So I just learned this awesome and super safe way to check if you're gonna have enough speed to clear a deck. Apparently it was in Transworld a while ago, but I learned it from some little snowboarder. But anyway, like most people I usually just hit it and hope for the best. But what I didn't know is that you can go like you normally would into the jump, but instead of hitting it, sideslip the deck, and if you make it, you know you'll have enough speed to clear it. Idk if other people already know about this, but I didn't and neither did most people I talked to.
Oh, and if people have tried doing that and it doesn't work please tell me/ everyone who reads this thread, but if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Oh and the kid made it his 1st try. (it was at least a 45ft and the kid was maybe 11 and maybe 90lbs.)