Leaning back too low screws up my manuals yet it's what's taught

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7/23/2020 12:50 AM

Everytime I manual, straighten arms and bend legs slightly (not leaning back too far nor low, just hovering above the back of my seat), my manuals go on for quite a long time.

Tutorial's on manuals like Scotty's one on YT and others I've seen encourage to lean so far back and squat down super low. When I do this I cannot even manual for 1 metre.

Am I ok doing manuals a bit more centralised than squatted down low and back and anyone do them a bit higher?

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Control of my bars helps me feel in control of my life.

7/23/2020 1:33 AM

Mad Mars wrote:

Everytime I manual, straighten arms and bend legs slightly (not leaning back too far nor low, just hovering above the back of ...more

Rear end length affects your balance point. Haven't watched Scotty's tutorial, but he was riding mostly transition several years back before his injury, so I imagine he had a long rear end. Find where it's most comfortable to hold it and just keep practicing

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7/23/2020 2:44 AM

Mad Mars wrote:

Everytime I manual, straighten arms and bend legs slightly (not leaning back too far nor low, just hovering above the back of ...more

Whatever works for you

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Don’t put 25.4 bars in a 22.2 stem.

7/24/2020 2:03 AM

Bend your legs more then and just experiment and find whatever works more

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