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i have a kx65 and i was at the track today and i put my bike in 3rd gear to jump a tabletop and the bike tried to fly out underneath me but i held on and almost crashed wen i landed.is there something wrong with my bike, i mean i wasnt even going that fast. can u please give me some advice.

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You probably got spooked by the power burst and chopped the throttle on the face of the jump... thus the pitching forward. Hard to give much advice without more details in the exact scenario that happened.

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You probably got spooked by the power burst and chopped the throttle on the face of the jump... thus the pitching forward. Hard to give much advice without more details in the exact scenario that happened.

That's what I thought as well. Especially if it only happened once.

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The reason you almost crashed on the jump could be from a lot the things. I hope the following helps you understand jumping techniques better.

The most important part of the jump is where the bike actually leaves the ground, where you have the compression and rebound part of the jump. What gives you control at this critical part of the jump is your body movements and throttle control. Along with this body movement and throttle control is timing. The timing is so critical that the body movement and throttle control has to be an automatic reflex reaction. This is why it takes so much time and practice to learn to jump well. Key into the compressing and rebound part of the jump, move your body back a little as the rear wheel kicks up and blip the throttle a little at the same time. This will cause the front wheel to stay level or come up a little. If the front wheel is too high don’t move back as much or give it as much throttle. If you want the front end lower it’s just the opposite; don’t blip the throttle as much and don’t move back as much. When you want to accelerate after the landing it’s best to land with the throttle on. I have 2 Technique DVDs that cover Jumping and Whoops. You can see a free video preview of these and many others at: www.gsmxs.com or you can visit www.mxraceschool.com to see many more. 🙂👍:banana:

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How was your body positioned when you were jumping?

Have you been taught how to position your body while jumping?

My guess is that you either let off the throttle during takeoff, or perhaps you were sitting down, and pitched forward as you left the face of the jump.

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