.otto.Because you raced that means you have a good background on how to actually ski, and believe it or not, having forward pressure is also very important in park skiing.
think what hold most people back from progressing is simply not getting comfortable enough with the basics. When you throw your 180s and 360s are they sketch? do you land back seat? do you fully extend your body just to get the spin around.?
When I grew up racing I always remember them teaching me the athletic position and how getting back seat throws you out of whatever slalom or gs course you may be skiing. With beginners for jumps its the same thing.
If you can do a 360 taking off with forward pressure and land with forward pressure- shoulders over the knee kinda deal that your only blocker for bigger jumps is your mind. If not that work on the basics again.
adamgoldbandGo to your local trampoline place and learn corks rodeos and spins and work on developing aerial awareness and confidence with the rotations. Slowly work to doing your tricks higher and this will prepare you for bigger jumps. When you are trying it on jumps for the first time envision that you have already landed the trick(this helps immensely with confidence) then all you have to do is start sending them. Your body will be familiar with the rotations once you are in the air and you will stomp your tricks. Then It's all about repetition and practice do the tricks until you are comfortable enough to try even bigger tricks.
Yeah I got the basic stuff down such as shin pressure (as you guys said, thank god for a racing background), pop, and Aerial awareness and honestly, it’s just my mind that’s keeping me from doing it. I’ll just bump the tunes up, swing my balls over my shoulders, and send it