sonny2727 wrote: ↑
Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:38 pm
Bulking up is generally a bad idea and everyone knows except bodybuilders
but there's another side to big air and weight..You are more likely to break bones if you are heavy in any sport with aerials including skiing, MTB etc so light weights have longevity in aerial sports
I do not agree my friend. Being light, 59kg, and broken almost everything. Hip, my back, 3 times collar bone, wrist, ankle.
There is no much muscles to protect me when I fall. Im also 170cm in height, so distribute 59kg on that and u get the idea.
As a direct result, I will not jump higher than more bulkier riders simply coz I cant hold the power as they can. To jump high the legs must be really strong, and comparing my legs with other riders is laughable.
But sure, hang time is better.
Simple test, lets put a feather and a small rock in a slingshot, which one goes further or higher?
It is only true that light rider will jump higher on light wind tho. Again, use thin rubber on a slingshot, with feather and rock. Which one will win?