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Old 03-31-01, 09:13 PM
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believe it or not but i cant bunny hop at all!!

someone please tell me how to bunny hop, i dont really want to go that high just like 4-7 inches..... any where around that height :cool:
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Old 04-02-01, 08:52 PM
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Ok uh yea, for one thing, dont limit your bunny hop height thats no good. But yea learn to kick up the back on its own (donkey kick), once you get that down good, just pull up and kick up the back. PRACTICE, took me a good month to learn to hop good
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Old 04-16-01, 06:32 PM
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Really, a whole month?
Wow! It only took me about 2 days to get some "decent" height. (above ankle)
All I did was learn how to lift the back of the bike by moving weight over the handlebars, and "lifting" the bike with your knees. Then you combine that with pulling up on the handlebars, and you got yourself a bunny hop. I can get about half the height of my shin now. There are many how-to guide on the net, just start surfing.
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Old 08-16-02, 10:18 AM
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Hey,

So what your saying is the back comes up first? Then the front? 'Cos I've only seen it done the other way around.

Or do you mean you practice lifting the back first, and then when you start doing proper hops you include the partice you did with the donkey kick thing with the lifting of the bars.

Hmm, that'll be it...
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I have two ways that I hop over obstacles. If I'm on my cyclocross, road, or XC bike I just stand and pull up with my hands and feet (clipless pedals) at the same time - itís not a "true" bunny hop but on my XC bike I can easily get 1 foot+. When I ride my freeride bike (flat pedals) or a BMX bike I lean back, pull the bars to my chest, or until the front wheel gets high enough to clear whatever obstacle I'm headed at, then I thrust the bars forward - the rear wheel will more or less follow the same line. I got up a 4-foot retaining wall once doing this, but on my second attempt (showing off) I toasted a chain ring. Be sure to practice before trying to go too big.
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i had a lot of trouble bunny hopping my mountain bike. First you should lift your front very high with your weight behind your seat. Then thrust your weight forward and pull up your knees like you are doing an endo. your back will come up and you will be up. it takes a few times but if your practice for maybe 2 hours straight you'll get the hang of it easily.
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Old 08-22-02, 10:41 AM
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I found bunnyhopping my mountain bike really (!) easy I don't know why, probably because of the aluminium frame, whereas on my BMX I'm finding it more difficult, although I'm definately getting there.

My problem at the moment is not lifting the front up first, before the second. Or if I do theres very little time between them.

Anyone know how to stop this?
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Old 08-27-02, 04:11 AM
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You might find it easier to stand on your back pegs and try to hop that way, its a bit easier to lift the back end up with your feet. practice.
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I have been riding about 1 week and already I can bunnyhop about 1 foot. The first thing you should do is lift the handlebars as far up as you can. When you are pulling up the bars, you want to angle your feet forward and lift up with your legs and the back will come up.
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i know 2 different ways, the first way i learned way back when is to point your feet toward the ground on the pedals, and jump up, the whole bike should come up, and the one i learned about a year ago is to overpull a manual then throw your weight forward, took me about an hour to start hoppin a foot and a half
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