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Old 09-08-2008, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the proper technique for launching off a ramp/kick/roller/etc? I've read conflicting things about whether you should be on a slight edge or totally flat. Some people say to ollie right before you get to the edge (so that YOU dictate your launch rather than depend on the conditions of the kicker), and some people say let the jump launch you.
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Find what works for you... go out and experiment. I use everything you said above, depends on what im launching off and what i want to achieve when i do launch. eg. when hitting natural features i tend to ride a slight edge but on a kicker i will most likely come in flat based or on a very very slight edge.

im sure the more jump inclined people on here will have a better answer...
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Nzboardlife is right, it's about finding your 'sweet spot'.

For me I usually give a small pop as my board is passing the lip (maybe about halfway passed). Every jump requires a bit of pop (sometimes so little it seems more like a launch) to it and the amount depends on how the feature is set up that day.

Unless you are going into a spin, you will want to hold a reasonably flat base riding into the transition.

A couple of other points...

Take a couple of minutes to watch other riders hit the feature first. This will help you gauge your speed and approach on your first hit.

Pick one point on the lip. Decide on the line you are taking through the jump and follow it all the way through. This isn't something you want to decide as you are coming into the transition (usually resulting in getting bucked).

Gorilla stance. Crouch down and center your weight over your board. Don't ride the transition, ride over it. In other words don't let your weight shift back with the transition, you want to keep the general momentum of your body heading forward. I know that is probably confusing.

Lastly, COMMIT! YOU CAN DO IT!
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That makes sense. Now what about if you want to throw, say, a 360?
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front or back?
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Either. Not so much the mechanics of how you spin or land, but just how you take off. Can you do it both ways (flat or on edge)?
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Much much easier to set an edge, setting the edge gives you something solid to initiate the spin against.

Generally B/S spins off of the toe edge and F/S off of the heel edge. Although I do alot of F/S and switch F/S spins off of my toe's because it feels awesome! Going backside off of the heels is really hard and I usually end up in a heap hurt on the floor!
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