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Old 01-02-05, 07:40 PM
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Front or Rear?

Hey, as you may see I am a newbie to the forums. I have been mountain biking for almost a week now and i have jumped off stairs, get a huge amount of air. To help me out, I have heard from one person that you should land on your back tire first. Then I read in a magazine that you should land on your front tire first. Is this all of the time? Or is this only for jumps that have landings to them? Knowing that I have been jumping off of stairs and getting a decent amount of air off of ramps, could some one please help me out on for a smoother and a safter landing for mountain biking?

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Old 01-02-05, 07:43 PM
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Im no jumper but frm my understanding you want to land on your rear tire first to prevent endos. I have never read you want to land on your front tire
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Old 01-02-05, 08:09 PM
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IF it is a tranny land even
if it is to flat land rear wheel first
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Old 01-02-05, 08:10 PM
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You're too funny Man!

The only time I can think of wanting to land on the front tire would be to throw the Grim Reaper off the back of my seat....
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hahahaha...yeah I kinda figured that...I read it in that Mountain Biking UK magazine...thanks for the help
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