To newbies: A simple sidehopdrop with both brakes locked the whole time is a very steady and stable and reliable way to learn to do drops. But be relaxed with brakes-locked sidehops on flat ground before doing drops with them. figure to be dead confident and accurate on up to 24" with brakes locked sidehops, pretty sure of yourself up to 36", and thats all you'll need. Just boost yourself off and either lift the front end at the same time or just make sure you get the rear down first before hitting the ground. Dont panic to get the rear down though.. like the 4th pic in the sequence you wouldnt need to be rushing it yet. If I were sidehopping for distance, which here I was not, I would be maxing out the hang time in the 4th frame and would have jumped higher to begin with. As you start to sink keep your bars high and pressure your feet down to make the rear touch the ground first. Stick the landing and Bob's your uncle.