A question for the adults:
First question: How important are the jumps to you in terms of how much you are able to achieve in jumping?
Second question: Does an adult who can jump well make a good freeskater?
To answer my own first question, I need to be realistic and take one step at a time. I would like to get the next couple of jumps so that I can actually move up a level. I have been stuck at a low level for years now. I think a big factor in practising jumps is that I have limited energy and my knee can only take so much pounding. I need to listen to my body.
To answer my second question, I think an adult who can jump well is very impressive because there are not that many out there, especially more diffucult jumps. However, as I have grown older I have a deeper appreciation for beautiful flow and edges.