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The jump lasts five to eight seconds and involves four stages, each of which requires a specific technique.
jumping technique landing flight take-off inrun

landing click to hear

The landing is made in telemark position, with one leg placed slightly ahead of the other; this distributes landing impact throughout the entire body.

flight click to hear

The ski jumper leans forward to improve aerodynamics and places the skis in a V position to promote lift and prolong flight.

take-off click to hear

On reaching the end of the take-off table, the ski jumper quickly straightens up and stretches forward to obtain maximum lift.

inrun click to hear

The ski jumper descends the inrun in a tuck position, reaching speeds of over 50 mph.