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    jumping ?

    when i go off ramps to flats my front tire dives an hits first. which makes for tough landings, the only thing i have found that helps is to push my weight as for back as possible, which is still akward landing but more of a level one. i noticed another guy going off the same ramp with no problems at all, he had a fox air fork i have a cheap heavy coil spring fork. could it be the weight of my heavy fork pulling the front end down or is it just bad technique ?

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    It's technique...

    Learning to bunny hop (even really low hops) will improve your launch timing.

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    A small manual along with soft knees will help with all that. Lean back.
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    you need some chickens to jump over to cushion the landing.
    I only pedal uphill.

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    lean back and tap the rear brake to drop the back wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by john89 View Post
    lean back and tap the rear brake to drop the back wheel
    !!!!!!

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    Just keep doing the jumps over and over and have fun, you will be real smooth before you know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john89 View Post
    lean back and tap the rear brake to drop the back wheel
    Tapping the rear brake mid-air causes a pitch forward.
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