High Hops

A question for you kangaroos out there: When do you transition from hopping seat
between the legs to hopping seat out in front? And is it just a matter of how
high the ledge is, or are there other reasons for hopping seat out in front?

Chris

Re: High Hops

Hi,

The choice to hop seat out in front is mainly a height issue for me. For high
ups, it also is less catastrophic if you don’t make it. Also, I find that I can
gap farther with the seat out in front if I have to land on anything higher than
the takeoff point (and also it’s less catastrophic if you don’t make
it). Finally, seat out in front hopping is necessary for most pedal grabs.

Certainly, initially it feels less stable, especially if you are hopping onto
something narrow, but I think it just takes getting used to. Seat drags and
ultimate wheel are really good ways to practice for seat-out-in front hopping,
because all require even pressure on both feet.

Seat-out-in-front is good for drops if you have no rolling space when you land
(although it is hard to land this way on sloping ground).

For a video clip showing jumping/gapping/dropping with seat out in front, go to
<www.biketrials.com> and click on “Sea Otter Classic” under “competitions” on
the left hand side.

Cheers,

Kris.

— Chris Reeder <reed8990@uidaho.edu> wrote:
> A question for you kangaroos out there: When do you transition from hopping
> seat between the legs to hopping seat out in front? And is it just a matter
> of how high the ledge is, or are there other reasons for hopping seat out
> in front?
>
> Chris


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Re: High Hops

holy %$# chris thats a huge jump. id like to see more video like this

“Kris Holm” <danger_uni@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:20000426160536.3617.qmail@web902.mail.yahoo.com
> Hi,

>
> For a video clip showing jumping/gapping/dropping with seat out in front, go
> to <www.biketrials.com> and click on “Sea Otter Classic” under “competitions”
> on the left hand side.
>
> Cheers,