i/m gunna be honest. i am not giving advice because i only ever fuck my self over
First of all, don't overthink it. If it's sketchy, by all means, check out the landing if you can (or send someone to check it for you); but if you're sure it's got a good landing, just go for it. I find that the longer you contemplate, the easier it is to talk yourself out of it. Personaly, I cannot stop to evaluate, which works out fine because launching off a cliff with a bit of speed is a good thing :) Also, when I first started doing drops I would try to imagine that I never left the ground and was simply pointing it down a super-steep slope. This kept me from "rolling up the windows" and tilting off balance. Might not work for everyone but it worked for me. Also, I snowboard so I'm not sure if this applies to skiers, but I sometimes pull a simple grab to stay put in the air. Good luck!
I enjoyed my first two tomahawks out west earlier this month, nothin crazy but they can be kinda fun in nice pow if its one of the fluid motion ones haha
rudagerDidn't want to destroy my skis, so I shifted my body and landed on my side. Tearing my pants apart and giving me the nastiest bruise.
ObeseBunnyA bunch of you guys mentioned making sure there aren't rocks in the landing - how can you tell? Do you actually poke around with your poles, or do you just look at the way the snow is distributed on the landing?