Higher hops (Bunny or 180)

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11/21/2014 4:31 PM

Well, I've saw Brad simms say in a bike check he hops higher doing 180 rather than doing bunny hop. How can that be possible I mean I've tried to 180 as high as could but still I couldn't compared to my bunny hop.
Is that true what brad says or my 180 just suck?

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11/21/2014 5:53 PM

he has been riding a lot longer than you, so theres that
i dont know of anyone else who can 180 higher than they can straight hop

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11/21/2014 10:35 PM

My m8 does 180s higher than he hops, he told me it's cos of the body positioning, it lets him huck it more or something when he's at the side of the bike as opposed to being right over the bike.

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11/21/2014 10:36 PM

Probably has to do with the fear factor. Maybe hed.much rather fall on his ass than fall on his face. May not make sense, but thats just instinct. Theres mentally less holding him down on a 180.

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11/21/2014 11:38 PM

It's true. If I tuck my hops to the point where I get bike ass ( Tire marks on my shirt near my bum from tucking it out ) I can get maybe a meter or so. But if I hop 180 I can get like a foot taller . It's the motion of spinning and the prewind that helps I think. I can 180 6 feet high out of a steep bank but can only hop like maybe 3 if I'm lucky. Weird.

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11/22/2014 11:47 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/22/2014 11:50 AM

180 degrees seems like a lot of rotation.
My guess is, the rotation gives the dominant foot/back foot the ability to scoop/leverage the bike more. I would guess somewhere around 60 to 90 degrees would be the norm for most people.

When I was younger back in the 80s, I use to do a lazy tabletop sort of whip to get higher. I am left footed but ride left foot forward, so my back foot is my week foot. These days I must still have some of my old traits or reverting to them since I find my self smacking my right foot ankle on the crank more and more these days.

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11/22/2014 4:32 PM

Wayne S wrote:

180 degrees seems like a lot of rotation.
My guess is, the rotation gives the dominant foot/back foot the ability to ...more

when i do higher hops, i tend to wash the back end out a tiny bit, i think it helps get more leverage as you said

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11/22/2014 4:59 PM

I'm sure if he tried to hop higher than usual, he could and it would be higher than the traditional 180.

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11/22/2014 5:58 PM

Definitely true

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11/23/2014 12:13 PM

Well you put more force into a 180. less into a hop. he can probably hop higher. but he doesn't need to

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