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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 snowboardaddiction.com 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

-I'm Slyder and I suffer from "Gummer Syndrome"

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

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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.
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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.


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He will hurt him self jumping and landing like that on anything bigger
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Flapping his arms like that could cause him to lose control on a faster, larger jump.
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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 and as Wolf said he got open. Hence the window rolling up. Good observation as I actually missed that guess I was focused on the leg more myself. This is why I asked for input thanks Lowlyffe

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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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