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    Drop/Jump Measured

    Is a drop or jump measured from the top straight down to the bottom of the base of the jump or transition......Or is it measured at the landing staight up to the horizontal line with the top of the jump. ( I'm shhhure Drakan will ressshhhpond here shhhon shaying to ushhhe the Pythagorean Theorem...but you get it)...

    A 4 foot drop in someones opinion could be anothers 8 foot drop..
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    Top of the jump to the earliest possible point you land on the transition...not the bottom.

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    i think this is silly, but...

    drop: measure from where you 'drop' from, until the start of the landing.
    jump: (assuming it's not a stepdown/up), measure from the far lip of the takeoff to the beginning lip of the landing. this would be the same as measuring the gap from the takeoff to the landing.

    i hope that makes sense.

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    both guys with correct answers.....I hate seeing a guy jump a one foot kicker and land 20 feet down and call it 20 feet drop/jump
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    sweet thanks..
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    Isn't the proper etiquette on this forum to wait until he posts a picture of himself dropping it, and then spend 70 posts arguing about how big it is? I mean, let's not jump the gun, without a pic of his bike in the air, we can't have photoshopped triagulations and geometrical equations showing why it's really 2 feet and not 22 feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinM[Freerider]
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    People arguing about how to measure a drop and what a drop actually measures are two different things. Nobody here is going to agree with this, but a drop is your change in elevation (using your body's center of mass as the reference point). You start at X number of feet above sea level and you land at Y number of feet above sea level. X minus Y = the drop height. How steep the transition is, how high your tires are off the ground, whether there is a boulder infested gap between the takeoff and landing point...these things do not change how far you've dropped. Do they effect how easy or difficult the drop is? How much skill you need to do the drop? How hard the landing impact is gonna be? Whether you're gonna be willing to man up and actually do the drop? Definitely. But not how far you've dropped.

    Actually taking this measurement would be difficult, but it probably could be done somehow using GPS.
    Last edited by PCinSC; 07-07-2007 at 01:25 PM.

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    Take-off point to the top of the tranny is the drop

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    (diameter of your wheels + travel of your legs + bike suspension ) - (height of the drop - the distance from jupiter to mars divided by 4)
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    Is that the point where you start falling due to gravity?
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