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Old 09-19-2003, 05:56 PM
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what are some tips for jumping. well obviously practice, but is there a way to make you more confident in the air. i can hit jumps fine, but it seems when ever there is a double, i gas it to much and go front end high, and i get really nervous. is there a way. aren't you suppose to keep your head over the front of the bike? but what about whil in the air? are you suppose to lift with your legs to bring the back end up?
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Old 09-19-2003, 06:05 PM
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when you accelerate put your head over the handel bars or further. if your front end keeps going high then back off on the gas a tad once you take off. try and stay in the middle of the bike.
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Old 09-19-2003, 09:17 PM
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Check this thread. A lot of good info in there.

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Old 09-19-2003, 10:15 PM
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its a good thread. also check one of the MXAs from a year or two back. they have a tip section on how to jump different ways. its good.
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Old 09-20-2003, 09:08 AM
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Woody beat me too it. That is a good thread for sure.

Good luck man, practice, practice, practice....
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Old 09-20-2003, 09:19 AM
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When your in the air if you will tap the rear brake the centrifical force of the rear tire will help pull the front wheel down some so you dont land on your ars ...
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Old 09-20-2003, 01:06 PM
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may i also add, when you have to tap the brake because you are realy vertical make sure to pull in the clutch so as not to stall it. but with a real light tap you shouldnt have to.
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Blimey the furthest I have ever jumped is about 40' the last thing I can do is touch the rear brake while i am holding on for my life.

somehow by just moving my weight around and using throttle control (drop the revs to bring the front down or gas it just to make sure the back wheel hits first).

mind you I ride a Honda CRM250 that weighs about 127kilo's and I weigh about 100kilo's so I impress myself jumping nearly quarter of ton through the air.

The thing I can never figure out is when someone has a massive (freestyle?) take off ramp and a small landing ramp and they land perfectly on the downside of the landing ramp. HOW??
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Old 09-20-2003, 03:20 PM
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just like you said useing there body to manipulate the bike to do what they want it to do...
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Old 09-22-2003, 12:37 PM
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I lift up with my legs/ankles.

It is just a matter of practicing. What you're essentially asking, is:

How do I get more comfortable in the air?

And I'm here to tell you, it's simply a matter of practice. Find one jump you can easily do, and just keep doing it. Sometimes go at it fairly slow then pin it on the take off to clear it. Sometimes hit it pretty fast and just barely on the gas.

The key to being a good jumper is being loose in the air. This allows you to adjust the bike as you need (thus landing perfectly on the downside every time). The only way to be loose on the bike is to be comfortable on it and have lots of confidence.

It may take some work, but you'll get there! We all had troubles with jumping at one time or another!

Practice seat bouncing (jumping while sitting down) too!
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