How to case a jump

Here’s another gem from the BMX book. I’m pinned but getting ‘er done.

Chris Powell was gracious enough to intentionally case this high-speed double on the Chula Vista Olympic track. He made even this bad landing look good.

Cool things to note

• His bike follows the terrain.

• His center of mass goes straight.

• His head does the opposite of the terrain.

How he does it

This is a pro-active move — much like pumping a roller.

• Extend the landing gear.

• Start pulling up BEFORE impact.

• Fully absorb the bump.

• Extend into the backside for control and pump.

Pretty awesome. If you could case this smoothly, imagine the confidence you’d have.

OK, back to work.


— Lee

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