Bigger side hops

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by redworm, Feb 26, 2004.

  1. redworm

    redworm ninja pants!

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    My max side hop is 38" but I would like to get to 40 or bigger faster than just practicing, any easy tips to get a few more inches now.
     
  2. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    ask graham. haha.
     

  3. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    umm, get a long echo/koxx mod?

    those things fly, i can sidehop 42" on one of them compared to my usual 28" on anything else...
     
  4. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    yep, pretty much.
     
  5. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    that soudns really good. now for some brakes...
     
  6. hydroboy

    hydroboy "Jak se mas"

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    if you can get 38, i find the easiest way to go higher is just to jump abit more and lift the bike abit higher.
     
  7. WhiteRavenKS

    WhiteRavenKS Well-Known Member

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    nice... he has a long koxx mod frame.

    have you considered doing some basic plyo stuff mike? there are also a few tricks i can let you in on next time we ride.
     
  8. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    ah, it is mike from cosprgs, that is what i thought. hehe.
     
  9. Fast Fashion

    Fast Fashion Youth in Asia?

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    nice fuckin avatar Elan!!!
     
  10. Faction Bike

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    lift das weights........focus on legs......center of explosive power


    quick tips....when you're on your rear wheel stand as tall as possible. Arms straight, legs straight. If you start with your center of mass high, you'll end up with your center of mass high. Then drop your ass straight down and explode up.
     
  11. redworm

    redworm ninja pants!

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    Thanks for the tip, i'll give it a try tonight. I was wondering how long my secret identity would be kept safe from elan.
     
  12. AndyT

    AndyT New Member

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    Lighter gear.
     
  13. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    try the TRA way..you have to focus, will yourself to do it..wait, nevermind, just become really strong, PLYOmetric doode!
     
  14. uownme

    uownme get high and eat her

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    take steriods :joshers:
     
  15. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    that is obviously cheating... haha
     
  16. Sirus

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    tuck like hell! that... or lower your pressure some... it'll give ya a little bitta spring
     
  17. average mike

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    Although im not a sidehopping expert, i think its mostly technique. Spring up a ton with your legs, tuck a lot and do the ass to the side move if you are going huge.
     
  18. sebLG

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    ypu have to really really commit to your move bigtime... if you pussy out half way through on a big sidehop you will proably just land on your pedal and thats gayboy unless its massive. go up to backwheel then preload untill your arse is like nearly on your tire then bouce up(human spring!) as high as you can then you have to suck you bike way up(if your going pushing yourself) so your pretty close to your tire again. also try not to go to frontwheel too much on sidehops that you know you can do quite easily, because frontwheel is kinda cheating.

    ..also mod is the key, haha :greddy: ... so yeah ... commit!
     
  19. stocktrials

    stocktrials Mitch.

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    I watched Riki Murata a bit (from Japan) and when he went to sidehop huge (wait till i get this DV footage onto comp.. no camera atm) just before takeoff on the last hop, he would almost crouch into a sit onto his back tyre. Also I don't know if you are doing this but use like 1-2 hops only. Anyway I tried applying this Japanese technique (I've seen a few other riders do it) and it seems to work well. Hope this has helped
     
  20. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    isnt that what you are meant to do?

    what am i saying, i can only sidehop mods.