[quote author="00Scoots" date="1159290421"]
Whenever I end up putting too much weight on my hands, I end up departing low as Mike says, but that actually makes me have to plant my foot too far in front when it lands, which ends up making me brake and pop up too early.
This (placing the foot out in front) is a reflex mechanism that can't be corrected no matter how hard you cue because it is the body's natural protective mechanism to conserve stability.
Thats what I was trying to get at, although rather poorly. I was trying to say that it was through discovering that, that I realized why I should have more pressure on the blocks instead of my hands.