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I went skiing Sunday in New York and tried jumping and wrecked, scraped up my face and eye but otherwise I'm ok. I think I leaned back and I should have leaned forward. Anyone have any pictures or video of jumps on skis??

The place I went to (Holiday Valley) had a hill with three nice jumps on the way down that were basically tabletops to us dirt bikers. I wanted to land on the downside but screwed up, oh well, maybe next time.

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Here's a couple of me at Big Mountain (Near Glacier National Park in Montana)

Sorry for the poor image quality.

jump2.jpg

jump3.jpg

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Those are good shots! are you able to give me any explanation on how to jump? ANY help is appreciated :)

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Those are good shots! are you able to give me any explanation on how to jump? ANY help is appreciated :)

There's really no secret other than practice, practice, practice. Start small and work up.

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Start your jumping on a day where there is some fresh powder.. it will cushion the landing ALOT. Last night i went skiing and cleared a 70 foot gap with barely any strain on my knees because of the recent snow.. basically flew over a whole trail left to right :)

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Those are awesome pics! Been too long since I have been on the slopes! Like he said start small and work your way up!

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Thanks guys for the input, I should have hung around the jump and watched people do it first.

Wow, 70' !! Must have been nice, the one I hit was probably only 15', but shot you up a decent amount. I guess it is just like riding, you start small and soon it becomes second nature

more pics anyone?

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I'd just assume walk down the mountain than to attempt the jumps I did when I was younger, I skied for 13 yrs before a bad landing put me out, we used to ski NY,VT a lot and I definitely miss it. I could still go, but those jumps would be calling me and my ego would take me to the bad place in no time.

As far as jumping, what size skis are you using?...I learned to ski on 160's which makes the learning curve way easier in the beginning.

By the time I quit I could ski and jump comfortably on 205's...Things have changed since then, the parobolic skis are so much easier than the old ones and I don't know if long skis are still so much a badge of skill.

Take it slow, some will say lose your poles, but I say a quick tap with one pole can be the difference between hitting a jump level and perpendicular and being SOL before you even get off the face.

If I knew then what I know now, I'd wear the same type knee braces used for riding also.

What's this snowboard thing?...my next endeavour

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Heres some crappy ones from Killington two years ago. They from video so they look even crappier. I'm heading up next week so hopefully I can get some decent pics this time.

Killingtongrabbehind.jpg

Killingtonlittlecross.jpg

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