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6/8/2016 6:58 AM

When I preform tricks that require me to bunnyhop, I get extreme wrist pain, does anyone know why this is? (Only started riding 1 week ago)

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6/8/2016 7:14 AM

The last part is why. You're wrists aren't used to the impact. I went through some pain in my wrists when I got back into riding. It subsided after a few weeks. You're probably alot younger than me so it will most likely take you less time to get over it.

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6/8/2016 7:23 AM

BoBo_Jenkins wrote:

The last part is why. You're wrists aren't used to the impact. I went through some pain in my wrists when I got back into riding. It subsided after a few weeks. You're probably alot younger than me so it will most likely take you less time to get over it.

Cool man, got any tips to ease the pain? I want to keep riding but It's stopping me because it hurts so bad sometimes.

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6/8/2016 8:01 AM

Bars with decent up and back sweep help my wrists a ton. But other than that you just have to strengthen them over time. You'll notice it with practically every part of your body with different tricks.
It also depends how you land. If you're landing front heavy with limp wrists, your wrists will take a lot of impact. Try to land slightly back wheel first with your weight central, let your legs take the impact instead and bend your knees to soften the landing

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6/8/2016 8:24 AM

Orbison wrote:

When I preform tricks that require me to bunnyhop, I get extreme wrist pain, does anyone know why this is? (Only started riding 1 week ago)

I have bad knees ( told by a specialist to avoid biking ) and probably ride with a sprained finger / sore back all the time , you get used to it after a while .

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6/8/2016 10:18 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/8/2016 10:19 AM

Orbison wrote:

When I preform tricks that require me to bunnyhop, I get extreme wrist pain, does anyone know why this is? (Only started riding 1 week ago)

when you land, aim to land with your weight more "on" the back tire, then let the front fall as your body falls back just a bit. I think of the entire motion like a whip. Also, don't have your body weight forward of the seat. I try to land any jumps with the arches of my feet catching the first impact (on the pedals), then it just goes up my body from there....I flex at my knees and let my quads catch the wave, then into my abs and then finally up my arms...but all in the split second that I land. I call it "leading with my feet". Sorry for the nerdy detailed description, but that is how I think of it....in hockey, we were trained how take hits - especially against the boards - and deflect the impact in certain ways. I think of landing a jump as the same thing, but the force is coming from the ground up, rather than from the side

my step son was doing the same thing when learning to BH...landing front wheel/bars first...i told him to learn how to do small manuals first to get his weight back. Then, add the lift of the back wheel

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6/8/2016 5:09 PM

Orbison wrote:

Cool man, got any tips to ease the pain? I want to keep riding but It's stopping me because it hurts so bad sometimes.

When I sprained my ankle I took some IB Profin before I rode and it helped me out a lot. Try it out and let me know if it works for you.

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6/8/2016 5:38 PM

Slaytanic Wehrmacht 666 wrote:

When I sprained my ankle I took some IB Profin before I rode and it helped me out a lot. Try it out and let me know if it works for you.

I've done this, but remember if you get a cut, you will bleed longer than without ibuprofen.

When I hurt, if it is joint etc, I will typically take a break. If it is sore arms or legs etc, I will typically just ride and ease into the session.

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6/9/2016 2:15 PM

Do these. Helps a lot: Wrist Strengthening Excersizes

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6/10/2016 9:43 AM

Orbison wrote:

When I preform tricks that require me to bunnyhop, I get extreme wrist pain, does anyone know why this is? (Only started riding 1 week ago)

It depends on the kind of pain. If it's sore after a ride, that's the muscles getting used to be used. You will get stronger and that will fade. This is what most are poitning out.

BUT: If its a short stabbing pain on landing, then you are hurting yourself with poor form. You should be landing the bike first, then you land on top of the bike, not driving the bike into the ground with your hands. That short pain is warning sign - don't ignore it!

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6/10/2016 12:41 PM

Orbison wrote:

When I preform tricks that require me to bunnyhop, I get extreme wrist pain, does anyone know why this is? (Only started riding 1 week ago)

When I got back into it I realized I wasn't hopping properly and turned to youtube. And Adam LZ's super long video on how to bunny hop had one tip that helped me out a lot. Start your hops with your wrists down. start with your arms straight and wrists down so your fists are pointing upward a little. Totally makes it easier to pop the front end up and sets you up to hop and land with your weight back like the guys suggested in the above posts.

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