the.wenchSo I've been ski racing pretty much all of my life and not gonna lie I'm pretty darn good at it. However I'm really interested in learning how to ski park. How many of you have made the switch? Or have you been skiing park this whole time? I know it has a lot to do with balls and I mean I have a nice pair I'm just not sure where to start...
I started park from racing. Raced for a super long time.
As silly as it is to say, the simplest thing is to just start in the park. Go hit some small jumps.
If you don't have a lot of jumping experience, the first thing you will have to learn is to pop the lips of jumps. Racers are taught to absorb rollers, and if you do this on a jump you're going to have a bad time.
You'll be comfortable at speed and confident to hit anything - but resist hitting the big jumps until you've dialed in your basic jumping technique on the smaller stuff. If you don't pop, you'll rock slowly backwards and land on your back/neck/head. Bad time.
You need to get in control of the jump vs. it being in control of you.
TL;DR - Pop small jumps in the park.
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