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    39yo w/Cruiser Darin's Avatar
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    I just modified my "starting hill" on my track in to a pretty big jump. The jumps I'm seeing in photos of really good jumpers are pretty big, and pretty steep. So I carved out the side of the 5 foot high hill. It's a nice sweeping concave that nearly vertical at the lip. then the top is about 6 feet across and drops down the back side which is steep, but not as steep as the jump. I'm having a tough time pitching the bike down to land even with the down hill. I end up on my back wheel all the time, I'm afraid I'm going to loop out when landing. Forcing yourself to endo that far is a little strange. Since it's death any other time, it's a bit of a challenge to make yourself do it for the first time. My other jumps have downhill landings, but not very steep. They are more distance jumps.

    How were your first attemps at landing on a steep down hill?
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    just tap your brakes a little.

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    I used to do that on my KX250, but I didn't think of it on a bicycle. *hmmmm*
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    You know how you stall in the air on a dirtbike over a realy tall and steep step up? Just kind of do that.

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    Crashing sucks, that's all I'm saying.

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    A pic from today. Not the jump this thread is about, but I though it was a cool pic.
    I play guitar in a country band, this is my page on the band website.
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    I think that you forgot something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    I think that you forgot something.

    I'm having trouble getting the pic uploaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    A pic from today. Not the jump this thread is about, but I though it was a cool pic.
    Is there a size limit? I had to resize it to 64kb to get it to upload.

    Now don't laugh.
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    I think that you need to make that jump about four feet taller, dig out the middle, and give it a steep landing.

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    I have a jump that taller, to the left of the pic. With a steep landing, but I'm not into duggout middles. Why risk it?
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    thats cool that your 39 and still ridin around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    I have a jump that taller, to the left of the pic. With a steep landing, but I'm not into duggout middles. Why risk it?
    I would dig it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racersk66
    I would dig it out.
    Answer his question.

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    I'll admit, It would look cooler, like you are higher in the air. But I don't always hit the jumps fast, someimtes I roll them to save it for the next jump. Table tops are plenty fun, and safe for my 11 yo who is just learning to jump. And it's a slow process for him. I don't want to make it any scarier for the little guy.
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    Don't you guys wear helmets at home?

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    Um, no. Just at the track. But my son learned to put the gloves on when he did a hand first belly slide of the side of his bike yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Don't you guys wear helmets at home?
    I only wear a helmet when I'm downhill mtbing, and sometimes when I'm out in the woods with my dirtjumps.

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    I wear a helmet snowboarding, and wake boarding. Probably should wear one jumping.
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    I guess it all depends on what your head's worth.

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    i didnt no people wore helmets wakeboarding...i've never worn a wakeboard helmet

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    Alrighty then let see a pic of you jumping with YOUR helmet mister!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    Why risk it?
    Because it forces you to go faster, and helps you progress. If you always have a safety, you'll never get anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    Because it forces you to go faster, and helps you progress. If you always have a safety, you'll never get anywhere.
    Yeh that is true, but I never really thought about to much with bmx but I have with skiin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darin
    Alrighty then let see a pic of you jumping with YOUR helmet mister!
    Me? Hell, I wear a helmet to vacuum the house. Seriously though, I always wear a helmet. Haven't you had a big stack while racing yet? Things happen real fast, and the last thing I want to worry about is my head hitting something hard, or getting run over. You'd be lucky to catch me jumping at all. In my old age, I've become something of a "Leaner". I seem to want to fall over mid-air. I'm hoping the purchase of my 20" BMX will allow me to correct this.

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