learning the lingo. I don't know what the difference between these 2 kinds of jumps are. I know what a table top and gap jump are and a side hit is.

Can someone explain the difference and maybe post a pic of an example of each.
Sorry for the newbie question but I really don't know and I just hit the jumps we have
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i'm not a 100% sure on this,
but i think a jump is more of a wedge shape, with the ride on and the lip being linear all the way up.
like a right triangle.
and a kicker starts low and curves upwards, giving you more pop upwards.
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But both have ramps and knuckles, right?
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If im not mistaken a kicker shoots u more forward and a jump shoots u up. And the kicker is shaped more like a wedge and a jump has a curve. And i believe kickers are to flat or another feature? I could be absolutly wrong. I know that in skateboarding a kicker means a wedged ramp that shoots you more forward to flat.
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If im not mistaken a kicker shoots u more forward and a jump shoots u up. And the kicker is shaped more like a wedge and a jump has a curve. And i believe kickers are to flat or another feature? I could be absolutly wrong. I know that in skateboarding a kicker means a wedged ramp that shoots you more forward to flat.
You're basically right, but you need to switch kicker and jump. A kicker is more curved(it kicks you up).
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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so I think I have this.

Jump: a straight forward ramp with a landing down ramp designed to shoot you farther with less height
kicker: a ramp with more of a curve to shoot you up higher as opposed to further

Is this an accurate description of the difference between the two???
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I was wondering about this too, and what's a table top?
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I thought Jump was a broader term used to describe any snow shape that puts you in the air. Kicker would be the actual ramp(doesn't matter the shape), the knuckle is the transition right before the landing, a tabletop is a jump that's, well, shaped like a tabletop, step-ups are jumps with the landing higher than the ramp and step-downs are the opposite.

................but i could be wrong.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Word? Welp i learn new things everyday.
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Old 02-23-2011, 09:10 PM   #10 (permalink)
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A jump is anything that sends you into the air. A kicker is a ramp with some curve to it. A table top is a jump with a strait and flat line of snow from the lip of the ramp to the knuckle.
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