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The only crashes that really get you on the clips is the over the bars. The bike acts like a lever and it slams you into the dirt. (trust me, I know) The worse OTBs are the ones where you aren’t far enough over the front to completely loop out to the front and not far enough back to bring the bike back down. Basically you are doing a nose manual. You actually pick up speed going down the back side of the jump like this and if there is another jump coming up you get slammed into the face of it. This is how Phil D broke both wrists down in FL (I used to have video of it) and how I did my shoulder the second time. No matter what you do you can not get away from it and have to ride it into the face of the jump. It is a sick feeling. Your bars are pinned into your gut so you can not turn them either.