How To Ski Jump
Taking to the slopes and learning how to jump on skis is high adventure. Skiing is a popular sport and jumping on skis is a sweet way to expand your skiing horizons. Jumping on skis takes skill, balance, body management, and is not for everyone. Jumping on skis is a great way to expand your trick-ology portfolio. The outline below will tell you the mechanics to jump on skis. How the individual skier gets to the point of jumping on skis is up to them. It takes dedication and effort to learn to jump on skis. This article will guide you down the path to jump on skis but the work is up to you.
What you will need to learn to jump on skis:
- Downhill ramp
- Intermediate skill level
- Warm up before you attempt any jump. You should also ensure your gear is in top condition. Double check your bindings and take a few practice runs. Hitting the ramp or leading up to, it a few times is always wise. It will let you get an idea of the terrain of the approach.
- When you are ready for your first jump, head to the slope. Work downhill but not at an accelerated rate, you can put in a few falling leafs if you need to help slow you down. Just before you hit the ramp, bend at the knees.
- At the top of the ramp, straighten your legs. Once airborne keep you head forward and your arms are your side. Just as you are about to land, bend slightly at the knees to help with the impact.