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I actually engage a slight toe-edge going over jumps for straight airs because I have a tendency to go heelside otherwise and end up doing a frontside 90.

This could lead to a bad habbit where you feel sketchy unless your on your toe... limits your tricks. Better to get used to popping from flat base. You won't spin 90 unless you open your shoulders.
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Wouldn't this be for spins only?
I suppose you could go flat base off a jump but I would still get in the habit of using an edge just to prepare for any progression as well as protecting against catching an edge.
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Straight air, pop off a flat base, land base and then engage whatever edge is needed. Stay neutral in air.

Edges engaged when your gonna spin....
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Imo flat base ollies and jumps are good for certain situations, but as you go into hitting booters, using your edges in a setup turn and learning to takeoff and land on edge is important/key.

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How to catch air!!!

Ignore everybody else in this thread!!! Here's now it's done:

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Ignore everybody else in this thread!!! Here's now it's done:

I was about to say, due to how thin air is, a normal net does not work. Try using a bag or a jar with a lid.
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Yes I'm very familiar with always staying on an edge, I very rarely ride flat and when I do I ride on my front foot as to not catch an edge. So debating aside would it be best to hit it flat or on edge?
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Yes I'm very familiar with always staying on an edge, I very rarely ride flat and when I do I ride on my front foot as to not catch an edge. So debating aside would it be best to hit it flat or on edge?
Unless I'm attempting a spin, I launch off a flat base. Can't speak for anybody else...

This is actually a half decent video at beginner jumps. One of the keys I found to learning is around 3:00 into the video. All the guys going over that small jump bring their legs up in the air like they're going for a grab. This is crucial instead of staying straight legged in the air. Imagine a pit of zombies below you and you have to bring your board up to clear them all!!!


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Okay I'll try it flat, thanks
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