Originally Posted by Marmot mb
I don't think there is one perfect way. So much depends on the jump itself. Entry incline, speed, distance to travel etc..
It's mostly timing and experiance.
Even great jumpers have to hit a jump a few times to learn the animal and the best timing for it.
Please correct me if I am wrong anyone.
That's pretty much it, it's all about being able to feel when the ski is flexed the most at the lip and judging just how much pop to give it, which is the tricky part. For that, the only way to know is experience and watching other guys to see if the particular hit is more set up for hang time and air or distance. The more air the other guys are getting on it, the more the pop comes into play rather than speed.