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  • Learning to jump

     pedro updated 1 year, 11 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • rambosion

    Member
    5 July 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Hi,

    Relatively new to MTB and going to my local trail centre (llandegla) i’m having difficulty finding my cajones and jumping/getting some air – guess it’s a case of lack of skill, coordination, speed etc but just wondering if anyone has any tips as it’s starting to hold me back a bit now.

    Thanks

  • pedro

    Member
    11 July 2018 at 11:49 am

    If you are only just starting out don’t worry about it too much, as hopefully you will be riding and improving for many years to come.

    Not sure if degla has one, but a skills area is a great place to start. Anywhere with different sized tabletops that you can practice over and over will build your skills and gradually build up your confidence, rather than just continually riding around the trails.

    Also meet up with some more experienced riders if possible. See if you can follow them in at trail speed over jumps as that will let you know how fast you need to be going in order to clear things successfully – hitting the down ramp rather than landing on the top.

    There are some great channels on YouTube to learn tips from, such as GMBN – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_A–fhX5gea0i4UtpD99Gg

    Most of all have fun and practice, practice, practice!

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