Alright this is probably going to be confusing as hell and I dont know if anyones going to be able to relate but I need some information on this as I hope to keep progressing my skiing. i've been into park skiing a little more seriously over the past two years and i'm just not sure if I really have the physical 'air awareness' that I should. Every video and trick tutorial I have seen always mentions the importance of spotting your landing as a crucial step in completing the trick.
With the inverts such as fronts rodeos and mistys that ive been trying this year I land like maybe half of the time which makes it feel like i'm just straight up hucking. I obviously keep my eyes open but it seems like once i leave the lip of the jump everything happens so fast that I never actually see the landing and from what people say it seems like they can see how much time they have to complete the trick.
I notice the same thing with just spins like a 360, 540, 720 and so on. I feel like the only reason I can do the rotation I want is from set memory of how hard I need to set the trick. So it's not completely hucking because I know how hard i need to set the rotation but its like once im in the air everything just happens by itself Is that just normal? Because from what i've seen it looks like a lot of people rely on knowing where the landing is to determine if they need to open up to slow down or keep tucked. And i'm guessing with bigger tricks like double corks air awareness and spotting your landing is really important.
SPARKNOTES: I think my air awareness is just fucked in general and i need some tips on how to improve this.
Hopefully I don't sound like a complete idiot. Still pissed about breaking my thumb yesterday and hucking tricks doesnt seem to be the best way to learn for me..