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PostSubject: How to bunnyhop   Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:13 pm

If you are getting into bmx this is the most important trick you can learn it is the basis of almost every trick.

Ok a bunnyhop is when you pull your front tire off of the ground followed by the back tire without the use of a ramp.

To do a bunnyhop it is best to approach this trick with a moderate speed.

The next step is to roll along and pull up the front tire.

This is where it can get complicated because a bunnyhop is not only done with the brute strength of your arms.

After you have pulled up the front tire you want to push the bike out in front of you NOT DOWN while pulling the back end up with your feet. Remember you are picking the back end up while pushing the bike out in front of you. Then you land flat and roll away.

Okay so the motion is pull up and push out remember pull up and push out.

So you are probably wondering how you pick the back end up with your feet. To pick up the back end it is a similar motion to a jump. You bend your knees and pop up but your not trying to jump off the pedals you are trying to keep the scoop motion of what a bunnhop should feel like. So your feet should be planted on the pedals and they should stay on by themselves if they are not your doing something wrong. So bend your knees and pop out with a slight catch of the pedals.

A common mistake is to just use your arms for bunnyhops. So learn how to use your feet in them and practice practice practice.


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PostSubject: Re: How to bunnyhop   Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:02 am

why dont you just post a how to video it would be alot easier to explain stuff in a video then typing it
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PostSubject: Re: How to bunnyhop   Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:03 am

I will probably embed some videos later. But its nice to have typing also
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PostSubject: Re: How to bunnyhop   Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:13 am

An alternative way to bunny hop I have found useful for newer riders.

Pegs are needed. Stand on the pegs, speed doesn't matter here. Grip the frame with your feet and simply jump. Bam, bunny hop.

I can post a video if need be, but its a pretty simple concept.

Not trying to tell, you your wrong, or anything like that, just an alternative. This method only works on the ground. It's going to be hard to jump onto your pegs in mid-ramp. So his method is still obviously worth learning.

I have always had trouble getting more than 4-5 in. off the pedals, so I will have to try this. I always have pulled just the handle bars. This helps mucho.
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PostSubject: Re: How to bunnyhop   Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:19 am

Yeah your thinking of the classic bunnyhop but you cant do nearly as much with the old way of just pulling the bike up you can get like 1 foot max the way that i explained is for like 5 feet.
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PostSubject: Re: How to bunnyhop   Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:34 pm

I used to like pull my feet off the pedals wen i learned em
but eventually i got them to stay on
u hold on alot more with your feet than u realize
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PostSubject: Re: How to bunnyhop   Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:03 am

I don't really get how you lift up with your feet.
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PostSubject: Re: How to bunnyhop   Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:29 am

When you crouch and get up quickly when you pull up it kind of gets you to lift the bike with your feet.
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PostSubject: Re: How to bunnyhop   Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:32 am

I watched a lot of videos, I think I understand but haven't gotten a chance to get out because of the rain.

But, does it matter with what part of your foot you use?
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PostSubject: Re: How to bunnyhop   Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:46 am

nope
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PostSubject: Re: How to bunnyhop   Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:11 am

hey this is really helpful! Today I went outside and tried to do a bunny hop with my crappy old bike. Its not even a BMX bike but its good for practice until I get a BMX bike. But anyway, all I could do was get the front tires off, and I thought I had to push the whole bike up. But you made it clear when you said you have to jump forward or whatever. Next chance I get I'll try this out.
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PostSubject: Re: How to bunnyhop   Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:49 am

yeah make sure you bend down,pull up and push the bike out away from you sort of like an ollie on a skateboard.
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PostSubject: Re: How to bunnyhop   Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:59 am

yeah i will have to try that. becuase i was trying to lift the entire bike with my arms push it straight up in the air. and that wasnt working to well. :p
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