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Old 09-04-06, 06:50 PM   #1
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Vagrant's first jumps!

okay, i have to preface these photos with the fact that i have never jumped a mountain bike before. infact, i am on this forum more than i ever get to ride i think this jump is about 15-18 feet. sorry it is hard to really see the jump and stuff, maybe another time i can get better pics. these were taken off of video...so i have a clip of the actual crash! not sure how i can show you guys video...

here is the aftermath of my very first jump...ever:



so now i know why seats should be kept very low. i was trying to keep the Thomson Elite insignia out of the seat tube i ended up scuffing it up far worse had it been there to begin with. the nads are okay...i think my butt took the brunt of of it. thank god:



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these were the successful subsequent jumps:


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Old 09-04-06, 07:08 PM   #2
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I'll give you a 9.5 on crash style.The shin in the fork /foot aginst the tire is a advanced combo move that is sure to impress the judges. Very Nice.
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Old 09-04-06, 07:25 PM   #3
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The first pic has convinced me that I never ever want to try jumping
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Old 09-04-06, 07:32 PM   #4
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very nice dude. what do you have on there, a nixon? or is it a travis...
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Old 09-04-06, 07:42 PM   #5
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Have to have a first crash sometime.
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Hah excellent mate!

Very tidy effort!
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thats one sturdy front wheel you got if its still straight.
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hahhahah

thanks guys!

it is a Travis single 150 (1.5 steerer)
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Old 09-04-06, 07:51 PM   #9
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thats one sturdy front wheel you got if its still straight.
well...probably a little misleading pic. i didn't come down on it like that. basically came up short on the double and then was catapulted over the bars. but i could certainly see why you thought i landed full force on front.
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Wow that first pic looks like it sucked! I could see a broken leg out of that easily. Glad you're alright. I have yet to try any jumps and your first picture definitely didn't help my confidence.
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Awesome! Nice to see the bike being used for what it was build for! Man that bike is sexy!
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Ahahaha! Awesome!

Respect is due from everyone who knows what's going through your head at that moment.
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Hey buddy!!!

I fell on my first jump ever to, and also got it on camera.

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I'll give you a 9.5 on crash style.The shin in the fork /foot aginst the tire is a advanced combo move that is sure to impress the judges. Very Nice.
Another 9.5 from the Canadian judge.

Way to keep at it though! So how does the bike feel?
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Another 9.5 from the Canadian judge.

Way to keep at it though! So how does the bike feel?
it kind of had a chopper feel to it. i imagine the long travel fork. i am not use to that, but it is feeling better pretty quick. i think i might finally learn to manual and wheelie with it. it seems pretty adept at that.
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Nice.

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hahahhaha...that's awesome
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Nice.

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You need to put "Flavor of the month" as the title, then you win.
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Nice.

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I think we should all change our avatar to that one!
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That picture is classic. I'm going to follow the trend
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Was just admireing the rear cog setup last night, Even showed the wife how you did it! now I can show her some pics of how well the bike performs! Great job!
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Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

I too learned the hard whay when jumping my XC HT going down the trail with the seat up. NOT a good idea. I now lower my seat about 1.5 inches on the trails that have jumps to make it a little easier.
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hahahahah nice
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