bunny hopping

Discussion in 'Beginners Forum' started by budda, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. budda

    budda Guest

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    I was wondering how do you bunny hop without your feet leaving the pedals?
     
  2. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    You've got it backwards. How could you do it with your feet leaving the pedals?
     

  3. mikebike

    mikebike Florida Cyclist

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    Here is a video on the " How to"

    I would turn the sound off and focus on the pics and instruction

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiIunH47qew]YouTube - How to Bunnyhop your MTB[/ame]
     
  4. ultra

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    Aren't mountainbikes usually pretty difficult to bunny hop on due to weighT?
     
  5. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    My original nickel plated Mongoose with Motomags weighed around 40lbs, and I could get it about two feet off the ground when I was twelve. My MTB is in the mid 20's.

    Want to rephrase your question?
     
  6. mikebike

    mikebike Florida Cyclist

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    no....they are easy to bunny hop especially with suspension --- you kind of make your self heavier (pre-load it) then when you pull the front up and shift forward it will "unload" and give a lil more upward lift.

    it is a learned skill.... and takes practice...
     
  7. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    There easy to hop and they don't take much effort to do it.
     
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  9. Grape Ape

    Grape Ape Younger than Hack Tavern Member

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    If done right clipless pedals won't make a difference. When I was a kid I rode a few different BMX bikes and then moved to a mountain bike. All had just plain old platform pedals. I could clear the hood of a car doing a bunny hop on my mountain bike. Never once had a foot come off the pedals. They came off many times doing other stupid stuff but never during a bunny hop.
     
  10. coco2

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    Poor bunnies, there must be a law against that :D :D
     
  11. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    There's not though. We should start a save the bunnies initiative. We will stop people from hopping on them. While were at it lets take care of Pop. He's suffered. Lord knows he's suffered.
     
  12. bmxfury

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    That would be cool to make an crazy jumping bike with pneumatic shocks...
     
  13. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Like a pogo stick with wheels.
     
  14. tankboy

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    Seems like some shock systems people have are already along the lines dual pogo-stick action