Did I knock myself out and is this possible?
I got sick of watching people hit a small, medium and large jump and decided to give it a go finally. The local hills never have any small small jumps, say 6-8' high with a gap of a few feet. Everything at my local hill now is something 25' high with a 4 - 5'
high ramp for takeoff and gap of about 10-30 feet to the slopey side.
I know my jargon is all off but, anyway, so here's the deal.
I skipped the 'small' and 'medium' because the ramps leading up to were torn up badly, and went right for the large. I was actually going to abort because at this point all I have ever hit was a bump in the slope going slowly and caught about 1' of air.
I realized that I was rather locked in and didn't abort, I hit the ramp going about 15 mph, went high up, about 6' then landed STRAIGHT down onto the flat part at the top, not the slope part much much further away, slammed down and everything went white. I felt I could hold it up and land it but the white light frightened me so I let me body crumble to avoid any injury. I didn't hit my head tho.
Strangely no back pain or knee pain from being straight dropped down so harshly flat boarded like a giant belly flop off a bridge, but I instantly got a headache afterwards that lasted a couple hours. Not a bad one. I also noticed I was a bit dizzy, but lately Im always dizzy because of a head cold I cant shake, plus constant ear infections.
Just wondering, did I wreck my brain? Should I have just blasted that jump and landed on the downhill side? I know it takes ALOT more speed and commitment, Im just afraid at my age (40) I would have done something stupid and landed on my head.
How do you commit to just going big? My biggest fear is that I would have hit much harder than that going faster, but after going so far up in teh air and straight down, I wonder if going harder at this jump would have yielded a more forward progression instead of straight down yielding less WHAM factor