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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/mountain-bike-tutorials.html

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

-Flow :)
 

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

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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 :D 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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SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:
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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flowmaster said:
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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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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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? :D
 

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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? :D
keep practicing......you can manual that
 

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SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:
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 :mad: 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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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 :mad: 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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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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