sidehop technique

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by BiKe4EvEr, Feb 29, 2004.

  1. BiKe4EvEr

    BiKe4EvEr Guest

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    Not really small to me because im just learning, but to you guys my sidehops are :ugh2: i was wondering if anybody wants to post an uber slow mo vid of a sidehop. whenever i do them (on mod) it seems my front end gets too high to hook it (bike is to vertical). i think i must be doing something wrong, so i thought why not ask the experts on this forum. thanks for any feedback you have. heres what im doing so far:
    -pedal kick to rear wheel about 1/2 bike length
    -do what i call preloading
    -jump up
    -hook front wheel on object
    -swing back end over
    -ride away almost in control :ugh2:

    i've got the front hooking part correct right? looking at huge sidehops that is what everbody does (graham especially)
    but yea thanks for the help!
     
  2. stocktrials

    stocktrials Mitch.

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    I posted in that other sidehop post, but wait till I get this footage of Riki Murata from Japan when we were in Qld.. fucking amazing. It should help, it helped me a bit :)
     

  3. oicdn

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    I need sidehop advice as well. I can't do anything static decent excep for bunnyhop like 8-12 inches and get up something from a hook/bash.

    I guess it's a technique thing cause going sideways(unless pivoting) doesn't work out too well for me, LOL. Well, I lied, I can sidehop like 3 inches to the right....yeah...maybe I should start practicing those, LOL!
     
  4. trialspads

    trialspads TrialsPads.com

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    Yeah me too...I suck...I mean it's half way sidehop but as soon as I land, I was either up too high or out of control & bouncing off the ground.

    Where's this video :eek3:
     
  5. Faction Bike

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    hahaha, you should download the video of Benito doing the "sidehop over a bar" world record. That is a HUGE side hop. Something like 135mm over a bar. :eek:

    You have the technique down right I would just say practice sidehopping to rear and front as well as to both tires. This will give your body a better feel of where it needs to be for a big sidehop to both tires.
     
  6. Hardline

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    135mm? :ugh: That is like 5 1/4 inches. Do you mean 135 cm? :bigthumb:
     
  7. Tanner

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    yeah, it was 152CM
     
  8. AgrAde

    AgrAde From your head to your fists

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    a guy was jumping 155cm (close enough) at highjump thingee today and i thought about that, a bar that height is fucking impressive when you're standing next to it and thinking someone actually can sidehop clean over it...

    i wanted to go get my bike just to sit in rear wheel next to it to see what it looked like from that position, how gay am i :rofl:
     
  9. valiumlaw

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  10. Faction Bike

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    yeah, sorry about that one.....all my stupid engineering homework is in mm.....I get all screwy sometimes..... :ugh2: