Exactly! Too many variables and jumping correctly in any vehicle takes experience.Two videos come to mind “the talon won’t fly” which has been deleted cause the guy was a DA. He tried to jump a road which is the wrong shape jump. And anything at dunes, off a correctly shaped jump, listen they keep the motor revved or give it throttle to control the machines attitude in the air. The effect of revving the gas is more pronounced on a motorcycle because of the mass of the motorcycle vs the forward rotating drivetrain mass, because of this you have a harder time correcting a mistake in a vehicle that has a much smaller proportion of its mass being the mass of the powered forward rotating drivetrain.
watch the ones that stay in it till they are launched and the ones the that let off vs the ones that stay in it after they leave the ground.
Two things are happening in this video the front wheels are off the ground and people let off the gas causing drag on the rear pulling the front down.
If you let off the gas as you have jumped the rotating mass of the wheels tires axels all stops or slows and that energy transfers to the machine causing IT to rotate the direction the wheels tires axels brake rotors was just rotating. Causing it to nose dive.
Still don’t take this 60sec web based physics lesson and try this at home or a road or SilverLake.
edit: 2WD LS powered sand rails are very heavily biased to the rear vs a 4wD SxS.
And if you do try it please have a “Dixie” horn and a camera!!!
What I noticed the most is that the same vehicles (or same type vehicles) jumped multiple times with different results. The 4 door RZR goes from nose up to level to nose dive, depending on which jump you watch. It is not the machine but rather the driver, ramp, speed, approach combination.
Yes, and so will most everything else. Do you think those that are jumping correctly are shifting mid air? It is a mass/power issue here. Notice the motorcycles, they revs/decel/brake and corrects mid air MUCH faster than the heavier vehicles with lower power/weight ratios.If you try to give the talon a throttle correction mid-flight, wouldn't it just hit the rev limiter?
Not sure if the Talon will upshift by itself in mid air (I don't think it does) so depending on the jump, sometimes with the Talon you can shift up 1 gear right as you launch so you have more RPM to work with in the air. My buddy has learned how to jump his and flies straight, level and far (well, most of the time anyway).
The Talon jumps just fine with the right driver just like anything else but that is not what it is made for. If you plan on jumping a lot, DO NOT buy a side SxS (any SxS), buy something smaller with a high power/weight ratio.