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slyder 01-22-2012 12:09 PM

Help my son jumping....critique???
Hey guys,
I was just looking for a few tips for my 14 yr old. I kinda told him the ones I thought would help and just wondering all your input/tips to help him make and land his jumps.

You all know I believe in the video's but I can't get him to watch them. "I know dad" is the reply I get for pointing out his technique flaws, sometimes that is the barrier of a father/son coaching dynamic

Argo 01-22-2012 12:15 PM

Straight legs.... He is just ridin off the jump, not popping off of it

threej21 01-22-2012 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by Argo (Post 470995)
Straight legs.... He is just ridin off the jump, not popping off of it

yea this, he was stoney baloney off that jump. bend the knees on the approach and pop off the lip a bit, stay crouched with knees bent and stacked over the board through the air and stomp that ish

slyder 01-22-2012 01:34 PM

I'm going to show him these comments so that he can see what his ole dad is telling him is true. I pointed out these same things.
I also thought he needs to transfer his weight forward on the take off ramp as to not land in the seat.
Keep them coming guys, just trying to help him get better.

rfrich74 01-22-2012 01:40 PM

No need to show him these comments. Pull up one of the thousands of videos on YouTube of pros hitting jumps and ask him if he sees any of them taking off completely stiff legged like that.

wrathfuldeity 01-22-2012 01:59 PM

Slyder, just out ride the little turd in front of his friends. If his friends ask for tips or how you learned how to that steez (btw its reciprocal ask his friends how they do some trick), tell them but not him and they will correct him. Thus you don't have to put that strain on the relationship. I would actively ask my daughter's friends about doing things (on the drive to the hill and on the hill) and they were quite helpful...I try doing some thing...and at least get lots of rad points for the old geezer at least trying.

One of my finer examples of this psychology...watching the kids hit this little windlip, me asking lots of questions and then hitting it...they talked about this example for a couple of weeks.

Argo 01-22-2012 02:09 PM

He will hurt him self jumping and landing like that on anything bigger

Lowlyffe 01-22-2012 05:03 PM

Flapping his arms like that could cause him to lose control on a faster, larger jump.

slyder 01-22-2012 05:42 PM


Originally Posted by Lowlyffe (Post 471100)
Flapping his arms like that could cause him to lose control on a faster, larger jump.

True but only 2 rotations I have seen so much worse :laugh: and as Wolf said he got open. Hence the window rolling up. Good observation as I actually missed that :dunno: guess I was focused on the leg more myself. This is why I asked for input thanks Lowlyffe

Shox 01-22-2012 05:45 PM

He needs to bend his knees, especially to help absorb the landing. His legs need to act like shocks. Also he should shift his weight forward a bit on the landing.

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