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    Age in Comparisson to Jump size.

    I just had a thought. Does the age of the person jumping effect the size of the jumps they do? If everyone could list their age and the biggest jump they have done before then I could find out

    Im 12 (my dad checks everything I write on here mods) and I've done a roughly 6 foot high 8 foot along jump.

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    haha im 14 and just did my biggest drop last weekend. About 8-9 drop, and probably 5-6 feet long to tranny.
    keep it up kid..i know when i wwas 12 i didnt do a 6

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    WestCoastHucker posted a picture of a kid who was like 10 maybe? I can't remember, doing a pretty nice jump into a line...

    Uhh, I'm 16 and don't measure any jumps I do anymore. My biggest gap ever is probably about 2 feet or so. It was massive.

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    I am 43 and just did 2 1/2 feet.....gosh I was lucky I made it

    just don't worry about anyone else.....ride to what you like and feel comfortable....there will always be people going bigger then you
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    48 big jump 2 1/4

    As long as your having fun thats what counts. If your having temper tantrums & whining it's def to big.
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    Lol i dont think it does. I mean, look at guys like Paul Bastoga or Kyle Strait. And then look at rich/rsclimb:P! just kidding rich. No I dont think it has any thing to do with age.

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    14, 8 foot gap bigest , just keep going. if u love to bike dont give up

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    I'm 10 and I've gone way over 60ft...
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    just hit 18 years old.

    35 foot dj's

    20 by 30 foot drops.

    Its all what you feel comfortably doing. Progression is a beautiful thing, start small and continue to push through your fears one drop or huck at a time and youll start to feel more comfortable and go bigger.
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    I'm 14, biggest straight drop is about 7 ft. Its gonna get bigger when I pick up my FS bike tommrow, not comfortable doing anything bigger on a rigid or hardtail.

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    age has nothing to do with anything i'm 34 and going larger everyday. but there are 14 year old kids out there that would school me...


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    Quote Originally Posted by fred.r
    I'm 10 and I've gone way over 60ft...
    There is a correlation. The younger you are, the bigger you *think* you go. As you get older you realize the 60-footer was really more like 6...

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    14 and a 4 foot huck off some stairs..............Iv'e done it a thousand times, but back in june i had a nice chunk of skin taken off my
    (beautiful ) right leg...............It looks like a trench


    Just keep going, and do what you love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    I am 43 and just did 2 1/2 feet.....gosh I was lucky I made
    I'm 36 and am hitting easy 6-8'ers. But sometimes I get my cane stuck in my spokes, or my thyroid acts up and I have to stop and rest for a while between hits.

    I tried Viagra and found it helped me hit bigger drops, but it I kept getting hung up on the saddle...

    You kids got nothing to worry about! Concentrate on getting laid, this jumps & drops thing should just be a hobby....

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    44 and trying to go bigger still.
    on the trails at home the biggest gaps I do are maybe 15 and I can clear them but theres a few 20+ ones that I'm too chicken for. Drops, 10 or so. At Whistler I go lots higher and farther then at home. My biggest problem is it's surf season here now and I don't want to do anything dumb that would keep me out of the water for the best waves of the year. When the surf gets crappy I need to scare myself so I start getting crazier on the bike.

    I feel like I'm running out of time to go big, but I'm lucky to be able to do what I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    You kids got nothing to worry about! Concentrate on getting laid, this jumps & drops thing should just be a hobby....
    nice!

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    Haha, allready tiik are if getting some action!

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    I dont think theres any corrolation between age and how far you can jump. I'me 20 I've hit some pretty big stuff, hucked off of rock ledges and came down as far as 25ft and fast. As far as jumping goes I've done quite a few big hits 60+ft; long fast and low. Biggest double I've done is 25ft. Theres lots of kids riding and I mean 12 and under that are hitting the local 3 and 4 pack DJ's very nice jumps built by the locals including myself, Jay Hoots, and Devon Budd of Norco. (I'me not smooth so I dont do so well on the tight pack jumps )

    A Jump Jam was held there after completeion this fall and the winner of the advanced class was 13 years old (on a big Gary Fisher Kingfisher, his first bike that he got this year none the less). The kids clearly an excellent dirtjumper beating out guy's that were much older, much more experianced, and on 'proper' dirtjumping bikes.
    I went on a group ride and there was this little, technical but little (6ft maybe) hip-drop (have to swing the back end of the bike sideway's) along the way, someone had to hit it. First one to do so was a mid-->late 40's gentleman on an old school trials bike....and I mean OLD SCHOOL trials bike..ie. Converted XC rig . Hoots hit it whith some style, I hit it, worn out pedals and all...merely rode off it let the big Norco fall It was all good, almost lost a nut or two though, one foot slipped. And my buddy on his big Balfa BB7 hit it as well, I think that thing had so much negative travel his back tire didnt even leave the groung .
    Alot of the guy's I ride with are younger than me and go bigger...or at least they're smoother .
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    22 yrs old and I get scared when my tires leave the ground. prolly 3 feet or so is my biggest and it was on accident when my friend told me to follow him and didnt give me a heads up. Im not a dropping kinda person.
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    Here's a 61 year old geezer getting some air. The guy in this pic is the reason SMT wouldn't meet us in Moab this past May. He said he just couldn't live with himself if he got bested by a 61 year old geezer. I'm 55, and SMT was already scared of riding with me...LOL!

    Bob, you're not even old enough to get an AARP member card yet.
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    Biggest gap jump I've hit is a 20 footer my friend build. I'll be 18 in two weeks or so. Most of my friends are younger than me and ride just as good if not better. It has nothing to do with age. A nice mix of balls and skills is where it's at. Whoever said to you to concentrate on getting laid, wait 'till you're at least 16 and know what you're doing, age really is important in that part of your life as opposed to jumping

    Keep riding man, I love seeing guys younger than me ripping it, and I like giving advice when/if I can to them.

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    iam 15 (almost 16) the biggest drop i have done was around 7 feet down..........but age as nothing to do with it
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    20,000 ft. at age 20, out of a plane, with a parachute, and no bike....but got paid to do it. Wouldn't suggest it today, unless you wanna get shot at in Iraq.

    Today at 40, I get squeamish hucking anything larger that 4-5 foot depending on the transition, with 8 inches of travel. At age 16, 4-6 foot jumps (often wooden) on a BMX with no suspension, helmet or body armor. Funny how your Kohonnies shrink with age. Or may by the age 40, you've taken enough hard hits and have broken enough bones, to realize how much it really hurts, to crash and burn.

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    age dont have ne thing to do with it. get out there and practice and get good. sittin on internet forums wont make you better. another reason age doesnt mean ne thing.... check out the new ridebmx mag, an 11 year old doin flips.

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    I'm 14. I've done a couple pretty big jumps but the biggest one that I've been able to pull anything stylish on was 15 feet. My biggest drop has been 8 feet but I'm a racer, not a hucker.

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    Im closing in on 38 and Ill chuck most drops -- not WCH style, but if its in a trail or at a resort - yeehaw!

    Jumps? Im still a sissy, but when I man up I usually make it smoothy -- albeit with distinct lack of style (eg - Tricks etc..) - but even if I look like a brick, I land like a cat! Ive done some speed gaps - I find those easy - its those lippy 'BMX Style' doubles that get my nads on recall - but I am actively overcoming that this winter!!!!

    #s? Vertical Drop 15-18 (Drop in question is --- IN QUESTION LOL!! - Ill claim the 15)
    Jump? Speed gaps (Stepdowns, drop/gap) Maybe 35-40, Doubles/Lipped jumps - Whatever the Lower DOminions are at creek. (15? 20?)






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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    age has nothing to do with anything i'm 34 and going larger everyday. but there are 14 year old kids out there that would school me...
    Bingo.

    Progression is where it's at......have fun and keep adavancin' your skills while you're at it and it's all gravy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Bingo.

    Progression is where it's at......have fun and keep adavancin' your skills while you're at it and it's all gravy.

    EB
    So much fun to overcome a fear, do that drop, JAMMY SLAMMY!

    Progression rules - the key (IMO) here is that you should be comptetive, but mostly with yourself! Dont judge by what others are doing, just keep stepping it up versus yourself - 1" - 1' - 10' increments - whatever your comfy with, just progress!

    AND HAVE FUN! Try railing some single track and going:

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ee!!!


    So much fun; I really do stuff like this - I also sing on the lift and trails when I'm high on the dirt n' hurt!!

    ZOOM!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim F.
    ......Or may by the age 40, you've taken enough hard hits and have broken enough bones, to realize how much it really hurts, to crash and burn.
    funny, i have the exact opposite mentality, but maybe it's because i'm still 5 years away from 40. either way, in my 25+ years of biking, i've drashed and burned so many times that when it comes time to go even larger (horizontally or vertically). i rememeber that i've almost always been abe to get up and try it again immediatly after i've gone down hard. this allows me to easily overcome my fears and let her rip....


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