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Originally Posted by Noreaster View Post
I'd say advising a first year rider to hit a 15 footer with a lot of speed is an obvious trolling. I don't see anything in that suggestion to constitute even an attempt at real help, however misguided it may be. Just a troll trying to amuse himself.
He told him to use more speed than he thinks he should. He's not the first person to give that advice. I'm all for ragging the shit out of the troll, but I don't think that was trolling. He may have just forgotten himself for a second.

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Are you sure it's a gap?

They don't make those very often anymore, unless it's in the XL park.
& a 15 footer isn't really a XL jump.

Originally Posted by JetFalcon View Post
More speed is better than less speed because knuckling and falling is worse than falling on the end with the slope.
Over shootin' it is way worse, you still land on the flats.
You just fall a lot farther when you over shoot it.


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Just like I am sure this guy TOTALLY forgot him self for one second.

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For a first time big gap I followed my friends who were hitting the jump about 10 times and bailed right before the jump to really get my speed dialed in, then once I had the proper speed memorized I just hit the jump the same way as them and it worked out well... wear a helmet, like snowolf said start small and work your way up.

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I just want to point out that at my resort, a 15 footer is not something to mess with. If Newb A hits Jump B way over speed, he will be in Hospital C.

The loft carried on most of our 15 footers is enough to carry one about 4-8' in the air, and if you clear the knuckle 15 feet across. Landing from 8' high onto a knuckle is not good.

I see at many resorts by mid day, that lip gets smooshed down and doesnt carry one as high. East coast ice stays pretty firm. In fake, the 'pop' points get more rutted in and even carry one more aloft.

Sounds like the OP has some knowledge of getting some air, but just 'going for it' isnt wise as this more often these days ends up in ruining someones joint(s) for life. Or worse. A torn Aorta , serious concussion or Aneurism.

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Originally Posted by timmytard View Post
Are you sure it's a gap?

They don't make those very often anymore, unless it's in the XL park.
& a 15 footer isn't really a XL jump.
I wish I had a pic for you of the rail gap at nakiska this year. This resort won't build even a 10 foot kicker for playing on, but they've got this jump that requires you to ride a 15 foot rail/box with enough speed to clear an approx 8 ft gap at the end.

If you don't clear the gap you fall into the BX course below, or onto the opposite wall at speed! The guy I usually board with hits the 30-40 foot jumps, but didn't hit that bloody thing...
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