The jump lasts five to eight seconds and involves four stages, each of which requires a specific technique.
The landing is made in telemark position, with one leg placed slightly ahead of the other; this distributes landing impact throughout the entire body.
The ski jumper leans forward to improve aerodynamics and places the skis in a V position to promote lift and prolong flight.
On reaching the end of the take-off table, the ski jumper quickly straightens up and stretches forward to obtain maximum lift.
The ski jumper descends the inrun in a tuck position, reaching speeds of over 50 mph.