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KilaTsunamiEat more pussy
larilinesignYou need to be physically stronger and have more explosive hip snap motions.
If you have any friends who play baseball, have them coach you a bit on the body mechanics of bat swinging. It'll get you thinking about drawing power from your hips and might be the key that unlocks it for you.
To get stronger, you gotta go ski moguls. Lots and lots and lots of moguls... as hard and fast as you can. Fundamentals.
SuspiciousFishThe human body is not meant to float in the air at all so its a very unnatural activity. You need to train yourself on the following aspects: Pop, air sense, spin axis and landing.
Your pop is 100% the most important aspect of park skiing and many people dont really even think about it. Your pop is literally the last split second of being on the ground- if you have a good pop you will probably land the trick. If you have a bad pop you will probably crash or roll the windows down a bunch etc. To have a good pop you need to train your legs to do a good clean and even jump. The best exercise for this is stair jumps. Find a good stair set at your house or nearby and stand at the bottom of the stairs. Then look dead ahead (Never look down at your feet) and jump up 2-3 stairs at a time until you get to the top. The trick is to use your peripheral vision to spot your landing, if you look down it will make you get off axis on snow. Do this every day and work up to how many stairs you can jump up at one time.
Humans are not birds, we evolved to walk around and pick berries and stuff. As such, you are not used to being in the air. That is why pros spend hours each day on trampolines and at the diving boards. If nothing else just get used to the feeling of floating in the air. That way when you send a booter, you wont get that 'HOLY FUCK WHATS GOING ON!" pit in your stomach when you send it. So find a buddy with a trampoline or go to a tramp park or YMCA that has diving boards and just spend time messing around. Diving boards are more effective IMO because it trains you to use your peripheral vision to spot the jump on the board as you keep your eyes level.
The biggest difference between having a clean spin and looking like a jerry is keeping your core engaged when you spin. If your core is solid your body spins together but if your let your core go weak you will get all twisted up and crash and look bad. This is easy to practice. Simply stand in your room and look dead ahead and keep your weight on the balls of your feet. Then squeeze your core muscles a little and do a jump and land. Do this 10 times. Then jump and do a 90 deg rotation keeping your eyes up and core engaged. Do this 10 times. Then do the same thing but do a 180 deg rotation 10 times. Then do a 360 rotation 10 times.
If you do all the above, landings will be much easier. However, I always recommend doing some power cleans and leg workouts in case you have a hard slam or land flat etc.
m.kelschHuge help, especially the pop. Helping coach some freestyle skiing, and all of these are things that I've seen athletes do
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**This post was edited on Dec 7th 2021 at 2:17:20pm
SteezyStokesStart juicing, everyone does it.