ha! Thanks Guy's! I appreciate the 1st hand feedback on this!
Don't watch that. You really don't want to watch that.
These aren't the droids you're looking for. Move along.
No worries Donutz!! I personally am far
from ready to attempt anything like even the smaller jumps! As I said,.. I was simply curious because I really had no idea what I should expect from landing one if I ever did give it a try!! No real point of reference!
watch good landings and study the guys making jumps again Donutz points you in the right direction don't study the failures.
DO watch the failures. you will learn way more than watching people stick it over and over again. just don't visualize the failures when you go to actually attempt it.
the bottom line is: keep momentum. good jumps have a long and usually steep landing. long so you can't overshoot it, steep so you keep your momentum.
lots of times even if you fall on a big jump, as long as its in the landing its not the end of the world.
...alot of the time you just skid along on your back like a turtle and you'll be fine, hell even some tumbling ass over teakettle is ok - as long as you kept your downhill momentum.
by far the worst crashes are when things stop very quickly.
Slyder, Shred, thanks! I see the wisdom in both points of view!!
Of course I understood, intellectually anyways, the basic physics that forward momentum and downward landing trajectory would work on dispersing the forces of impact, but as I'm sure you would be the first to tell me,.. understanding it and experiencing
it are obviously two completely different animals!!!
It still looks a little freaky and scary to me at this stage of my riding, but it's comforting to hear that when done correctly,.. (...after proper prep and a certain level of progression & mastery of the requisite skills!) I won't have to be able to withstand jumping off a 2 story building or anything to survive it!
(...of course "That
" probably wouldn't be bad if I could!!)