Now let’s use this on the natural hit and park jump which is made as uphill.
This time, try to switch your mind opposite so that the lip is as the line on the gentle slope.
Also you can imagine that there is a big button on the lip.
When your back foot comes to the lip, you press the button down hard by your back foot.
So you will turn on the switch which will push you up by a spring hiding under the lip.
Remember, you press the button by back foot, not by tail.
And pop straight up on your back leg.
If the timing pressing the button is about to perfect and weight is over the back foot, you will get strong rebound force from the lip.
If you don’t feel it very much, you might pop your back leg too early, or your weight is still around the center of the board.
Then you can go back to gentle slope and practice with lines on the slope.
Also try not to bend your lower body after when jump start pushing you up.
Fix your legs to prevent being compressed by jump and be ready to press the button before when jump start pushing you up.
This new idea of doing an Ollie will help you greater when you start spinning as well.
So keep it remind and watch our spinning tutorial video to learn more.
After takeoff, try suck up your back knees after pop by the peak point in the air.
The phase in the air is between the jump and landing which connect uphill and downhill.
It’s not recognized very much but your body that is leaning slightly backward at takeoff should lean forward gradually to adjust body angle to the landing angle in the air.
To control your body axis in the air, try to spot landing as soon as possible.
With eyes locked at the landing point, head angle will be locked.
And because of this, your body axis will be adjusted by your head angle and your flexed abdominal muscles.
If you look at the sky after takeoff, your body will keep leaning backward in the air.
And if you look down after takeoff, your body will keep leaning forward in the air.
If your gaze are pointing right point, you can land on both feet unless landing isn’t groomed well.
Landing on both feet is what beginner and intermediate should focus on.
But if landing is bumpy, flat or covered by powder, you will lose balance and crash forward if you landed on both feet.
Try landing on back foot when you have to land on unexpected landing surface.
It’s not leaning back but put your hips on top of the back leg and head is on top of the center of the board.
So you can absorb pressure which is coming from your front and you can stay balanced.
It might be a skill for advanced level, but it’s good to know for all snowboarders.
After landing try stand up quickly to create more pressure on your feet.
Then you will have stronger base of support.
Look forward to be ready for the next features.
We introduced 2 types of Ollie as with the tail and with back foot.
And you learned lots new and detailed freestyle snowboarding techniques as well.
Learning to time taking off with the back foot is not easy as I’m still practicing every time in warm up runs.
So please keep it up and have a fun improving your snowboarding!
Here, we can review what we learned in this tutorial!
Snowboard Dojo Wiz Team
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