How to Hit a Jump – Snowboard Tutorial Video
Tip help you hit a jump in and out of the park. Learning to hit a jump is the first step to riding park, and learning tricks.
To start you want find a jump to practice on, where you are comfortable with the amount of air, and confident you’re going to make the landing. From jumping off the slope, small jumps in the park, to larger jumps, find the right size jump for your ability.
As you ride into hit a jump do a few turns, to set your speed. You want to have enough speed to clear the knuckle of the jump, but not too much or you’ll pass the tranny and land flat. Once you have your speed right point your board straight and flat toward the lip.
As you get to the lip of the jump, pop your board into the air by jumping level from your flat base. Or you can pop a clean ollie. Getting a level pop will keep you balanced in the air. To keep you board straight in the air, make sure your back hand is over your tail, and your shoulders are parallel to your board.
In the air suck your knees up to keep yourself compact and balanced. This will also make it easy to go for a grab.
Spot your landing from in the air, and prepare to bend your knees to absorb the landing and ride away clean. I like to plan a heel turn after landing to control my speed and I can see any obstacles that may be in the landing.
To recap how to hit a jump. First find a jump that you’re comfortable with, do a few turns on the ride in to set your speed, pop your board level into the air from a flat base, suck your knees up, spot the landing and prepare to bend your knees to ride it out clean.
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