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Old 07-12-2006, 03:56 PM
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okay. so at the track i like going to there is a fairly short double and i can get far enough to land in the middle of the two jumps but i am a little scared of jumping the full double. i know that confidence is a big part of this but is have laid my little 80 down a couple times in tight corners so ya. and what is the best way to jump a double. and just for anyone that wants to know, i am bottoming out my suspension when i jump too.
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:04 PM
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Well, to make it a lot easier on you. You want to go get your suspension set up. That makes a HUGE difference! I remember before I had my 85 set up, i was scared to hit 10 foot doubles but now that I have it set up i'm hitting 65-75 foot tables, 50 foot doubles and everything.

But if you can't get it set up, practice seat bouncing the suspension on the jump. You can go to transworldmotocross.com and search "seat bouncing" and you'll get some great stuff . To put it simple, a seatbounce is when you sit down on the face of a jump, prealoading the suspension than standing up before you reach the verry lip, than it will give you better trajectory and will shoot you farther and higher. But you'll have to muscle the bike back down, for it will give you what some people call a "boner air" where your nose will go almoast straight up. to fix this, you could muscle it down like i said. or you can grab the clutch, and tap the rear break. But DO NOT hold it, or else you'll endo.

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Old 07-12-2006, 04:11 PM
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well schwen, i have a new thread about presetting my suspension so any tips would be greatly appreciated. and the double isn't that long. from the peak of one to the peak of the other one is probably about 10 ft so what gear would be best
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:13 PM
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oh and we are going to xtreme raceways tomorrow and i am psyched for that woooooooooooo
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:22 PM
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Probably, if it was an 85cc 2-stroke, you could get it in 2nd gear.
Seeings how I hit a 9 foot gap on a minibicycle
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Probably, if it was an 85cc 2-stroke, you could get it in 2nd gear.
Seeings how I hit a 9 foot gap on a minibicycle
WWWHAAATT?!?!?! did you come down from a hill cuz i have done that on a bmx and i had a long run at it. and i cleared the landing ramp and bent my handlebars.
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:20 PM
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umm. it was sorta a downhill. but it was on pavement.
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:55 PM
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dont worry about seat bouncing, you dont really need to learn that yet, especially for a 10 foot double, just get into second gear(if your runnning out of revs, and you have a long enough run up to it, hit 3rd) in the run up to it, stay fairly centred in the bike, with your wieght slightly to the rear, arms and knees bent and then pin it, if you dont fe'll comfortable doing it all right away, jump a little at a time, creeping farther and farther each time, then once you feel your close enough, just go for it, have fun tomorrow and be safe
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:03 PM
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Find another rider who is clearing the jump you want to clear and pace them. Easiest way to figure out how much speed and what gear you need to be in, IMO.
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:51 AM
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I second what char said. Just follow someone over it that's doing it already.
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