Entering whoops

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What is the best way to enter whoops? It seems you have to go really slow so you don't over jump them then you are going so slow your front end drops when you start them. Any subjections on how to enter fast? Thanks
 
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With the luck you've had lately Moo, I would get off and push through the whoops :p

Just kidding, I've only had the chance to ride whoops once and it was a blast. What I did was to bring the front wheel up and sort of wheelie into them then hold a consistent throttle and feather the clutch. I'm not sure if it's the best or correct way but I see it done that way on TV. Don't hold on so tight that the bike can't float through, kind of keep the knees bent and grip and let the bike do all the work. It reminds me of those horse riding machine at the arcade that you rock back and forth to make it go, your body seems to stay in one position and the bike rocks back & forth like hell.

Glad you got your bike back together and hope you enjoy it. Take care, Jeff

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Well on my CR I can do them in the VERY top of first but I think I want to start doing them in second but if I jump the first one in even mid first them I fly over like 5 of them and loose alot of time.
 
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One thing I do know about whoops is to stay on the gas and make a rowing motion to keep the rear end from coming up too far. That rowing is real important!

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What kind of whoops are you talking about? Are they tall,short,small gap,or long gap?What do you mean about jumping them and losing time? Jumping over as many as you can while entering may be scary at first but it is the fastest way to enter the whoops. If you are tackling large whoops usually the best way to take them is to treat them as a rythm section jumping two or three at a time. If they are small you should just blitz them and try to skim the tops. You should stay to the rear of the bike when blitzing.

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I found the best way (YES my bike can do whoops) is tto jump the first couple and try to wheelie it the rest of the way through

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Ya I have found the faster I go the more the front end comes up and the better I can do the whoops. What is this about a rowing motion?

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The local track is a supercross style track, so it may be different than what you are doing. I tripple the first sets(6 jumps total), then lean back, grip the bike with my knees and PIN IT!!! Don't let the front wheel drop or you will be up the creek, you WILL crash hard.

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My track has about an 80 foot set of whoops and the best way i do them is to quad or triple in with the front end slightly up and then hold on with alot of throttle. Have your butt over the back fender. The faster you go the easier they are and the less effort it is to do. Take practice but an absolute balst once you get the hang of it. Good luck

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The best way i can sum it up is to jump as far into the whoops that you can. Maybe you can just double in. This gives u a lot of speed coming into it. Then just hold on to the gas steady and make sure ur front tire is really light going over the top of the whoops. Sometimes you don't really have to skim them, you can even double/triple your way out of them. Like this one set of whoops that used to be at this local track. You triple into the whoops, then triple them 2 more times and your out. It all really depends on the size and gap of the whoops.

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Well, depending on what kind of whoops they are, i usually just go flying through them. but you said you are doing them in the top of FIRST???!!! try top of 2nd-middle of 3rd. the faster you ge through whoops the easier it is, just stay back and ride loose. it is probably a good to stay away from whoops while you are warming up, or if you are pumped up (arm pump). also, keep in mind that some whoops have no easy smooth way through them... take arenacross whoops, (any of you out there who have raced arenacross will know what im talking about) they are tall and too narrowly spaced to jump through, and too far apart to skip across, so basically you just have to make sure that your suspension is dialed, and just go slamming through them.

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I think the "blastng and jumping" method is done only after you're confident enough in your riding abilities. If you have ridden them before you can get a grasp of the timing. If you haven't been on the track before, take several practice runs through them to pick different lines. Watch others who are locals and how they go through them. My definition of success in whoops is to make it through them w/o looping or going over the bars.

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OK, now I'm throwing a new twist into the game.

How do you go through whoops, at speed, during an enduro, with trees on both sides and only 30"-40" between them.

I rode the enduro at Roselawn last weekend, and was a slug through the big sand whoops because I was afraid of punching trees.

Suggestions??
 

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I hate trees. :p

that question in my mine is more on the line of the risk factor you are willing to take.

I hit to many trees over the years on a 20ft wide mx track,.......i am the last one to have an opinion on 30-40"'s !


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