When I am jumping my bmx bike I have a tendency to get off balance in the air if I try and push the face of the jump. If I do not push the face of the jump and just let my momentum carry me off the lip I fly straight as an arrow, but I would like to continue to build speed off the lip and also go a little further to clear some of the larger jumps. I am not not sure if I am to tight on take off, or if I am pushing to late on the jump face, etc. Any suggestions on what I might be doing wrong?
If I can get this together I may see you at Colorado Indoor BMX this year. Thanks.
Straight freight: Sending the Boner at Valmont Bike Park on the Stumpy 29 Carbon with Fox 34 fork, Roval carbon wheels and full XTR. Photo by yannphotovideo.com
You contacted the right person. I am the king of flying straight. No steeze here, ever.
• You are too stiff in the upper body.
• You are pushing into (and pulling on) your handlebars.
• These habits are ineffective on any bike, but they are extra sketchy on a tempestuous little BMX bike.
• Try keeping your hands neutral (no pull or push) and pumping the jump solely with your feet.
• For tons of info about jumping technique, check out the book and ebook Pro BMX Skills.
• Tell us how it goes.
PS: You are not permitted to use this technique against me.
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