Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bikes: 2007 Norco Katmandu, building a 2006 Norco Bigfoot
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ok, if you dont have flats, you can always get a cheap pair of plastic ones. and wearing shin guards is always a good idea.
1. try to only hop the back up using your feet. you need to lean your toes down so your shoes 'hook' the pedals.
2. as soon as you can do that, try to pull up at the same time, and try to get both wheels to lift at the same time, and land at the same time.
3. now try to pull up first. this takes less feet (atleast thats what ive heard, but its hard to tes this theory), and you can push the bike forward using the handlebars. once again, ry to land both wheels at the same time.
4. at first you'll only get a couple inches. its always fun to try and hop a 2x4, since if you dont make it, it just falls.
to do back wheel hops, try to apply this to it. i cant explain it, its something that comes naturally.
a joke my friend had was that he taught my bike to do so, since he was riding it and hopped on the bike. then i tried and i got it. i went from looking like an idiot, to being able to hop on my back (not funny, but still)
if you have anymore questions, just ask