Protest team rider Arnaud Rougier will explain you the basics of freeski. In this second episode of Protest How To Freeski it's time to hit your first kickers with a straight air. The basic air trick. To successfully learn the straight air you have to follow these steps: Start in the basic position when you approach the kicker. This means: - Bend your knees and ankles - Your feet are inline with your hips - The upper part of your body will stay straight - Keep you arms forward - Look forward Now get ready to hit the jump: - Make sure you have enough speed - When you arrive on the kicker, bend you knees - Slowly push vertically - Your extension has to start in the jump and end in the air - Once in the air, try to stay still - The upper part of your body will stay straight - Slowly bend your knees - Keep your arms forward, look forward and aim for the landing - The flexible you are, the better you will absorb the landing - Don?t hesitate to bend your knees and lean forward. You want to have your weight on the front part of your booths.