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    Is there a "how to jump"???

    Ive been riding for 2 years now and i havent attempted to jump yet. I dont even know what i have to do to catch some air. Any advice? I can only ride and turn. I cant even pop a wheely and ride it. But i see pictures of people in the air with his/her bike. It looks freakin cool and i want to do that soon.
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    Get the book "Mastering Mountain Bike Skills"

    http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Moun.../dp/0736056246

    It has a whole chapter on jumping. The book focuses mainly on technical skills required in mountain biking, but not so much on training like many other biking books do.

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    ta-da!

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    looking for someone fast to ride with in the yay

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    practice, trial and error

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    Sweet! Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolbiker
    Get the book "Mastering Mountain Bike Skills"

    http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Moun.../dp/0736056246

    It has a whole chapter on jumping. The book focuses mainly on technical skills required in mountain biking, but not so much on training like many other biking books do.
    I second this it really is very good

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    iv never read that book but i agree with BOOGENMAN the only way i would think to learn properly is to just try. start realy small then build up from there keep practicing an learn the techniques then every time you hit a jump the rhythm of your arms and legs will be like second nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldskoolbiker
    Get the book "Mastering Mountain Bike Skills"

    http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Moun.../dp/0736056246

    It has a whole chapter on jumping. The book focuses mainly on technical skills required in mountain biking, but not so much on training like many other biking books do.
    x2.
    Great book. Crap loads of sequence images, well written text.

    ~Rudster~

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    Start small and go big! The only way to learn...for me atleast...
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogenman
    practice, trial and error
    true...dat
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    doesn't matter how many tips you get unless you actually go out and try it.

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    Nobody learned anything watching a video or reading a book...well maybe that's just me. lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudster
    x2.
    Great book. Crap loads of sequence images, well written text.

    ~Rudster~
    x3 - Agree with this. Great for tips and i's nice to be able to get back home and compare your efforts with what the experts would do. You only learn by riding, but at least you'll know what you're doing right/wrong.

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    I put this thread up a while back and it proved helpful for myself, and several others. Check out some of the tips. It was posted from a point of view of "what am I missing?", starting with the easy stuff.

    That, and practice, works wonders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerk_Chicken
    wtf.

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    Sorry, wrong link.

    Here:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...+descent+fears

    That was a wtf post, as I think I know what that guy is talking about.

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    Practice with armor, boosts the confidence and keeps ya trying

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