Flat landings- front wheel or back wheel?

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3/9/2018 9:23 PM

I can never decide.

I did have a massive flatland once at Budds Creek. Running "backwards" on the pit tabletop. Beasley had this massive chasm on the other side- scary as shit. It's the same spot Millsaps lost his liver.
I overjumped that sucker in practice and found myself dropping about 30-feet straight to ground. At the last second I yanked upward on the bars and turned it wide open. I had no idea if it would work. I had one of those "crumple landings" and it hurt, but I rode it out. So in that case, the back wheel was best.

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3/9/2018 9:29 PM

I’ll take my chances with the back wheel.

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3/9/2018 9:34 PM

Back wheel, how is this even a question?

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3/9/2018 9:36 PM

Back wheel first, on the gas if possible.

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3/9/2018 9:36 PM

zehn wrote:

Back wheel, how is this even a question?

This

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3/9/2018 9:37 PM

Front wheel, brakes fully locked

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3/9/2018 9:39 PM

I didn't think it was so crazy to land on the front. I'm not talking about an endo.

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3/9/2018 9:43 PM

zehn wrote:

Back wheel, how is this even a question?

BobPA wrote:

This

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3/9/2018 10:28 PM

Free trips to Indonesia.

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-'09 KX500AF

- '19 KX450F

3/9/2018 10:48 PM

Flat land to the front wheel and it's likely you won't make it to NorCal 60+.

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3/9/2018 10:54 PM

Back wheel and a shitload of limiter action

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3/10/2018 2:12 AM

Rear wheel, bars to the chest, wide open

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3/10/2018 2:23 AM

Back wheel, but you want to avoid slapping down front so just back wheel slightly before front.

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3/10/2018 3:58 AM

EZZA 95B wrote:

Flat land to the front wheel and it's likely you won't make it to NorCal 60+.

Gold.

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3/10/2018 4:23 AM

EZZA 95B wrote:

Flat land to the front wheel and it's likely you won't make it to NorCal 60+.

You gave me stomach cramps from laughing so hard! Too damn funny...

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3/10/2018 6:01 AM

WFO pulls the front end up while in the air and helps reduce bottoming on both ends.

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3/10/2018 6:15 AM

Depends on the jump and the speed you're going at. Back wheel is usually the right way, but not always

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3/10/2018 6:16 AM

NorCal 50+ wrote:

I didn't think it was so crazy to land on the front. I'm not talking about an endo.

Rear wheel first on the gas helps the suspension do its thing and not blow through the stroke is how most jumps should be landed. Flat land or down side of a jump. Front wheel first kills forward momentum and is a good technique when hitting the down side of a jump into corners or a single into corners.

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3/10/2018 6:29 AM

Quit that nonsense, what you need sir is A-kit suspension.

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3/10/2018 6:43 AM

If it's big booter step up jump to flat landing, I prefer landing on the front just a tad.

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3/10/2018 6:44 AM

Both wheels at the same time.

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3/10/2018 6:54 AM

HenryA wrote:

Quit that nonsense, what you need sir is A-kit suspension.

What he said...A-kit can't be bottomed you fools!!... lol

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3/10/2018 7:28 AM

Is this a serious question. Back wheel throttle wfo.

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3/10/2018 8:35 AM

Someone actually bought the polka dot TLD gear, and they bought the violet colored version.

I'm lost for words.

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3/10/2018 8:59 AM

Learn to balance the bike using the brakes in the air.
A rookie over jumping will grab the front brake in the air naturally trying to stop himself from what's coming.
This makes the whole situation a lot worse
Start slow,feel the inertia and what the bike is doing.
30 foot drop? That's a huge jump.
Landing on the front wheel anywhere isn't advised,chances of that weight that's in the air behind you staying strait and controllable arnt good.
In this situation,As the old saying goes-pin it..bounce valves like never before.
Lastly,never ask this question again out loud at the track.

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3/10/2018 9:00 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Someone actually bought the polka dot TLD gear, and they bought the violet colored version.

I'm lost for words.

Ha! Agreed

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3/10/2018 9:35 AM

Depends on if I'm accelerating upon landing or braking. For me, the harder the landing the more I like to land on the front wheel. I prefer the bars pushing back in my hands rather than pulling out of them; especially if there's an immediate subsequent turn...quicker to apply the front brakes because 1) You don't have to wait for the bars to go from pulling out of, to pushing into your hands. and 2) The front wheel is on the ground sooner. However, if there's a long, high speed straight after the landing I prefer to be balanced; you can accelerate sooner with less chance of looping out compared to landing front wheel high. For the most part, front wheel or evenly balanced for me. Rarely do I like to land rear wheel first...especially WFO...sounds like a good way to end up running after your bike, or smashing the back of your head on the ground.ermm

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3/10/2018 9:37 AM

Right here it is....Bubba has it dialed

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