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Old 2007-06-29, 01:45 AM   #1
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big drop landing problems

how do i land big drops without hurting my ankles i read somewhere to put the tire out infront some but everytime i do it i go backwords any help is awsome


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Old 2007-06-29, 02:59 AM   #2
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Keep the pedals in the middle of your foot, and It should help you with not hyperextending them. And I land big drops I let my upper body swing down when I land to help absorb the force. Also, try to jump out away from the object and it should give you some forward momentum and help you roll out easier.

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Old 2007-06-29, 02:50 PM   #3
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Ok, I don't have any advice, but I was wondering...
Is it just me or does the compression of the tire mess with your landing at all. I run a fairly low tire pressure, so I get a nice springy effect when I jump vertically. However, while hopping down (small heights, all I am brave enough to try, <2 feet) my tire compresses enough that i feel a wobbling beneath me. I'm not bottoming out the rim, but this wobbling is throwing off my landings. Any ideas to why this is occuring, or should I just pump the tire up more?

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Old 2007-06-29, 06:43 PM   #4
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go very tall (extend body) as you go down, soon as you hit use your hips as a piviot and colapse down
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Old 2007-06-29, 07:15 PM   #5
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yeah if you run too low of a pressure it will hurt you and your rim...
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Yeah, you need to be carfeul of hitting your rim, but jumping on too high of pressure can pop the tube. Just go with a happy medium; it's what I do. Also, try to lean forward a little more than you think you need to. Anytime I fall I find I fall backwards, and leaning forward, and really getting over your unicycle can make a big difference.
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Old 2007-06-30, 12:38 AM   #7
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yeah if you run too low of a pressure it will hurt you and your rim...
i believe that was my problem couse i was around 15 psi then so i pumped up to about 30-35 th lowest they say to have it on the tire.
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i don't believe i put this down but the drop was right at 4.5 feet
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to save your ankles you can wear an ankle brace
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so do ankle braces really help that good? actually
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well, you just have to be careful not do hyper extend.

before you do a drop, make sure the pedals are in the middle of your foot.

then, do a rolling hop off, or a long static hop away from the object.

land rolling.
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Old 2007-07-01, 06:52 PM   #12
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Rolling out is the key. It keeps you from damaging both your hub and your ankles. Keep the tire pressure at a nice middle level so you don't bottom out but there's still a bit of give to it if you squeeze it with your fingers. Try to jump forward as much as you can, even if you're sidehopping off a drop, just try to make it diagonal, so that the momentum will carry you into a smooth rollout.
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Old 2007-07-02, 09:47 PM   #13
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apperently my problem was i was doing a sideways static into the wall and i couldn't role out well i'll remember to always do a foward static or a rolling hop (the reason i didn't do a rolling hop was i didn't have enough room on my .......creation of a drop)
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bump this thread, has anyone got any more advice as im still almost spraining my ankle for when i do drops 1.5m+ im running a happy medium pressure, lower seat height so i have room to compress and bounce out but it just doesnt seem to be enough for me
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bump this thread, has anyone got any more advice as im still almost spraining my ankle for when i do drops 1.5m+ im running a happy medium pressure, lower seat height so i have room to compress and bounce out but it just doesnt seem to be enough for me
drops require practice, just drop off of anything a bit lower than 1.5m and try and be as smooth as possible,try seat out, seat in, static and rolling but always land forwards.
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