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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-07-2013, 04:42 AM
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Ok, so I have a few questions about popping:

1) Do I need to pop? I live in Belgium and I go snowboarding indoor alot, there is one big jump that I dare to take but I always hit the knuckle. Should I just go faster or should I try to pop?

2)I understand that popping is going to help to keep you balanced in the air, but do I need to pop bigtime to have balance, or is a little one also enough?

3)Rails/boxes, I really wanna learn how to boardslide but I don't know how to jump on a rail or box (I always just ride on it to 50/50). Should I pop from the side or just go fast and try to fly on it?

If it might help anything: I'm intermediate to advanced on groomed trails. I ride a Burton Clash 2013 with the Burton Customs (Yeah I know, not a intermediate-advanced setup, but I'm short on cash)
1) Yes, always pop on a jump. Most people start off hitting jumps by learning to 'coast' off them without popping, but as soon as you can you want to start learning to pop.

2) A little pop is enough. As you get better you'll learn to adjust your pop bigger or smaller depending on whether you need more air, but a little pop is fine.

It's really just to set you up balanced while you air, so it's not so much about how hard you pop (in general), but whether you pop correctly or not. So in most cases a small to medium pop will do the trick.

3) Depends on the rail/box, but I believe Snowolf's reply already covered this.

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Popping is over rated. Don't obsess over it. Learn to pop on straight airs. It'll help you suck your knees up into your chest and set your trjectory. It doesn't take much so don't go super-thrusting like some retard.

When spinning, some jumps don't require any pop at all. Start with small jumps, learn 180's. They require a little pop. After that, you'll learn your 3's. You can play with how much pop depending on the jump. Really, you just have to go practice it to get the feel of it. It'll come naturally.
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To clarify, the guide is saying to keep your core tight, but as already mentioned, pop starts from your legs.

Basically pop comes from your legs, but your core helps keep everything stable and in line as you pop. So your core isn't directly creating the pop, but rather helping to keep you stable while you pop.
Aah my bad, I must've misread it then. It makes more sense now haha.
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