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The only jumps Ive been able to do in the trails are off of hills. They go about 10-15 feet into the air at about 60-80% slope. I manage to get my wheels about shoulder high, then flat land. Those flat landings hurt like heck. Can anyone post pictures of taking these type jumps so i can see how to land them, and what my position should be?

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What is your body position as you go off? How is the bike in the air? When i'm trail riding and end up jumping soemthing unpredictable, i keep the front end as high up as possible incase there is something nasty in front of me. As i'm landing i roll on the gas to keep the front end light, and to give me more control over the landing. When i'm riding down a trail, i try and keep my body position as neutral as possible (center of gravity a bit forward, arms in attack position ect) so that if i hit a jump like this i'm already in good shape to get some air. Depending on how my body actually ends up, i try and balance back a little to help keep that front end light and to land rear wheel then front wheel.

Not to highjack your thread but whever i end up daydreaming about riding (sitting in the middle of a boring physics class.. meh college..) i remember a trip out at ocotillo wells. I was really hauling down a double wide i thought i knew, faster then i had ever pushed my self, and ended up seeing what turned out to be a jump right as i went off of it. When i turned aroudn to check it out, i realized i had traveled at least 40' before hitting the ground (while only going mabye 5' in the air). What i really love about it is that i had soo much air time i was able to plan my next line and then think "hollly shiiitttt" before hitting the ground again. Man that feeling is awesome =)

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got a forbiden and not found on the two pics.

Im usually pretty close to sitting on the tank/seat when i go up the hills. I can level the bike out plenty, but I hit down really hard. Perhaps I'm still too close to the seat when i land?

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When i turned aroudn to check it out, i realized i had traveled at least 40' before hitting the ground (while only going mabye 5' in the air). What i really love about it is that i had soo much air time i was able to plan my next line and then think "hollly shiiitttt" before hitting the ground again. Man that feeling is awesome =)

Yeah, know that feeling :p Did a 60' feet table last summer, man that was an awesome feeling, though I did endo over the bars on the same jump on next lap :) that was OK though because it was a race so the ambulance was already there :)

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can you see em now?

I can see them :)

I usually try to land a little bit on the rear wheel, but it's important to get on the gas right away on a flat landing, that usually takes out some of the hit.

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