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JUMPING WITH JEREMY BLOOM: THE MOGUL CHAMP DISSECTS HIS MOVES In the first three frames, two crucial things happen: I slow down, and I work to stay balanced.
After a patient take off, I begin to drop my left shoulder back and away from my body. My right hand counteracts this movement and goes above my head. It’s important for me to contract my core here because it’s the muscle group that will bring me around to my feet.
In the next five shots, I stay tucked in a ball and cross my skis. I remind myself to relax.
If I have more air than I need to finish the trick, I don’t contract my core as hard. If I took it too small, I fully contract my core. Then I begin to transition out of the trick and focus on the landing.
I begin to see my landing.
In the next four shots, I try to land on my feet.
In this case, I land a little bit too far back on my heels, so here I’m trying to get my weight back to the front of my boots and get ready for the next turn.
I’m balanced well enough to finish the run.