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post #21 of 27 Old 07-26-2010, 12:56 AM
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^ You can still tell if you knocked a rail if you look while going over. I will admit I've done it once or twice when in a jump off. Granted, I'm not jumping 5'6", but still.

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post #22 of 27 Old 07-26-2010, 01:24 PM
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i still dont really see that as a reason....

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post #23 of 27 Old 07-26-2010, 02:02 PM
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I think they reached a level where their balance is no longer a fragile domino-castle, in which if you take 1 single piece away the whole construction shatters.

They are where they are as rankings for a reason, and thanks to many many years of practice.

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post #24 of 27 Old 07-31-2010, 09:09 PM
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^ You can still tell if you knocked a rail if you look while going over. I will admit I've done it once or twice when in a jump off. Granted, I'm not jumping 5'6", but still.

I can tell when I knocked a rail when I hear it clack clack while I'm looking at my next fence and adjusting to meet it correctly. I'm not a top level rider... but I'm guessing those top level riders can do pretty much the same thing I do to check whether or not they knock a rail

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post #25 of 27 Old 08-01-2010, 09:47 PM
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I can tell when I knocked a rail when I hear it clack clack while I'm looking at my next fence and adjusting to meet it correctly. I'm not a top level rider... but I'm guessing those top level riders can do pretty much the same thing I do to check whether or not they knock a rail
I agree. I've been thinking about this and I think its a balance thing in the air. Does that make sense ?
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post #26 of 27 Old 08-01-2010, 10:46 PM
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post #27 of 27 Old 08-02-2010, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, everything certainly makes sense now. Thanks to everyone for so many responses!
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