lol I just get some speed and then jump. I practiced yesterday until I hurt and still hurting today but thats how it is when you are 52 I hope to get 12" by Christmas.the manual is still real hard for me I think its mostly fear of landing on my butt and hurting my back but I will get it in time I hope.
yeah, digging your toes into the petals and pulling both wheels off at the same time is stupid, its bunny hopping to call it a trick. that style bunny hop is gonna get you up anything higher thata curb, and certanly doesnt help on jumps.
Do your bunny hops like an ollie on a skateboard, front wheel first than pull the back up.
the first problem could be the bike, it could be to heavy, or the geometry doesnt fit your body. If its not the bike its probably the technique... try this...
its really a smooth movement. youve got to pull up on the front and put your weight back, then when your front is off the ground about 6 in you want to move your weight forwards, and kind of suck the bike up to your body.
they want you to angle your feet forwards so when it comes time to pull the back up your feet can get some grip on the pins of the pedal. (its not totally vertical, but there saying vertical compaired to the frame, not the ground, so if your bike is angled back the pedals are slated forwards.