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    Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 7:24am
Okay i just got back into riding last year, because i have the time for it, and i was trying to working on going off small jumps, and i watched alot of videos about it! But i am still having trouble with the landing, i not really sure what i am doing wrong? I come off the jump with enough speed to make it to the other side, but when ever i land i fall, i was told i have to power my board into the ground when i land, but i was also told that i have to land softly, and with the whole board touching the snow at the same time?? What ever advise you can give me would be so helpful? I really want to be able to so small tricks but i need to get down the small jumps!
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  Quote MustacheGeorge Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/10/2013 at 8:38am
Check out this video on some tips on scoring some basic air and landing off jumps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=PBuzvPn0iho
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Maybe its a commitment issue.  Or maybe you are overjumping?  Or maybe it has to do with an unbalanced approach?  A lot of issues could be going wrong here.  I can't really say because I don't see what you are doing.  

I'd say the best bet is to keep practicing, or have a lesson focused entirely on jumps and landings, or even board control.  Nobody is ever too good for a lesson here and there, as they are completely worth it and can help point out the very minor things that could be affecting all sorts of aspects of your riding.  Having not been on snow since 2011-12, I know that a lesson is going to be the first thing I do come next season.  Lessons can also help bring back those "muscle memory" things to get you back in the swing quickly.  A good instructor will point out every technical detail that you are doing wrong, and can make everything a whole lot easier and eventually, effortless second nature.
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  Quote Lux Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/12/2013 at 7:27pm
Lower your centre of gravity when coming off and landing; gently tuck your knees up when you come off the lip. Makes it more difficult to change your axis while in the air unless you deliberately invert your weight by swinging your arm or back/neck mid-air. From there, you develop your own methods on the jump line. Be safe, don't throw yourself into a jump without knowing where the landing is. Good luck.
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There are lots of factors that causes you to fall.
So are you washing out on your landings, and/or are catching one edge more than the other?
The most common that I've seen is that the rider is leaning back on the tail (more pressure on the back foot) while riding. When they hit a jump, the angle of the jump throws their weight even more on their tails of their board which cause the rider to feel unbalance in the air and also land on their tail too much and wash out on landings.
Make sure to have your shoulders parallel to the slope to start first. I mean parallel to the slope that's under your feet at all times while approaching, in mid air, and before landing.
If you feel like you are falling more on one side of the edges, that means you are not centered on your board. Adjust your bindings so that you're centered and/or posture.

Work on your fundamentals. You'll get it soon enough.

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Lower your center of gravity by tucking your knees up while coming off the lip. This will help you lock into your position for the landing.

I don't know how you ride so these are the best solutions I can give at the moment.
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