Getting More Hang Time Help

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7/15/2019 1:32 PM

I'm want to start learning some air tricks, however, I'm dogshit when it comes to getting hang time off diy kicker ramp. Are there any tips other than just doing more jumps until I figure it out?
Does more height mean more air time or are they two different things? I'm trying to figure out the mindset here.

Thanks

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7/15/2019 2:07 PM

It's a weird thing for sure.

For me, I could never grasp the idea off kickers too well either. Obviously every kicker is different, but I think it has to do a lot with getting a feel for how different speeds affect the feel when you take off the kicker. Of course, doing a little bunny hop off the lip affects the jump too, but I think it's more important to adjust to the ramp.

Back when I was learning one-handers and one-footers, I first began on my little kicker. I rode it so often that I adjusted to the shape of that ramp, so when I took to the skatepark with completely different ramps, it took forever to actually land them even though I could do them endlessly on my kicker.

I'd say keep riding it, but maybe go at it a little faster each time and experiment with those little hops off the lip until you find that you have a decent amount of airtime to actually try tricks.

GL!

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7/15/2019 2:28 PM

Try pull into a manual from the bottom of the kicker, being careful not to loop out at the top.

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7/16/2019 12:32 PM

Boost it, don’t squash it.

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7/16/2019 1:05 PM

You are going too slow

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7/18/2019 6:35 AM

Jibby wrote:

Boost it, don’t squash it.

Can you elaborate on this?

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7/18/2019 7:30 AM

JoeyJoeJoe wrote:

Can you elaborate on this?

Squashing is the opposite of boosting and is usually done by bending the knees when you hit the ramp to absorb the upward force.

Boosting is usually done by basically trying to manual up the ramp(but usually without actually lifting the front wheel off the ground/ramp).

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7/18/2019 1:59 PM

Jibby wrote:

Boost it, don’t squash it.

JoeyJoeJoe wrote:

Can you elaborate on this?

p1p1092 wrote:

Squashing is the opposite of boosting and is usually done by bending the knees when you hit the ramp to absorb the upward force.

Boosting is usually done by basically trying to manual up the ramp(but usually without actually lifting the front wheel off the ground/ramp).

I think I understand. When hitting the ramp stay a stiff-ish. I'll give it a go. Thanks for the help!

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