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Old 2011-03-23, 11:01 PM   #1
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Video Tutorial: Learning to Hop for the beginner

Seems like such a simple thing, but many beginners have questions about how to do it. So I made a little tutorial. I hope it helps some people.


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Old 2011-03-24, 01:17 PM   #2
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Thanks for that Dane. It covered some points that I have been wondering about. I'll have to drop the seat if I seriously want to learn The business of keeping the legs bent was well shown and explained too.

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Old 2011-03-24, 06:29 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot Dane, I just started learning how to hop, now all the questions on my head were answered and very well explained. I already lowered my seat this morning by 1 inch so, I need to check it again.
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Old 2011-04-06, 06:27 PM   #4
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Excellent Dane - really well explained - particularly about hopping in order to keep your balance not hopping for the sake of it. Do some more.
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Old 2011-04-06, 08:38 PM   #5
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Excellent Dane - really well explained - particularly about hopping in order to keep your balance not hopping for the sake of it. Do some more.
Thanks! Maybe I'll do a beginner muni one next!
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Old 2011-04-07, 08:10 AM   #6
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Thanks Dane - very succinct and helpful.
Looking forward to the next one.
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omg.......

its cool dude !!
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Old 2011-05-03, 04:02 PM   #8
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nice vid dane helpfull i would like to see a muni one
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Old 2011-05-03, 07:30 PM   #9
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I really hope to do one soon!
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Old 2011-05-03, 08:11 PM   #10
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looking foward just watched some of your other vids nice to see other people learning gives me hope how many seats have you distroyed
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Old 2011-05-04, 06:20 PM   #11
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looking foward just watched some of your other vids nice to see other people learning gives me hope how many seats have you distroyed
Haha none yet, I'm pretty careful with how I distribute my weight when I land big drops (I have bad knees so I have to watch out)

Also I am not a super extreme rider yet, and I think the people that break seats the most are big street riders.

When I get the chance next time, I'll plan out a beginner muni tutorial. And as I learn how to master some other muni skills, I'll make other mini-tutorials
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Old 2011-05-04, 07:46 PM   #12
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that would be good in stages dont forget to add the bits you take for granted they are the best tips
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Old 2011-05-08, 02:43 AM   #13
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Yeah dude, thanks for the advice. I'm able to hop around now because of this video...now for height. For more height, do you pull the saddle forward from under you or do you just tuck higher? And do you recommend people being able to stand on the balls of their feet while sitting on the saddle?
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Seat height is all preference, lower seat makes it easier to pull up, but doesn't make your original jump higher, if that makes sense. And it seems that most high jumpers do it seat in front, but there are some that don't. I need to work on SIF hops myself.
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Will it be easier to free mount with lower seat? I am still have a hard time to static mount but able do some rollback mount instead.
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