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bunny hopsantongetty
Feb 14, 2002 1:50 PM
Anybody have any opinions on whether it is better to do a bunny hop from the hoods or the tops?

I think it is time for me to put some flat BMX pedals on my cross bike and go out and do some serious practicing, because I find it very difficult not to do a roadie-type hop when I am clipped in.

Anton Getty
bunny hopsbuffalosorrow
Feb 14, 2002 8:34 PM
I was fiddeling around with this the other day. I hopped a few short curbs, logs I would think would roll over a bit easier, keeping in mind the height. When I am hopping I get the front end over and skip with the rear. Similar to a fixed gear hop stop/ knee destroyer.
hoods, tops not as stable nmdcm311
Feb 14, 2002 8:34 PM
re: bunny hopscxking
Feb 15, 2002 12:44 PM
I think it is a matter of where you are comfortable. Almost everyone I know hops from the tops notable exceptions are Sven Nys(hoods) and Adam Craig(from the drops!) I find that my weight is too far forward when I am on the hoods. You are right about learning with flat pedals. It is the only way to learn to one wheel at a time technique.
re: Hoodsjrm
Feb 16, 2002 5:16 PM
Use more than your just your legs. use your upper body. Lull the bike up to instead of extending with the bike upward. All this does is fock you up when your in the air cuz youll loose your balance and tilt to one side.

You dont need BMX pedals..you need to get ride some dirt.