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Does anybody here have any suggestions for starting cliff jumpers? Like how to not break your legs when you land?
tuck your legs in the air and extend them just before you land... land with your weight over your feet so you dont backslp or frontflip out
Other than that... practice practice practice
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check out where you want to land basicly then just do it and make sure you spot your landing
4 point landing on your heals (not leaning back) insead of your toes (like you would off a park jump). and you need to be stronger for bigger drops, it's not like a park jump where the landing is at the ideal angle for impact.
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spend a season at squaw and be fearless. nine times out of ten you wont get hurt off of a 30 foot drop to half decent snow, not even powder, it just hurts a little so dont try it. and dont think about ur lines just go for them and once ur in a line or skiing into a cliff never second guess and just go for it
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do some back squats and never trust your instincts- cause unless youre pretty fucking crazy it just doesnt make real sense that you can jump off cliffs without getting hurt.
The way to handle a drop differs from cliff to cliff. Usually with good comfy cliffs, I pop off the lip to give myself a little more funtime and loft. Others, I treat them the "Hugo Harrison" way, in which you go off with little to no pop, sometimes even absorbing the lip. This is best at higher speeds for me, and because of the terrain I ski, I rarely do it.
Spinning off cliffs is another matter altogether. If you're in any kind of powder, you'll need to crank the rotation a lot more than normal. I also lean way more back than off a park jump, as landing too far forwards off a drop is a lot worse than leaning a little back.
All in all, just start small, and never go for anything that feels wrong. Waiting for good snow is a lot of the game as well, and I spend the cruddy days exploring and checking out landings. Always know where you're dropping into and whats below. Good luck!
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just go for it
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very good advice
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lean forward and start small depending on how strong you are
land on your ass/back so it spreds your wieght amugst your body.
you have to comit or comit. Dont hesitate.
try to spot your landing from right before you take off, this should help you stay sable off of bigger drops.
Just do it, ahhbiously it way better with over knee deep snow, but if its like a couple inches, just get a nice steep landing and don't catch tips and you'll at worse slide out on your tails to your back, but it shouldn't be too hard to stomp if the landing is decent.
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some good advice there..
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so, basically make sure you comfortable with the drop and what not. whatever you do dont hesitate at all or you will probably end up getting hurt. i usually pop up, but you dont have to spot your landing lean back a little bit basically so your weight is on your heals or back the slightest bit more. stick your landing ski away. spins is a whole new ball game though, so yeah.
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Most of these park skiers dont know a thing about hucking, so take the advice given here with a grain of salt...
The two most important things in my mind are 1) hands forward and 2) always pop. Both will be scary off big cliffs, but they are definitely necessary.
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