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Old 08-27-06, 06:29 AM   #1
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Dirt jumping on a full suspension

I've been doin a lot of down hill riding around trails in my area, and I have wanted to start riding the dirt jump tracks. I have been watchin lots of videos and I have yet to see someone tear up a dirt jump track with a full suspension. Is it possible, even if i drop my back shock down to 1.5 inches of give?
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Old 08-27-06, 06:34 AM   #2
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Its possible but dirt juming is best on a compact hardtail(P. series,Kona Cowan,ect) The movement of the rear takes a lot of your momentum away. Of course I've seen guys that could DJ anything.
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Old 08-27-06, 06:04 PM   #3
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I have done a bit of Dj on my kona dwag and its seems okay. I'm not a pro or anything but you can definately do it.
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i think you should set your rebound a bit slower because if its too high it can launch you off a steep lip and cause you to nose dive its happened to me twice its pretty violent when it happens. this is my opinion though
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Go for it. There's nothing wrong with DJ and a full suspension bike.
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Old 08-27-06, 09:13 PM   #7
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Man I wish there was DJ's like those in my area.
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Man I wish there was DJ's like those in my area.
Make some.
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You can DJ on anything. I know people who have done it on RMX's. And another bike that was even larger, pulled of a back flip. Now has a small time deal with Red Bull.
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well I think those pictures proved me wrong
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Make some.
You make it sound easy.. Trust Im working on building some DJ's in my backyard and its not exactly easy when you dont have any good dirt around. I know that sounds stupid but all the dirt in the ground here is just sandy and rocky, and it just doesnt pack together.
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Dirt jumping on a full suspension is possile that is what I am doing with my stinky and I am allright.

and for the "make some jumps" comments , it 's realy difficult to make jumps in the place I live ... the little kids kinda dig holes in them to make themself little one foot high jumps.
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The purists really like their hardtails, especially if they came from a BMX background. I happen to like DJing with my FS, if for no other reason than I know I won't get bucked (and slammed mercilessly to the ground) if I clip the top of a tranny.
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there was a guy hitting some big dj's on a spec. demo something or other, so it's not impossible
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