I'm pretty much a total newb working on the basic moves at this point in time. My static forward hops are atrocious and I want to make sure I'm practicing the right technque rather than reinforce bad behavior. In case I'm using the wrong term - what I'm trying to do is with both wheels locked, jump the bike forward hopefully so that the rear wheel lands where the front wheel started, or something similar (more distance would always be nice). Usually onto a small ledge or up an incline. Basically, I'm not sure of the starting position of my weight. Do you keep your weight forward, so that you can than concentrate on compress, explode up, and throw the bike forward? Or do you start with the weight back, so that through the magic of timing you can compress, explode up and forward, and throw the bike forward? Or am I completely missing something else here? Thanks.