Gapping Help, how to land right?



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hungry4uni

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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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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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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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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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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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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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wait a second,

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

Would I be the only one?


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so it's not uncommon


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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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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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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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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:mad: :mad: :mad:


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I find that SIF gapping is still the best for drops but I do a 90 degree
twist to avoid any issues. I also prefer to gap SIF generaly unless its
really huge. I just enjoy SIF more than SI.


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hungry4uni wrote:
> 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:mad: :mad: :mad:




OH F*CK are you okay? How did it fall on you


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