Straight off the edge

ianton2 Posts: 14
edited May 2010 in MTB beginners
To fellow graduates and advanced newbies of mtbing...I recently missed a turn on a dry river bank, the trail was obscured by leaves. I found myself airborne before i realized my mishap and just braced myself for a healthy outcome...landed front first a three foot drop, did not fall off. And felt that chest tightening rush of i made it, an unintensional drop...
But how often can i deliberately do this at 190 lbs on my bike Giant Escaper disc 2010.
At 44yrs that rush was amazing want to do it again being a newbie an many jumps may i get from my bike before i break it and have to upgrade... ... 805/39653/


  • .blitz
    .blitz Posts: 6,197
    Sounds curiously familiar... :)
  • frogstomp
    frogstomp Posts: 412
    If you land flat and hard, maybe not so long.. if you work on your technique you should be able to minimise the impact of big drops, in which case it will last a whole lot longer..

    Check out some of the tutorials..
  • ianton2
    ianton2 Posts: 14
    hey man.....the video links don't work...but good tip anyhow...