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Posted: Jan 18, 2022 at 12:55 Quote
Hi guys,

Hope you are all alright!
I am new to DJ like already more than a week old. I got it to practice jumps and gain confidence for speed using pump tracks. I already rode bmx but street style, im 37 years young Cool .
I am trying to do jumps but my back wheel always comes off the ramp before it hits the edge. Any advise would be helpful. I usually ride on my own and just take videos of me self.

Thank you in advanced!

[YT=https://youtu.be/pV7ho7I2dDA]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV7ho7I2dDA

Posted: Jan 19, 2022 at 9:35 Quote
xxlowell-etc wrote:
Hi guys,

Hope you are all alright!
I am new to DJ like already more than a week old. I got it to practice jumps and gain confidence for speed using pump tracks. I already rode bmx but street style, im 37 years young Cool .
I am trying to do jumps but my back wheel always comes off the ramp before it hits the edge. Any advise would be helpful. I usually ride on my own and just take videos of me self.

Thank you in advanced!

[YT=https://youtu.be/pV7ho7I2dDA]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV7ho7I2dDA

Looks like you're unloading before your bike clears the whole jump. Pausing the vid, I can see you're already standing tall even before the front wheel has cleared the lip. Looks like it might just be your timing. You might be rushing it. Drive your heels into the whole length of the ramp, slow it down a little to get your timing right to unload and pop off the lip, spot your landing and row out.

I'm guilty of bad timing myself. My timing gets messed up at the start of bigger tabletops after warming up on the smaller ones. I have to keep telling myself to relax and mellow it out.

Posted: Feb 9, 2022 at 15:30 Quote
Trinimon wrote:
xxlowell-etc wrote:
Hi guys,

Hope you are all alright!
I am new to DJ like already more than a week old. I got it to practice jumps and gain confidence for speed using pump tracks. I already rode bmx but street style, im 37 years young Cool .
I am trying to do jumps but my back wheel always comes off the ramp before it hits the edge. Any advise would be helpful. I usually ride on my own and just take videos of me self.

Thank you in advanced!

[YT=https://youtu.be/pV7ho7I2dDA]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pV7ho7I2dDA

Looks like you're unloading before your bike clears the whole jump. Pausing the vid, I can see you're already standing tall even before the front wheel has cleared the lip. Looks like it might just be your timing. You might be rushing it. Drive your heels into the whole length of the ramp, slow it down a little to get your timing right to unload and pop off the lip, spot your landing and row out.

I'm guilty of bad timing myself. My timing gets messed up at the start of bigger tabletops after warming up on the smaller ones. I have to keep telling myself to relax and mellow it out.

Thanks a lot!!! I did apply what you said and it really improved my thinking! Still haven't got the timing but it felt better than before. I'll keep on trying Smile


Posted: Feb 10, 2022 at 6:38 Quote
I need to get more comfortable on jumps but don't have jumps that I can practice on consistently. Usually I just do them on mtb trails a crap but they aren't really trick jumps or anything. I just wanna start getting comfortable in the air and stuff so I can try tricks. What should I do to get more comfortable? Should I try to build a jump somewhere close?

Posted: Feb 13, 2022 at 19:59 Quote
xxlowell-etc wrote:
Thanks a lot!!! I did apply what you said and it really improved my thinking! Still haven't got the timing but it felt better than before. I'll keep on trying Smile

Looking good.

Posted: Feb 13, 2022 at 20:00 Quote
JohnPollner wrote:
I need to get more comfortable on jumps but don't have jumps that I can practice on consistently. Usually I just do them on mtb trails a crap but they aren't really trick jumps or anything. I just wanna start getting comfortable in the air and stuff so I can try tricks. What should I do to get more comfortable? Should I try to build a jump somewhere close?

That's a tough one. Nowhere nearby that has even a dirt jump park or skate park?

Posted: Feb 14, 2022 at 10:55 Quote
Trinimon wrote:
JohnPollner wrote:
I need to get more comfortable on jumps but don't have jumps that I can practice on consistently. Usually I just do them on mtb trails a crap but they aren't really trick jumps or anything. I just wanna start getting comfortable in the air and stuff so I can try tricks. What should I do to get more comfortable? Should I try to build a jump somewhere close?

That's a tough one. Nowhere nearby that has even a dirt jump park or skate park?

I've got some skateparks, and I ride bmx at them, they just dont really have jumps or anything. Quarters and ramps and about it. I heard talk of a jump park kinda nearby but when a friend of men went to go check it out it was demolished. If you know any places in Columbus Ohio lmk. There's Rays bike park but I can't get a ride up there often enough to make a difference or improve that much

Posted: Feb 14, 2022 at 20:46 Quote
JohnPollner wrote:
I've got some skateparks, and I ride bmx at them, they just dont really have jumps or anything. Quarters and ramps and about it. I heard talk of a jump park kinda nearby but when a friend of men went to go check it out it was demolished. If you know any places in Columbus Ohio lmk. There's Rays bike park but I can't get a ride up there often enough to make a difference or improve that much

Hard to say. Best look up some FB mountain biking groups for the Columbus area and someone might know of jump line tucked away somewhere that you can practice on. Rays would be awesome no doubt but I hear ya.

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