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Dirt jumping beginner

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by havaharo, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. havaharo

    havaharo Chimp

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    Hello everyone i just started doing dirt jumping on my BMX and i was hoping y'all would give me a few pointers on how to do it properly :thumb:
     

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  2. schrammride

    schrammride Chimp

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    the only pointer i have for u is: watch lots of video...and find a local rider who is better than u so that he can give u tips not only on riding but on the maitinence of ur bike, and just ride because u like doing it, not because u wanna be a million dollar pro rider...so have fun and good luck
     
  3. Dirt Jumper

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    Rules of thumb:

    1) If the lip of a jump looks unstable, watch someone else try it first.

    2) If the lip of a jump looks vertical, it'll still launch you in length. Physics, Physics.

    3) Don't overshoot the landing. Once your front tire clears the landing, push your bike down and start pumping for the next jump (if you're doing rhythms)
     
  4. boostindoubles

    boostindoubles Nacho Libre

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    ride with people that are better than you, that way you can watch them and learn
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Start on a tabletop.
     
  6. havaharo

    havaharo Chimp

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    thanks mates big help i did my first jump today man it was fun! it was erm.. about 3 maybe 4 ft so not bad the pointer about puttin the front down first helped alot and my mate well...he crazy lol so i gots a guy better then me and i love riding i dont care about the money that feeling of being in the air is just amazing nothing beats it!!
     
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    I ONLY do it for the money....
    (and on occasion for the chicks)
     
  8. sayndesyn

    sayndesyn Turbo Monkey

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    I just do it for the signature shoe deals..
     
  9. havaharo

    havaharo Chimp

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    fair enough i havent quite got that good ...just yet lol
     
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    i do it for the drugs.....
     
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    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    Yep, start out on some small table tops. Remember, have some fun and work your way up to bigger doubles. Don't forget, you need to learn to walk before you can run!
     
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    learn to bail right.
     
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    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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