How to suck up when hopping

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Vital BMX member alien.
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7/2/2014 2:59 PM

Hey guys I started biking around 2 months ago and so far all i can do is 180 and hop

But.. I can't hop very high because i dont really know how to suck up the back wheel to my butt.

How do i do this? Itd make hopping over stuff very easier

crazy steve

Vital BMX member crazy steve
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7/3/2014 3:38 PM

One thing you should do is angle your feet down to about 45 degrees maybe less or more depending but when I hopped(started to learn at least and teach a few people) my feet were almost at this angle of the back slash / little less but barely. You also may want to crunch into a ball kinda without sticking your head in keep it out. Hands first then feet.


Vital BMX member matt819202
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7/3/2014 11:53 PM

Use your feet to scoop the back of your bike up with you and bend your knees while your doing that so the back of your bike comes up higher.