Gapping Help, how to land right?

Gapping Help, how to land right?

Post by hungry4un » Tue, 29 Apr 2008 12:14:17


Hey everyone,
I've looked around but haven't seen any threads about this.

When I gap to the left, (SIF) It seems like every time I land funny. By
this I mean, I lose hold of the seat, and it goes flying and I fall
towards the way I'm jumping. Would somebody put a tutorial or just some
advice, Im really anxious to Improve my gapping abilities. Thank you
for any help. Also, you don't have to be professional to give advice,
just tell me what you find comfortable doing.

Thanks to everyone that posts.

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Gapping Help, how to land right?

Post by littlema » Tue, 29 Apr 2008 12:38:26

What size seat do you have? I had a freeride saddle and I always lost
hold of the seat when hopping sif, and then when I got the street
freeride(a slimmer saddle) I rarely ever lose hold of the seat.

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Post by hungry4un » Tue, 29 Apr 2008 12:47:25

I have everything your looking at ' here.' (http://tinyurl.com/3ljnex)

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Post by littlema » Tue, 29 Apr 2008 12:50:52

Oh, your pretty much riding the same setup as me, so I don't know what
the problem could be?

What way do you hold the seat? I have my index finger in front of the
post, my thumb on top and the rest of my fingers behind the seatpost.

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Post by hungry4un » Tue, 29 Apr 2008 12:52:53

Quote:

> Oh, your pretty much riding the same setup as me, so I don't know what
> the problem could be?

> What way do you hold the seat? I have my index finger in front of the
> post, my thumb on top and the rest of my fingers behind the seatpost.

I hold behind the post on jumps and gaps.

Oh, hold right handed, right foot forwards, gap/jump left.

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Post by littlema » Tue, 29 Apr 2008 12:56:06

You are exactly the same as me, we jump the same way. But yea you should
try holding your index finger in front of the seatpost and see how that
works.

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Post by Dann » Tue, 29 Apr 2008 14:13:23

By your video, I'd say stick with seat in for now. If you must go SIF,
land leaning out of the object. Momentum will carry you through.

But really, the only time SIF is good is for ups. Gapping SI is much
more controlled.

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Post by SkierAle » Tue, 29 Apr 2008 14:15:31

Simple fix to the problem, gap seat in.

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Post by hungry4un » Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:30:48

wait a second,

How many people here, jump up SIF and gap SI.

Would I be the only one?

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Post by littlema » Tue, 29 Apr 2008 23:34:30

Nope I jump sif but gap si, it's alot easier. The only thing I don't
like is taking the the time to switch your stance in between a line.

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Post by hungry4un » Wed, 30 Apr 2008 00:15:43

so it's not uncommon

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Post by Dann » Wed, 30 Apr 2008 02:36:20

I practice both, though my SIF static gap is greater, but my roling SI
sideways gap is longer. I always do SI for natural gaps.

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Post by invertedchees » Wed, 30 Apr 2008 05:28:45

What does SIF, SI, and UPD mean?

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