hey all, I am actually not a bad skier, but I have issues with jumping.
if its a ledge drop or a very gradual sloped jump I can jump OK
but if its something that has a lip or a slope that is greater than the landings slope, I have a terrible time. I dont even try anymore in fact.
what happens is I cannot balance myself out.
so my skis take off from the jump at whatever angle the lip of the jump is and I come down pretty much like that, out of control and land on my back pretty much, and crash out.
I understand the concept of "standing" into the jump to actually jump from other sports, but obviously my weight or body position must be horrible wrong, the feeling of having ankles locked into heavy boots giving me a tough time.
1) should my foot weight be towards my toes or towards my heels right on take off point?
2) should my body weight be directly above my boots? ie not leaving forwards?
3) should I be trying to extend fully on the jump? from a crouch to an almost standing or standing position?
4) in in the air I assume to keep my arms balanced, and probably in front of me, and bring my knees more towards my chest?
thx for any advice.