After about ten months riding I'm thinking the single most important element in trials has finally been understood by me. In my opinion it is this: mastering the motion of pulling the bars right up against your waist area and then thrusting the bars outward (or whatever.) This seems to be a motion that is used in virtually all medium and advanced moves: Static upping and bunnyhopping, rolling upping, gapping, all other pedal kicking moves, sidehop upping... they all have that motion in common. Its the MasterMotion of all trials. I havent mastered this movement, but I have just (finally) figured out how to pedal kick more than a few feet with control (I'm the only trials rider in my town and thats why it took 10 months to learn (!)) I never could pedal kick until I realized I HAD to bring the bars right up next to me. Soon as I did it fell into place pretty quick. I dont know if this motion/element has a name.. I think I read it called the 'cantilever move' somewhere. Anyways, thats my 2 cents from Santa Fe.