You've gotta do the physics for it, man. Believe it or not, park crew at resorts and camps everywhere are highly educated and have to run ridiculous numbers and do shit tons of math to get all that shit right, and it's never just about common sense.
Shouldn't take you much more than a few hours of simple calculus to get you the perfect pop and landing right on the sweet spot.
So basically Ive been experimenting with jump size and landing and I have found that the jump has to be bigger than 2 feet period!!! SO i was thinking maybe 3 ft or 3 and 1/2 - and my plywood is also 8 ft long!
EVERYBODY GOING TO REPLY READ THIS FIRST!!!!! - so i was thinking of alternitives because all of u guys were saying like 2 ft jumps with 5 ft gaps - so In my yard I have this stone wall to flat grass. The stone wall is about 2ft high itself. Before the stone wall I have about 8 ft of donwnhill at about a 45 angle and I could use an height ft long piece of ply wood and set it up really steep on a suport and support underneath to. As long as the snow is nice and smooth and the dropin is steep I think the jump + stone wall could be about 4 - 5 ft high. do u think that is better than the dropin
Now maybe my meter needs checking but while I'm pretty sure you're trolling, you're kind of right, at least with bigger jumps. At your average midwest clusterfuck of a hill everyone just guesses and hopes their jumps turn out right.
But if youre building say, windells 100-something foot jump from last summer, youre going to do more than just eye it