The Bunny Hop

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Re: The Bunny Hop

Postby wa_desert_rat » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:40 pm

I think it's easier to hop if you're clipped in... even toe clips help. And +1 on bouncing a FS bike; even one with good shocks can hop better.

It would be lots easier if there were videos showing someone hopping without being clipped in. All the vids I've seen the guy talks about doing a bunny hop with flat pedals and then demonstrates with clipless. Jeez. I'd make on myself but I look like a dork. :P

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Re: The Bunny Hop

Postby wa_desert_rat » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:02 am

The guy in this video, although he's doing "trials" maneuvers, is a perfect example of how to bunny hop without being clipped in. You have to re-wind the vid a few times to get a good idea of how he does it... but the classic form of "front foot, toes up - rear foot, toes down" is clear when he leaps that bike up onto a rock. Several times his foot slips off the pedals so you can see that he's not clipped in.

http://vimeo.com/61568026#

Living proof that you don't have to be clipped in to bunny hop your bicycle. Practice, practice, practice. :)

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