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I have been reading several things in Thumpertalk.

Some say a 30 foot double is small.

Some say a 180 foot double is jumped riding it on fourth gear.

Well there`s a 21 foot gap double i like to clear on third speed. I have been told to clear it in second gear but i feel pretty much safer this way.

Therès this 45 foot long tabletoop, i`m just measuring the lenght of the table from the tip of the launch to the tip of where youre supposed to land. And i have only cleared it once but i was 3/4 on 4th gear.

I ride on a cr 250. Am i doing things wrong, riding on higher gears than what i should, or am i measuring the distance wrong?

What do you measure only the gap as i do. Or the whole distance of the ramps to?

What about ramp height?

There are doubles similar in gap lenght in the local track that feel way diferent because one launch is 9 feet tall and the other is barely 4 feet high.

The gap is the same are they equally long doubles?

Sorry for such a naive question but i`m intrigued. :thumbsup:

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How are doubles measured?

Normally in cup sizes, but I find it innacurate so I go with the tried and true method of seeing how much I can fit in my mouth. :thumbsup:

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mmmkay.

Now please give a warm hand to our next stand-up comedian wanna be

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Alright then. Riddle me this. Is a 12 foot truck the same length as a 12 foot car? Or is it more than 12 feet long because it's taller?

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ok well people that can do 180 in fourth gear are usually hitting freestyle ramps. 4 gear is fine as long as the bike is not bogging.It all matters on steepness of the lip, and runway.

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At most of my local tracks I can easily clear every jump in 2nd gear on my ktm 250sx two stroke. Most jumps I can overshoot in 2nd. Some I clear fine in 1st but thats pretty sketchy. Some of the low flight long gap jumps that have a big run up to I will be in 3rd or 4th gear.

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you measure from tip of the lip(takeoff) to the top of the landing. the 180 jump in 4th was probably freestyle like whats his name said. i can hit a metal kicker 55' in 2nd gear on a 250f not even pinned...

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