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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Jumps
    Posted: Nov/15/2012 at 4:53am
LoL Carve on a box? that's funny haven't done that before. but now i'll be concious of it.
so fun to be able to hit up features.
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Yup, once you're balanced and sliding on a box try not to shift your weight. You'll end up with a lovely ass bruise or worse. The direction you go on a box is a result of your approach. After you're on a box, don't try to change directions. 
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  Quote dvdngu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2012 at 9:01am
Originally posted by julius77

Yup, once you're balanced and sliding on a box try not to shift your weight. You'll end up with a lovely ass bruise or worse. The direction you go on a box is a result of your approach. After you're on a box, don't try to change directions. 
I had to learn this the hard wayDead made me think about getting some padded shorts. 
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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2012 at 10:43am
You're not the only one dvdngu. I have pictures with a whole cheek black and blue.
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2012 at 11:26am
Originally posted by julius77

You're not the only one dvdngu. I have pictures with a whole cheek black and blue.
That's surely how I feel now but I didn't fall on a box.
so painful. at least it would make sense to fall on a box and get hurt but this.. i just don't know.

the line u get on the box is the same line your exit will be.
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  Quote snowflakez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2012 at 3:45pm
so if youre about to slide off you just let yourself fall o.O
how does your board not nosedive into the snow
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  Quote fj5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2012 at 5:51pm
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so if youre about to slide off you just let yourself fall o.O
how does your board not nosedive into the snow


Well, you gotta use your own strength to keep the nose up for a level landing.
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  Quote thisisjoebro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/15/2012 at 7:34pm
Originally posted by snowflakez

so if youre about to slide off you just let yourself fall o.O
how does your board not nosedive into the snow

usually you will have enough speed to not worry about nosediving. If you are balanced on top of the box all you gotta do is lift up a little at the end. But i guess if you are going really really slow, you will have to hop off. 
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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2012 at 6:42am
Definitely carry enough speed to take you through the end of the box. You can ollie or hop off the box and spot your landing. Just stay balanced and centered over your board and you shouldn't nose-dive the landing. Start with a low, flat, wide box and work your way up to other features as you get comfortable.
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  Quote fj5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2012 at 10:32am
Tables are a good place to start, nice and wide, and they usually have very forgiving rounded edges and not much of a drop at all at the end.  I still managed to wipe out my first couple of times (did a crap job of staying centered) but you get the hang of it pretty quickly.  Keep the base FLAT!
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2012 at 2:49pm
What are tables? are they the same as boxes?
or are you literally talking about tables?

I've got a zero camber board ( = totally flat
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2012 at 2:59pm
Originally posted by jhoang6

What are tables? are they the same as boxes?
or are you literally talking about tables?
I've got a zero camber board ( = totally flat


Table are really wide boxes. Like 4 feet wide sometimes.

I also have a 0 camber board and I like it.
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  Quote snowflakez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/16/2012 at 3:28pm
lol im so confused. but anyway what if you feel yourself tilting a little, should you just let yourself slide off or try to curve your board and get straight?
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2012 at 6:34pm
as other's said don't carve on the box, or you'll regret it.
if you feel yourself tilting, try to get back balance and let yourself slide off or pop off.

ah ^^ thanks for the table bit humblerooster
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  Quote snowflakez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2012 at 7:18pm
kay thanks. btw does anyone know if theres enough snow to go boarding this week
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  Quote thisisjoebro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2012 at 7:28pm
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kay thanks. btw does anyone know if theres enough snow to go boarding this week

Not in Ohio hahaha. But you could have some depending where you live. 
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  Quote steezemisterr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2012 at 7:29pm
How much snow do you have where you're at?
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  Quote snowflakez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2012 at 7:32pm
california :3 heard theres some snow in tahoe but not sure
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  Quote thisisjoebro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/17/2012 at 7:32pm
Originally posted by steezemisterr

How much snow do you have where you're at?

none, my local mountain doesn't open till like mid december. 
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  Quote snowflakez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2012 at 9:27am
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Originally posted by steezemisterr

How much snow do you have where you're at?

none, my local mountain doesn't open till like mid december. 

what where do you live?
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  Quote steezemisterr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/18/2012 at 11:04am
Im in western new york and i havent seen any snow either. At this rate iprobably wont get out till a few weeks into december either.
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  Quote snowflakez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/19/2012 at 1:09pm
oh well we have snow over here but only like two lifts are open. hopefully its not too crowded
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  Quote smoothrider5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2012 at 12:58pm
I learned from trying and falling, and getting up and trying again. If you start small, the wipeouts aren't that bad, and just keep building it up. Watch other people and learn from them. Once you get a hang of it, its really fun!
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  Quote Kennydv Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2012 at 1:27pm
Ive learned that in most situations on a snowboard if you half ass what your doing it usually doesnt end well. I would start with a small kicker with a nice downslope landing and hit it hard and confident once u feel more control and feel confident build a bigger kicker and so on.
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  Quote gunda pickle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/08/2012 at 3:52pm
[QUOTE=Kennydv] Ive learned that in most situations on a snowboard if you half ass what your doing it usually doesnt end well. .... [/

This is so true!
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  Quote snowflakez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/10/2012 at 6:16pm
lol well i try to be careful but i can usually never get my board straight when approaching the box
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/11/2012 at 7:34am
I dunno ur skill level or how ur balance is. If all else fails n u still feel off balance then try adjusting ur bindings. First try on forward lean. If not, try either more duckfooted or square stance. If not, try pushing ur bindings more to either ur toe or heel edge depending on which edge shoots out first. If ur toe edge shoots out first when u r approaching a feature, push ur bindings closer to the toe edge. If ur heel edge shoots out first, push bindings back towards the heel edge. Stance width shouldn't be a problem as long as ur not too wide or narrow. Have fun.
O before u go all crazy science with bindings, make sure u have enough speed approaching features. A little more speed is better than just enough. N don't lean back on ur back leg, which cause u to be off balance. Keep putting more pressure on ur front leg till u eat it. That way, u'll know how much u can really put down with ur front leg.
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  Quote whitetiger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2012 at 9:44am
I don't go near them, but I know someone trying to learn. He has a lot of anxiety too, but he bought some protective gear and that helped reduce his fear of injury just enough for him to keep learning.
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2012 at 9:52am
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I dunno ur skill level or how ur balance is. If all else fails n u still feel off balance then try adjusting ur bindings. First try on forward lean. If not, try either more duckfooted or square stance. If not, try pushing ur bindings more to either ur toe or heel edge depending on which edge shoots out first. If ur toe edge shoots out first when u r approaching a feature, push ur bindings closer to the toe edge. If ur heel edge shoots out first, push bindings back towards the heel edge. Stance width shouldn't be a problem as long as ur not too wide or narrow. Have fun.
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made no sense at all.
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  Quote snowflakez Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2012 at 3:45pm
lol well it is kinda hard to explain. basically no leaning on your back leg :D?
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/12/2012 at 4:24pm
Jhoang6... Let me enlighten you. What don't you understand?
Snowflakez... I'm assuming you are putting more pressure on your back leg. Don't do that. It will cause you to wash out and throw you off balance when you try to jump. Apply even pressure on both legs. Have your shoulders parallel to the slope.
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  Quote imurdaddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 4:14pm
i'm new to jumps but i found my balance fast and now i love hitting the ramps
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  Quote humblerooster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/23/2013 at 4:46pm
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i'm new to jumps but i found my balance fast and now i love hitting the ramps


Maybe its because I skated for 6 years, but I never had to "find my balance" I just went off a jump and landed/fell.. Next try I knew exactly how the jump was going to throw me and how the landing looked like so rolling away pretty clean, wasn't a problem..
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  Quote nifeblade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/28/2013 at 5:39am
when you jump on a snowboard are you supposed to be landing on the balls of your feet(like if u were to jump with shoes without a snowboard) or flat footed?
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  Quote nuggetuconn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/28/2013 at 7:05am
A lot of good points, I'll just summarize and add my 2 cents.

1st run in the terrain, don't do any tricks/jumps/grinds. Get a feel of what features you want to do. Observe other riders and see where the start their tricks. Never do a Jump blindly.

Wear protective gear, kneepads, helm, wrist if need be. Not only they prevent you from injury, you're more likely to commit - which is the biggest thing.

Speed check, get enough speed so you can clear the box/rail, but not too fast where you feel uncomfortable.

Get a smaller board. Less spin weight and its more easy to control (This is really my excuse for not doing frontside or backside slides)

This year I've been practicing counter rotations (frontside and backside) on Step Board at the gym. You look like a jerk in the gym, but the most important thing is muscle memory. You can also do this with your board at the base of the mountain.

You don't necessarily need to "ollie" onto the box, a lot of features will have a ramp before it. The natural shift creates enough energy to allow you to "hop" on the box. Downward rails are another story, as your approach will be from the side and you'll have to ollie.

Bend your knees, you'll have better balance on the feature and you'll be able to pop off of it.

Stick out your hands, they will help with balancing and counter-rotations, it'll also give you more steez points

As you get on the feature, look towards the end of the box/rail because that's where you want to go. Which leads to my last point: Don't be afraid to bail. If your not heading in the right direction, jump off of it, don't think about shifting your weight to stick the trick.
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