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    ... and if we just ... Bunnyhop tutorial VIDEO

    Ok guys, this is my first attempt at making a tutorial of any kind so bear with me. I think it is a pretty decent guide that should get you going in no time. Requests for instructions on bunnyhopping come up all the time so I figured a video tutorial was in order. You can read all you want but unless you watch it happening I don't think reading volumes of text is going to help much. However, in addition to this video, I do advise you to read some of the instructional pages out there as there are some really good tips.

    I tried to keep it real simple, though incredibly versitile the bunnyhop is actually a really basic trick. I've got several examples inside and I break it down frame by frame. In volume 2, I'll go over some other methods of bunnyhopping as well as some very trick ways to use it on the trail and maybe a quick session around town.

    Please RIGHT CLICK and choose SAVE TARGET AS to save these files to your computer for playback:

    http://www.secretreality.com/2008/02...tutorials.html

    Get out there and practice, practice, practice! You'll be airborne in no time! Good luck!

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    Nice job on that
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    Excellent job! I'm impressed!

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    <img src="images/icons/icon14.gif" alt="Thumbs up" border="0" />&nbsp;<img src="images/icons/icon14.gif" alt="Thumbs up" border="0" />&nbsp;Very cool video!

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    Too Cool.

    We need more stuff like this. I've been doing it wrong since I started. Wish I'd seen this 6 months ago.

    I luv the frame by frame.

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    Very Nice!

    Thank you!

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    D@mn fine video

    that oughta help lots of folks, me included. Thanks for you hard work. BTW, where's the bunny?

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    Right on, I'm glad everyone is finding the video useful.

    BTW: This is for you Jim.
    So I convinced my gf to hold a bunnyrabbit on her chest in the next one and I'll bunnyhop over her and the rabbit. She didn't seem to keen on the idea of wearing rabbit ears and a fuzzy tail and getting on her hands and knees for me to bunnyhop her, but I told her to think about it. LOL I think it would be cool.

    And another thing... just wait until you see the crazy hat I got to wear for the next vid, it is priceless.
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    where's your effing helmet

    nice video....and your brother sold that bike??
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    where's your effing helmet

    nice video....and your brother sold that bike??
    Helmet to bunnyhop? Naaaahhhhh..... (not for me at least) I did throw in the standard safety warning of course.

    This bike is my KHS, he sold my GT Fueler, it was a pretty nice bmx bike. cest la vie. I might get a cheapie DK to get me by till I can build up something nice.

    Here's a link to a description of the Fueler: http://www.4130.com/ride/bikes/gtfueler.html

    Mine was a chrome XL
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowmaster
    Helmet to bunnyhop? Naaaahhhhh..... (not for me at least) I did throw in the standard safety warning of course.

    This bike is my KHS, he sold my GT Fueler, it was a pretty nice bmx bike. cest la vie. I might get a cheapie DK to get me by till I can build up something nice.

    Here's a link to a description of the Fueler: http://www.4130.com/ride/bikes/gtfueler.html

    Mine was a chrome XL
    still doing a little DH???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    still doing a little DH???
    None lately, spending too much time w/mah woman
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    Just wanted to say nice job, looks like you put some time into that. Always done bunny hops and never really thought about what I was actually doing. Great for people learning, or even those of us who need to work on our technique. Good Work, keep it up.

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    Too Cool...

    Can you help me ride a wheelie now? Good effort.

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    I can ride a wheelie now but I can't figure out how to manual? I have an enduro expert can you just tell me it is impossible to manual on this bike so I can be at peace with my riding skills?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsnk1975
    I can ride a wheelie now but I can't figure out how to manual? I have an enduro expert can you just tell me it is impossible to manual on this bike so I can be at peace with my riding skills?
    keep practicing......you can manual that
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    keep practicing......you can manual that
    I cant do a wheelie at all... I have a 05 stumpjumper 21" frame and I cant for the life of me hold a wheelie 5 out of 6 times I dont get the front wheel high enough, and the 6th time I kick the pedals so hard the bike rolls out from under me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Wolf
    I cant do a wheelie at all... I have a 05 stumpjumper 21" frame and I cant for the life of me hold a wheelie 5 out of 6 times I dont get the front wheel high enough, and the 6th time I kick the pedals so hard the bike rolls out from under me.
    I'm no wheelie king, but... I would guess that you are probably using a gear that is too low which is a pretty common mistake on an mtb. You should ideally use something in the middle and have some sort of rolling speed before you do your pedal surge and pull up on the bars.

    btw: Anyone interested in a video explaining drop offs / wheelie drops?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowmaster
    btw: Anyone interested in a video explaining drop offs / wheelie drops?
    Yeah that would be handy. I have a race coming up at a mtb course with a almost 1 foot dropoff...

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    Just wanted to say great job on the video!

    The first time I went out and tried it, I actually pulled up a little too hard and almost busted it! haha.... I've been practicing in front of my house, I'm sure the neighbors think I'm nuts. I can get a nice little hop now!!!

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    Ok well I'm glad the video was so well recieved and that many were able to find it useful. Alas, I'm coming up on my bandwidth limit and I unfortunately have to take it down for a while. I do have loose plans to make a whole series of training videos like this one which was really my first attempt at one. Don't worry, future videos won't have any other messages, just techniques and examples.

    Anyway, if anyone still wants to check it out I'll see what I can do about finding somewhere else to host them until I can get my own site upgraded. In the meantime, just remember: crouch, spring and rock.

    Good luck all
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowmaster
    Ok well I'm glad the video was so well recieved and that many were able to find it useful. Alas, I'm coming up on my bandwidth limit and I unfortunately have to take it down for a while. I do have loose plans to make a whole series of training videos like this one which was really my first attempt at one. Don't worry, future videos won't have any other messages, just techniques and examples.

    Anyway, if anyone still wants to check it out I'll see what I can do about finding somewhere else to host them until I can get my own site upgraded. In the meantime, just remember: crouch, spring and rock.

    Good luck all
    I cant wait for more vidios!

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    Can you rehost the video somewhere or email it to me or something? eman54 at gmail.com

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    bunny hop

    can't download the video.. does anyone have it hosted somewhere?

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    Ok guys, I've bumped up my web hosting account and put the video back online. It is still fairly large in size thanks to Windows XP movie maker, so I may use another application to shrink it down a tad, but the filename won't change. If I do get it down in size I'll also post in here. Anyway, its back up for now so get it for yourself and start hoppin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowmaster
    Ok guys, I've bumped up my web hosting account and put the video back online. It is still fairly large in size thanks to Windows XP movie maker, so I may use another application to shrink it down a tad, but the filename won't change. If I do get it down in size I'll also post in here. Anyway, its back up for now so get it for yourself and start hoppin'
    Thanks for rehosting. Hopefully that will get me into the air!

    Is the technique any different when riding a hard-tail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc_d
    Thanks for rehosting. Hopefully that will get me into the air!

    Is the technique any different when riding a hard-tail?
    No problem

    Anyway, the basic technique is the same regardless of what you are jumping, ie. full susp, hardtail, full rigid, etc. Some people use their suspension forks to help them get air by preloading the shock, definitely do not do this, at least while you're learning.
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    Hey Flow, thanks for the tips.

    This was really helpful and I'm going to pass it on to a couple of buddies of mine.

    Do you happen to know how to do manuals? That's something I'd like to know... even though I ride a hardtail and I know it's not usually done on them.
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    Cool. Now once I hear and the weather gets better, I can practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beegblock
    Hey Flow, thanks for the tips.

    This was really helpful and I'm going to pass it on to a couple of buddies of mine.

    Do you happen to know how to do manuals? That's something I'd like to know... even though I ride a hardtail and I know it's not usually done on them.
    You know my manual skills are pretty weak, I definitely need to practice those more. The concept is really simple, it's just a matter of practice and holding onto that balance point. Something I'm not too good at... yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beegblock
    Hey Flow, thanks for the tips.

    This was really helpful and I'm going to pass it on to a couple of buddies of mine.

    Do you happen to know how to do manuals? That's something I'd like to know... even though I ride a hardtail and I know it's not usually done on them.
    Isnt it easier to do a manual on a hardtail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarzocchiFork
    Isnt it easier to do a manual on a hardtail?
    No idea! Maybe it is. I'd be happy if it was.
    My thing is I can't pull the damn bars up far enough. I think it's nerves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarzocchiFork
    Isnt it easier to do a manual on a hardtail?
    Yes definitely, it is pretty hard to do (imho) on a full susp bike. Personally I find it much easier to do all this stuff on my 20", but that's me...
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    How I do mine is to just jump up and tuck in. I find that both wheels lift off at the same time, therefore to be able to get over anything significant, I have to be travelling quite fast. (btw, I'm not using clipless to cheat).

    Any tips on how to do the front-wheel-first-then-back-wheel-up method?

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    Awesome

    Great Job! The Slo-Mo and explanations are clear. Fowarded to some buddies who have always wanted to learn how to Bunny Hop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarzocchiFork
    Isnt it easier to do a manual on a hardtail?

    Sort of, it's easier to get up to the balance point on a hardtail, it's easier to STAY at that point on a FS.

    If you want to try manualing, I'd recommend going really slowly, get your butt as far back and down as possible without locking your legs, and then pulling your handlebars up till you have to jump off the pedals to keep from falling backwards. It might sound stupid, but this will help you get used to getting to the balance point without pedaling. Once you have figured out how to do that, then it's a matter of practice.

    --the farth back and down you get your butt behind your back wheel, the easier it will be to get your front end up. If you have a really big butt like me, it's so much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leleklegrunt
    How I do mine is to just jump up and tuck in. I find that both wheels lift off at the same time, therefore to be able to get over anything significant, I have to be travelling quite fast. (btw, I'm not using clipless to cheat).

    Any tips on how to do the front-wheel-first-then-back-wheel-up method?
    I'm not sure if you watched the video or not, but I basically try to explain as simply as possible what you need to do to use the front wheel up first method. That is the technique you will need to use if you want to bunnyhop high and you will also find that it takes substantially less energy than the both tires up at once method. Not to mention that with the "proper" technique you can bunnyhop quite high with almost no speed.

    I'll get into sidehops, 90deg hops, "rabbit hops" and trail use in part 2. I'm also considering throwing in a little section on crossover stuff, like 180, 360, barspin and tailwhip bunnyhops, but most of that stuff isn't of much use to mountain bikers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowmaster
    I'm not sure if you watched the video or not, but I basically try to explain as simply as possible what you need to do to use the front wheel up first method. That is the technique you will need to use if you want to bunnyhop high and you will also find that it takes substantially less energy than the both tires up at once method. Not to mention that with the "proper" technique you can bunnyhop quite high with almost no speed.

    I'll get into sidehops, 90deg hops, "rabbit hops" and trail use in part 2. I'm also considering throwing in a little section on crossover stuff, like 180, 360, barspin and tailwhip bunnyhops, but most of that stuff isn't of much use to mountain bikers.
    Thanks for the response. Yes, I did watch the video, and I have seen vids of people bunnyhopping before, with the proper front wheel up first method, but each time I try, before I can even attempt to bring the rear wheel up, the front is already smashing down. Also, I think a problem I have is that I am not throwing my butt back far enough, just throwing my weight upward, then pulling up on the handlebars, so that at max front wheel height, my arms are practically at my chest...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leleklegrunt
    Thanks for the response. Yes, I did watch the video, and I have seen vids of people bunnyhopping before, with the proper front wheel up first method, but each time I try, before I can even attempt to bring the rear wheel up, the front is already smashing down. Also, I think a problem I have is that I am not throwing my butt back far enough, just throwing my weight upward, then pulling up on the handlebars, so that at max front wheel height, my arms are practically at my chest...
    Hmmm that's odd, you really shouldn't need to have your butt hang back out. It really is just a crouch and spring, the real key it sounds like is that you need to pull upn higher on your front end, esp if it is coming down before you can even get the back end up. It is sort of one motion, pulling up and springing up and forward, throwing your body to lift your bike. Between that and also pushing forward/rocking your bars, you ought to be getting some sort of air.

    edit: Actually you do hang your butt out but usually only when you are going for big air and once you are starting to tuck, notice in these stills how the seat is coming up to meet my butt. If I hang it out back, then the seat can come up to my chest. Basically your seat is what will limit your height as it will hit your a$$ or your chest depending.

    I nabbed these stills are which clearer than the ones in the video and might help a little more:
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    Not sure if you're interested, but I know a videographer in our hood that is looking for talented people to shoot a video like the one you did for the same purpose but longer. Would you be interested? I'm guessing that you're right around the corner from me based on the scenery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan'ger
    Not sure if you're interested, but I know a videographer in our hood that is looking for talented people to shoot a video like the one you did for the same purpose but longer. Would you be interested? I'm guessing that you're right around the corner from me based on the scenery.
    My original plan was to just shoot a bunch of little mini-vids like this one, but a full length tutorial video would probably be better. I'm actually relatively close, I'm in Livermore which is ~30mi from where you're at if I recall, a shorter distance than my daily work commute into the South Bay . I just got back from 6 years in HelLA, but I grew up in the East Bay Area. So anyway yeah, I guess I'm down, when is this happening?

    btw: I have a Canon DV camcorder and tripod if that could be of any use for alt angles.

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    definitely

    Quote Originally Posted by flowmaster
    btw: Anyone interested in a video explaining drop offs / wheelie drops?
    great vid. i laughed my arse off when skeletor popped up.

    I'm having problems with keeping the front wheel out/up on wheelie drops and would LOVE a video.

    Keep up the great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leleklegrunt
    How I do mine is to just jump up and tuck in. I find that both wheels lift off at the same time, therefore to be able to get over anything significant, I have to be travelling quite fast. (btw, I'm not using clipless to cheat).

    Any tips on how to do the front-wheel-first-then-back-wheel-up method?
    Oops wrong quote -anyway the little advice that was given on the manuals has helped. It does make sense to go slower at first bc it is hard to get back to that balance point when you are going fast. I can hold a wheelie for a few seconds (if that makes sense) but I still can't manual.....I can mini-manual

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    hey thanks alot for the video...i cant wait for the snow to disappear to get back out there and practice. its good that you enphasize practiciang because alot of newer riders expect to pick it up right away! thanks again!
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    a couple of basic questions

    Hi 'Flowmaster' et al.,

    I need an even more basic advice:

    Firstly, how should I place my feet on platform pedals for trials-type tricks, such as bunny hops? -- I guess the point of foot-pedal contact is different than for XC

    Secondly, what should I do to keep platform pedals "glued" to my feet, or rather the other way around, i.e., to make my feet "stick" to the pedals as if they were clipped in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomasz
    Hi 'Flowmaster' et al.,

    I need an even more basic advice:

    Firstly, how should I place my feet on platform pedals for trials-type tricks, such as bunny hops? -- I guess the point of foot-pedal contact is different than for XC

    Secondly, what should I do to keep platform pedals "glued" to my feet, or rather vice-versa, i.e., to make my feet "stick" to the pedals as if they were clipped in?

    Ta!
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    Both questions can be answered at once. Angle your feet down, and pull up. Your toes should be pointing towards the ground and you are using your legs to push out and up, this makes your feet stick to the pedals. I'm not a expert, this is just the way I do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Wolf
    Yeah that would be handy. I have a race coming up at a mtb course with a almost 1 foot dropoff...
    just practice on a curb...really nothing to it....then find some rocks up on the mountain and hit those....Everytime you are on your trail look for stuff to put you in the air. The more comfortable you are in the air the less you will endow over the bars...For example instead of slowing down for a section and messing up (OTB). You can bunny hop over that section or hit a rock or something and jump that rock garden...
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    Thankyou Thankyou

    Hey Flowmaster!!!

    THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU I LOVE YOU!!!!

    Never being able to bunny hop except with clipless pedals... I watched your video while sucking back a couple of beers last night. This morning I was determined... I got rid of the eggbeaters and put on some flats, dropped the seat hight and went for it..... before i knew it, about 10minutes, I was getting about 6-8 inches from the ground!!!!

    I was extremely happy as was my mate who could NOT understand how the hell I was doing it!!!

    I live in Australia, and wanted to let you know that your video is working world wide!!!

    Thanks again, keep it up and well done!!!! I also got wheelies between 5 - 10 metres... oh what a day!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Wolf
    Both questions can be answered at once. Angle your feet down, and pull up. Your toes should be pointing towards the ground and you are using your legs to push out and up, this makes your feet stick to the pedals. I'm not a expert, this is just the way I do it.
    Yes, definately. Keeping your toes pointing is what kept me from bunnyhopping prior to last year, and is what I see most people doing wrong. Man was I happy when I finally 'clicked' that my feet should be pointing down and got my first 2" hop instead of the usual feet coming off the pedals.

    Anyways, I can probably hop 8-10" on my MTB, as I initially (last year) learned them on my BMX. The basic technique is the same, but weight transfer is a bit different and keeps from getting as much air as I got on my BMX.

    Anyways, great job on that vid

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    Ah, I did it! It was a bit of a challenge getting a 40lbs junker off the ground with all my 110lbs and pipecleaner arms, but I managed to get both wheels off the ground. I was hopping pvc pipe that if I hit, it would make all kinds of visual-noise. I put up the vid camera and low and behold, I went over without hitting either tire after almost a dozen tries. A memory I will treasure for sure. Thanks for the tips!

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    How NOT to do a bunny hop.

    Here's a small bunny hop botch video from one of my club's skills clinics (4.5 MB).

    www.schnauzers.ws/chrishop.mpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan123
    Hey Flowmaster!!!

    THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU I LOVE YOU!!!!

    Never being able to bunny hop except with clipless pedals... I watched your video while sucking back a couple of beers last night. This morning I was determined... I got rid of the eggbeaters and put on some flats, dropped the seat hight and went for it..... before i knew it, about 10minutes, I was getting about 6-8 inches from the ground!!!!

    I was extremely happy as was my mate who could NOT understand how the hell I was doing it!!!

    I live in Australia, and wanted to let you know that your video is working world wide!!!

    Thanks again, keep it up and well done!!!! I also got wheelies between 5 - 10 metres... oh what a day!!!
    lol, right on brother, stick with it. And hey, post some pix if you get a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by in_the_zone
    Ah, I did it! It was a bit of a challenge getting a 40lbs junker off the ground with all my 110lbs and pipecleaner arms, but I managed to get both wheels off the ground. I was hopping pvc pipe that if I hit, it would make all kinds of visual-noise. I put up the vid camera and low and behold, I went over without hitting either tire after almost a dozen tries. A memory I will treasure for sure. Thanks for the tips!
    Awesome, stick with it though, you can get that bike up pretty high with practice.
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    Very nice work...

    Quote Originally Posted by flowmaster
    Ok guys, this is my first attempt at making a tutorial of any kind so bear with me. I think it is a pretty decent guide that should get you going in no time. Requests for instructions on bunnyhopping come up all the time so I figured a video tutorial was in order. You can read all you want but unless you watch it happening I don't think reading volumes of text is going to help much. However, in addition to this video, I do advise you to read some of the instructional pages out there as there are some really good tips.

    I tried to keep it real simple, though incredibly versitile the bunnyhop is actually a really basic trick. I've got several examples inside and I break it down frame by frame. In volume 2, I'll go over some other methods of bunnyhopping as well as some very trick ways to use it on the trail and maybe a quick session around town.

    Here are two versions, differing only in resolution and size. Please RIGHT CLICK and choose SAVE TARGET AS to save these files to your computer for playback.

    This one is 320x200 at about 7MB:
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    This one is 640x480 and about 30MB:
    http://www.secretreality.com/mtb/tut...op_640x480.wmv

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    the video will not work, it worked earlier, and i want to show my brother. has anybody else had this problem and could you tell me how to fix it, thanx.
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    hold up, your video was very good work..we need that stuff in here big time..i'm looking to kick the back end out on jumps with my mtn bike and turning the handlebars (we called it cross-up in dirtbike lingo, apparently x-up is different in bmx). the more complicated stuff is still good for us to see, i mean its in all the urban freeride videos and stuff

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    I'm not sure if you watched the video or not, but I basically try to explain as simply as possible what you need to do to use the front wheel up first method. That is the technique you will need to use if you want to bunnyhop high and you will also find that it takes substantially less energy than the both tires up at once method. Not to mention that with the "proper" technique you can bunnyhop quite high with almost no speed.

    I'll get into sidehops, 90deg hops, "rabbit hops" and trail use in part 2. I'm also considering throwing in a little section on crossover stuff, like 180, 360, barspin and tailwhip bunnyhops, but most of that stuff isn't of much use to mountain bikers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamantane
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    hold up, your video was very good work..we need that stuff in here big time..i'm looking to kick the back end out on jumps with my mtn bike and turning the handlebars (we called it cross-up in dirtbike lingo, apparently x-up is different in bmx). the more complicated stuff is still good for us to see, i mean its in all the urban freeride videos and stuff
    Thanks bro I'm definitely going to continue, I have a whole series in mind. Nothing ever panned out with that other dude that wanted to do that dvd, dunno what was up with that. Anyway, for now I've sidelined them for some other projects I'm working on (got a motorcycle and a Jeep cherokee that needs some TLC) but I'll be picking it back up in not too long and I'll definitely continue the urban stuff. (plus it is easier to film than carrying tripods and camera gear out onto trails)

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    hey flowmaster im 12 years old and i have a trek 3900. I can do wheelies except for the past few weeks ive been trying to do a bunnyhop. the only problem is lifting my front wheel. I can only lift it like an inch off the ground while standing up. are there any techniques that you perhaps know? I've been trying really hard to lean back and everything but i just cant do a manual or lift my my front wheel up at all. I loved your movie except its 11:00 at night and I can't try anything until tomorrow. IS there anything I should do with feet to push the wheel up?
    OR is the problem maybe the weight of my bike and my strength. Just remember that I can do wheelies and I actually flip my bike by accident sometimes.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex923
    hey flowmaster im 12 years old and i have a trek 3900. I can do wheelies except for the past few weeks ive been trying to do a bunnyhop. the only problem is lifting my front wheel. I can only lift it like an inch off the ground while standing up. are there any techniques that you perhaps know? I've been trying really hard to lean back and everything but i just cant do a manual or lift my my front wheel up at all. I loved your movie except its 11:00 at night and I can't try anything until tomorrow. IS there anything I should do with feet to push the wheel up?
    OR is the problem maybe the weight of my bike and my strength. Just remember that I can do wheelies and I actually flip my bike by accident sometimes.

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    Hey Alex, that's cool you've already figured out wheelies, many riders never fully get that one down after years of practice. Anyway, a Trek 3900 will bunnyhop just fine, but there are some things that might be preventing you from lifting the front tire. When you wheelie you're using your gears and a pedal surge to lift your front tire which is why too low a gear or too much power and you're flying off the back, but when you bunnyhop it is entirely by pulling up the front end so it is actually pretty safe to practice, you're quite unlikely to pull up so hard you fly off backwards (but wear a helmet anyway, plus you can bail off the back easy if for some reason you do.)

    That said, first off you want a shorter stem like I mention in the video, a long stem makes it hard to lift the front end because you're reaching too far out past your head tube and it makes for bad geometry for what we're trying to do. Also make sure you are crouching down pretty good, that way when you spring up and pull you've got your body weight lifting the bike, not just your arms, check out the bunnyhop practice session video 1.5 that might help a little more. There are a couple other factors to consider, like bike size- a bike that is too big for you will be harder to bunnyhop due to the geometry, it will just be too long to get a good pull on it.

    There's also the weight factor, since you're 12 I'm assuming you're a lot lighter than most of the guys on here trying this trick on a mountain bike. For example, I'm 6', 210# and I ride a 37# bike. The more you ride, the more you will realize that throwing your weight around is what makes the bike do what you want it to do, bunnyhopping aside. I say this while trying not to sound corny or like the Dahli Lama but in all of the tricks I will/have illustrated, your bike becomes an extension of your body. There's a saying that goes for driving, motorcycles and bicycles, look where you want to go because your vehicle will follow your head. Where your body leads, your bike will follow. Even if you're only 100# you likely weigh 4 times what your bike does, you can get it to do whatever you want. Just stick to it, the key is proper form and a ton of practice.

    One last thing, get a 20" BMX bike if you don't already have one. Same technique, but it will feel totally different riding that. If you dial a 20" before you get on 26" you will build some excellent and useful trick and trail skills. Also look how my bike is setup, it's like a big BMX bike, watch skills video 3 on small wheelie drops and you can see how I sit on my bike. Most mountain bikers have a hunched over posture because of their bike geometry, but notice how I sit more upright. This is what works for me, what works for you may be totally different, that's the thing with dialing your ride in.



    Look how many expert MTB riders came from a BMX background, there is a reason. Plus, the geometry is better suited towards your size/weight. 20"s are cool, I still ride them, hell I just bought a new one earlier this year.

    Anyway, good luck and practice till your arms are too weak to keep riding!
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    hey, thanks for trying to help me! I just have one more question. What gear should I be in when I do a bunnyhop. because i always do my wheelies in either 1 or 2. I still can't seem to be able to lift the front wheel off like I saw you do in the video though. I'll keep on practicing though.

    P.S. What bike do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex923
    hey, thanks for trying to help me! I just have one more question. What gear should I be in when I do a bunnyhop. because i always do my wheelies in either 1 or 2. I still can't seem to be able to lift the front wheel off like I saw you do in the video though. I'll keep on practicing though.

    P.S. What bike do you have?
    Well it really shouldn't matter too much since you aren't pedaling when you bunnyhop, you just use it to get up some speed first. But generally speaking, when you're doing tricks most of the time you want to be in a middle ring up front and a middle ring in the back. Anyway keep practicing, you'll get it.

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    i tried to practise bunny hopping today and i can finally lift my front wheel up about a foot. the problem is that i can't lift it that high while going at a medium speed or fast. I also can't get my rear wheel off. I'm really spending my spare time practising though.

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    I dont think i could jump my Trek ex 8 over a soda can!! At least until i get some more upper body strength to lift its heavy butt up.

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    Hey, I just came across this thread. It's great! I'm an xc/trailrider type. Never rode bmx and only used flats on my bike for a very short time. My quesion: Is there some compelling reason I should not learn/practice bunnyhopping using my clipless? I assume the point would be to learn how to perform the move without the assistance of being clipped in, but tell me what you think. Thanks man.

    -one more thing. I noticed that most moves/tricks are done with the seat very, very low. I understand why, but on an xc ride I ride with my seat at a normal height (for xc riding). Can the bunnyhop, as shown by you, really apply to my everyday riding or is it more reserved for urban/fun stuff? I would love to perfect this for trail riding, it would mean cleaning some sections without even slowing down and be much less of a hassle than trying to slow-poke through without endo'ing, haha.

    BTW the beginners forum is a great place to post this kind of tutorial. Everyone can feel free to ask questions, whether your a nubie or a veteran rider. Keep up the good work.
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride
    Hey, I just came across this thread. It's great! I'm an xc/trailrider type. Never rode bmx and only used flats on my bike for a very short time. My quesion: Is there some compelling reason I should not learn/practice bunnyhopping using my clipless? I assume the point would be to learn how to perform the move without the assistance of being clipped in, but tell me what you think. Thanks man.

    -one more thing. I noticed that most moves/tricks are done with the seat very, very low. I understand why, but on an xc ride I ride with my seat at a normal height (for xc riding). Can the bunnyhop, as shown by you, really apply to my everyday riding or is it more reserved for urban/fun stuff? I would love to perfect this for trail riding, it would mean cleaning some sections without even slowing down and be much less of a hassle than trying to slow-poke through without endo'ing, haha.

    BTW the beginners forum is a great place to post this kind of tutorial. Everyone can feel free to ask questions, whether your a nubie or a veteran rider. Keep up the good work.
    Heya EDR, glad you've found the thread/vid useful. I'm thinking maybe they ought to just make it a sticky since it comes up so frequently. Anyway, the main reasons to do it on flats to start are a) you'll learn proper technique which clip-in style pedals completely prevent and b) it is substantially easier to throw a leg out or bail completely should you totally lose your balance. But mainly because of technique and form since you're in the habit building stage, you want to start off right.

    As far as the seat height, there are a couple of reasons for keeping it really low. Basically, with the seat not lowered, it hitting you in the chest will limit how high you can bunnyhop. There are many ways to combat this, but to keep things simple for learning keep the seat pretty low. I also personally ride with my seat at that height probably 90% of the time, so in basically all of my videos you'll see it quite low. Regardless, once you have gotten the technique down, you can start experimenting with your seat higher and higher. Eventually you'll find you can actually bunnyhop curb height or so with very minimal effort and hardly rising from your seat, I can for example bunnyhop while on my bike setup for XC while in sitting position, but there will be more on that later. For example, watch this short clip where I'm bunnyhopping a curb, then 4 steps. I'm not even paying attention to the curb, its just in the way, I throw a little spring in but it is hardly even required, notice how my legs stay bent for the short hop and effort is really only exerted for the stairs: http://www.secretreality.com/hobbies...s/bunnyhop.mov

    There is also another technique that uses the same physics as the bunnyhop to lunge over obstacles and can be done while sitting as well, but that's for another vid I'm working on "Skills tutorial volume 4: Clearing Trail obstacles" Anyway, with your bike properly dialed and a good solid bunnyhop comfort level and ability, you should be able to fly down a singletrack at high speed and not have to stop for a hay bail blocking the path. Another example is that creek crossing picture at the end of the video, don't stop, don't walk... fly. Clearing stuff like that may not be a great feat, but I can't help but ride away from things like that with a smile on my face.

    Anyway, good luck brother, stick to it and you'll be airborne before you know it.
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    Hey while this is up here, what other vids are there?

    I have Vol. 1, vol. 1.5, and vol. 3
    is there one i'm missing?
    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboasT4
    Hey while this is up here, what other vids are there?

    I have Vol. 1, vol. 1.5, and vol. 3
    is there one i'm missing?
    thanks.
    Nope that's all of the tutorials so far, never finished 2 and I've sidelined them for now to work on some other projects. I'll be picking them back up soon though, I do have many more in mind.
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    Hey, thanks for the detailed response to my question.

    This is the most informative and useful thread I've come across in a long time. No hating, no "my suspension design is better than yours" posts, LOL. Just real people wanting to improve their riding. Good thread all around by everyone.

    And about flying the creek crossing...there is a spot nearby me that is on a very easy singletrack section but its a deep rut, about 2ft deep and maybe 3ft wide. It forces me to slow waaay down and roll down and up quickly. I can't fly over it b/c not being able to lift my back wheel it would slam down on the upside of the ravine, and basically kill me at that point, haha. Would love to fly over it though and leave my buddies saying "cool".

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowmaster
    Nope that's all of the tutorials so far, never finished 2 and I've sidelined them for now to work on some other projects. I'll be picking them back up soon though, I do have many more in mind.
    Thank you for helping the rest of us! As you said, a big difference between reading about it and seeing it.

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    Thanks

    I have been riding mountain bikes since 1982 and sort of given up attempting wheelies or bunny hops over 8''.That was about the max I could loft my front wheel. Watching your vid and a little practice the other day I am over 12+". I have finally actually gotten how to do it..Thanks.MM

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowmaster
    Ok guys, this is my first attempt at making a tutorial of any kind so bear with me. I think it is a pretty decent guide that should get you going in no time. Requests for instructions on bunnyhopping come up all the time so I figured a video tutorial was in order. You can read all you want but unless you watch it happening I don't think reading volumes of text is going to help much. However, in addition to this video, I do advise you to read some of the instructional pages out there as there are some really good tips.

    I tried to keep it real simple, though incredibly versitile the bunnyhop is actually a really basic trick. I've got several examples inside and I break it down frame by frame. In volume 2, I'll go over some other methods of bunnyhopping as well as some very trick ways to use it on the trail and maybe a quick session around town.

    Here are two versions, differing only in resolution and size. Please RIGHT CLICK and choose SAVE TARGET AS to save these files to your computer for playback.

    This one is 320x200 at about 7MB:
    http://www.secretreality.com/mtb/tut...op_320x200.wmv

    This one is 640x480 and about 30MB:
    http://www.secretreality.com/mtb/tut...op_640x480.wmv

    Get out there and practice, practice, practice! You'll be airborne in no time! Good luck!

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    to hang the butt back out or not (?!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by leleklegrunt
    I think a problem I have is that I am not throwing my butt back far enough, just throwing my weight upward, then pulling up on the handlebars, so that at max front wheel height, my arms are practically at my chest...
    Hmmm that's odd, you really shouldn't need to have your butt hang back out. It really is just a crouch and spring.

    edit: Actually you do hang your butt out but usually only when you are going for big air and once you are starting to tuck, notice in these stills how the seat is coming up to meet my butt. If I hang it out back, then the seat can come up to my chest. Basically your seat is what will limit your height as it will hit your a$$ or your chest depending.
    Guys, on whether or not to throw one's butt back at the initiation stage, check out this tutorial http://www.bmxbasics.org/new/bmx0703.html
    I'm just a beginner and have attempted this approach on several rides with mixed results. I think that while perhaps there are benefits to it (e.g., you use your body mass to lift the front wheel up), it is harder to master because -- at least in my experience -- finding the balance proves more elusive. Most of the time I either overdo it and to avoid falling backwards and landing on my back have to jump off the bike, or don't pull hard enough... When you spring straight up this seems to be less of an issue, but possibly that's a "less elegant" technique, if you know what I mean.

    What's your take on that, Tony?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomasz
    Guys, on whether or not to throw one's butt back at the initiation stage, check out this tutorial http://www.bmxbasics.org/new/bmx0703.html
    I'm just a beginner and have attempted this approach on several rides with mixed results. I think that while perhaps there are benefits to it (e.g., you use your body mass to lift the front wheel up), it is harder to master because -- at least in my experience -- finding the balance proves more elusive. Most of the time I either overdo it and to avoid falling backwards and landing on my back have to jump off the bike, or don't pull hard enough... When you spring straight up this seems to be less of an issue, but possibly that's a "less elegant" technique, if you know what I mean.

    What's your take on that, Tony?

    Cheers,
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    Without getting into too lengthy of a dialog on it, basically when you're crouched down your ass will be sticking out a little in the back as it is, which is plenty- as it's your body weight that you will throw forward, which some people call a mule kick, to lift the rear of the bike. The front end you should just be pulling up on the bars to lift. If you need to lean back a little to unweight the front end that is ok, although really if you're crouching down when you spring up your body weight going up will lift the bike, basically you're just pulling the bike along with you and you shouldn't need to lean back.

    Anyway at this point we're really getting into style more than anything, personally you don't need to be leaning back at all. Look at the clip where I bunnyhop up four steps, I don't hang back at all, just straight up and down. http://www.secretreality.com/hobbies...s/bunnyhop.mov

    however...
    If you really want to tear it apart, you are doing an 'S' like motion, which I sometimes exagerrate although it's more of a style thing really for most stuff. Like, I'll lean back and lunge forward, but again we're really getting into style with that, you can use it when you are pumping your bike for example. Although it's more for looks than anything until you're doing huge hops, I mean it can help a little bit, although you probably want to avoid stylistic stuff until the basics are really solid otherwise you build bad habits. For really big stuff, yeah you'll need to hang back some because you need such a massive lunge/surge to shoot the bike forward and out from under you. But again, don't mess with that stuff till much later.

    Just my 2cents..
    btw: so how are your hops coming? get some pics!
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    Great Job!

    Quote Originally Posted by flowmaster
    Thanks bro I'm definitely going to continue, I have a whole series in mind. Nothing ever panned out with that other dude that wanted to do that dvd, dunno what was up with that. Anyway, for now I've sidelined them for some other projects I'm working on (got a motorcycle and a Jeep cherokee that needs some TLC) but I'll be picking it back up in not too long and I'll definitely continue the urban stuff. (plus it is easier to film than carrying tripods and camera gear out onto trails)

    -ride on
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    Awesome

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    Finally learned how to bunny hop today! But one thing that I am worried about is that instead of using the rocking motion like you do to lift up my back wheel, most of it comes from curling the backside up when I point my toe's downward. Is that not a good technique for doing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordy808
    Finally learned how to bunny hop today! But one thing that I am worried about is that instead of using the rocking motion like you do to lift up my back wheel, most of it comes from curling the backside up when I point my toe's downward. Is that not a good technique for doing this?
    Right on! That's sweet you just pinned it

    Anyway, as far as the "curling the backside up" part, are you talking about your pedals? I'm guessing you're saying that when you're toes point downward, you're using your feet to lift up the back of the bike by pulling up on the pedals when you tuck? If that's the case you're dead on the right track, you're actually using a combination of your feet and the rocking motion whether or not you realize it (just not as much as you should imho). Assuming I'm reading you right that is. You do probably want to conciously try to rock forward as well though, as your feet will not give you the same amount of clearance you can get from the rocking/pushing forward action.
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    cool, Thanks man, I really appreciate how you time the music with your first take off

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowmaster
    My original plan was to just shoot a bunch of little mini-vids like this one, but a full length tutorial video would probably be better. I'm actually relatively close, I'm in Livermore which is ~30mi from where you're at if I recall, a shorter distance than my daily work commute into the South Bay . I just got back from 6 years in HelLA, but I grew up in the East Bay Area. So anyway yeah, I guess I'm down, when is this happening?

    btw: I have a Canon DV camcorder and tripod if that could be of any use for alt angles.

    mail me at: tony@YOURBRAINsecretreality.com <- remove YOURBRAIN to msg me, its an anti-spam thing.

    yay annother Bay Rider I am From Half Moon Bay I really liked your video and im sure with my friends encouragement and tips ill be bunnyhopping in no time, the funny thing is that i could get a few inches on my friends 2002 kona roast hmmm mabe its just the crappy fork that i have anywho Thanks For making that video on your own time I really apreciate it (pardon my spelling, long day) now its raining but when it stops ill be sure to give it a shot.

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    flowmaster could u change format of ur vid?

    hey flowmaster i want to watch ur bunny hop tutorial but my windows media player is kinda screwed.. could u change the file format mpg of avi?? all u hafta do is save da file in dat format from da media player... i really wanna watch it..

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    Hey Flow great movie ive almost got it (I think) I just got a brand new bike so im going to have to get used to it first but when I do ill be bunny hopping in no time

    ps: I live in Half Moon Bay S of SF bay riders unite

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowmaster
    Ok guys, this is my first attempt at making a tutorial of any kind so bear with me. I think it is a pretty decent guide that should get you going in no time. Requests for instructions on bunnyhopping come up all the time so I figured a video tutorial was in order. You can read all you want but unless you watch it happening I don't think reading volumes of text is going to help much. However, in addition to this video, I do advise you to read some of the instructional pages out there as there are some really good tips.

    I tried to keep it real simple, though incredibly versitile the bunnyhop is actually a really basic trick. I've got several examples inside and I break it down frame by frame. In volume 2, I'll go over some other methods of bunnyhopping as well as some very trick ways to use it on the trail and maybe a quick session around town.

    Here are two versions, differing only in resolution and size. Please RIGHT CLICK and choose SAVE TARGET AS to save these files to your computer for playback.

    This one is 320x200 at about 7MB:
    http://www.secretreality.com/mtb/tut...op_320x200.wmv

    This one is 640x480 and about 30MB:
    http://www.secretreality.com/mtb/tut...op_640x480.wmv

    Get out there and practice, practice, practice! You'll be airborne in no time! Good luck!

    -Flow

    Dude, awesome job an all of your vids! And cool soundtrack too. Best tutorials I've seen by far. The bunnyhop, the ollie of mtbiking, opens up a wholenew world of possibilities.
    Love 1.5 because you broke down the move into 2 sections. On 1 a slow motion sequence where you exxagerate the crouching motion before the "spring up" would be the icing on the cake. Can't wait for video #2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayniac
    hey flowmaster i want to watch ur bunny hop tutorial but my windows media player is kinda screwed.. could u change the file format mpg of avi?? all u hafta do is save da file in dat format from da media player... i really wanna watch it..
    download bsplayer
    my bike is a $250 "department store" full suspension bike... seriously....

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    bunny hop

    Love'ed that vid.

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    Flow,

    Thanks the short tutorial video!
    I just started weekend riding late last year and bunny hopping is the first skill I wanted to learn.
    By watching this video, recording myself, then comparing them, I was able to reach an 8" bunny hop in about 20 minutes. I've got a lot of work to do on my technique, but your video has certainly gotten me over the first obstacle

    Thanks again
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    (And no you can't see my video :-p)

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    Even though you've already had tons of encouragement I'll say a bit more. I've read everything I could and looked at all the frame by frame shots I could and just couldn't get more than an inch or so off the ground with my back wheel. If a picture is worth a thousand words then your video is worth... a lot. I'm getting some actually half decent air now and I'm betting it will only get better- thanks.
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    So by the video's standards, I should stop, in the middle of a trail, lower my seat, and THEN bunnyhop?

    Hahaha, yeah. I'll try it next time I guess. :rollseyes

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    Or you could just figure out how to bunny hop with your seat at normal height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarian3900
    So by the video's standards, I should stop, in the middle of a trail, lower my seat, and THEN bunnyhop?

    Hahaha, yeah. I'll try it next time I guess. :rollseyes
    Of course not.

    The idea is to teach you how to bunnyhop, plain and simple.

    By moving the seat out of the way the learning process is simpler. Once you get it down, you can learn how to do it with the seat at XC height, which is discussed in this thread and will be demonstrated in the second video, or whatever height you ride with it at.

    Please keep in mind that these videos are a series of tutorials to teach basics. To give newer riders more tools to have at their disposal. What they do with them is up to them, including making it suit their riding style and ability. Hopefully you can find them of some use, if not I do have a series in mind.

    I'm just trying to keep the community positive and people progressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwilson
    Or you could just figure out how to bunny hop with your seat at normal height.
    I basically just answered that with my last post, but it is far easier for complete beginners to learn with the seat out of the way. Once they have it down they can do what they want with it. Plus in another tutorial that will cover 180's and such, I'll go over how to bunnyhop with the seart at XC height.

    Keep in mind, normal height is different for everyone. I ride with my seat at that height almost all the time for street and trail riding. That's my particular style and it works well for me. I also downhill most of the time and having the seat low like that is a requirement on the trails I ride.

    I made this tutorial simply because there are so many people out there that can't just figure it out like you mentioned and so far it has been well received. I have had many email onversations with people in places I would never have thought, that have used the video along with a lot of practice and learned to bunnyhop. That is really cool imho
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    I completely agree with what you are saying.
    I should have quoted the previous poster, my post was in reply to theirs.

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    Good job! Respect for riders

    I wish I could but there are just too many responses to reply to everyone individually. I just wanted to give everyone that has made progression in their riding, taking things to another level, by taking advantage of whatever means they have at their disposal a big thumbs up. Whether it has been through this forum and videos, books and friends or just plain riding your asses off, good job!

    As far as the couple of guys that have come in recently with some negative comments, I take it with a grain of salt. I made this vid a year ago with a digital camera and Windows movie maker just to prove a point and if it taught just one person how to bunnyhop I would have been pleased. I'm just really glad I was able to give back to the mtb community in a positive way.

    The fact that this thread has gone for over a year with only a positive discussion has been amazing to me. New guys, please try to keep it positive. If you don't like something, have constructive criticism or do something better. I would love to learn another technique or style and I'll post up pix/vid results, teach me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bwilson
    I completely agree with what you are saying.
    I should have quoted the previous poster, my post was in reply to theirs.
    My bad, right on then
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowmaster
    Of course not.

    The idea is to teach you how to bunnyhop, plain and simple.

    By moving the seat out of the way the learning process is simpler. Once you get it down, you can learn how to do it with the seat at XC height, which is discussed in this thread and will be demonstrated in the second video, or whatever height you ride with it at.

    Please keep in mind that these videos are a series of tutorials to teach basics. To give newer riders more tools to have at their disposal. What they do with them is up to them, including making it suit their riding style and ability. Hopefully you can find them of some use, if not I do have a series in mind.

    I'm just trying to keep the community positive and people progressing.
    Gotcha

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    Flowmaster,

    This is a great tutorial, very informative. In fact, when I went to practice using your technique, I was airborne in about 5 tries. I do have one question though. Even though I can get about 6 inches of air vertically, I can't seem to get any horizontal distance. Do you have any tips?

    Thanks in advance,
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    Hi,

    Thank you sooo much for making these tutorials, I cant wait for the next one. But i still have a problem with getting much air. I learnt in the first 5 minutes after watching your video, exept i can get barely any air. I get about 2-4 inches (sorry im from Australia, not that good with inches and stuff). When i tried the motion where i lift my legs and but up after i pull the front up, my feet just came straight off the pedals and i fell down hard . So if you have any tips for me i would be really grateful. Thank you.

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    Hi,

    Thank you sooo much for making these tutorials, I cant wait for the next one. But i still have a problem with getting much air. I learnt in the first 5 minutes after watching your video, exept i can get barely any air. I get about 2-4 inches (sorry im from Australia, not that good with inches and stuff). When i tried the motion where i lift my legs and but up after i pull the front up, my feet just came straight off the pedals and i fell down hard . So if you have any tips for me i would be really grateful. Thank you.

    P.S My bike is a Shogun Floater (shogun is an Australian brand so you guys probably dont know it?) For the specs and a picture go to http://www.shogunbicycles.com.au and Then click Freeride and the click the floater, Thanx again.

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