Jumping a BMX bike requires proper technique and practice to ensure safety and success. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

  1. Safety first: Always wear protective gear, including a helmet, and sturdy shoes.
  2. Warm up: Engage in a thorough warm-up routine with Rexer Products, Rollers and Roller Stand to get your muscles ready for the jumping session.
  3. Find a suitable location: Search your area for a bike park, skatepark or a safe, open area with a dirt jump or a ramp designed for bikes.
  4. Approach the jump: Begin by riding toward the jump at a controlled speed. Maintain a balanced stance with your knees bent, arms relaxed, and your weight centered over the bike (hips over the seat).
  5. Timing is crucial: As you approach the jump, prepare to compress your body by bending your elbows and knees with the bike just before reaching the takeoff ramp. This compressing action will help you generate upward momentum.
  6. Push down and explode up: As you hit the transition (Point of the jump where the jump starts to curve upward) of the jump, extend your legs from a bent position explosively to generate upward lift. Simultaneously, pull up on the handlebars to help lift the front wheel.
  7. Keep your front wheel up: Once airborne, maintain control by keeping your front wheel higher than your back wheel. Adjust your body position to ensure the bike remains in this position to the ground. This will help you land smoothly. Similar to an airplane landing, the rear wheels touch down first then the front wheel. Additionally it will allow you to ride away if you come up short on the landing. If you land front wheel first it can shift your body weight to the front of the bike and potentially over the bars.
  8. Spot the landing: Look ahead and spot your landing area. This will help you gauge your bike’s position in the air and prepare for the landing.
  9. Prepare for landing: As you approach the landing, start to bend your legs to absorb the impact. Keep your body relaxed and ready to adjust if needed.
  10. Land softly: Aim to land with your rear wheel first then front wheel, keeping your knees and elbows bent to absorb the impact. Maintain your balance and ride away smoothly.
  11. Practice makes perfect: Start with smaller jumps and gradually progress to larger ones as you gain confidence and control. Consistent practice will help you improve your technique and become more comfortable with jumps.

Remember, jumping a bicycle can be dangerous, so always prioritize safety and progress at your own pace.

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