If using an FS bike, land on both tires but it is important to spread the impact as well...
Don't let the bike absorb all the impact
As you can see the rider has his legs almost straight and given the impact all to the bike, see it bottoming out both suspension after landing a 5-6 feet drop . Mastering to absorbing the impact actually feels good. Its like making love to the bike hehe.
This could really be bad for a hardtail. Sorry Nilo(?) hehe saw the pic as a good example of impact.
This is one good example of using all the suspensions available...hehehe peace...but repect to sir nilo he did it on a 5-6ft drop...
never hesistate when you do a drop, coz the more you think of not making it or making it, the more distracted you'll become...just enjoy and have fun out there...
guys are we talking front drop or side drop? co'z the two have different approach I guess...
take off is also important.. it's hard to correct/shift to the correct postion in the air before you land. Found that out last saturday at the valley golf tracks. Tried to jump the gap and landed on the side of the receiver(in case dehins umabot). Sideview take off..same position landing. Kawawa yung bike bruised yung grips and lever on the cement road.
I would like to explain to my children the proper way to land on a bike during drops. I myself do not know how so I dont do it that much. All our bikes are hard tails. The kids of today.
Can the experts enlighten me. Thanks a lot.
Pat just explained a trials technique on how to drop off. I'm not an expert but my explanation would be for dropping off while moving (riding on the trails or on the street).
Since you’re teaching your kids, you might want to start dropping off a sidewalk. Approach it a little faster than jogging speed. Stay loose & off the saddle. As the front wheel is about to roll off the edge of the curb, move to the rear of the saddle. Not too much, just a little – probably you’re thighs by two ends of the saddle. You don’t have to pull on the bars with this technique. You would land either rear wheel first or both wheels at the same time. It’s not an issure right now because there is no way you’d endo & go over the bars off a sidewalk – unless you grab a ton of front brake. Speaking of which, have your kids stay off the front brake for now when practicing drop offs. For now, let them exaggerate absorbing the landing by bending their knees & staying at the rear of the bike. When they’re comfortable, they’ll know if it’s too much exaggeration. By the way, the amount of movement of the rider to rear of the bike would depend on the speed your approaching the drop. Moving to the rear of the bike unweighs the front wheel so you could figure that if you’re approaching the edge of the drop slower, the more you need to hold the front wheel unweighed, thus more movement to the rear.
If they have the sidewalk dialed (w/c really wouldn’t take a lot of time), move on to a half foot ledge, then a foot, & so on & so forth. Make sure the higher they start dropping off to flat (w/c means there is no sloping landing like a loading dock or plant box to the street) the more they need to land rear wheel first.
There are a few ways to do drops but this is pretty much a very basic (but very effective) way of doing them. Good luck, sir.