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Old 02-13-2013, 12:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Your pretty much jumping off a flat base with no pre-wind in your body. As you approach stay to the left, then do a small toeside carve and then heelside as you go up the ramp, once your on your heel your arms should be a bit pre wound to your right side and then you pop off the lip and unwind, turn your head over your left shoulder and it will come around. Pull up your knees once you pop, this will help balance and style bigtime.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Double post...not sure how that happened.

I thought about heading over to BC but I liked the idea of getting on the chair right at the end and then back to the top.
Clarion, you can still use the chair at BC Terrain Garden there are two, Catskinner and Solarcoaster. I just get more runs in if hike a jump a few times then do the next feature and work my way down. I just am not big on lift lines on a busy day and would prefer to get a trick right and then keep moving.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Soggysnow, I was wondering about that. Since it was my first time in the park I figured "That's the way it supposed to be" and "It's Whistler. They know what they are doing".

I thought about heading over to BC but I liked the idea of getting on the chair right at the end and then back to the top.

Next time I'm in Whistler I'm going to try the BC beginner park.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:50 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Pick up some more speed and carve into it. You shouldn't be needing to throw your body. Set up a carve so that you are approaching the jump at 45 degrees, then carve around to line up straight with the jump. Keep powering through that carve as you pop off the jump, and you should naturally start to complete the spin.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:06 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Clarion View Post
How do you progress from small jumps to medium jumps? In the park they look drastically different and much higher?
The trick to bigger jumps is that a lot of it is just getting the speed right. They look scary, but it's the same jump technique you use on smaller jumps, you just want to make sure you make the sweet spot on the landing.

For me, I always watch a few people hit the jump and watch how many speed checks they do, how big/heavy they are, how clean they make the landing etc. etc. to judge where I should drop in from to get the ideal speed.

When you have 2 jumps in a row like that, the way to get the speed right is to first watch people hitting the first jump to figure out the speed, then ride up to the second jump and watch people hit the 2nd jump after landing the first jump. This way you know how much speed they take from the first jump to the second jump.

Doing it this way means you'll have to skip the jump line once to ride through, but it's what you have to do if you want to know the speed for hitting the jumps in a row. As you found out, going straight from one jump to another doesn't always give you the ideal speed, sometimes you'll need to do a speedcheck or some edge rolls.

As already mentioned, I'd recommend hitting the first 2 jumps in terrain garden on Blackcomb instead of Whistler. Those jumps are roughly the same size and ideal for learning jumps and even spins.
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