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Gapping Help, how to land right?

post #1 of 17
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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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post #2 of 17

Re: Gapping Help, how to land right?

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 #3 of 17
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Re: Gapping Help, how to land right?

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


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post #4 of 17

Re: Gapping Help, how to land right?

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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Re: Gapping Help, how to land right?

littleman wrote:
> 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 #6 of 17

Re: Gapping Help, how to land right?

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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Re: Gapping Help, how to land right?

Simple fix to the problem, gap seat in.


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post #8 of 17
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Re: Gapping Help, how to land right?

wait a second,

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

Would I be the only one?


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post #9 of 17

Re: Gapping Help, how to land right?

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 #10 of 17
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Re: Gapping Help, how to land right?

so it's not uncommon


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post #11 of 17

Re: Gapping Help, how to land right?

What does SIF, SI, and UPD mean?


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post #12 of 17

Re: Gapping Help, how to land right?

invertedcheese wrote:
> What does SIF, SI, and UPD mean?




Seat in Front (holding the seat in front of you), Seat in (like when
riding normally), and un-planned dismount, I think a crash doesn't
count as a UPD.


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invertedcheese wrote:
> What does SIF, SI, and UPD mean?



sex is fun, seat in and unplanded dismount


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post #14 of 17

Re: Gapping Help, how to land right?

I feel like naturally you should be able to gap further SIF. However, I
have a little issue with this as well. Gapping SI is much easier
because your body stays allighed with the angle that the uni is landing
at. When I gap SIF I sometimes loose the uni on the landing, which
isn't pretty.


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post #15 of 17
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Re: Gapping Help, how to land right?

I just went to a skate park today and this 100 lbs. metal grate fell on
my toes.

I had to get four shots to drain the blood. The x-rays showed no
fracture. Apart from a small small crack on the side of my big toe. I
mean after all that, no broken bones


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