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Old 10-20-04, 06:17 AM
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what trick or tricks are u practicing right now

i am pretty new to BMX so i can't do much.i am practicing wheelies and manuals first so i can figure out the good balance spot.

i find that i have to pedal to get the front wheel of the ground. but once its up i stop pedalling. is that still considered a manual
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Maybe like a half pedal would be allright, but more and your looking at a wheelie.. Just keep trying to lift it.
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Cross-footed rodeo grinds (left foot on right pedal, right foot on the back tire).
One-footer switch handers.
Toboggans.
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nothing anymore....working 12 hour shifts at work
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feeble hard 180 barspins and ice 270
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No footed upside-down tailwhips
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Old 10-26-04, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by BMXTRIX
No footed upside-down tailwhips
Wouldn't any tailwhip technically be no-footed (unless it was a footjam or you were scuffing a whiplash)?
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I'm just workin on my spins. I can get 180 on anything and 360 on some things but there still a little sketchy.
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bunny hops and manuals ,doing better with bunny hops 6". can't get front up high enough on manuals
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VROD.... how did u get your bunnyhop so high. i have done what everyone says i still can't do a bunnyhop!
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lol I just get some speed and then jump. I practiced yesterday until I hurt and still hurting today but thats how it is when you are 52 I hope to get 12" by Christmas.the manual is still real hard for me I think its mostly fear of landing on my butt and hurting my back but I will get it in time I hope.
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do u mean u kind of jump of the pedals in a way or u pull the front end up than the back?

when it comes to the manual just go for it. usually if u go back to far u can just put your feet down and hold onto the handlebars
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yeah, digging your toes into the petals and pulling both wheels off at the same time is stupid, its bunny hopping to call it a trick. that style bunny hop is gonna get you up anything higher thata curb, and certanly doesnt help on jumps.
Do your bunny hops like an ollie on a skateboard, front wheel first than pull the back up.
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man i have tried all the different ways of bunnyhopping but i still cant get it
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I kind of squat and pull the front up then jump really don't know what I am doing but its working alot better than 2 weeks ago
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the first problem could be the bike, it could be to heavy, or the geometry doesnt fit your body. If its not the bike its probably the technique... try this...
its really a smooth movement. youve got to pull up on the front and put your weight back, then when your front is off the ground about 6 in you want to move your weight forwards, and kind of suck the bike up to your body.
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or check out trials-online.com... watch the movies on bunny hopping too.
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k. i'll try that tomorrow. its only 6:45 central time and its pitch black outside

i have the haro backtrail x1. i know its made for dirt jumping but i was thinking maybe u could do a bunny hop with it. it weighs 30 pounds
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yeah, the bike is fine. i just watched those videos, and none of them really have abmx style bunny hop, ill try to find a better video.
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this site's good
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ya i also saw that one a couple days ago. i have it bookmarked. i do what they say i just can't get it. i still don't understand what they mean by "get the pedals vertical"
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they want you to angle your feet forwards so when it comes time to pull the back up your feet can get some grip on the pins of the pedal. (its not totally vertical, but there saying vertical compaired to the frame, not the ground, so if your bike is angled back the pedals are slated forwards.
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ok. tomorrow i'll go and try to bunnyhop while using these tips

my friend can bunnyhop (both wheels at the same time, not front than back) i asked him how to do it but he won't tell me.

i figure once i get the 2 wheel bunnyhop down i can try the front wheel than the back
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well its a fine way to just bunny hop, just not past like 5 or six inches.the front then bike method can get you over much taller things. and bunny hopping up things with speed
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could u guys help me when it comes to jumping stairs. i know this place that has a couple steps and i would love to try to jump it. there is no ramp or anything like that

could i get away with going really fast and pulling up on the handlebars? i hope i don't have to bunnyhop. since i suck at that
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