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Yo homies- Lately I've been getting into jumping a little bit with my 5.5. Nothing crazy, I don't think, 3-5 foot flat to flat landings. I'm running my shocks as well tires correctly for this. What I'm wondering is this a terrible idea? Please don't tell me they're not meant for this, cause I'm not as dumb as you all think. I only weigh a buck fifty. I'm mainly looking for some feed back. Any comments and advice would be appreciated. What do you guys get away with on your rides? Thanks a lot! Woogie11 out!!!!
 

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thanks Sus, that was totally helpfull. People are pretty much saying what I expected and hoped for. I just gotta be a smooth ass operator and pimp the landings...
 

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woogie11 said:
thanks Sus, that was totally helpfull. People are pretty much saying what I expected and hoped for. I just gotta be a smooth ass operator and pimp the landings...
I don't own 5.5 yet but I do own Tracer for last 5+ years. My geared riding weight is 160lbs and have done over at least 100+ drops during those years ranging from 2ft to 5ft...majorty being flat landing. I make sure, during my bi-annual Moab trip, I do the infamouse 5 ft flatlanding drop on the middle of Porcupine Rim trail. My Tracer never complained once and still rides fantastic! When it does break, my plan is to trade in for 5.5 or 6.6. My point is if 4" XC susser like Tracer can take that much lick and still going strong, the 5.5 should have no problem matching the Tracer's prowess. Go ahead and toss your bike around gradually and you will know what your bike can take. I am sure you are already aware that no bike can take daily 4+ ft flat landing abuse, however.

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Most frames can actually take such abuse for some time. Too many factors to determine why it might just fail when doing such things like the riders weight/riding style/welds/tubes etc...
Unless its some made for strictly xc racing frame or such.
 
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