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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 02-07-2012, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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First off a quick review of ATML with specific attention to your approach. If you approach is unstable, everything else is going to suffer. For the most part this looks good except that you seem to consistently ride in a countered stance ( you twist at the waist and ride facing forward). Work at riding in better alignment in all if your riding; keep hips and shoulders aligned with board more and turn just your head to look forward.
I have always thought my stance looked a little weird. Would this cause my front leg to be straighter than my back leg? In some of the videos of my riding my front leg is noticeably straighter than my back leg. Is there anything I can do that will force me to use the proper alignment?

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that jump looks horrific... why is the jump so small, the knuckle so incredibly long and the landing so incredibly small?

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that jump looks horrific... why is the jump so small, the knuckle so incredibly long and the landing so incredibly small?
that's why I was comparing these jumps to side hits, rollers and natural features. At this stage in the OP's progression, the air and lack of quality in the jumps themselves are something you can get just by improving your all mountain riding while by ollieing and getting used to leaving the ground, being in the air, and landing.

You would realize, like Snowolf has mentioned, your countered stance will fight you even with "all-mountain" riding and becoming a better, more disciplined rider on the whole hill is going to really be what helps you move to the next level with jumps.

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These jumps won't help you learn you gotta be a freak and then some to reach some of those landings..As people said keep your weight centered. Every little bump on the snow you should pop off when you're riding to get a feel for it. Let your knees go a little when you land - they are your cushion. If you land straight legged you'll just fall. And finally as Snowolf said always go for a grab if possible. It keeps your arms from flailing and helps you maintain stability in the air
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I couldnt figure out how to start a new thread for this but how should i land 360's? I can get the rotation and i think everything else right and sometimes ride away but not consistently
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don't forget to build up your confidence man! focus and commit to the jump! when you over-think things you start throwing your body's alignment all off. Read what everyone has posted, visualize yourself doing it in your mind, and then when you're actually on the mountain, trust yourself and just go for it!

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Ok, I was at Devil's Head both Saturday and Sunday this weekend.... First off, the only jumps at the entire resort are on this run (and the little divergent runs at the bottom), so there really isn't any other option if the OP is trying to learn only at this mountain. Second, those jumps were absolutely awful. They're almost completely ice, first of all. Bailing is not fun, in fact it's downright painful. It's also painful if you land on the flat without bailing. The landing is SO far away from the kicker that you literally can't speed check at all in order to hit the landing. I only saw one or two guys hitting the landings all weekend and it was clear they weren't beginners. Personally, I just skipped the kickers and practiced ollie-ing off the landings after the kickers. I was able to get a decent 5-6 feet of air just doing that and it helps you get used to the feeling of being in the air and landing.
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I'm heading there Saturday with one of my sons. Let me know if you are heading there...

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I couldnt figure out how to start a new thread for this but how should i land 360's? I can get the rotation and i think everything else right and sometimes ride away but not consistently
Depends. How do you usually fall. Do you fall backwards or catch and edge or keep spinning and land crooked?

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I'm heading there Saturday with one of my sons. Let me know if you are heading there...
By the looks of hat place I think you would be better off at chestnut.
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