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    Dirt Jumping

    Hey. I am looking for a few tips to dirt jumping. I go nearly every day with my friends. The jumps are pretty small (maybe 3-4 feet tall w/ 5-6 foot gap). We are going to make them ALOT bigger pretty oon, though. Any tips? Thanks.

    BTW, I have a Norco Sasquatch if it helps.

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    Maybe try the Mountain Biking forum?

    Wear a helmet.
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    Oh, sorry. And yes, i indeed do. Would never try anything without one

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    Have fun!
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    Anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    Maybe try the Mountain Biking forum?

    Wear a helmet.
    Or, the BMX forum, since dirt jumping was originally an outgrowth of bicycle motocross, and is still alive and quite well on 20" wheels.

    +1 on the helmet. Do yourself a favor, and get one with a hard outer shell. Park/skate style helmets are well suited to dirt jumping. The typical road/mtb helmet isn't designed to take the kind of high energy impact you're likely to receive jumping.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burton
    When some wild eyed eight foot tall maniac grabs you by the throat and taps the back of your favorite head head against the barroom wall, and he looks crooked in the eye, and he ask you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail."

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    Try
    Fail
    Try
    Fail better
    Watch videos on YouTube
    Try again
    Fail even better
    Oh, and learn emergency first aid

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    Quote Originally Posted by atbman View Post
    Try
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    Watch videos on YouTube
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    Oh, and learn emergency first aid
    Yup, learn first aid. If you up the height of the jump you probably square the consequences... consider why you are doing that and if there is a going to be a risk that isn't worth it.

    Buy a lot of protective gear, full face helmet, chest and spine protector.. maybe even a leatt. Sure the guys in the videos aren't wearing that stuff.. but you would be an idiot not to wear it while you are training.

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    Make sure your folks have good insurance.

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