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FLyBOy 01-26-05 09:38 AM

Tips for bunnyhopping.
 
Hey everyone, I'm a newbie to Freesyle Bmx ( Less than one year), and I'm tying to get good at bunnyhopping. Well I can't bunnyhop at all right now and I don't know why!! I know how to do them, I just can't do them. I can lift the back up just using the pedals, ( I don't clip my feet in either) and I can lift my manuals maybe about 1ft to 1.5ft off of the ground consistantly, but I can't put them together! I can do the manual part of bunnyhopping, but whenever I try to get the back up I either lift them unevenly and nose it, or hop off of the pedals. I usually end up hopping off of the pedals, and I was told that means I'm not pointing my toes enough. Well anyway if anyone can help me, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!

dirt dude 01-26-05 11:22 AM

pull up as hard as you can without toppin out and when your bars are near or at your body push forward on the bars adn jump and tuck with your leds then prepare to land by cushining the impact, hope thats a help, i dont know if thats correct

CMcMahon 01-26-05 11:23 AM

Just keep practicing.

FLyBOy 01-26-05 11:29 AM

Ok, so the best thing to do is not get frustrated, and keep practicing? Obviously it works for someone, because it seems that the more time you get on your bike doing tricks, the easier and easier those tricks become. Am I right?

CMcMahon 01-26-05 11:35 AM

Yes. The more you try, the easier it becomes. Like with seatgrab one-footers, I landed a bunch of ugly ones (can't say that I've ever fallen on that one...), until they progressively evolved into the semi-sweet morsels of aerial trickery and manuevering that they are now.

FLyBOy 01-26-05 12:28 PM

Thanks alot Beerman, thats really helpful. Its just hard to keep practicing when it feels like you're not going anywhere, but I just need to keep my chin up, have fun, and like you said keep trying! Thanks!

bmexican 01-26-05 01:21 PM

while we're on the bunny hopping topic (no need to start another bunny hop thread), does anyone know if a smaller rise bar would help in bunnyhopping. or would a taller bar not make a difference.

CMcMahon 01-26-05 01:41 PM

A smaller rise bar apparently helps with bunnyhopping, and taller rise bars apparently help with manualling, but I've never noticed a real difference once you get used to what you've got.

bmichaelx 01-26-05 03:27 PM

I can't say that I have ever just practiced bunny hops for a certain amount of time. What I do is practice them while I am biking to the skatepark or to my friends house, just bunny hop any curb, stick or crack you come across. It's an easy way to practice hops without wasting a bunch of time.

JMC 01-27-05 01:24 PM


Originally Posted by bmichaelx
I can't say that I have ever just practiced bunny hops for a certain amount of time. What I do is practice them while I am biking to the skatepark or to my friends house, just bunny hop any curb, stick or crack you come across. It's an easy way to practice hops without wasting a bunch of time.

that is a wild good way to learn. thats how i did it. just don't try to hop ur mates the first day. they may get rather cross if you give em a tire mark tattoo.

CMcMahon 01-27-05 01:25 PM

I don't see how that's wild at all. That's how I learned to do it, although for me it was on the way to a dirt lip we had at the bottom of our street.

power 01-27-05 03:50 PM

start heavy drinking

FLyBOy 01-27-05 06:48 PM

Would it help at the start to try to do them off of a jump? Like jumping my dirt doubles that I made in my back yard and leveling it out in the air?

poonster18 02-28-05 01:20 AM

Yea I guess you can do that....haha

KinetikBiker 03-02-05 08:43 AM

bunnyhopping is one of the hardest tricks to learn but when you get them down you can do them with your eyes closed..... so what you want to do is is pull up like in a wheelie and the push your arms away from you then once your airborne you should try to either even yourself out to land on both wheels or land on your back tire first then front tire (kind of like landing in a manual) good luck......

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CMcMahon 03-02-05 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by poonster18
Yea I guess you can do that....haha

Thanks for bumping up a thread that hadn't been posted in for a month with a completely pointless comment.


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