this ia chris again any i am wondering what exactly to do on a jump. I know that four strokes are a whole different thing from two stroke and i just need some advice for jumping with a four stroke. thnx
keep the throttle at a constant setting all the way up the jump. lets say that you are half throttle before the jump, keep it half throttle all the way up the jump, till you get in the air. DO NOT CHOP THE THROTTLE ON THE FACE OF THE JUMP! have fun!
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While you are learning to jump, it is probably not a bad idea to use a steady throttle all the way off the jump. However, to say that it's the only way to jump a thumper is simply not true. I jump different obstacles with the throttle chopped to wide open depending on the situation. You just learn to adjust with your body position. If you jump with the throttle wide open, you make up for it with having your body more over the handlebars. If you jump with the throttle chopped, you have to get back like you are going through the whoops.
If this seems overwhelming right now, don't worry. Take your time and learn slowly. If you think about what you're doing on the bike now, it will all be second nature in a few years.
I didn't hear anybody say it was the only way.... just the best way to keep from looping or going over the bars. You are correct though, over different obsticles you will use different throttle and body positioning, but for someone new to the concept of jumping or getting use to a new track/obsticle, steady is the safest.