Bit of advice on approach speed? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
SnowboardingForum.com is the premier Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-10-2011, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
Drunk with power...er beer.
 
Donutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 4,560
Blog Entries: 214
Default Bit of advice on approach speed?

So this season I'm determined to hit the bigger jumps -- 'bigger' is a relative term I guess. I'm talking 20' and up. My big problem/concern/uncertainty is about estimating approach speed so I don't knuckle out or overshoot the landing entirely. Are there any tricks, or is it just a case of getting the experience the hard way? I know about watching other riders, but it's hard to tell when I'm on the approach if I'm going the same speed as the last guy.

Anyway, any advice appreciated. Except "don't do it". Not having that.
__________________

I hate the parts between winter
Donutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-10-2011, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
threej21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 456
Default

im by no means a pro...but i would say to look at where other guys start, and pay attention to if and how many times they scrub off speed on the approach. that should give you a good idea, and then youll just have to try it out and see...but IMO, i say just go for it, chances are youll go too slow more than too fast when first trying bigger jumps...so just go for it, and dont check your speed...overshooting is not near as worse as knuckling... overshooting can suck if you WAY overshoot and land in the flat, but honestly, if its your first times hitting larger jumps, i doubt youll have that problem...speed is one of the harder barriers to break

bomb it and fly!!!
threej21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 07:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
Veteran Member
 
john doe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,388
Default

The best is to just ask someone else that is hitting the jump if you can pace then. Follow them down and the go off to the side just before the start of the ramp.
__________________

2011 Smokin Buck Ferton 155
2013 Flow NX2-SE
2013 Flow Hylite boa
Burton Stagger pants/jacket
Smith I/O
john doe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 10:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
Resident poet
 
wrathfuldeity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Bham
Posts: 3,758
Default

donutz, as you know in pnw, snow on some days changes from hour to hour...where in the am might be ice/firmer and needing some checks and in the afternoon it will be soft and you'll need to straight line pump with some pop to make it over the hump.
__________________
wrathfuldeity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 01:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
Drunk with power...er beer.
 
Donutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 4,560
Blog Entries: 214
Default

Yeah, I remember someone in the forum saying that happened to them a while back. Can't remember who. Snow got faster without him noticing, he approached too fast, missed the landing slope entirely. Eek.

Y'know, I'll probably just get used to it after a couple of solid days of jumping. I just have this morbid fear of overshooting.

Actually, what I can probably do is start from a given point on the approach slope, do no speed checking, and adjust my starting point upwards or downwards depending on results. At least that way, once I've dialed it in, I can get a feel for what the speed feels like when I hit the low point of the approach.
__________________

I hate the parts between winter

Last edited by Donutz; 11-11-2011 at 01:36 PM.
Donutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 01:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
tecknojoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: CO
Posts: 113
Default

watch the guys in front of you. take note of how much pop they are needing to clear it

dont scare yourself and slow down at the last second
__________________
tecknojoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums