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Old 03-01-2012, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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At the local hill, there are a couple of jumps in the line in the big park. The first one is about 6 feet high, with a 15 foot table (set-down.) I can hit it confidently, with enough speed to clear the knuckle. Last "pow" day (which turned into wet sticky snow), I ended up hiking out of the park just to get enough speed to hit it.


The second jump is built on this platform, expect it now takes up the whole thing, and is about 15 feet tall. The lip is in the same place as the smaller one. It really pushes you high.

Anyway, my problem is building the confidence to hit it. Wondering how to really go sackless at it. I know I have the skill to hit it, and my skier friend said he was hitting it flawlessly tonight.


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Old 03-01-2012, 07:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For me some jumps just aren't constructed right, and you could hurt yourself. That said nothing's worse than not going hard enough and landing on the lip.

Get yourself psyched up for it, hit it hard, and tell yourself you're going to land it. Even if you don't, landing funny on the down ramp doesn't hurt much.

Now I need to take my own advice cause I'm a pussy when I'm staring at a launch ramp that looks like a wall!
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A big gap jump that is really kicky or as you say "pushes you really high" you have to pay very close attention to body position. I did this kind of jump this season, first time for me too. You really need proper technique on approach and take off. As you are in the air you need to shift your body weight downward towards the landing. So you don't land in the back seat or ass for easy terms.

Is it the jump in the pic with the "X". If so that looks nasty as there looks like a hump after the transition of the take off ???
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If its the one with the signs blocking it. That's a small jump in a kiddie park up here. My fat ass hits those.... just go for it. If you knuckle it then you know to go faster next time.
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You guys need a new park crew. That park is tore up.
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You guys need a new park crew. That park is tore up.
Hell thats better than my park....

Argo you West coast guys really don't know how good you have it
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If its the one with the signs blocking it. That's a small jump in a kiddie park up here. My fat ass hits those.... just go for it. If you knuckle it then you know to go faster next time.
It isn't that jump, just the platform that it is currently built on. It's hell of a lot bigger, wish I had a picture of it. Park crew is better than last year...it was bad.
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Edit.. Link dont work

This link should take you to a picture of the top 1/3 of golden peak park.... This is in vail... Brecks parks are twice as good. Our park crews are there constantly all day riding and fixing shit... Cats on standby

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I would wait for your skier buddy and follow him off the jump, or ask someone else who is hitting the jump. After a couple knee surgeries, I end up following a lot of people off jumps for the first time. Otherwise speed check it until you can see where you are going to land. Confidence is critical, wait till you are confident and then stomp it all day everyday! Jon T
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