Even though the feature setup at Montana Westerhoven changes a lot and isn’t always what we’d hope to encounter, it was well suited for our training session last night. Jorg had to prep some of the setup-jumps and a part of the big jump, but that really made the difference for a good night of straight airs, 180’s & 360’s.
There hadn’t been a big jump for a long time, so the feeling of that air-time was very welcome to both of us. First it was some speed checking, but after we foudn the proper drop-in distance it was time to feed that addiction of flying. Here I could really notice that the time spent on the trampoline the last few weeks, had really been helping with my aerial awareness. I felt comfortable in the air, not out of balance and I had time enough to spot the landing and throw in some tail-grabs.
Furthermore the tube was one of the features where I started learning to jump on them backside. Last night I could really see that stuff was paying of, I had no trouble doing the backside 50-50’s onto the tube. Locking onto the tube and steadily riding down to the end. This is the basis for the next step, 180’s off the end. Once I get those 180’s to an acceptable level, I will take them to the down-rail feature. Where-as jumping onto the down-rail backside still looks to be in a distant future, but I’ll notice when the time is ripe; for sure that urge will to try it, will let me know!