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how do people do this wheelie jump i've been seeing in videos. they ride a wheelie then pop the back wheel up like two feet maybe. my bike is so heavy it's hard to even get a good bunny hop. but i don't really know how to do it. do you need clip-in pedals?
 

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northoceanbeach said:
how do people do this wheelie jump i've been seeing in videos. they ride a wheelie then pop the back wheel up like two feet maybe. my bike is so heavy it's hard to even get a good bunny hop. but i don't really know how to do it. do you need clip-in pedals?
You have to practice your bunny hops naked. It helps you learn new skills faster......
 

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The J-Hop

northoceanbeach said:
how do people do this wheelie jump i've been seeing in videos. they ride a wheelie then pop the back wheel up like two feet maybe. my bike is so heavy it's hard to even get a good bunny hop. but i don't really know how to do it. do you need clip-in pedals?
I hope you are being serious, there are alot of trolls around here (supergayhayjay...).

If you are describing what I think you are describing, it is called a j-hop. You manual and then do a hop. Of course you could be talking about some type of trials slapping... but.

If you don't know how to bunny hop, it is going to be a while before you can attempt the j-hop.

The best guide I can think of is from Trials Online: Bunnyhopping. You do not need clipless pedals, in fact if you are using clipless pedals you probably aren't really bunny-hopping.

As for manuals (a wheelie without pedaling)... I can't explain it well enough. It is more something you just "pick up". Practice makes perfect. (There have been way to many posts asking for help on this.)
 

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ok i guess i bett ask one more thing. i read about bunnyhopping and watched the videos. i have a stinky. is this bike so heavy that my best hops are going to be smal? or can i learn to hop this bike up stairs and pretty high in the air too? if someone was good, on a tinky, how high do you think they could hop? thanks for the info.
 

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Here's a mouthful, see if it helps.

northoceanbeach said:
ok i guess i bett ask one more thing. i read about bunnyhopping and watched the videos. i have a stinky. is this bike so heavy that my best hops are going to be smal? or can i learn to hop this bike up stairs and pretty high in the air too? if someone was good, on a tinky, how high do you think they could hop? thanks for the info.
You would be suprised. I am no trials rider, but on my 40+ lb BMX bike I have bunny hopped as high as 2.5 (maybe three, my memory is rusty) feet at low speed. It has been a while since I just sat around bunny hopping, but even on my 40 lb 2004 Haro X3 I can hop reasonably high. You will notice that you get alot more air on a simple bunny hop at speed. The record for bunny hoping is around 50 inches, which is pretty high (I think it's Ryan Leech's but I don't know for sure).

Unless you are like 90 lbs, the weight of your bike is not really the factor. The key to a good bunny hop is to get that standing up sensation right. Where you yank up on the handle bars, lean back and kind of stand up (keep knees slightly bent), then do the snaking motion (push forward and suck up your feet).

At speed I sometimes curl my toes over the front of my pedals and angel my feet slightly down.

If you are worried about drops, you don't really need to have "high hops" at speed or even at low speed. It is more about technique. Try to be really smooth and height will come in time.

Solid.
 
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