Low or High Manuals?

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3/16/2014 9:31 AM

Lately i have been lowering the angle of my manuals, it seems to have a ton more control and they feel so much better.

All i really did was angle my butt further back closer to the tire and the manual on my Aitken is the just right sweet spot.

How do you guys like to manual? High or low? Explain your techniques!


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3/16/2014 9:34 AM

High. Sometimes I'm practically doing a tuck. I just kinda hump the bike and it works.


3/16/2014 9:38 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/16/2014 9:47 AM

I do them low (probably at 45 degrees) i hate the way high manuals look. all i do is pull up and balance out by putting my ass over the rear wheel


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3/16/2014 9:40 AM

I'd say mine are in the middle but closer to low. I just lock my legs in and lean over the back of my seat


3/16/2014 9:56 AM

When i manual i don't really pu,l. i just grip my bars and lean back. i just let my arms do what they want, and i tweak like a motherfucker


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3/16/2014 10:11 AM

I try to keep em low, feels better when hopping out and more stable when dropping into. Makes turning them easier too.


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3/16/2014 10:40 AM

Depends on what they are on. usually a tad lower in the front, but on quarters I am typically a bit higher up front.


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3/16/2014 11:03 AM

^^^I feel the same if I'm jumping a step up to drop or doing them on street they are low but when I manual bowls and quarters I feel a bit higher but also more off to the side of the bike towards the inside of the turn


3/16/2014 11:37 AM

Low for the most part, sometimes when I do hop up manuals on shorter ledges or manual pads they're a little higher but still low.

Having them low is the way to go, they are easier to manipulate like that, also having them low helps with manual 180s cuz you have more leverage for the rotatation

Low an slow all day.


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3/16/2014 12:24 PM

I do mine angled around the middle. I can't do them super low but I can sometimes do they in the kinda standing up position cause I'm short, like only 5'2"


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3/16/2014 1:20 PM

I used to think that higher manuals looked better, but i dont think so now. I do them close to low.




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3/16/2014 2:00 PM

Average !

Not high not low. Without pedal pressure from a coaster I tend to have low manuals , so I literally hang my ass BESIDES my back wheel to get the balance of having the ability to apply pressure. They probaly look really weird at times haha.


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3/16/2014 6:17 PM

Mine used to be right around the middle but now that I'm on a coaster they're all over the place. No pedal pressure really sucks sometimes :/


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3/16/2014 6:36 PM

i go for whatever i can do.. i cant manual worth a crap...


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3/16/2014 6:40 PM

low, i can hop higher out of it