ASK THE BMXPerts: NAVIGATING THE PARK
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Dear BMXperts

I was wondering how to get more air coming out of a quarter pipe and how to roll over a spine when it’s on an angle or triangle shape?
Thanks for reading and hopefully answering my question.

Arthur Ewan
Nelson, NZ  

Art, these are both things that are direct support of the BMX Plus! training program. Whether you are 4 or 40, playing games like BIKE, the BMX equivalent to basketball’s HORSE, or simply chasing friends around the park will help you learn to learn to work with speed, new lines and whatever happens to pop up in front of you. Give it a shot with some friends. More specifically, “more air” comes with more speed, more pump and learning to let the ramp do as much of the work as possible. Start by approaching he ramp with a comfortable amount of speed and carve long low airs across the ramp. As you get more comfortable, carry the same speed but try to shorten your carve. A simple way to do this is to look at the sheets of plywood on the ramp, if you are covering three on a low air, shorten your carve to stay within two sheets, then one. If your speed stays the same, your airs should get higher as you slowly work your way up and gain a feel for the ramp. As for spines, the key is traveling at an angle. If you try to tackle a spine head on, you are going to have a rough time, so try to take off and land at an angle. Once you get the feel for it, you can work on shortening up your angle using the same trick with the sheets of plywood, or lines in the cement. Good luck.


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