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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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I don't know that the problems you're having are all that unusual. I'm just really getting into jumps, and I've had the "leaning too far back", the "leaning too far forward and windmilling", the "turning to face downhill", knuckling, washouts, rear arm going up over my head, legs trying to stretch down to the snow as soon as I take off, etc etc etc etc etc bleah! I think there are technical issues and psychological issues (fear) and it's hard to separate them. My plan is to simply keep working at it (because jumps are fun) and gradually get comfortable enough and skilled enough that I can start paring out the stupid stuff. Today I mastered compression and extension on the run-up, which paid off huge. But despite any number of attempts, I could not bring my board up for a grab. Reflexes just won't allow it yet.
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