|Originally posted by jyarddog:
I may be way off on this, but I've noticed that I feel more balanced if I lift off to get a bit extra air instead of just riding off the lip of the jump... Does a lift off help staying forward more?
I get students to do staionary jumps, especially beginners. Get them used to moving the ankles and pressing of the balls of their feet. We jump lifting fronts, backs and all of the ski. we then settle on the mid -point. If they can't jump they aren't balance (ever seen hatching turtles?)
Works in Spiess turns too.
When they can't spiess they have to prepare too long which generally means they weren't in balance or low enough when they needed to turn.
Maybe it reminds you to get centred and lower?