Jumping Again, More Things to Think About

Took a jump set on Monday night. Landed all 4 (really is no way not to land a jump) and skied away on 3. Little Rich actually managed to catch a good picture of my landing on the first jump. As you can see, way too much slack in the rope (it should be a straight line). If you look at my arms you can see I’ve pulled up on the rope while in the air. My elbows should be tight to my side, not one in front of me and another behind my shoulder. Now I have pretty broad shoulders, but you can also see my skis are a bit more than shoulder width apart. They should be a little closer together and I need to resist the water more. This picture is just a moment before my ass hits the water. And when that happens, it acts like a giant anchor. Just a few things I picked up from looking at this picture to think about next time…

Now in this picture, from my second jump of the night, you can also see my skis are just a little too spread out. I did a better job of not pulling up on the rope. It is relatively straight and you can my elbows are still tight to my side.

I wish I had a good picture of my fourth jump. It felt like I was going to go out the front and that usually means I’m in about the right position in the air.

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