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    New question here. How to whip/scrub?

    Hi all,

    Got a little idea but need a little. What works best for you?

    Cheers,
    Ryan

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    huh?

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    Youtube search: "bubba scrub" and pay attention to what Mr. Stewart's front wheel is doing (yes he's on a mx bike but it's basically the same). Notice how the front wheel is turned down in the direction of the lean immediately after takeoff and then snapped back the other way to straighten the bike out. Keep your head pointed towards the landing. "look back" whips are sick, but are wayyy harder to do than they look.
    The frame follows the bars and the bars will follow your head so keep spotting your landing and the bike should return to straight naturally. Don't panic and lock up if you hang it out too far, as long as you stay loose with high elbows you'll be surprised how accidentally sideways you can land and still roll away. (Edited)
    The point of a scrub is to lower the trajectory of your center of gravity to maintain forward momentum. It is most useful for entering jumps with a higher speed. A higher trajectory, what us bros in socal call "boosting it," requires more energy and will always result in a slower speed upon landing. A scrub requires more frame rotation on the lateral axis, while a whip is focused on rotation of the vertical axis. That's all I can think of for now, ha. Good luck with it.
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    what do you want to know how to whip or how to scrub,, or how to do both,,,
    this has been asked lots of times, a quick search should give you the info you need.

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    look here for the basicsm this will give you an idea of how to whip.
    Summer Gravity Camps - How To Whip Video - Pinkbike


    heres a rough idea how to scrub a jump.. i know this is motox but the basics apply to mtb as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyIaco290 View Post
    Youtube search: "bubba scrub" and pay attention to what Mr. Stewart's front wheel is doing (yes he's on a mx bike but it's basically the same). Notice how the front wheel is turned down in the direction of the lean immediately after takeoff and then snapped back the other way to straighten the bike out. Keep your head pointed towards the landing. "look back" whips are sick, but are wayyy harder to do than they look.
    The frame follows the bars and the bars will follow your head so keep spotting your landing and the bike should return to straight naturally. Don't panic and lock up if you hang it out too far, as long as you stay loose with high elbows you'll be surprised how accidentally sideways you can land and still roll away. (Edited)
    The point of a scrub is to lower the trajectory of your center of gravity to maintain forward momentum. It is most useful for entering jumps with a higher speed. A higher trajectory, what us bros in socal call "boosting it," requires more energy and will always result in a slower speed upon landing. A scrub requires more frame rotation on the lateral axis, while a whip is focused on rotation of the vertical axis. That's all I can think of for now, ha. Good luck with it.
    Thanks mate

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