How to Ski
November 10, 2009
Nothing will put your stomach in your throat like launching a cliff or hitting a jump. Unfortunately, most of us flail like a hamster thrown from a window on our first few flights. To get past this, you need to learn the four stages of launching any air: inspection, takeoff, air, and landing.
October 14, 2009
To hit an air—either jumping a cliff into powder or sending a tabletop in the park—you need to be able to pop the take-off. The better the pop, the more solid the landing. These steps, taught by 15-year-old Andrew Pollard, a Black Diamond team rider and member of the Alta Freeride Team, should help your pop this season.