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Old 2006-11-20, 01:06 AM   #1
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new way to measure rolling or side hopping distance

I've seen some threads posted about how to measure your exact length of your side hop and rolling hops, I got a fresh piece of bubble wrap and cut it so none of them were popped in the cutting process. In conclusion, if the bubbles pop, you didn't make it.
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Old 2006-11-20, 01:12 AM   #2
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Haha, that sounds funny. You could just get 2 stick, pieces of tape or something and gap from one to the other like they do in competition. If you land on the stick then you didn't make it. Or do it from 2 objects, if you fall really hard inbetween them then you didn't make it
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Old 2006-11-20, 01:14 AM   #3
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Or you could wet your tire, jump, and see how far the distance in between the wet tracks are.
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Old 2006-11-20, 03:29 AM   #4
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Or you could wet your tire, jump, and see how far the distance in between the wet tracks are.
ehh, wet=slippery=someone gets hurt

that wouldn't be a good situation, so lets not wet the tire, color the ground w/ chalk where you are jumping and landing, measure from mark to mark... perfect
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Old 2006-11-20, 03:32 AM   #5
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You wouldnt slip with a wet tire though. If your doing it on concrete.

Both tire and surface of what your jumping onto would have to be pretty wet to slip on.

I am gonna build a little measurement thing right infront of my house on the sidewalk. =p
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Old 2006-11-20, 03:47 AM   #6
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the wet tire thingy sounds like a good idea if i were to measure my distance id use that idea
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Old 2006-11-20, 05:36 AM   #7
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Old 2006-11-20, 05:44 AM   #8
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Or you could wet your tire, jump, and see how far the distance in between the wet tracks are.
Light fresh snow works AWSOME. Doesn't slow my jumping at all for rolling hops...
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Old 2006-11-20, 08:19 AM   #9
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Agreed. If you don't stay on the pallet, you didn't make it. This also leads to more realistic figures since you can't stretch way out sideways for a gap without losing your balance.
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Old 2006-11-20, 09:08 AM   #10
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yeah thats probably the best idea.... I used a small curb. If i touched the curb or landed kinda on it, i missed
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Just dip the wheel in wet paint, then you can measure your progress.
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Old 2006-11-20, 10:48 AM   #12
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i would get a long tape measure and 2 whiteboard markers and drop/put 1 marker from where your tyre will start. The other where your rolling or jumping will stop at. Then measure it with the tape. Then you will get better and in time get to the point of perfecting your hopping skills
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Old 2006-11-20, 11:26 AM   #13
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Measuring Jumps/Gaps

Why not use a raked patch of ground? you can easily see tire prints in it!
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Old 2006-11-20, 04:41 PM   #14
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yeah i guess unicorn, but you dont find those everywhere... abit liek unicorns arent very common...
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Old 2006-11-20, 06:44 PM   #15
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what bout put sand patches on the ground jump beween them
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