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I dont know how to get my back wheel up...I watched flowmasters video but that didn't really help...I crouch down and pull up and spring but...only my front wheel goes in the air...I really wanna learn to bunnyhop because I started mountain biking again...Never could bunnyhop...but I really want to learn!!! :madman:
 

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move your bars through a 180 degree arc up and out in front of you, the back will follow the arc. clipless pedals help, but you should first learn without them.
 

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Don't just pull up your arms, use your entire body and rock backwards. As you're front tire is rising lean forewards and push forewards on your handlebars with you palms. This should send the back tire up. You should also try and tuck your back tire up using ur feet.
 

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The monster bunnyhop article!

This took me from just barely getting over curbs to about 16 inches in no time. It's got all the technique that you need, and videos to help you out.

Clipless pedals help you "hop," but you won't really ever get serious height because the technique is a bit off. Most of the height you get in bunnyhopping deals with weight transfer and upper body motions rather than your feet being glued to the pedals.
 

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My hops are still pretty ridiculous. I mainly jump over roots and small dips in the ground and often I find small irregularities in the ground to help me launch.

During my better attempts I have a definite feeling that my forearms are lifting the bike.

Lifting with clipless pedals seems to put me out of balance.
 

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Jello09 said:
I dont know how to get my back wheel up...I watched flowmasters video but that didn't really help...I crouch down and pull up and spring but...only my front wheel goes in the air...I really wanna learn to bunnyhop because I started mountain biking again...Never could bunnyhop...but I really want to learn!!! :madman:
Your problem is discussed several times in this thread:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=74422&highlight=tutorial+video+1.5

You should also check out the practice tutorial. I specifically break it down into 2 steps:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=99102&highlight=tutorial+video+1.5

Good luck :thumbsup:
 

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I ride with clipless pedals, I love them, but they aren't designed to help with the bunny hop. Learning the technique is the only way to really get good height. I learned to bunny hop long before I had pedals, they are for efficiency and keeping your feet on the pedals on a particularly fast and bumpy decent. Just keep at it, you'll get it.
 

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so when the front end is coming up, your legs are supposed to be bent and you're coming out of a crouch right? i think my problem is getting the front end up and being crouched enough to jump. i can't bunnyhop more than about 8" now. i feel that my legs are straighter than i would like them to be when i try to get my front end up higher.
 

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if you twist your bars itll send the back up

andlearn on platform pedals cause if you learn on cilps youl have to learn again for platforms anyway
 

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You don't need clipless pedels to bunny hop.

Your front tires pop up simply because your gripping your handle bars, so transfering energy upward, it's natural for just your front wheel to go up.

The trick to lifting both tires simultaneously is using your whole body. You need to transfer energy upwards using your whole body, not just your upper body/arms.

I don't know what kind of bike you ride, but I started on a ridgid bike. Suspension can make bunny hopping deceiving.
 
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