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Any tips on hitting a 15 ft gap up to the mountian?

This is my first year snowboarding, and i am a alright snowboarder, not as good as most of my friends, because they have been snowboarding/skiing for like 4 years, but theres a 15 ft gap at the park up to the mountain that only 2 of my friends will hit, but im thinking about trying it even tho most of the 2-3-4 year snowboarders won't hit it, what tips can you give me? the only other jumps ive hit were on a motocross track when i use to race, but thats a lot different than snowboarding, and the key to hitting jumps in motocross is just go for it, usually it works, sometimes it doesnt, but what tips could you give me for hitting the jump at the mountain?
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You need more speed than you think for every new jump you're not familiar with. More speed is better than less speed because knuckling and falling is worse than falling on the end with the slope.

If you don't feel you're going fast enough, you're gonna half ass the jump and it won't count. Gotta start far back to build up your speed relative to where the jump is.

I imagine a flat plane from the lip of jump to the other side of the slope I will build my speed so at that barrier, that's where I must stop slowing down and commit to the speed needed from there.
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You need more speed than you think for every new jump you're not familiar with. More speed is better than less speed because knuckling and falling is worse than falling on the end with the slope.

If you don't feel you're going fast enough, you're gonna half ass the jump and it won't count. Gotta start far back to build up your speed relative to where the jump is.

I imagine a flat plane from the lip of jump to the other side of the slope I will build my speed so at that barrier, that's where I must stop slowing down and commit to the speed needed from there.
Is hitting the knuckle is worse than overshooting the landing zone?
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Is hitting the knuckle is worse than overshooting the landing zone?
Well, if I was gonna fall, I'd rather it be on the angled slope part than knuckling the flat part. I'm basically saying that falling on the slope part is better than flat because the slope will divert the fall energy away.

I think this 15 foot jump may be on the small side so at least you can practice without worrying about knuckling, you'd just be half assing the jump. But when the jumps get bigger where they look scary/big, getting the speed required is more difficult to maintain and not chicken out because naturally most people will want to chicken out because we don't want to get hurt.
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If you don't feel you're going fast enough, you're gonna half ass the jump and it won't count. Gotta start far back to build up your speed relative to where the jump is.
WTF?

First you (OP) should be comfortable popping ollies off rollers, and if you can find a smaller jump get comfortable on that first. You should be comfortable hitting smaller features anytime you move up to something bigger. 15 feet isn't large by any means, but get to the point where you are comfortable leaving the lip and landing solid with your shoulders square to the board on smaller stuff first.

As far as your speed goes, watch where other riders are starting from to help gauge the speed for the jump. You'll want to factor in other riders size, snow conditions. Never just haul ass towards a jump, you run the risk of completely overshooting the landing. I've overshot landings and been injured years ago because of it. I'm assuming its not a true gap, more of a kicker/step down type jump you're looking at.

I'm writing this with my arm in a split so I can't really type out the whole thing but if you check out the Tips and Tricks section you'll find info from Snowolf on ATML. Approach, Take-Off, Maneuver and Landing and the explanation is very helpful for people just starting out with park riding. May want to check out the SnowboardAddiction tutorials as well.
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For smaller jumps, I'd rather under shoot than over shoot. I've taken more painful landings on the flats from smaller jumps because they are so easy to over shoot, especially when going from a big to a small jump -> you are used to more air time and speed. Knuckling small jumps isn't bad, just make sure you don't stick your tongue out mid jump Jordan-style when you do.

For bigger jumps I'd rather go for an overshoot, as it's usually pretty damn hard to reach the flats (if they are constructed with a modicum of thought). Knuckling the bigger jumps sucks ass, or worse yet, slamming into the perpendicular section of a gap jump.

Match speed to other riders.

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Learn how to jump before you try the big stuff. You should be able to stomp every landing before you move up to big jumps. Or at least that's what I'm told. My last trip I tried to jump and pop off a lot, and worked on getting the muscle memory down to takeoff and land smooth. It seemed to help a lot, I can land small jumps comfortably now.
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I wanna know wtf kinda jump this is? Are you jumping a mountain? Jumping a step-up? What mountain is 15ft? So confused.

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I wanna know wtf kinda jump this is? Are you jumping a mountain? Jumping a step-up? What mountain is 15ft? So confused.
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I am honestly confused at what this "15 jump up to the mountain" looks like. Is it in the park? Out of bounds? On the side of the road, what? What does the take off and landing look like? If it is a 15 ft park jump then just speed check with someone that actually knows what they are doing and just straight air it. If it is not a park jump we will need more info to help.


and IMO, I would rather knuckle a jump any day than truly land flat. Landing flat means you are falling from higher up and going faster.

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