Originally posted by nathank
anyone have any good tips on learning wheelie-drops?
i'm also trying to learn the rear-wheel hop - not sure the real name - but where you wheelie-style "hop" on the rear tire with the front tire in the air...
if you can do wheelie drops on a two foot drop you can do them on any height obstical.
the technique is the same. if you can do one foot fine but two feet freaks you out, then just stick with the one foot until it's like riding off a curb.
once you no longer fear it, move on.
it's the same technique.
a way to learn rear wheel hops is to put your front tire on something like some stairs or a park bench. then lean back the few inches needed to get the front end up and start to hop.
when your front tire drops, try and balance on the bench (or whatever) then pull back up and do a few more hops.
again, it's technique. if you can learn the basic body position you can hop till the cows come home.
I agree with Maelstrom.
the more you ride the better you get.
i rode with some folks this weekend on single track.
there were some logs and roots that really got the best of people.
if they spent just a small amount of time learning to ride over stuff they wouldn't have had a hard time with them.
you can learn ALOT just by staying in the city and riding over curbs, small sets of stairs and other man made objects.
it all comes down to balance......