Hello everyone, After a few years of skiing I'm interested in going on jumps more than usual. On the trail I hit whatever bump/jump I find. I recently got a pass to go into our local mountains terrain park and I had one lesson with an instructor. I've only gone off medium sized jumps but here is what I do know.
- On jumps in the terrain park, there is no need to push off (jump) off the jump, just a simple push. This id to maintain better balance.
-If you get bored with a smaller jump, don't go faster on that jump because you won't land in the landing zone, rather move up to the next jump.
-Keep your shoulders from going up, and preferably ski without poles while in the terrain park.
- For small on piste bumps and jumps push off with you're legs and absorb the impact with your legs by bending them.
- don't go on a jump that makes you land uphill
Anyway, I've done some jumps, I can do the simple grab and what have you, but I want to be able to go off the bigger jumps and eventually do tricks such as 180's, 360's and all that fun stuff. Obviously I want to be careful because the bigger jumps are bad mojo if you don't know what you're doing. I no longer have an instructor but plan on it next year. I was wondering what you guys can suggest.