Big(ish) rolling hops

My friends and I have been hopping up pallets lately and we got 3 down solid. Tonight we went for 4. When I go for it I can get my wheel up, but I’m leaning back so I always have to fall back. Not really sure why i’m doing this, is it from like folding or not going fast enough or what? Any advice on how to get my body going forward or just jumping higher would be awesome

Try riding faster, I had this problem too when attempting this ledge :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRAZS2_Re3Y
Now I ride even faster and when my wheel meets the ledge, I am automatically sent forward, straightening my upper body… or just bailing very hard if I’m not hopping high enough ! :stuck_out_tongue: If you don’t understand, you can watch this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQvW3bsROmY&NR=1
you can clearly see what I’m talking about.

Hope I could be helpful for something !

-Hugo-

Also you might try angling your wheel just a little to one side when you come up onto the object. Just a quick twist to the side; helps keep me on top of the object.

Just got rolling hop up 4 pallets this afternoon. It’s pretty sweet.

I made a thread similar to this one a while ago. It has some pretty good advice that you might find helpful.

uh…
i got stuck at the same point… a lot of it is KNOWING that you can do it… i usually have trouble hopping up new things that are about the height i can jump … especially if it looks funny or is more difficult in some way.

i always hop at a little bit of an angle so i don’t eat it… you can easily avoid doing faceplants and falling at all if you just turn a little into it… so if your tire slips or does not make it … you catch your pedal

I’ve just noticed that when I do big rolling hops up something I tend to throw my arm back instead of forward with makes me fall back which is probably why I had trouble jumping up 4 pallets, but I can’t seem to stop doing this. Is there any thing I can do to stop doing this?

I’ve just noticed that when I do big rolling hops up something I tend to throw my arm back instead of forward with makes me fall back which is probably why I had trouble jumping up 4 pallets, but I can’t seem to stop doing this. Is there any thing I can do to stop doing this?