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    Bunny Hop HighER.

    hey i know this is a nooby question but anyways here goes....
    i can bunnyhop about 4 inches.i can get up on sidewalks sometimes.
    man how can i improve my bunnyhop?? i need to get it higher.
    please Help.

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    Set up objects to try and hop them. It's better if the object is not very sturdy so that if you don't make it, it will fall over, instead of yourself falling over. Try using 2X4s stactked on top of eachother, that works well.

    Practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmichaelx
    Set up objects to try and hop them. It's better if the object is not very sturdy so that if you don't make it, it will fall over, instead of yourself falling over. Try using 2X4s stactked on top of eachother, that works well.

    Practice.
    Quoted for truth. Setting up boxes or whatever in the road and just getting used to hopping over at various speeds is good because it makes you work on your timing, which is really important. After you can hop over little stuff and hop decently high, then you can work your way up to bigger objects.
    Also, just try hopping at slow speeds to work on your technique. Here's a page with a detailed explanation of the steps: http://www.bmxbasics.org/new/bmx0703.html

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    Practice.

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    I've found that you hop higher when you're trying to clear something. For example, I can't hop high up a curb or on flat, but if I'm hopping from flat onto a ledge/bench/whatever, I can do it without issue.

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    just ride your bike more man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    I've found that you hop higher when you're trying to clear something. For example, I can't hop high up a curb or on flat, but if I'm hopping from flat onto a ledge/bench/whatever, I can do it without issue.
    I've noticed the same thing.

    My firends ask me how high I can bunny hop, and it's just over a curb. But I have no problem getting onto benches, ledges and over medians.

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    I'm the other way 'cause my timing sucks. Can hop like 2 feet if there's nothing around, but if I try and hop a 10" thing I'll hit it with my back wheel half the time because I hopped too late..
    Last edited by MadMan2k; 05-09-06 at 09:38 AM.

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    im like that aswell, it sucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    I've found that you hop higher when you're trying to clear something. For example, I can't hop high up a curb or on flat, but if I'm hopping from flat onto a ledge/bench/whatever, I can do it without issue.
    This is true.

    Try it out.

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    well for me i used to be able to bunny hop only six inches or so and then i lowered my seat all the way and i can bunny hop like 2 to 2.5 foot because me seat doesnt hit me in the ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxdumbass
    well for me i used to be able to bunny hop only six inches or so and then i lowered my seat all the way and i can bunny hop like 2 to 2.5 foot because me seat doesnt hit me in the ass
    Lol ya im goin to lower my seat and jump up things more..thanks for your help everyone.

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    no prob

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    Just stick with it, thats the best advice, the more you ride, the better you get.

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    ya lower you seat it helped me soooooo much. i could hop like a foot but then i lowerd my seat and i can hop like 2.5 feet now
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    ya and its better to do a "j-hop" to right? like i noticed that im bunnyhoping the "cheap" way,both tires go off the ground same time instead of front tire goin up then halin up my back tire.

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    ya i say bunny hop but it is a j hop i guess ive jsut always called it a bunny hop

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    There is no such thing as a "j-hop".
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    I hate those people that use the term "J-hop" its weird.

    Its a damn bunny hop. BUNNY HOP.

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    It's A J HOP. J HOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Naw i know its a bunny hop,before i heard a few people call it a j-hop(u get the point)

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    I just call it a bunny hop also, but isnt it really a california when you lift your front tire up, then bring ur back on up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuse2man
    I just call it a bunny hop also, but isnt it really a california when you lift your front tire up, then bring ur back on up?
    No
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxdumbass
    well for me i used to be able to bunny hop only six inches or so and then i lowered my seat all the way and i can bunny hop like 2 to 2.5 foot because me seat doesnt hit me in the ass
    yea just lower your seat all the way down, it helps alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuse2man
    I just call it a bunny hop also, but isnt it really a california when you lift your front tire up, then bring ur back on up?
    No, that would be a normal bunnyhop. There's bunnyhops, and nollies. That's it.

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