My first (proper) drop + obstacle advice *Bluebell content*
Sweet, it feels good when you first nail the drop which you have been worried about. The treestump you can either bunnyhop it, or, it has a built in ramp (the root facing you) so you could just ride it like s jump.
Is that a meta 5 with dh forks, or are they the spesh forks?Posted 7 years ago
Hit this yesterday, using the technique that Jedi talked about in the 'drops' thread. Think I've always pulled up on the bars before and always had rough landings even on little drops.
'Takeoff' is the root between my back tyre and saddle, and landing probably a foot or two out. Started on a smaller bit to the left but doing it right makes so much difference 😀 Thanks Jedi! Was my first off road ride clipped in too so was pretty happy.
Then there's this which has been bugging me in the middle of my favourite cheeky trail, tree stump about 6 inches high but drops a foot on the other side. It's right in the middle of a nice fast bit and going round it always slows me down. How can I ride this? Bunny hop it?
And finally some bluebells for you all
Posted 7 years ago
J0N – Member
IMHO, If I was a bit nervous on drops and jumps then on the second jump/tree stump I'd spend 5 mins filling in and packing the kicker with a bit of dirt to give a nicer take off.
I reckon that's a plan.
Yeah I probably could just 'ride/rattle through' but I want to be smooth as mother's butterPosted 7 years ago
Pushing forward with your feet, heels down, as you approach the lip and not pulling on the bars. Landings are so much smoother, don't know about you but I found when just pulling up the back wheel drops like a stone, this way it's a two wheel landing more often than not (in my very limited experience!)Posted 7 years agoJ0NMember
Well done to all those who can 'just ride it' but the OP evidently still has issues with that approach. If he wants to build it up and its not altering someone else's work then surely it's ok to change it.
Another approach is just ride over it slowly then get faster and more confident until the OP is naturally jumping it and certainly the bike looks very capable of just riding it.Posted 7 years agothomthumbMember
i think that i'd try and use either of these as lines.
compress into the suspension before hitting the tree stump so that you are coming up in the suspension when you hit it (does that make sense) this is the same as 'going light' over roots.
use a hop front first to get the front wheel up (same technique as drop) and then unweight the rear and you should 'just ride over it'.
edit: why the tiny photo!!Posted 7 years ago
I could bunny hop it easily (height wise) but it's just the confidence, I think if I've done it a few times with the kicker and get the landing sussed like that I'd be more willing to give it a go trying to clear the whole lot.
The left hand line in that photo is the one I *try to* take, it's a landing in the rough if you go much further right.Posted 7 years ago
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