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Why do some FMX riders do a little wheelie before the ramp?

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Sorry if this has been discussed before but I couldn't find anything on it.

I was watching an FMX event yesterday and noticed that pretty much everyone in the contest except for Colby Raha (I think that's his name) does a little wheelie right before hitting the ramp.  At first I thought it was just for show but then I noticed a lot of guys doing it while freeriding also.  Are they doing it to compress the suspension or maybe to get their timing/speed dialed in?

 

Thanks.

-Mag

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11 hours ago, temporarily_locked said:

Is it when they are doing sit down whips? 

Yeah, it was a big air contest on a 1/4 pipe, basically doing a big turn down.  That's when I first noticed it... but then watching them freeride in the desert they were doing it also.  Yes, I'm assuming just loading the suspension.

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