Mountain Biking - Tricks, and other misc things
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07-13-03, 04:41 PM
Hey I would like to know what types of things I can "ATTEMPT" well Im not on the trails. I of course know the wheelie(which I still cant do) but what other sorts of stuff can I try. And if you post a trick can you include a description of how to do it. I havent been succesful finding any sites with mountain bike trick guides.
thanks guys :beer:
07-13-03, 04:49 PM
Look up bmx tricks. All mtb tricks are variations of those. Basic tricks that are required before really getting good are
1 - trackstand
2 - j-hop
3 - wheelie is important too
4 - basic hopping (for balance works with trackstanding)
With those three standards you can move to more complicated thing like
4 - front and rear wheel pivot
5 - hopping up and down things (regular bunny hop isn't very good for getting up stuff
Then after that would be harder stuff
6 - rear wheel hop
7 - using your sprocket to climb up stuff
There are many more but those come to mind. Most of these are described on BMX sites, a lot of threads here (do a search) and trials sites. (www.trials-online.com is the best imo)
07-13-03, 04:50 PM
Oh some other things to helpp trail riding. Riding up and down stairs is great practice to be in the downhill position...riding up them sucks but gets you used to a rough ride.
07-14-03, 08:04 PM
How in the hell do I do a j-hop?
I know I pull up and push forward ,but what do you do with your feet?
And,do you push forward with all of your body,or just your upper torso?
07-14-03, 08:39 PM
The thread gives you a couple of great links for instructions. Also try
www.trials-online.com and look up techniques...
07-14-03, 08:52 PM
go to this!! and go to "How to"
ah, thanks mailstrom, it worked. :D
but I am still kinda having trouble when I go up to do the cat walk part, I just keep going. lol.
07-14-03, 10:23 PM
What do you mean you just keep going. A catwalk is something you want to keep going...thats a good thing (unless you are trying to bunnyhop it ::)
yes, I was trying to bunnyhop it, lol. :) is it better to go fast or slower?
07-14-03, 11:38 PM
I get better height faster but in the end it shouldn't matter.
ok, and you go further when your going faster eh?
07-15-03, 01:02 AM
Further yes...but not necessarily higher...
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