How do you measure a drop?- Mtbr.com

# Thread: How do you measure a drop?

1. ## How do you measure a drop?

Just wondering if when you guys talk about drop heigths, are you talking about the vertical feet from the edge of the drop to the top of the tranny, or the vertical feet covered from takeoff to landing?

2. edge to top of tranny

3. if you take the time to measure, your not spending enouph time riding

4. Originally Posted by DanD
edge to top of tranny

yep this is the way...I was showed a 20 footer by someone....all it was was a 1 footer you could role or hit top speed a go 20 feet......I told him it was a foot and laughed

5. Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
yep this is the way...I was showed a 20 footer by someone....all it was was a 1 footer you could role or hit top speed a go 20 feet......I told him it was a foot and laughed
You could use a pinkbike ruler and that would have been a 60' drop for sure.

6. well whhat if you had two drops side by side. you have this big hill and there is two ladder drops 3 feet high on it.what if you left the hill alone on one side, and landed about 10 feet down vertical height from the drop, and the next one you had bushes and stuff until 9 feet down, and so u threw some dirt (not necisarily a tranny cuz the hills a tranny) just to see where to land and you always landed on it, thought being the same drop height as the other.

would one be 3 feet and one be 10 feet (considering the dirt is a marked tranny)

7. Originally Posted by KevinM[Freerider]
well whhat if you had two drops side by side. you have this big hill and there is two ladder drops 3 feet high on it.what if you left the hill alone on one side, and landed about 10 feet down vertical height from the drop, and the next one you had bushes and stuff until 9 feet down, and so u threw some dirt (not necisarily a tranny cuz the hills a tranny) just to see where to land and you always landed on it, thought being the same drop height as the other.

would one be 3 feet and one be 10 feet (considering the dirt is a marked tranny)
clearing something...I would give it the bigger number

8. Just use the pinkbike way, multiply everything by like 4 to get the ****.

9. I always tell people about the 7 footer at reading. I tell them it's a 7 foot drop, but you land at around 12 feet. ^ 7 foot drop. Aceman

10. Originally Posted by Lickqid
How do you measure a drop?
With one of these of course....

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