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    How do those guys stay up bouncing on the back wheel?

    I've seen this on web vids all the time. The pros standing up on their bike with the front end up, bouncing the back all over staying balanced. How's this done? Any tips or tricks? Thanks!!

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    A bmx term for it is pogoing and its not that hard after u get the hang of it all ya gota do is come to a stop and hold ur back breaks and pull up and jsut bounce around its kinda fun

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    It is a trials maneuveur. This is where having a bmx to practice on helps. If you don't, doing it on a full sized mtb is quite a bit more difficult and requires more strength. I will assume you have a mtb and will direct you to a couple of sites with the best info.

    http://www.biketrials.com/
    http://www.trials-online.com/

    Both sites have explanations on how to get up on the rear wheel and balance, then lurch and the hop. With good rear wheel balance there are going to be very few objhects you can't simply hop over.

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    How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

    Practice!
    "I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch." - Woody Allen

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    I've been to both those sites before, they're awesome!

    I will soon have a K2 Razorback Team frame, so it won't be that heavy, however it will have back suspension. So it will be pretty hard to learn on I guess. When my bike snapped, I was playing around in the shop where I brought it to, standing on the front wheel and holding onto the handlebars (that's all that existed on that half of the bike!), braking and bouncing around. It wasn't all that hard to do even though I couldn't do it, so I guess all I need is practice! Cool.

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    It is easier on a ht for sure. Too bad you couldn't spring for a cheap and small ht bike to practice on. I know guys who work the duallies really well. But they had year of practice on ht's.

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    I have a meat and potato usa steel rigid bike I could practice on... should I?

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    Depends if you are concerned with breakage. I have an old mtb frame I would use if it wasn't race sized. If it is small enough go for it but if it is too big it isn't work the effort.

    Do you have any friends with smaller hts? Or friends with BMX's? You could always find a cheap used BMX and buy it. My cousin bought a great specialized one for 250cdn that was 1 year old. Otherwise you can practice on a dually and you will end up being able to do it. I just find it takes more time than if you have something smaller.

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