Just anyone who is interested....a move I've been trying (if i had a trials bike ) recently. Important things: -It's VERY hard to do on your own, meaning without the aid of an object..but you can do it, just super exaggerate your bike motion if you were to just do a static hop up into the air- try to bring it to one side. -It is preferable to put your ass to your good foot side. This is a problem for me in terms of sidehops- you are SUPPOSED to sidehop to your bad side, I've never done this....I go to my left, and its very hard to sidehop to your left and put your butt to your left of the tire. If you put your butt to your bad side, you don't have as much clearance and your rear leg has to compress a TON, more than I can do with control. - I said with the aid of an object before... I know lots of you like japslapping or tap upping or wtfever you want to call it....but I never see people trying this move from different angles- always straight forward. Start hitting the object at a 45 deg angle- see how it throws your bike differently. You will get different results from where you hit the object. ANYWAYS.... If you are doing the ass side of tire move (can we get a real name here?) it will be 1000x easier if you hit your front in a manner where it will shoot your bike to your side of preference. Big changes can be made with just a few degrees difference than straight on...play with it. - On a sidehop it is essential to land your front wheel first, not early on- but at the very apex of your jump (hell this move shouldn't be used for stuff h-bar height). Use your front wheel to pull your rear up and keep your body to the opposite side you are upping (so if you are sidehopping to the right, leave your ass to the left as your front hits). This is a seriously hard move and I haven't gotten it on a full one parrallel side hop- it is INSANELY hard to land, your balance will be so crazy in this position you aren't used to it at all. which brings me ot my next point.. -to see which side you prefer, which should be your good foot side, just try this on the ground. You'll see what I mean by it being hard as fuck to balance. Just think you are trying to get your ass parrallel with your chainstay. And some douche on bt.com says that you don't need to be flexible in trials....yeah ok mr. sport rider, stfu and go back to powerlifting so you can be big an oafy when you try to actually ride. Bench pressing 400 lbs is super key in trials -when you are practicing the position on the ground- pay attention to where your legs are, they may be close the top tube/brake booster. When you are doing this move in a jap, you will be going FAST, you will hit hard and your bike will move, and most likely hit anything close to it. Take it from me and the holes/bruises on my shin- mostly fromt he threshy bash. That was a long post, :bigthumb: to anyone who actually read it all. Once I get my camera I'll be putting up how to vids along with posts...i can't figure out how to implement with with front hook to rear, but I'll keep trying.