I recently was on a day trip and in the course of the day landed flatground on hardpack snow. I also over shot a kicker and landed pretty flat. The thing is I'm riding All Mountain salamon scream's which are'nt twin tip nor are the bindings freestyle setup. Is this the prob or just landing hard i also have newer tighter boots? Thanks
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Yeah what beyond said. Landing flat will hurt no matter what. I fractured my foot a couple years ago landing flat off a kicker at Breck. The most important part of kickers is making the landing. You will be okay for the most part even if you crash as long as you make the landing.
I will add one more thing, changing over to park skis will make landing jumps easier. The soft tails allow you to wash into landings and will definitely help with toe bang. However, park skis are not great for all mountain skiing. There are some companies that make all mountain skis with a softer tail but not as soft as park skis that might be a better option
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If you landed it perfectly dead flat on the twintips you would've gotten the same injury too. Dropping down and landing, the ski might as well not be there, and you're just jumping off a drop in your boots with some wood attached.
If you sticked the landing zone perfectly smooth with either ski you wouldn't have felt anything.
It is the "almost" areas where having the twintips you could use them to cushion you or allow you to save the landing, rather then get thrown around.
Also, if those xscreams are the older long skinny skis, they aren't making it easy for you to manipulate and make minor adjustments to save yourself at the final bits before the jump or in the air.
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Another thing not mentioned is the landing zone, If it's on a good slope, part of the landing is softened just by that alone and if it's closer to the level side, no matter what you do it's going to hurt as you are going to absorb all of it.
Good example is Ski Jumping in the landing area that have upper and lower limits to ensure a steep landing area ( to allow for relatively soft landings) and adjust the start point to ensure the jumpers land there.
twin tips have longer tails because they are mounted more forward or even center and this has much less to do with landing and more to do with spinning and switch skiing.
Of course. It also helps with landing jumps.
Thanks alot man solid advice and facts not that I want you to do my research but any ideas on a setup much appreciated. Heres my gig, I'm 36 not a new skiier but not 21 anymore lol my style is fast aggresive skiing i like doing airs not rails so much. I'm an east coast mostly courdoroy and packed powder skiier but hit pow whenever it's available thanks again man
Umm I think you might be responding to messages on the forum. If you have a pair of scratches that's a pretty decentski and should serve you well. I can't remember if it's a full twin or not but i do know they have a softer tail which is the part that matters.
If you look around you can usually find px 12s for pretty cheap and it's a solid binding. Just mounted a pair on my new park skis