Jump A Little Higher

How to Bump Jump a MTB Get air off roots

There's more than one way to get air ona mountain bike, but the most common method is to ride a launch, otherwise known as alip. By continuing along the trajectory of a lip, you and your bike become airborne.The other way is to bunny hop, which is using your own power to jump a bike from flat. Jumping requires special terrain, and bunnyhopping requires a ton of energy. But there's a technique you can use to achieve the bestof both worlds. Today, we'll learn how to bump jump. Bump jumping dramatically expands your playgroundby effectively turning roots, logs, and rocks

into launches. Start with something about 3 inches high whichwould normally jar your bike pretty good. You'll need to be traveling at a decentclip. Shift your weight back and pull on your handlebars lightly. The bump will send yourfront end straight up. Immediately after, your rear wheel will hitthe bump and pop up too, so you need to be prepared to suck your legs up and let thebike do its thing. This part is especially important since a bump jump can send you intoa nosedive if you're not careful. By sucking your legs up, your taking control of wherethe bike will go, instead of letting it buck

you forwards. As you get a feel for it, you can jump yourbody upwards as the front wheel hits the bump. Cooperating with the bump like this can multiplyits effect and give you some pretty impressive air. If bump jumping looks a lot like bunnyhopping, that's because it is. The difference though is that the bump is doing the heavylifting, while you just need to worry about controlling your bike. If you already know how to do jumps and bunnyhops, then bump jumps will be much easier to learn. I will say that dropping your saddlegreatly increases the height you can get.

Here's little feature in my local park thatI'd normally need to bunny hop. By letting my front and back wheel smack into this rootI'm hopping up it smoothly with very little energy. While bunny hops require a massivepreload, you can see that bump jumps are just a matter of pulling back a bit as your frontwheel hits. While you can do this on a rigid, a full suspension,or a hardtail, I find that nice fat tires are ideal. If you're running inner tubesyou'll have a pretty high risk of getting a pinch flat, so you probably don't wantto do this on blunt objects like curbs, at least until you get the hang of it.

Once you're adept at bump jumping, you'llfind that even parking blocks and speed bumps can become launches. I haven't seen a lot of bump jump tutorialsfor mountain bikers, but I know for a fact that many of you are already doing this. Thisis a staple technique in BMX, and some mountain bikers do this already without even puttinga name to it. By being mindful of this, you can clear a whole patch of roots just by hittingthe first one. What do you guys thinké Have you already been doing bump jumps, but callingthem something differenté Let me know in the comments. Thanks for riding with me today,and I'll see you next time.

People Who Are Afraid Of Heights Jump Off A Cliff

Woman Three, two, one. (yelling) ♫Higher ♫Yeah ♫You take me higher ♫Yeah ♫You take me higher♫ I am horrified of heights.

I think the best thing youcan do is face your fears otherwise you're just controlled by them. (crying) (yelling) I did it. I hit my ass. I fucking did it. Hopefully like that fightor flight thing will kick in,

and I'll go. (yelling) It was so scary. I feel like I have an actualbowling ball in my stomach. Kind of don't know whetherI'm going to puke or shit. That was the fucking scariestthing I've ever done. I would have a reoccurringdream where I was like sitting on a ledge and I fell.

Kind of like this. Man Three, two. (screaming) (laughing) ♫Higher ♫Yeah ♫You take me higher♫ What if it's not deep enoughé

(yelling) Man Three, two, one (crowd exclaims) I know, I got nervous. Man All right,Michelle, let's call it. Eddie say, first and foremost, be safe. (dramatic music) I was very humbled at the top.

It was a little too much for me. So, I'm glad I made the small step, embarrassed that I triedto like do something that was a little bit out of my league. Your whole body is saying,you should not be doing this. I feel a lot betterthat I did it though. Once you're up there,it's higher than it seems. Face your fear head on and realize,

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