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Old 06-12-04, 07:06 PM   #1
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I'm just going to go ahead and ask. I have a cheap KHS right now and when I do drops (3-4ft) It's easy to pull up for a smooth landing. But I rode my friends Santa Cruz Bullit and I had a lot of truble pulling up. I know the Bullit is a downhill bike, incase anyone wanted to yell at me about that. But I'm getting a Haro Extreme X3 and I was wondering if you guys had any advice on pulling up when riding off and keeping it balanced to successfully land drops. Any advice is good. Thanks
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I'm just going to go ahead and ask. I have a cheap KHS right now and when I do drops (3-4ft) It's easy to pull up for a smooth landing. But I rode my friends Santa Cruz Bullit and I had a lot of truble pulling up. I know the Bullit is a downhill bike, incase anyone wanted to yell at me about that. But I'm getting a Haro Extreme X3 and I was wondering if you guys had any advice on pulling up when riding off and keeping it balanced to successfully land drops. Any advice is good. Thanks
All you can really do is practice. Might have to bunny hop off the drop instead of just pullin the front end.
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Old 06-12-04, 07:18 PM   #3
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I'm just going to go ahead and ask. I have a cheap KHS right now and when I do drops (3-4ft) It's easy to pull up for a smooth landing. But I rode my friends Santa Cruz Bullit and I had a lot of truble pulling up. I know the Bullit is a downhill bike, incase anyone wanted to yell at me about that. But I'm getting a Haro Extreme X3 and I was wondering if you guys had any advice on pulling up when riding off and keeping it balanced to successfully land drops. Any advice is good. Thanks


Alot of bikes will be different in terms of being able to pull them up with the same strength. You had trouble pulling his up because you only rode it for a little while......if you would have been on it longer you would have gotten used to it of course..
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Its good if you can wheelie drop... you don't necessarily want to wheelie drop in every situation but if you know how to "pedal up" the front end for a drop it will translate over to other situations where you dont want a full on wheelie but want some assistance gettin the front end up.
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dont try to bunnyhop off a drop of unless you are confident you can do it. The geometry of the bike is different (longer stays most likely) and your buds fork also may be alot heavier. Good luck on the new bike...
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I'm just going to go ahead and ask. I have a cheap KHS right now and when I do drops (3-4ft) It's easy to pull up for a smooth landing. But I rode my friends Santa Cruz Bullit and I had a lot of truble pulling up. I know the Bullit is a downhill bike, incase anyone wanted to yell at me about that. But I'm getting a Haro Extreme X3 and I was wondering if you guys had any advice on pulling up when riding off and keeping it balanced to successfully land drops. Any advice is good. Thanks
this is not a stupid thread, so dont worry about it. And i am the official stupid or not moderator on this forum
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Old 06-12-04, 10:08 PM   #7
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i am the official stupid or not moderator on this forum

Actually I think that is my title, guy.
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Actually I think that is my title, guy.
Between the two of you at least I would have to agree. Lately BurlySurly might give you a run for it though.
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Old 06-13-04, 08:42 AM   #9
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dont try to bunnyhop off a drop of unless you are confident you can do it. The geometry of the bike is different (longer stays most likely) and your buds fork also may be alot heavier. Good luck on the new bike...

Good point about the weight. He has the stock BoXXer's and they are heavy compaired to the Dirt Jumper II's. Thanks for the advice.
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HAHA burlysurly is atleast funny sometimes
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Yeah, i think your right about that...but then you think EVERYTHING that I say is stupid . Same with alot of other memebers...
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i agree
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then the chicken crossed the road....
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Old 06-14-04, 08:59 PM   #14
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Then people get back to the topic of the thread? maybe?
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it kind of depends on how you're situated on the bike too, if you tend to lean into a drop, that will cause you to be heavy in front. Try and hang off the back a little more if this is the case, not too much or you'll have the same problem in the opposite direction. The type of drop also plays into it as well. is it flat or inclined, and what kind of landing are you doing?
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Easy answer. Practice. The balance point on that bike is going to be different then the khs. Strength has almost nothing to do with lifting the front end as much as body position.
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Yeah, I was doing some drops today and I was landing smooth on flat land. I was leaning back to much once and my @$$ landed on the tire.... ouch
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hey am lookin for a beginner mtb in india,,,and there is no trek or giant dealership here so waht should i do...its to expensive to import...tell me some cheap but good brands
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if you need to get the front end up its a lot easier to use a strong pedal kick right before the lip, if you have your weight back the front wheel will lift smoothly up off the ground. In my opinion this is a much smarter method for doing drops because it doesnt require you to thrust you weight up and back which disrupts balance right before you leave the lip. With a pedal kick, you can controll how high you need the wheel and stay right on the balance point over your rear wheel, which will make landing much easier.

I dont know if i explained this clearly enough, the easiest way to learn is to just try it.
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