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    How to...

    I started getting serious in mountain biking early 2004, and i have alot of catching up to do when it comes to technique, does any one know a good "how to" site where it teaches how to do certain drops/jumps? my main area where i stuff up is not being able to bunny hop at a higher speed, stationary is easy, but say when i go up a tabletop i dont bunny hop, leaving me short and hitting my back wheel hard...help?

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    Just practice, practice, practoce. You say you want to know how to bunny hop at high speeds but are new to the sport- you can't expect too much from yourself too early.
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    yeah i guess so, in your opinion, how strong do you think a TIG welded steel frame is?

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    the weld is the strongest part but on either side it is less strong, i dont have the actual answer but its alot couple hundred pounds per cm? i dunno

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    its the frame on my bike, and its bloody heavy too, damn it what is the strongest frame material there is?

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    Well you could use all sorts of things but you dont want to use just anything- it could make the bike really REALLY heavy.
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    Or for that matter, really REALLY weak.
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    its not about material all the time, its about engineering....they built a bridge out of plastic in japan or vancouver i cant remember, one of the two...and it holds cars.....its all about the geo on the bike how well each tube supports the next....in addition to thi welds are key, on weak weld in the frame, and opps there goes the frame....check your welds on the bb and head tube and places if there arent any small inaccuracies in the welds, you should be fine....
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    Well ,Titanium is really light, and apparently quite strong too, only problem is it may corrode, Steel is coming back and being used more now, because itsvery strong and gives a more 'real' feeling while cycling, then you have Scandium and stuff like that, which to be hoest, i havent got a clue about

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    Scandium is just alloyed with Aluminum to make it "softer" and less harsh... Supposedly a scandium/aluminum frame rides smoother but still retains much of the stiffness qualities of aluminum, but without the harshness. Titanium is very strong and actually flexes some, so it tends to absorb shock a bit better than aluminum, which is super-stiff in most cases.

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    Steel is real
    Alum is close
    Everything else is for the road.

    And practice. The first response was more than enough. Bike or no bike, you can learn to do anything on any bike. I wish I could get a vid of the guy in town who does trials/urban/bikecross and djing on a full on road bike (fits small though)...

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