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Old 06-25-04, 08:44 AM
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Whats after a bunny hop?

i was wondering wut i should try now and how you would do it. thanks
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Old 06-25-04, 05:31 PM
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In my opinion if you are riding vert i would try a regular ramp. If you are riding street why dont you try waxing up a curb and give grinding a try. ( My opinion and im sorry if no one agrees. )
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Old 06-26-04, 04:11 AM
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what like which trick i would say 1 footer then no footer and practise manualing
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Old 06-26-04, 10:14 AM
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manuals is a definate must.....also try some grinding if you're into that, or even work on getting your bunnyhops higher and maybe some bunnyhop 180s
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Old 07-08-04, 08:04 AM
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Ledges are also a fun idea
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Old 07-09-04, 11:49 PM
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feeble grinds, they are great stuffs. Maybe barspins and x-ups would be terrific =)
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Old 07-27-04, 07:10 PM
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horse hop or as other peeps call it, pro hop
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Old 07-27-04, 09:51 PM
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how would i do that?
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Old 07-28-04, 11:30 PM
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i can do a X-up...it was hard at first but it takes practise...and bunny-hop to a nose manual...i can do it but for only 3 feet
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if your comfortable with your bike, try doing somthing easy like a no footer or somthing. but i do agree with the ledge idea, try a feeble or somthing. My opinion, go out and buy a trick tip movie.
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Old 07-29-04, 02:29 PM
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yeah a tricktip movie will help,but i didn't use a movie...i learned the hard way,I fell off...haha
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Bruskys: There is no set tricks you have to learn. If you are riding freestyle, then just pick something that looks fun to do. There are tons of basics out there and lots of tricks you can have fun with.

Check www.bmxtrix.com -> how-to -> flatland (OR) street/dirt/vert

The street stuff has a ton of descriptions and the flatland stuff has descriptions with videos. Easier stuff is towards the top. Just pick what seems fun and go work on it.

Bunnyhops are good - horse hops do NOT exist. Make sure you are doing bunnyhops correctly, then work on manuals, feeble grinds... I like abubacas. Work on 180 rollbacks. There are many flatland tricks like pogos and 180 rollbacks and rockwalks that you can incorporate into street, so look through both lists and just have fun with it.
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I think the best flatland tutorial out there is www.bmxstunts.com It has text and movies just like BMX trix, but for some reason I find it easier. Try some of those tricks.
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horsehop? well u already know how to lift up the back end of the bike, well try lifting up the front end, leaning forward then lifting up the back b4 the front end touches the ground, or wheelies get going at a walking pace then lean back and pedal with one of ur feet real strong then just keep on pedaling, ask someone else to explain it better, but otherwise its hard at first to get the right foot going again (unless u use ur left foot) after uve done a two pedaler but work at, ull get it
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Old 07-31-04, 10:59 PM
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jrt1990: You just described a bunnyhop. The horsehop does not exist and is just one of the 50 names that people use instead of bunnyhop. Front wheel up first, then the rear wheel follows, that is a proper bunnyhop, though it can be done with both wheels at the same time. Either way, it's a bunnyhop, no other name applies. Just an FYI. If you use different names then riders in the know may heckle you or get on your case for beinga newbie. Just call them bunnyhops. I have heard them called broncos, kangaroo hops, californians, and often j-hops - none of those terms is correct, they are simply bunnyhops.
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man them dudes on BMXstunts.com are good...
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oic well i guess ill have to tell everyone in my town that there called bunny hops, but ud think ud have to have diff names for them since one is landin on both tire and one is landing on one tire then the other but w.e. u say i guess
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The take off is really what is different. The landing should still be both tires at the same time. I know when I started I thought they had different names, but they just don't. I have heard so many different names it is amazing. In the end, there are the way that riders who know what they are doing do bunnyhops and there is the way little kids do bunnyhops. Once you know them the correct way, you can get really high with them and do a lot with the trick.
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Old 08-01-04, 08:38 PM
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how can i get better at hopping over stuff?

i just got my old BMX fixed up nice and i'm ready to rock. i want to be able to bunnyhop up onto curbs without feeling nervous.

the problem is that when i bunny hop my back wheel will go higher than my front. i tend to bunnyhop the bike all at the same time.

i can bunnyhop the other way where i pick up the front then pull up the back. is that better than the doing it all in one move?

i'm nervous about curbs because when i was younger i went to bunnyhop a curb and my front wheel hit and i went over my handlebars and smashed my face up.
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Old 08-01-04, 08:51 PM
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Always bunnyhop front wheel/rear wheel. That is the way to do them. I have cleared trash cans (33 gallon variety) by using the front wheel/rear wheel method. Learn it, work on it, go high.
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Always bunnyhop front wheel/rear wheel. That is the way to do them. I have cleared trash cans (33 gallon variety) by using the front wheel/rear wheel method. Learn it, work on it, go high.
after i pull up my front do i trasition my weight to the front? my problem with that way is, i will pull up my front real high and then i try to pull my back up to match, but i feel like my weight is all to the back and i can rarely break 8" with my back.

how can i do a clean front pull then a back pull that equals in height?
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It really is about practice - read the how-to carefully on BMXTRIX.com and read some of the hints. The deal really is that you learn to lunge upwards. You will also learn to tuck the bike. That is, pull it up towards your butt and bend your legs to suck the bike into you.

Basic practice will give you about 18 inches pretty easily, then with skill and time you will hit 2+ feet within a year. Then it is more about finesse and raw muscle. You can get another foot over the next year or so if you stick with it practicing really hard at the trick.
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It really is about practice - read the how-to carefully on BMXTRIX.com and read some of the hints. The deal really is that you learn to lunge upwards. You will also learn to tuck the bike. That is, pull it up towards your butt and bend your legs to suck the bike into you.

Basic practice will give you about 18 inches pretty easily, then with skill and time you will hit 2+ feet within a year. Then it is more about finesse and raw muscle. You can get another foot over the next year or so if you stick with it practicing really hard at the trick.
cool, thanks. i'm checking out BMXTRIX.com right now. the annoying thing is, i can clear 2' with the bunnyhop style when i pull the entire thing up. but i know that way is wrong. so i am practicing with the right way but i have tons of trouble breaking 8-10".
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I think it took me about a year to feel really comfortable with bunnyhops the correct way. Then it took me several more years before they were getting really high. I think I bunnyhopped over 7 people laying side by side at once. That isn't even close to what I have seen Dave Voelker do. But, bunnyhopping over stuff is easy once you get the rhythm of the trick down.

Just remember that it isn't a wheelie, then a hop. It is all one trick that flows together really fast. If you pull back and wait to lift the back tire, then you will rarely, if ever, get as high as you do when you lift the front then immediately snap the back end up. This is because you lose all your compression from getting the front wheel up. You just balance your body off then get lunge upwards as much.

I thought one of the best tools to help me get good bunnyhops was hitting like 1 inch curbs at a medium/fast pace and lifting the front when the front hit, then lifting the rear when it hit. I would go faster and faster to see how far I could go. I didn't get that high, but I learned the motion really well.
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Old 08-02-04, 08:21 AM
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So, I was riding around today practicing bunnyhops. I saw a small bush, about 10" tall. Easy, right? I went up to it and pulled my front wheel up, but I didn't pull it up high enough. Then I pulled my back tire up and I pulled that up very good. My back tire was so much higher than my front, I landed my front wheel first and went right over my handlebars. Now I have some nasty roadrash on my hands, arms, and knees. Damnit, why did my back up so high?!?
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