Posted April 22, 2002 - 10:02 AM
Posted April 22, 2002 - 10:44 AM
Posted April 22, 2002 - 10:57 AM
Once ya get the hang of it you will address jumps in a WFO attitude
Let the Butt Puckering begin
Practice makes perfect, try the lil ones first whil crusing around just jump thrugh them at constant speed.
Next set yourself for the next round by excelerating into em, Not Waked but just stead.
Next Just keep adding hieght and speed, befor ya know it you will do what I do and Thats::
Arrggggggghhhhhhhhh Ohhhhh Weeeeeeeeeeeeee
Oh gad a treeeeeeeeeeee'''''''Close eeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyysssssssss ,,, Gooonnnnnnaaaaaa hurttttttt!,
Oh Wow I made it, Man that was lucky... Wife says
Crash + Broken Bone = Sell Bike.
She said nothing about stained shorts though
[ April 22, 2002: Message edited by: EgoAhole ]
Posted April 22, 2002 - 12:03 PM
Posted April 22, 2002 - 01:48 PM
Like others have advised, start out small, and work yourself up to bigger and better things. Just remember to stay on the gas up to the point you, and your bike hopefully!!, leave the ground.
PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!
Have you guys noticed that about every one of my posts ends with the advise to practice?
Posted April 22, 2002 - 03:51 PM
Be smooth in the corners, learn to rail rutted berms, stay low on jumps. As you get better you will progress on the jumps.
Really, the thing that wlll make you better on jumps is to be more comfortable on the bike. So learn how to be smooth in the corners, rail berms, etc. Jumping will come in time.
I'll never forget the time I watched two "fast guys" tearing through a rutted muddy corner. I couldn't believe it. I was going slow and getting stuck in ruts. They were WOT and sailing over the ruts. Aftr watching them a bit, I tried to go throught the corner with the gas on. Bam! Hit the ground. Got up. Tried it again. Bam! Fell again. Did that several times. Finally I got the hang of it.
Watch fast people and what they do. It will help a great deal. Don't get caught up in trying to jump stuff. It will come with time.
Posted April 22, 2002 - 04:16 PM
Posted April 22, 2002 - 05:29 PM
Posted April 23, 2002 - 04:04 AM
Posted April 23, 2002 - 08:48 AM
But Then they Called it
I called it OH CRAP NOT ANOTHER HOSPITAL BILL
Hootna is correct anyone can go fast in a straight line its the turns that screw ya up...
[ April 23, 2002: Message edited by: EgoAhole ]
Posted April 23, 2002 - 06:27 PM
Good lucka and have fun!
Posted April 24, 2002 - 01:17 AM
Posted April 24, 2002 - 01:40 AM
Posted April 24, 2002 - 03:55 AM
Thanks for all the advise.
Posted April 24, 2002 - 04:07 AM
Yes it is true that tapping the front brake to slow the wheel down will cause the bike to lift its ass and level out. Also not that tapping the rear slant the ass down, gasing raises the ass up.
So it is a fine "VERY FINE" art at jumping, just get used to the bikes balance before you go trying to flick the bike around in mid flight. Get to know what the bike likes and its dislikes first.
By all means read these posts but dont adhear to anyone of them...
Meaning everyone has ther own method and style, use the info her to create your own and what works for you.
As for myself, I just hold on for dear life EHAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Posted April 24, 2002 - 04:43 AM
Originally posted by motousa:
As always, watch your local pros and don't be afraid to come up to them at the track. I LOVE it when i get asked for help at a track!
Go out to Berthoud much?
I'll be lookin for ya!
Oh yeah, my jumping tip:
Don't chop the throttle!
Chop the throttle = concussion
(I found out the hard way)
Steady or accelerating up the face of the jump works best. I also found that if you are almost revved out, that it is better to shift up a gear so you get a good pull up the face of the jump.
[ April 24, 2002: Message edited by: Hokie ]
Posted April 24, 2002 - 05:05 AM
When I first went to Paxtrax I had problems with rebound. The bike would bounce at times. At paxtrax you have plenty of track before the jumps so you do not need any seat bouncing. It also has huge berms so you can charge at them like a mad dog and not worry about going over them. It is a nice place to learn how to corner.
One last thing Paxtrax has the best crash assistance of any track I have been in Florida. I have been to a few where they basically just push or roll you off the track. These guys have a medic and a nice golf cart to take you back to your truck.
Posted April 24, 2002 - 05:34 AM
Tapping the rear brake will level the bike in the air or raise the ass-end if it's too low and gassing will drop the ass-end. It sounded like you stated the opposite.
Posted April 24, 2002 - 05:42 AM
Most Likely I did get them opposite....
Ya reading it, I did Thanks for pointing that out
Maybe thats why I endo all the Time
Posted April 24, 2002 - 07:08 AM
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