Getting over the fear of big jumps

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Ok, I have been doing doubles and table tops since I got my bike, no biggie. But there is this one up hill triple that I cannot muster up the courage to hit. It is soo frustrating when my friends triple, and I have to double,single. How does everyone get over the fear of big jumps? I know I can do it, but I just can't convince my self to try, and I know I shouldn't try it if I am going to hesistate right before I jump, because the will cause the bikes nose to drop.
Does anyone have any advice on how to handle this?
Thanx,
Chris
 
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#3
Well you know you and you bike can do it. Watch other people and then without thinking of it to much go out and calming just gas it and go over it.
 
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#4
hers what i do

have one of your friends pull you through.
just follow him --it works for me
happy landings
Lawndart Dave
 

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#5
Jumps.......

Just go for it. That's what I do, I just go faster and faster, and then I'm like I'm tired of slowing down, I'm F*** this, why not? (Sorry about the language) If you make it, you know how to do it, if you don't well you're screwed, but then you know you have to go faster next time:p Well, later.
 
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I did the jump!

Well, yesterday I went out the track on a mission, to conquer the great triple.
After a couple of good warm up laps, I decided to myself that I wasn't getting off the track till I did that jump. So, without thinking about it, I just nailed it in 3rd, hit 4th right before take and over shot the jump about 5 feet.But I was stoked I just did the jump, so I started hitting the jump pinned in 3rd, and shifting into 4th in the air, so when I land I can just take off. My imagination got the best of me on this one, the jump wasn't as scary as some doubles I done. But thanx everyone for the advice everyone, I now have alot more confidence in my self.
LATER,
Chris
 
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#7
SWEEEEEEEEET!!!!

doesnt that feel good?:D

congratulations
and happy landings,
Lawndart Dave:p
 
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Feels Great

It feels real good now that when all my friend hit that triple, I can hit it also, and keep right up with them:) ,After doing that jump the first time, I really got alot of "atta boy" from everyone I ride with. It really is fun. I didn't want to leave last night. Probably the best day of riding yet.
LATER,
Chris:cool:
 
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#9
Looks like mabey my help worked for you...now only if it would work for me :confused:
 
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#10
Yeah, ive found that when im alone on a section of track i am soooo slow, but when i see people rippin by me and i just pour it on and do what there doing and sometimes they find me passing them. Imagine you see a kid doing 2nd gear on a sweeper and you pass him flying in 4th only to be passed by him in the turn. I can clear all the jumps at my local track because i just follow people and pretend like im on a little straight, not a big bad rutted rough dangerous mx track.