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12/28/2011 9:31 PM

I got my bmx a few days ago and i can only get about 5cm of air from a bunny hop. I am doing the hops where you lift up your front wheel then your back.
Can you give me some tips or a good how to video or something?
Thanks

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12/28/2011 9:33 PM

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12/28/2011 9:37 PM

I tried that but nothing good came up :/

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12/28/2011 9:38 PM

Don't worry found a good website...

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12/28/2011 9:40 PM

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12/28/2011 9:40 PM

im being sarcastic, one sec ill find you a good one.

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12/28/2011 9:42 PM

three L's. lift, lean, and launch. lift up the front, lean back, launch forward. its simple :D

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12/28/2011 9:45 PM

yeah basically compress pull up till your kinda standing straight up and your momentum will carry you up then push the bars forward and suck your knees up and scoop up the back end. the main thing is practice like your just gonna get better and better as you ride more

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12/28/2011 9:49 PM

Ok thanks guys :D

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12/28/2011 9:52 PM

bambooz1e wrote:

Ok thanks guys :D

no, thank YOU!

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12/28/2011 11:25 PM

i remember when i first started i could barely hop. overtime you get good and the specific muscles that you need for hopping get stronger. besides technique if you wanna get better just hit the gym too. i used to practice the bunny hop motion with weights. oh doing squats helps SOO much.

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12/29/2011 2:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/29/2011 2:17 PM

Lean back like you're going to manual.
Lift the front end up, like a manual.(these two things are why it's such a good reason to work on your manuals while you're learning to hop)
During the pull up, point your toes down at about a 45 degree angle.(the angle doesn't really matter but having a set number in mind helps some people)
As your front tire is at the height you're planning to hop, lean forward and lift your feet up. UP NOT FORWARD!(you'll usually mess up if you pull forward instead of up since your feet will come off the pedals)
When you're ready to come down, push the back end down a bit so it touches the ground just before the front. It helps to spread out the stresses of landing and does less damage to your body and bike.

There's a few things that have to change once you start hopping two feet, but by the time you're hopping that high consistently, you'll have already made those adjustments most likely.

http://classic-web.archive.org/web/20080822161409/http://www.bmxbasics.org/new/bmx0703.html

That link is what taught me how to hop and has taught thousands of others too and it will help you a lot too, I'm sure.

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