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Old 05-27-03, 05:58 PM   #1
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bunny hopping

i have just started and i cant even bunny hop any tips on how your meant to do it. thanks :confused:
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Old 05-27-03, 06:05 PM   #2
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Well, I just basically do a wheelie and when its at its peak, push your whole body forward. go to http://www.bmxtrix.com/ and go to how-to and 'learn to ride street'. you will find it there
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Old 05-27-03, 09:30 PM   #3
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I donít know how every one dose it but the way I do it is a little harder than it seams, I think I do it the hard way but. I stand up, pull the front wheel up and at the same time pulling the bike forward. The rear wheel should go up, from there just practice and you should get it pretty easy I have a mountain bike that is really heavy so you got to b able to do it on a regular BMX.
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Old 05-28-03, 09:52 PM   #4
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practice picking your back tire up on a scooter
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Old 05-31-03, 11:38 AM   #5
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ya that is a good idea
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Old 06-07-03, 08:16 PM   #6
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i think if u r having trouble with your bunny hopps, try to makr ur bike lighter and then try. trust me it makes a hell of a difference
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Old 06-07-03, 09:31 PM   #7
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Ya, it does. My bike is really heavy though. Maybe thats why I can only bunnyhop about 1-2 inches!
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Old 06-09-03, 03:35 PM   #8
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Ya, it does. My bike is really heavy though. Maybe thats why I can only bunnyhop about 1-2 inches!
no, it's because you can't bunnyhop.

practice. that's it.
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Old 06-09-03, 05:08 PM   #9
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I just learned this week, I was able to get about 3 inches by shifting my weight to the front, then I started tilting my feet down once I hit a high point in my jump, worked really well and now I can get like 5-6", still working on the timing for my jumps (like when I approach curbs), but I'm getting better
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i remember when i couldnt bunny hop.. that lasted about an hour. its super easy. just kind of pull back the pop off the ground. its kinda like pulling back then pushing forward
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Try on a tiny baby bike (literally, a pink one for 5 year olds) to get an idea of the feeling. Then get back on your bike, and a.) concentrate on unweighting the pedals when you pull up on the bars to jump, you will never get off the ground unless you take your weight off the bike and b.) imagine you are a kangaroo (this sounds dumb but it worked for teaching my friend) and hold your elbows tight in and sort of jump forward like you want to get your body over tha bars (hold on tight though)after you get the initial motion down and can hop your bike even an inch, or even if you cant hop but the entire bike unweights itself from the group evenly, its just a matter of practive before you can do consistant and bigger hope.
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Yeah, the most important thing for me learning was unweighting my feet. The second before you pull the bars up take all the weight off your feet. It sounds wierd but that's how I learned....
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Erm It Kinda Took me about 3 weeks to realize that what iam doing was wrong
actuali if i wer u id start practicing hop jack first its like bunny hop its just tt the front wheel and the back wheel are on the same level as u jump this would den make u understand on how to lift the back wheel.. if u duno noe how to hop jack heres wat to do, furst u need to apply forces on both the pedal your good foot forward, den b4 u jump u use ur feet to hook up the pedals and this would help u lift the bacl wheel.. den b4 u jump bend ur body elbows and knees like a spring as u jump pull on the bar and use ur feet to pull up the back wheels and as u reach ur highest point start bending ur elbows and knees to pull the bike closer to ur body so this would make the bike higher.. you dun need to use the bar as a pivot to pull the back wheels as this would make it harder for u to bunny hop even more.. if u haf pegs i think take it out furst as this make it a bit harder for u to ligt up the back wheels.. as u practice lifting ur back wheels now all u haf to do is noe when to **** ur weithg to execute the bunny hop.. furst u to bend knees and elbows den as u jump unwind ur elbows furst and den unbend ur knees so if u pause the bike is like side way i mean like the front wheels is higher and the back wheels is like above the ground , then as u u reach the highest point bend ur knees and elbow to bring the bike closer to u and if posible sit on dun place ur butt on the sit but place ur butt on the back wheels and as u land bring ur ass to the seat again understnas? its kinda hard to explain.. kay just remember use ur feet to lift hte back wheels
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I lean forward and and twist on my handle bars and do a wheelie all at the same time
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