A few days ago i had some thoughts about my jumping tequnique on how i could improve it. i was learning to pedal grab (not crank grab) at the time and found it was very difficult trying to land it from a hop rather than a jump. however my jumps were week when combined with trials only 7 inches or so and about 14 inches just in open ground and i’d be all over the place.
anyway, i thought that i should be jumping more during a jump than pulling the uni up. i imagined that the pedals were solid ground, and that i was jumping straight off the floor. i took the seat out, balanced, crouched down really low and sprang off the pedals with all my might bring the uni up with me and then crouched in mid air to bring the tyre up as high as possible. wow!!!, i improved my jump height by about 5 inches just from the change of tequnique. i can now do about 18" or 19".
im also alot more confident with jumps involved with trials now and have learned to pedal grab(not crank grab) and then go to rubber since my tequnique change.
i couldn’t believe that something i had thought about had improved my height by soooo much. has anyone else had a similar experience, thinking of somehting to improve your tequnique and it actually works straight away?
thanks for reading,