Timing A Jump

Helpful "how to" tutorials by our members. Mountainboard maintance, mods, rider tutorials and more. If there isnt already a tutorial on a subject you would like to know more about feel free to request one here.

Moderator: BgSurfer

Post Reply
User avatar
GSmith
Baby
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:12 am

Timing A Jump

Post by GSmith » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:03 pm

So I get jumps, ollies, nollies, I'm fine with them all...on flat ground. But I cannot for the life of me time a jump to go over something. Even a curb. Even down a curb.
I either time it too late and I just roll of the end, or I time it too early and come down half way across.
Any advice?

User avatar
Roger knockhill
Dirty
Posts: 307
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:13 am

Post by Roger knockhill » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:44 am

more speed and more practice, when your front tyres are just about to leave the lip jump, it takes a lil while to get it spot on but just keep trying :)

User avatar
nimrod
Dirty
Posts: 416
Joined: Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:43 pm

Post by nimrod » Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:43 am

Yea, I would second the more speed! Start with the curb and go quite fast, just lifting your front wheels to roll off the curb. Once you get the feeling of when your back tires come off the curb you can start to lift the back wheels in a small Ollie. Then build your ollies up in height, keeping the timing right and start to work on small kickers etc.
Hope this helped!
Maybe also try 2 footed jumps before ollies off drops, Jon Diurba has a great tutorial!
If you're not falling you're not trying ;)
YouTube channel, please subscribe!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCipebuBiH1juHZBoM6SuA3Q

User avatar
Chedder
Noob
Posts: 44
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 9:31 am

Post by Chedder » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:45 pm

Damn why didn't this thread come up earlier!! I thought about giving up because i couldn't jump up a bloody kerb until i had one of them "f**k it" moments on top of a roll in and it all came together!!

User avatar
Ben
Old timer
Posts: 1697
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:01 am

Post by Ben » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:17 am

really just a matter of practice i think. if i recall, for me come from a skateboarding background i found that i was leaving it to late as i was used to the wheels being a little behind the tip of the deck.

the speed thing people are talking about is a classic thing from every extreme sport and is relevant for most gaps/tricks. the faster you go the less time you actually need to be in mid air/ mid trick and there for less actual balance etc.
for example trying board slides on a 2 meter rail at slow speed you might find you lose your balance but going fast you only need to get into to the slide position and pop out, barely any balance is needed. so in the jumping up a curb analogy you dont need to have a huge ollie in order to give yourself enough time to clear the length of your deck, the faster you go the less time you need in the air for the same result.
I strive to ride as much as a go on http://www.surfingdirt.com/forum

User avatar
GSmith
Baby
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:12 am

Post by GSmith » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:31 am

Yea, I would second the more speed! Start with the curb and go quite fast, just lifting your front wheels to roll off the curb. Once you get the feeling of when your back tires come off the curb you can start to lift the back wheels in a small Ollie. Then build your ollies up in height, keeping the timing right and start to work on small kickers etc.


That's great actually, thank you! I learnt to do all the jumps from Diurba, his tutorial was actually really helpful, without sounding like he's talking to 4 year olds haha

really just a matter of practice i think. if i recall, for me come from a skateboarding background i found that i was leaving it to late as i was used to the wheels being a little behind the tip of the deck.


I'm having the same problem, I think I overcompensate a lot as well after jumping too late a few times, so I go too early =/ the balance thing never occurred to me, so I think you just saved me a lot of pain later on down the line! Haha

Thanks guys =)

User avatar
varun
Noob
Posts: 34
Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2015 12:34 am

Post by varun » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:16 am

Right Roger knockhill

Post Reply

Return to “How-To Forums”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests