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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by jonnyknox, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. jonnyknox

    jonnyknox Chimp

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    the other day i was going off f just some small jump and everytime i would go hard on them i would do like a nosedive and like almost go over my handlebars......am i overshooting the jump or am i like forgeting to pull up......im pretty much a beginner so i was wondering what could it be?


    thnx jon
     

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  2. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    my bet is that you're positioned incorrectly on the bike. you shouldn't be all tucked back when you hit jumps. watch a video of people jumping...
     
  3. jonnyknox

    jonnyknox Chimp

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    do ne one know ne links of clips of ppl jumping lol
     
  4. dropmachine

    dropmachine Turbo Monkey

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    lol omg jumpz r roxorz neway i no how 2 jump u jist go fast n pull n u go huuuge 2 flat omg lol ****tard.
     
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    Mike B. Turbo Monkey

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    I'm glad you did it Jeff, that was driving me nuts
     
  7. jonnyknox

    jonnyknox Chimp

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    im sorry i dont know something....and am asking a question bout it
     
  8. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    the problem isn't in your question but in the language you use. spell words out completely ("ne"), don't neglect the apostrophes, etc. proper english is easier to read.

    (do note that capitalization is strictly optional. :D)
     
  9. frznnomad

    frznnomad Turbo Monkey

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    yeh no offence, but when you asked people for there help make sure that they can understand what your saying man thats just as important as asking the question and us answering the question.

    ohh just practice practice practice. the feel for it will come naturally and dont sit way back on the bike. let the bike do its thing man and youll be money.
     
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    how long is your jump? if it shorter then your bikes wheel base then it will buck your back tire.
     
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    nice to know you tards are always on the job... :thumb:
     

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    I even thought they were lame this time.
     
  13. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    i at least tried to help him before i jumped on the bandwagon. i'm not going to look up urls of jumping vids for some dude who can't spell :D
     
  14. sunny

    sunny Grammar Civil Patrol

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    Are you riding a full suspension bike? When I got a new shock on my bike I noticed the same thing - I seemed to nosedive onto the other side of the jump. The rebound was too fast. Once I slowed down the rebound, I didn't feel like I was getting bucked off.

    Just a thought.

    -sunny
     
  15. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    Shock set up will have a lot to do with it also. What bike and rear shock are you running?
     
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    www.leelikesbikes.com

    He did a story on exactly what you're talking about a while ago. It's also outlined pretty clearly in his new book (a worthwhile read IMO).
     
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