• I am riding on a North Shore structure with several down-ramp options.
My goal was to jump over the normal downramp and instead land on a second dirt transition to riders left.
The takeoff was a bumpy ladder bridge (not visible in the vid) where the only takeoff point was about 1 metre
back from the edge.
The main issues were:
1) Setting up at correct pedal position for the takeoff (a smooth patch on the
2) Leaning forward the correct amount to keep horizontal momentum for the gap
and hit the correct landing location (ie clear the rocks at the top of the
3) Also leaning forward enough so reduce force on the rear foot when landing,
so that I would naturally roll out of the transition, but not so far forward
that I would pogo-stick onto my face.
4) Using my left (free) arm for a little extra force. Note that my left arm
snaps up on the takeoff and back down as I do a stomach crunch to get my wheel
up. This happens naturally but seems to help with balance and body