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In my local woods there are massive dirt jumps (at least from my point of view) that are 8 to 9 feet tall with 20 foot gaps in between. Some seem even larger.

Then there are little 1 foot high double jumps. That's where I'm at right now.

How do I learn to jump the big ones? And what kind of bike do I need? And how long will it take, my friends?
 

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Work your way up slowly. Ask local riders where to find some jumps in between in size.

Bike selection varies. Dirt jump bikes are purpose-built for this, but people also use all-mountain, freeride and DH bikes. Depending on the type of transition, landing anything largish on a hardtail can be pretty brutal.

You could probably do it in a season if you practice a lot and miraculously don't break something.
 
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