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    Posted: Sep/30/2008 at 12:31pm

evening all,

this might have been posted already, i couldnt see it  Embarrassed

but this year i want to be able to land a planned jump, last year i managed to stay upright after becoming airborn by mistake, or hitting a bump! so im looking for any tips you may have on how ot get a bit of air....just looking to move to the next level and do it safely...
 
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ideas for more air are bigger jump, more speed, or improving your Ollie  
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keep your knees bent through the jump. it might help to hold a grab for getting started. but just experiment with it. it gets down to practice.
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grabs are great for keeping your upper body "quiet" in the air which helps with stability.  it also keeps your body compact, so your knees are pre-bent to absorb the shock of landing.  nothing throws off a landing than flailing your arms in the air because it throws off your balance.

while you're in the air, spot your landing.  this keeps your head "quiet" too.  with most airs, your head leads and the body follows, thus spotting your landing is vital. 

start out with straight airs until you get it down.  when you feel confident, add a half rotation (180s), and this will create a solid framework to build upon.  remember to add grabs to the repertoire for style and  to "quiet" your upper body.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/30/2008 at 5:12pm
practice makes perfect... keep going at it and youll get beterr
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/30/2008 at 5:14pm
yeah also falling will just make you better because you wont want to do it at all after the first bad wipeout.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/01/2008 at 12:46pm
thats great guys thanks....
 
which do you find easier landing mid board first or trailing leg...or maybe im doing that wrong too?
 
i never thought about the grab to keep upstairs quiet so thats a major help! thanks again lads!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/01/2008 at 7:10pm
It's better to land even balanced for the sake of your board.  Landing too far on the tail leads to snapping your board.  Usually happens when you're tired and getting sloppy.  Plus, tail landings makes it easier for you to lose balance and wash out on the landing.
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Here is my advice...

The biggest key is to bend those legs. bend them A LOT!  This will help you ride up the face of the jump and stay balanced. The biggest thing I see is people have their legs to straight and then come off "in the backseat" or leaning backwards and land hard. My advice in steps.

1) Get more speed than you think you need
2) Squat those knees and approach the jump
3) As you ride up the face of the jump stay focused on the top edge of the lip
4) As you ride and get closer to it gradually, but in one fluid motion, extend your legs. This will come with time because you want to extend the legs as you leave the lip.
5) In the air stay centered, with knees bent, and stay focused on the landing.
6) As you come in for landing extend the legs and "reach a bit" for the landing
7) As you make contact compress those legs and squat again.
8) ride off like a porn star and pick up a hottie in the next lift line.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/11/2008 at 10:22pm
Originally posted by Geology Rocks

Here is my advice...

The biggest key is to bend those legs. bend them A LOT!  This will help you ride up the face of the jump and stay balanced. The biggest thing I see is people have their legs to straight and then come off "in the backseat" or leaning backwards and land hard. My advice in steps.

1) Get more speed than you think you need
2) Squat those knees and approach the jump
3) As you ride up the face of the jump stay focused on the top edge of the lip
4) As you ride and get closer to it gradually, but in one fluid motion, extend your legs. This will come with time because you want to extend the legs as you leave the lip.
5) In the air stay centered, with knees bent, and stay focused on the landing.
6) As you come in for landing extend the legs and "reach a bit" for the landing
7) As you make contact compress those legs and squat again.
8) ride off like a porn star and pick up a hottie in the next lift line.

joe






I'm just a newbie on snowboarding but I do skateboard and I find everything you have said in this goes the same on a board. Wink And Step 8 is one of the most basic steps when boarding. Either skate or snow....Cuz You know atleast one is looking at you...Cool
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/01/2009 at 7:08am
Work your way up.  Start small and gradually get bigger
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/13/2009 at 6:56am
great thread thanks for the tips.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/13/2009 at 11:28am
And remember, its much much easier to knuckle then it is to clear the landing on most jumps.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2009 at 5:31pm

Originally posted by ridesnowboarder

Work your way up.  Start small and gradually get bigger

That's what she said.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2009 at 9:09pm
a good tip for when hitting a little bigger jump is to look toward the ground where you wanna land.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/26/2009 at 9:58pm
thanks for making this thread i've been wanting to try bigger jumps but just bail out of it at the end..........
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/29/2009 at 12:06pm
ya you def don't wanna land towards the back of the board , stay centered and reach for the landing a lil bit! when you hit the lip of the jump " at take off" a lot of newbies are already leaning back cause the slope of the ramp tends to do that to you, you have to get use to controlling balance and the board, don't let it control you ;)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/03/2009 at 3:37pm
learn you ollies and nollies, i'd say its the fundamentals of jumping

bent your knees and look at your landing if you going big Wink (start small)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/04/2009 at 6:43pm
work on your flat land ollies. get plenty of speed so you dont case the landing. when your about to land bend your knees a little and you'll ride away smooth. its really easy if you practice.
 
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