nose landing fixed

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Much thanks to everone who posted replies to my desperate plea for help on bad nose landings. I am the 46 year old rookie rider.
Landings are much improved. I got to do a lot of practice this week on a 6 foot high table top. Im standing on the pegs now, helmet over crossbar, rear end back and up off the seat. Smoothly increasing the throttle as I come up the slope. Gripping the tank with my knees also helps a lot. Getting a good 20 feet of air. Don't laugh kids. Will post more when I get the courage to really pin it. But for now , I'm still in one piece and able to ride another day. Thanks again.

PS.....Looking for about a 3 year old KX-85 for my boy.
 

RM_guy

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Congrats!!

Isn't a good feeling when it all comes together?:)
 

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WTG! :)
 
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One of the best all time methods of learning a jump is by following behind someone who knows (that one) already. Knowing how fast to launch.. thats a biggie :) Keep the body position correct and keep the throttle open until you leave the ramp. Have a nice flight.
 
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You got the idea now!

Hey KDXgeezer

I'm one of the riders that replied. Way-to-go! (btw - I'm 49)
Sounds like you have the right style.

I have been helping my two sons with their jumping recently and now they are starting to scare me with their ability.

Look what my 14 year old did this past Friday. Matt - Age-14 Jumping

I think he can teach US a lesson or two now.
Kids sure learn fast.

Keep practicing safe jumps!
Happy Flying...