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Old 06-11-06, 06:37 PM   #1
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Hop stands are fun

If you hate bunnyhops or pointless threads, hit the back button and spare yourself now.

Yesterday I was riding at the spot I ride at almost every day, and I got some trash and put in in the road and made some gaps to bunnyhop over, which was kind of fun. Then I realized it kind of sucked because I couldn't adjust the height, so I went home and looked for some stuff to make a hop stand with an adjustable bar. It was easy as hell, just got some small boards and cut them up and nailed them together, then stuck some nails in and a PVC pipe across the two boards that could get knocked down without hurting anything.

It's great practice for timing and stuff, anyone who doesn't have a bunch of wonderful spots to ride every day and hasn't already made one should.
Here's a video of me hopping over it at about wheel with tire height (maybe 2 feet).
http://jonbuder.com/videos/hop.mpg
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Old 06-11-06, 06:43 PM   #2
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cool vid, thats about how high i can hop. you think thats high enough to throw a barspin??
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Old 06-11-06, 07:29 PM   #3
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Yeah, it is. I can't do them yet though.
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You shouldnt need to hop to spin a barspin.
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Old 06-11-06, 08:13 PM   #5
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but it looks sweet when you can hop up and throw a barspin.
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Sweet, I'm building one for sure.
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Old 06-11-06, 10:16 PM   #7
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You shouldnt need to hop to spin a barspin.
uhh?? How else would you do them??
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Manual, or else just pull up on the bars.
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Old 06-11-06, 10:48 PM   #9
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Manual, or else just pull up on the bars.
Those are manual barspins, those are way eaiser to do then hop barspins.
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Looks like fun.

I saw something similar at Target the other day, its like an 'X-Factor extreme jump thing' haha, its the same as what you built but with a dumb name, and it only has one arm holding the pole, so if you hit it it moves and spins around, so you dont eat ****. Haha.
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As long as there's people willing to pay the money for it... lol

You can barely feel it when you knock it down on this one, actually. A pipe that weighs like 3oz doesn't do much to stop over 175lb of combined rider and bike, and since you're moving forward it doesn't even push down on the nails very hard, just slides off.
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I think I'd rather your design. 1 support and a rotating joint would be a hell of a lot easier to break. Not to mention it costs money, i'd rather just build something.
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I built one, it's wicked. I'll post up a picture soon.
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I built one, it's wicked. I'll post up a picture soon.
This ought to be good.
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yea, that will prolly be my weekend project, it will give me somthing to do. And what kind of bike do you ride madman2k?
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is it a fuse?
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For the beams I used 2 4x4's that are about 3 feet high, for the stands I used two 1' long pieces of 2x6. and for the cross bar I used a 4' long 2" diameter piece of steel pipe that I spray painted orange.
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You people put way too much effort into this. Just use a cardboard box or a milkcrate. Christ.
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Hey MadMan2k,

I live in the midst of hop country, the kind of hops used in beer-brewing. Your subject was a puzzler because I thought ...I've seen berry stands and fruit stands and egg standsbut how much business can a hop stand do?

The response from Beerman showing on the message list probably helped me make this erroneous interpretation.
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Hey MadMan2k,

I live in the midst of hop country, the kind of hops used in beer-brewing. Your subject was a puzzler because I thought ...I've seen berry stands and fruit stands and egg standsbut how much business can a hop stand do?

The response from Beerman showing on the message list probably helped me make this erroneous interpretation.
Heh, that's an interesting way to interpret the topic.

FuzzyRyder, yours is definitely a lot heavier duty than mine. I made mine so it's light to carry and easy to knock over so nothing breaks if it does get knocked over.

Fuse2man, yes it is (link)
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"You people put way too much effort into this. Just use a cardboard box or a milkcrate. Christ."

I used to use my old recycling bin...a little less forgiving but did the job all the same.
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i just hop over stuff, no need for a stand in my opinion...i guess they would be fun though
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You people put way too much effort into this. Just use a cardboard box or a milkcrate. Christ.
Haha well, I had some spare time so why not, and I used to use my recycling bin and pallates and whatever else I could find, but this is fairly simple. It only took like 10 minutes to build and I could hold a high jump contest with it! Or not, but now at least I don't have to go looking for high stuff to practice bunnyhops, I just set that thing up. And madman, it's acctually suprizingly light, I can carry it all out with one arm. I assume it's heavyer then yours, but at least the wind wont blow it over.
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I used to use my old recycling bin...a little less forgiving but did the job all the same.
If you know there might be a problem if you don't make it, all the better reason for you to make it first try.

My highest hop was 6 locked skateboard decks.


Just a tip for everyone, it seems that all of you are crouched straight over your bike when you hop, but you want you but to be WAY back over your back tire, and your arms straight. You're nose should almost be touching your TT if you're realy going big. haha maybe not that extreme.

Something like this.

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Ohh yeah, that's not me btw, I jus tsearched google so I could get one up quick.
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