Can I Isolate the "Hop" Part of a Bunny Hop for Practice?

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9/22/2020 7:36 AM

Looks like we all have a lot in common. LOL. My wife and I always lust over Mustangs. She had a friend who had one in high school. A like 66 notchback so it brings back good memories for her. My step Dad had a beat up ole 72 when we first met him and was a Ford guy. I grew up a Chevy guy and have always liked them but when we went to go buy new cars in our adulthood the Focus was the first Ford we bought and I am sold. Then we bought a 2015 Fusion. They just seemed to tick all the boxes for us.

In the Mid 90's one weekend I drove an SS Camaro and a 4.6 SVT Cobra to compare (both manual) and the Cobra felt like a crap ton better. Easier to drive. More nimble. Just a joy. The Camaro felt like a........ I don't know, Truck? It was like 1995, right towards the end of them. I had a 1975 Camaro I loved that was the first car I bought. But I swear the 95 felt.... worse. Like a pig.

I like the 2000 model Mustangs cuz they were still on the small side and lighter than a lot of generations. And I like the body trim a bit better than the earlier iteration. Same chassis. But I didn't like the more rounded styling of like the 1995 style. The rear lights... blaaaaaaa. Although I think one could be made to look cool. But I like the bit more boxy style of the 2000. I dream of having a smaller engined 2000. Like a 4 cylinder. I mean my Fusion's 2.5 4 cylinder gets 175 HP and with a few tweaks could get around maybe 200. I think that would be plenty. Like you say some good suspension and wallah.

But yeah, then there's the Fiesta or Focus's or Escorts. It's all a pipe dream. The only thing I have the money to work on are throw away bikes and cheap guitars. LOL. I fixed up a few lawn mowers last summer too. People just throw the away and they can be made to run again.

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9/22/2020 8:51 PM

Yeah, the generation of mustangs after the fox looked like a celica or something. Still decent cars looks aside. The cobras had independent rears that were miles ahead of the 4 links in all the others.

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9/23/2020 7:47 AM

You're right, that one did look a bit like a Celica. LOL.

I didn't know they had IRS back then..... The Cobras... I gotta look that one up. I thought it was only recently the adopted IRS. Or maybe that was just all of them and the cobras had different rears for a while now.

Anyways... great thread talking about cars. LOL.

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9/23/2020 2:19 PM

bluestang wrote:

I know plenty of people who traded/sold their Mustang for a FiST. Nowhere to really enjoy the car and the power according to them. Not one regretted their decision.

More fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow!

personally I enjoy driving fast cars slow.

4 wheels for need, 2 wheels for speed!

but then again. titanium is the future.

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10/12/2020 6:56 PM

focus_st wrote:

I've been riding for about 5 weeks and have the pieces of a proper hop and can put them together to get over a curb but that's about it.

I've been filming myself in slow mo to see if I can figure out what I'm doing wrong and I'm definitely losing height by not hopping with both legs so I end up cranking the pedals.




Is there a method to practice the "hop" part on its own to work on keeping my feet level without having to worry about getting all of the steps around it at the same time?

Do I need to just shut the fuck up and ride my bike until I figure it out?

not sure if this is old now or what, but we've been riding for about the same amount of time. I'm assuming you're already way farther aling than in your videos, butone thing is to lean back. Lean back and try to use your arms to pull up, and your weight to assist, not the other way around. Like mentioned before, hop it all, and focus a lot on pulling your rear tire up, to try and hit your butt, if ur looking for height. For making it smoother try to picture yourself going over a raindbow LOL. But when decompressing try to still stay in control of the fall, and put all of your weight onoto your legs, not your wrists. It will feel a million times smoother and you'll never hurt your wrists again.

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10/12/2020 8:52 PM

Thanks, now I’m going to be thinking about rainbows next time I try to hop something.

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10/12/2020 9:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/12/2020 9:27 PM

Fortyseven wrote:

Looks like we all have a lot in common. LOL. My wife and I always lust over Mustangs. She had a friend who had one in high school. A like 66 notchback so it brings back good memories for her. My step Dad had a beat up ole 72 when we first met him and was a Ford guy. I grew up a Chevy guy and have always liked them but when we went to go buy new cars in our adulthood the Focus was the first Ford we bought and I am sold. Then we bought a 2015 Fusion. They just seemed to tick all the boxes for us.

In the Mid 90's one weekend I drove an SS Camaro and a 4.6 SVT Cobra to compare (both manual) and the Cobra felt like a crap ton better. Easier to drive. More nimble. Just a joy. The Camaro felt like a........ I don't know, Truck? It was like 1995, right towards the end of them. I had a 1975 Camaro I loved that was the first car I bought. But I swear the 95 felt.... worse. Like a pig.

I like the 2000 model Mustangs cuz they were still on the small side and lighter than a lot of generations. And I like the body trim a bit better than the earlier iteration. Same chassis. But I didn't like the more rounded styling of like the 1995 style. The rear lights... blaaaaaaa. Although I think one could be made to look cool. But I like the bit more boxy style of the 2000. I dream of having a smaller engined 2000. Like a 4 cylinder. I mean my Fusion's 2.5 4 cylinder gets 175 HP and with a few tweaks could get around maybe 200. I think that would be plenty. Like you say some good suspension and wallah.

But yeah, then there's the Fiesta or Focus's or Escorts. It's all a pipe dream. The only thing I have the money to work on are throw away bikes and cheap guitars. LOL. I fixed up a few lawn mowers last summer too. People just throw the away and they can be made to run again.

Another Mustang guy here. This is a 2004 GT with the 40th Anniversary badging. It’s my DD. The 4.6 isn’t even remotely fast by today’s standards, but it’s fast enough to get you into trouble if you want it to. It also sounds really good with the Flowmaster’s rumbling under it. Not too shabby for a 16 year old ride.

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10/12/2020 9:39 PM

Fortyseven wrote:

Looks like we all have a lot in common. LOL. My wife and I always lust over Mustangs. She had a friend who had one in high school. A like 66 notchback so it brings back good memories for her. My step Dad had a beat up ole 72 when we first met him and was a Ford guy. I grew up a Chevy guy and have always liked them but when we went to go buy new cars in our adulthood the Focus was the first Ford we bought and I am sold. Then we bought a 2015 Fusion. They just seemed to tick all the boxes for us.

In the Mid 90's one weekend I drove an SS Camaro and a 4.6 SVT Cobra to compare (both manual) and the Cobra felt like a crap ton better. Easier to drive. More nimble. Just a joy. The Camaro felt like a........ I don't know, Truck? It was like 1995, right towards the end of them. I had a 1975 Camaro I loved that was the first car I bought. But I swear the 95 felt.... worse. Like a pig.

I like the 2000 model Mustangs cuz they were still on the small side and lighter than a lot of generations. And I like the body trim a bit better than the earlier iteration. Same chassis. But I didn't like the more rounded styling of like the 1995 style. The rear lights... blaaaaaaa. Although I think one could be made to look cool. But I like the bit more boxy style of the 2000. I dream of having a smaller engined 2000. Like a 4 cylinder. I mean my Fusion's 2.5 4 cylinder gets 175 HP and with a few tweaks could get around maybe 200. I think that would be plenty. Like you say some good suspension and wallah.

But yeah, then there's the Fiesta or Focus's or Escorts. It's all a pipe dream. The only thing I have the money to work on are throw away bikes and cheap guitars. LOL. I fixed up a few lawn mowers last summer too. People just throw the away and they can be made to run again.

Sum FatOld Dude wrote:

Another Mustang guy here. This is a 2004 GT with the 40th Anniversary badging. It’s my DD. The 4.6 isn’t even remotely fast by today’s standards, but it’s fast enough to get you into trouble if you want it to. It also sounds really good with the Flowmaster’s rumbling under it. Not too shabby for a 16 year old ride.

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I love how this became a ford appreciation thread lol. I lean more towards Chevy/mopar but love all the American stuff. Props for daily driving that thing dude. I have an 06 awd dodge magnum w/ the hemi I daily drive and feel the same way.. not fast by today’s standards but fast enough to get me in to trouble.. 14 years old and bone stock as of now lol

Too lazy too look back at who said it but.. Weber carbs make everything better obviously

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10/13/2020 2:23 AM

Fortyseven wrote:

Looks like we all have a lot in common. LOL. My wife and I always lust over Mustangs. She had a friend who had one in high school. A like 66 notchback so it brings back good memories for her. My step Dad had a beat up ole 72 when we first met him and was a Ford guy. I grew up a Chevy guy and have always liked them but when we went to go buy new cars in our adulthood the Focus was the first Ford we bought and I am sold. Then we bought a 2015 Fusion. They just seemed to tick all the boxes for us.

In the Mid 90's one weekend I drove an SS Camaro and a 4.6 SVT Cobra to compare (both manual) and the Cobra felt like a crap ton better. Easier to drive. More nimble. Just a joy. The Camaro felt like a........ I don't know, Truck? It was like 1995, right towards the end of them. I had a 1975 Camaro I loved that was the first car I bought. But I swear the 95 felt.... worse. Like a pig.

I like the 2000 model Mustangs cuz they were still on the small side and lighter than a lot of generations. And I like the body trim a bit better than the earlier iteration. Same chassis. But I didn't like the more rounded styling of like the 1995 style. The rear lights... blaaaaaaa. Although I think one could be made to look cool. But I like the bit more boxy style of the 2000. I dream of having a smaller engined 2000. Like a 4 cylinder. I mean my Fusion's 2.5 4 cylinder gets 175 HP and with a few tweaks could get around maybe 200. I think that would be plenty. Like you say some good suspension and wallah.

But yeah, then there's the Fiesta or Focus's or Escorts. It's all a pipe dream. The only thing I have the money to work on are throw away bikes and cheap guitars. LOL. I fixed up a few lawn mowers last summer too. People just throw the away and they can be made to run again.

Sum FatOld Dude wrote:

Another Mustang guy here. This is a 2004 GT with the 40th Anniversary badging. It’s my DD. The 4.6 isn’t even remotely fast by today’s standards, but it’s fast enough to get you into trouble if you want it to. It also sounds really good with the Flowmaster’s rumbling under it. Not too shabby for a 16 year old ride.

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Nice ride man. The 99-04s were good driving cars. Looked better than the previous gen too.

I’m the Weber guy. I’ll take one over a Holley any day. I never much cared for one make of car over another. They all have their quirks. I adopted an 87 cutlass that is currently in the midst of a 403 small block swap. Also, the project is a bit stalled ATM, but I’m in the process of swapping a Mitsubishi 4g54 into an 85 corolla, just for laughs.

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10/21/2020 7:02 PM

I might not be right but your frame seems like its too short for you. Ive notices that pro park riders like Chase Hawk they keep their body weight below regular natural posture on the bike. Its like they bending their knees and bringing torso down without moving their butt back. Ive tried it and it gives you stability, your body also resembles a compressed spring that way, so you can pop up with bigger force Photo

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10/22/2020 8:04 AM

excellent quality video! good angle! maybe try building some kind of makeshift ramp. try lots of different bikes/parts. and go for some 180s!

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10/22/2020 10:35 AM

I think this has officially morphed into a Ford thread, and on that note I got the fuel tank out of the ranger the other day. I knew it was a little thin, but the damn thing started leaking before I could even get the straps fully off. Leaked old gas all over me and the ground. Smells like something between cat piss and turpentine, and doesn't clear away easily. I've got a cast iron stomach, but I near lost my lunch after that mess. O well, progress is progress, the rest be damned. New tank, lines and pump are in. Should be on with the new intake manifold and carb this weekend, and hopefully a test start.

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10/22/2020 5:47 PM

upnsmoke wrote:

I think this has officially morphed into a Ford thread, and on that note I got the fuel tank out of the ranger the other day. I knew it was a little thin, but the damn thing started leaking before I could even get the straps fully off. Leaked old gas all over me and the ground. Smells like something between cat piss and turpentine, and doesn't clear away easily. I've got a cast iron stomach, but I near lost my lunch after that mess. O well, progress is progress, the rest be damned. New tank, lines and pump are in. Should be on with the new intake manifold and carb this weekend, and hopefully a test start.

Right on! My bronco did that to me during the restoration too. Thought I had a pinhole I could put some jb weld over, the more rust and dirt I removed, the more pinholes I found, the bigger the pinholes got. But hey, the new tank was sweet lol one less part to bust rust off of!

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10/22/2020 5:50 PM

Here’s my good luck for the week. Hit a pothole Saturday in my STI, ripped a 1” hole in the sidewall of my front left tire. Put on the donut, went home, ordered a new tire since they only have about 5k on them. So that showed up Tuesday, got it mounted and balance and put it back on. That was about a $330 hit because that car comes with some pretty decent performance tires. Fast forward to today, I get home from work, clean up, head back out to grab groceries, and there’s a 3” nail sticking out of my rear left tire, about an inch down it in the sidewall! Two days after my shitty tire adventure. Lady Luck is not on my side this week!
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10/23/2020 12:10 AM

^Damn man. I feel your frustration on that one. Tires are so expensive these days.

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10/25/2020 7:06 AM

Sold my 87 mustang 5.0 coupe 4 years ago and completely regret. Bone stock except for exhaust and rear gear but would take off something else!

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