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    Posted: Jun/16/2010 at 9:41am
Originally posted by npalmern

i overshoot some too with spins
 
I probablly will do the same, next season i want to primarlly work on spins.
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I think the most important thing is to be balanced right at the top of the jump, pop off in a controlled manner at the crest, and spot your landing as soon as possible!!!
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my usual reaction is crap this was a dumb idea." and then the windmill starts.
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I think the worst thing you can do is sit at the top of the jump and stare at it for a long time.  You end up freaking yourself out and messing up.  Just don't think too hard, trust your skills, and go for it.  Let your buddies wait around at the top thinking how good you are.
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i wouldn't say waiting up there and planning it out is a bad idea. I also prefer doing a speed check once on a new jump before attempting it. Watching others and how they do it, can also help.
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  Quote finny174 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/19/2010 at 2:31pm
I learned the hard way is that you never want to bail out halfway up the jump.
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Smaller jumps make me nervous. Over shooting hurts more than screwing up a landing.
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  Quote run976 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 3:59pm
commitment is the most important thing, hesitation will be your enemy and cause you to wipe out!
you need you hit it solid and make sure to land solid anything in between adds spice into the mix and will cause problems.
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  Quote atcskatedecks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2010 at 4:16pm
i overshot major this 1 time, thought i was gunna die, ended up landing 10 feet past the bottom of the slope on total flat
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I try to think about nothing and just hit the jump but most of the time i end up hoping not to fall.
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what i always say is " if you start it, end it" meaning if you start going towards a huge jump, dont female genitals out and just jump out of the way, go off the jump and do what you want to so and hope you wont fall haha
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  Quote tomek77pl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/22/2010 at 4:04am
oh crap i think im going to fast or this is going to hurt lol usually goes through my mind as i approach a jump
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  Quote MadSLOOPYyo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/05/2010 at 4:59am
COMMITTMENT IS EVERYTHING.  OVERCOME that fear and you got it. of course there is more to it. you definitely have to visualize what you wanna do and committt to it...just see yourself doing it. as far as jibbing....i jib the whole mountain regardless if im on or off the park
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  Quote MadSLOOPYyo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/13/2010 at 3:09am

WHEN YOU GO OFF A JUMP, Just jump and land how you normally would...bend knees and extend when jumping and when you are about to land bend knees to cushion your landing..

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  Quote MadSLOOPYyo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/13/2010 at 3:13am
Thats how i learned...of course there are many ways...but everytime i would jump i would always wipe out on the landing...Until a friend told me when i hit the jumps just bend your knees... like you would, coming down from any jump. BENT KNEES is IMPORTANT FOR LANDING...DONT THINK JUST DO IT...TOO MUCH THINKING OF WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO MESSES WITH YOUR HEAD AND YOU TEND TO PSYCH YOURSELF OUT...ALL EXPERIENCES...JUST DO IT...BEST WAY TO LEARNLOL
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  Quote madnessman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/13/2010 at 4:10am
Originally posted by MadSLOOPYyo

Thats how i learned...of course there are many ways...but everytime i would jump i would always wipe out on the landing...Until a friend told me when i hit the jumps just bend your knees... like you would, coming down from any jump. BENT KNEES is IMPORTANT FOR LANDING...DONT THINK JUST DO IT...TOO MUCH THINKING OF WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO MESSES WITH YOUR HEAD AND YOU TEND TO PSYCH YOURSELF OUT...ALL EXPERIENCES...JUST DO IT...BEST WAY TO LEARNLOL


oh crap that must have hurt...
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  Quote Burtonslayurt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/13/2010 at 4:30am
When you are working on your spins make sure that you are spinning straight off the top of the jump. This gives you more momentum to get more rotation.
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  Quote nankax Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/13/2010 at 6:21pm
ya the key thing is to be confident, and to commit to your maneuver. if you second guess yourself, there is a good chance you may hurt yourself
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  Quote aje917 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/20/2010 at 10:59am
Originally posted by finny174

I learned the hard way is that you never want to bail out halfway up the jump.


Lol, very true u HAVE to finish what you started!!!! even though i'm not 15 and a young skateboarder anymore i still just zip through the parks if there is a lot of ppl at 1 jump i might slow down but if i see everyone is waiting i usually just past them by and go first, quick decision just like how jumping is, because if im gonna wait and be polite im gonna get myself scared i cant be scared at 24 if i am i'm gonna hurt myself.  
Sounds kind of dumb but its totally the way you need to do things, you should know the park and plan what you're gonna do on the long trip up the lift. when you start to go dont stop.
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  Quote Icyfrequency Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/22/2010 at 4:47am
"Ok, don't slow down now. This is a great speed, approach is looking great. You're almost there! Focus! Now fly! OH crap DON'T POP THIS YOU WILL SERIOUSLY DIE OMMMMG!" Then realize I jumped 3 meters in the air and landed on the flat and think shtooking IDIOT, THIS WAS A SMALL JUMP, DO BETTER ON THE NEXT!".
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  Quote goofy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/27/2010 at 1:11pm
i dont think about it at all... i just go for it.. do my trick land with steez and ride away... then you look back as your riding away and realize it was a great jump.. its really all about you concentration and mind set, if you think your gonna fall most likely you will fall and vise versa.  also, and easier way to handle the jump is to block everything out and dont think about anything, this comes with practice and time, but its probably the easiest way to take on an intimidating  jump.
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  Quote hyperliteboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/27/2010 at 1:12pm
When I go to hit a jump, Im just saying to myself  "You better not break your leg--you got things to do tomorrow!"
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  Quote dneureiter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/12/2010 at 3:28am
Takeoff is definitely the hardest part of a jump for mentally. On the other hand when you are just flowing through a line especially in deep powder and you aren't thinking about it anymore all goes great!
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  Quote endeaveri Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/12/2010 at 3:42am
I learned it the hard way.. I think the most important thing is not trying to jump vertically at the lip of the jump. Many people try SO HARD to jump straight up when they are taking off, and this severely throws off your balance and you can't stay compact in the mid air. If so, you won't be able to do any grabs since you can't bring your knees to your chest... and you will fly very awkwardly and hence the painful landing.

Next time, Just try to do a very small ollie. Just think that you are doing a small ollie. but in fact, it will be pretty big when you are actually jumping.
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  Quote mech9t5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/12/2010 at 4:36am
Originally posted by endeaveri

Next time, Just try to do a very small ollie. Just think that you are doing a small ollie. but in fact, it will be pretty big when you are actually jumping.

you don't need to ollie off jumps.  especially for beginners.  Ollie can be added later to get more air.  Ollie is one more thing to worry about when jumping.  Better to get comfortable with takeoff, the trick, and landing... THEN add in the ollie.


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  Quote mastermia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/12/2010 at 4:45am
personally i think a lot of its just procedural memory. once your familiar with the approach and the launch its almost second nature, i guess the cognition is in spotting and stomping.
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  Quote finny174 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2010 at 2:16pm
I just think to my self of all the girls watching me.
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  Quote inksofmemories Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/03/2010 at 11:54am
last time i jumped, i thought "oh crap" and took a spill. had a headache afterwards lol. i really need to think of other stuff so i dont fall
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  Quote ty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/04/2010 at 7:13pm
I have trouble with nerves before big jumps. I just need to commit to the jump. Confidence is the key to everything: picking up girls, hitting a shot at the buzzer, doing well on tests, public speaking, and landing tricks.

I finally got up the nuts to do a 30 footer last year and as I stood up, some idiot with a rental and dreads sticking up through his helmet like a mohawk cut in front of me. 

He didn't speed check at all and over shot the landing by about 15 feet. As soon as he hit the lip his feet went sky-high and he flailed his arms which kept him from doing the full backflip. From the dead rotation and the way he was laying there, I'm positive he landed on his head or neck..

I chickened out, took it as a sign from God. Went down past the guy to go get ski patrol. He was a bloody mess. 
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  Quote TMART09 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/04/2010 at 9:04pm
i usually think that the air i got was not near as much as i thought it was gonna be... pretty disappointing. ha
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  Quote BudAshes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/04/2010 at 9:38pm
Originally posted by finny174

I just think to my self of all the girls watching me.


I know this is a joke, but I really think having chicks watch you makes you concentrate like nothing else in the park. 
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Originally posted by finny174

I just think to my self of all the girls watching me.
I know this is a joke, but I really think having chicks watch you makes you concentrate like nothing else in the park. 

I second this, nothing works like not wanting to embarrass yourself in front of some chicks.

On a general term, like my quote states, I try not to over-think it. I usually just get to a comfortable speed, and unless it is a spin just see what happens while im in the air.
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i just go for it. if i think too much about it ill never go off it
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  Quote hkalien Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2010 at 9:32pm
Whenever I hit a jump, the fear of overshooting it ALWAYS hits me right before the jump and I end up braking too much that i barely make it over the top. This season is when that is gonna change!
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i always panic...and end up leaning back to slow down....learning to jump at age 31 sux!LOL
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just tell yourself your gonna be fine...popping is key and definitely spot your landing asap
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I'm only doing little jumps and i usually just tell myself that i am gonna fall anyway but the more i fall the better my chance is for not falling the next time
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I have a hell of a time spotting my landing.  The jump always seems to go by in .02 seconds.  Usually I just go for it and hope for the best.
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  Quote Magulley Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2011 at 9:57am
I made my first attempts at big jumps last night. The first try was probably the scariest thing I've ever done haha. I think my problem is not spotting my landing and absorbing it very well.  My friends told me I looked like a pencil in midair.  They said to try a grab for more control but I think I need to worry about as few things as possible right now until I get comfortable with hitting those big airs.
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  Quote aggiee7 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2011 at 10:00am
I havent been able to find my timing yet for popping, I seem to pop too late and then am all jumbled in the air. Ive mastered boxes and done that but just having the balls to go at it and learn. I know I will eventually be able to get the correct speed and timing to launch of bigger jumps
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I made my first attempts at big jumps last night. The first try was probably the scariest thing I've ever done haha. I think my problem is not spotting my landing and absorbing it very well.  My friends told me I looked like a pencil in midair.  They said to try a grab for more control but I think I need to worry about as few things as possible right now until I get comfortable with hitting those big airs.
 
Yep. First thing first when hitting new jumps, be comfortable. If grabbing isn't, then don't do it yet. I just stepped up to the bigger kickers @ my resort, didn't do a grab at all, even though on the smaller ones (that arn't that that small) I've been getting nose, tail, stales, melons and most of the grabs completely down. When I first was looking at it, I was scared. Then I thought, wow these arn't even big compared so some I've seen. Just looked at, thought of myself hitting it, and knew I could do it, which I did. Perrrrrfecto. If you know your good enough, do it.
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Can't you get a back protector that provides good support?
you know, I've never even thought bout it, I might depending on how it fits and feel. can't see it being too comfortable for all day riding. thx thou.
 
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  Quote skboarder06 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/22/2011 at 10:09am
If its a new jump i like to watch people hit it a few times. Then when I go for it i tell myself i can do it, and make sure I commit to it. I find when the commitment is only 50% there, thats when injuries occur. But approach is trickiest, not going too fast or too slow.
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I look at the jump only for a second and breath deep and decide what goes up will come down and know that if I grab the board ill be more stabel in the air. Then I just go and pop at the take off and see how it goes. Some time you win sometimes you lose
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How do you judge how fast you should go into a jump. i have a hard time figuring out how fast i am actually going. are there any suggestions?
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Spend a little time in the park near the jump / kicker / or table that you want to hit.  Watch other riders hit it.  Watch them to see their speed.  Then, take another run through the park again and approach the jump with the speed that you think you need to safely clear it / land it.  Stop just shy of the top and get a good look at the distance needed to clear it from the top of the jump.  Last but not least (may sound stupid but it works), picture yourself hitting the jump and landing it in order to build up your confidence.  Then, go hit it.  If you come up short, you obviously know you need more speed.  If you over shoot it, scrub off some speed.  After hitting a jump a few times, no matter how big or small, you will start to get an eye for how fast you need to hit it and it will be easier for you to judge it each and every time.  Practice practice practice.  That's the key.  Good luck, you'll get it.
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