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Old 02-22-06, 06:09 PM   #1
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Nice now I can bunnyhop 3 feet in length! Turns out it is just a matter of speed.

Today I cleared a 3 foot (aproximately could be more actually) gap and I wasn't going with much speed, if you bunnyhop tall enough and throw your body forward it turns out its pretty easy! Damn, I just love this sport and I also pulled a manual and my bunnyhop's height is improving, you just gotta love how much difference a little practice can make. Well, thats it, just wanted to tell you about my accomplishments so nevermind me laugh out loud.

P.S: On one jump my feet slipped off the pedals and I wiped out bad, thankfully nothing happened to the bike or (more importantly) me, I got back up on the bike and kept riding, though my arm hurts now, its part of the sport I guess.
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On one jump my feet slipped off the pedals and I wiped out bad, thankfully nothing happened to the bike or (more importantly) me, I got back up on the bike and kept riding, though my arm hurts now, its part of the sport I guess.
Just wait until one of those pedals come's back at your shin for revenge.

Yeah, I've gone through this type of thing too. It's fun to learn stuff like that. Like you said, it's all a matter of speed. I did a bunny hop of 9 feet in distanace in the summer, must have been going 35 km/h though.
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Congrats on the progress. Riding really is a lot of fun.

I can hop about 1.5ft high if I'm going slowly, but I have trouble getting that high if I go fast enough to clear a gap. Just need practice I think
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bunny hops are fun. but the pedal to the shin really kills.

it is suprising the impressive things you can do with a good bunny hup or j-hop.
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Old 02-22-06, 08:39 PM   #5
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bunny hops are fun. but the pedal to the shin really kills.
Yes they do. I wouild reccomend some leg protection for sure.
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speed = length, but not height... same for skateboarding too, and i'm sure many other things.
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Old 02-22-06, 08:46 PM   #7
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Just wait until one of those pedals come's back at your shin for revenge.
I've got bone spurs on my shins from being a skateboard youth.
I sunk the pins on my pedals into them so hard once I puked.

Or...maybe it was 'cause I crotched onto the toptube after I lost footing.

Ah...the joys of mtb'ing.
One word -Shinguards.
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how to do bunny hop? I just cant get what the books says about bunny hop
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This article is an excellent read. Based on BMX, but it's not terribly different.
http://www.bmxbasics.org/new/bmx0703.html
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i tried the http://www.bmxbasics.org/new/bmx0703.html but still cant do it like i can ones that are llike 3 or 4 inches but i can do the wheelie kind where you get ur front wheel and even it out and with your front tire. Any hints or tips? OH ya i just did the were i lean forward and pull up on my front tire first kind of bunnyhop.
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