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Old 05-21-2005, 09:08 PM
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they are really fun. i wish i had a pic of them. here is a pic of mark on one of the jumps . i wish i could do one like that, but he's 6 years older than me. maybe when im 21 i could come close...

Yeah really, thats some pretty good air!!!
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Old 05-21-2005, 09:12 PM
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i wish i had a helmet cam so i could jump on my tabletop and get a hole shot of the track.
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Old 05-21-2005, 10:45 PM
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i wish i had a helmet cam so i could jump on my tabletop and get a hole shot of the track.

I would make so many movies if I had a helmet cam.
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Old 05-22-2005, 12:11 AM
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go i nto the whoops in the powerband and have your weight on the back tire and ride through them. Reminder : Absorb the whoop with your arms being loose, and dont fight it at all. IMO
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Old 05-22-2005, 01:23 AM
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I have gotten to love whoops now that i do them right. On a yz125(thats what i have) go into 2 gear(if u have a more powerful bike u could probably do 3rd) lean back and right before ur front tire hits the first whoop, pop a wheelie about 3-6 inches high. keep leaning back while standing thru the whoops. try not to drop the front wheel and DON'T let off the throttle. When ur doing them right there should be a rut on the top of each whoop where u have ridden on them. this is how i do supercross whoops, the track i ride at is a supercross outdoor track. they are about 1 foot deep and 1 1/2 feet apart. i'm not sure how to do motocross whoops but the high, tall whoops are what i ride on.
I remember reading a while ago that you should hit the whoops in at least 3rd. Always use a gear higher than what you were going as you enter them.

Say if you were about to enter the whoops and you are in the powerband in 2nd, shift to 3rd before the whoops so your bike doesn't fall off the power half way through the whoops.

Remember that your bike will be revving on and off and you don't want it over-revving past the power and not getting good drive, and then you would probably drop the front wheel. Not good.
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Old 05-22-2005, 04:02 PM
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when you are going through woops you have to lean back really far and squeeze the bike with your legs so the bike does not bounce from side to side
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Old 05-22-2005, 04:25 PM
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I remember reading a while ago that you should hit the whoops in at least 3rd. Always use a gear higher than what you were going as you enter them.

Say if you were about to enter the whoops and you are in the powerband in 2nd, shift to 3rd before the whoops so your bike doesn't fall off the power half way through the whoops.

Remember that your bike will be revving on and off and you don't want it over-revving past the power and not getting good drive, and then you would probably drop the front wheel. Not good.
well right after this whoop section i ride on is a 180 degree turn and a giant tabletop so i like to have a good amount af acceleration to get out of the corner and when i hit the jump. Ur right on 3rd gear but it takes a while longer to hit the powerband and if you do happen to fall in 3rd, it will hurt a lot worse than in 2nd.
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Old 05-26-2005, 09:33 PM
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when you are going through woops you have to lean back really far and squeeze the bike with your legs so the bike does not bounce from side to side

Right you are but at Semics MX Schools they teach you to always be gripping the bike hard with legs. They also say to let you arms work as a "shock" in a way. In other words you kind of move with the bike, STILL holding your elbows up mind you.

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Old 05-27-2005, 05:37 PM
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Default Re: Any tips on riding whoop sections?

Thanks everyone. I've got a whoop section made on my track. I am going to try all your tip. Thanks again!

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Old 05-28-2005, 03:44 PM
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Good luck! practice makes perfect ^^^^^^^^^^ <---Thoes r suppose to be whoops. lol
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