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Im just learning how to ride MX, and Ive heard 2 theories on throttle position off of jumps.

When I first started, my friends had me at about 1/2 throttle coming up to the jump and then right before the lip they had my blip the throttle wide-open to keep the frontend from dropping when I launch.

However, 2 of my other friends (one races MX, the other races snocross) told me to just run it wide-open all the way up the ramp. They claim that its a lot easier to control the bike that way because you are at a more consistent throttle position. Ive noticed that sometimes if I blip it a little too hard the front end will launch skyward on me and I will land on the tail.

So, who is right?

Thanks...

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the 2nd guys. no matter wat position u hold it at it is easiest to hold it constant. of course if your going slow and barely have the gas on the front end will want to go down.

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Typically you want a consistent throttle going up the face of the jump. The amount of throttle will depend on the distance you need to travel in the air and what gear you are in. Blipping the throttle will cause your front end to stand up. Wheras decellerating at the lip will cause you to endo in the air. A consistent throttle is your best bet as a beginner.

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yeah the second one. like x2stroker said, you want a steady and consistent throttle going up the face of the jump. if you go get squirrely in the air though..like if your back end comes up too much, blip the throttle and it should straighten you out, or if your front end comes up high, tap your back brake

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if you start to nosedive crack the throttle wide open it will bring your backend back down.

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Ive noticed that a lot of the time when I blip the throttle right before the lip it will pitch me sideways a little, so I will try to be more consistent.

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There probably is no consistent way of throttle position, cause it depend so much on the jump, and the amount run you have to it. Some jumps are seat bounce and a blip, some are constant full on, but for motocross, any jump you have room to accelerate before the jump, you do so. at the bottom of the jump face you chop the throttle complete, and throw your weight back hard. Doing this keeps the bike level, and low. you can gain close to a half second on someone going up the same jump with throttle on. it's call minimizing, and there are four basic methods, I'm sure everyone has seen the Bubba Scrub, another method for non humans. but throttle chopping can be done by anyone with a little riding experience, and it works. just do it on little jumps to begin with, and work up.

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Your tire may also be spinning, which is throwing you sideways. Stand in a neutral position on the bike, and try to keep your chin close to or above the crossbar. Steady throttle the whole way over the jump to begin with. After plenty of practice, you can start learning new ways, like the seat bounce, scrub, or even bunny hop effect of the motorcycle.

1st thing: Get super confortable on your bike, hit jumps fast and slow, and try them in different gears to see how it reacts while practicing. This way, if you are in a race situation, and you hit something alittle different because you are in the "heat of the moment" you should be prepared for it.

Ever see one of your local "A" riders hit something sitting down with a leg off the bike, because they just bumped someone or something?

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Practice correcting the attitude of the bike while flying thru the air. Practice doing this on the stand, Gary Semics style then do it on a small jump. Start on very small jumps and work your way up slowly.

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Im just learning how to ride MX, and Ive heard 2 theories on throttle position off of jumps.

When I first started, my friends had me at about 1/2 throttle coming up to the jump and then right before the lip they had my blip the throttle wide-open to keep the frontend from dropping when I launch.

However, 2 of my other friends (one races MX, the other races snocross) told me to just run it wide-open all the way up the ramp. They claim that its a lot easier to control the bike that way because you are at a more consistent throttle position. Ive noticed that sometimes if I blip it a little too hard the front end will launch skyward on me and I will land on the tail.

So, who is right?

Thanks...

if u need advice jumpin doubles ask the monkey porn lovin 125b superstar. i hear he hits 50 foot doubles on his first lap of the day, now that takes skill with a lot of throttle control. :thumbsup:

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if i want to try it if your going to fast for the jump just shut the throttle off at the bottom of the upramp and youll stay lower because you already got your speed up it wont nose dive.

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if u need advice jumpin doubles ask the monkey porn lovin 125b superstar. i hear he hits 50 foot doubles on his first lap of the day, now that takes skill with a lot of throttle control. :thumbsup:

What does that mean? :applause:

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