basically, i worked on seat out yesterday and got from 4" to about 16" over something
i figured that today i’d try ledges, and that 17" shouldn’t be too bad considering i can land on top, rather than have to clear over.
i was wrong
i took some videos of myself doing a 13.5 inch ledge i set up, and i was getting about 2" higher than the ledge, but no more.
i think today my hopping wasn’t as good, but i don’t know what’s wrong w/ my technique
i see videos of Zack Baldwin and others doing sidehops, and they get at least 1.5 feet before they tuck their uni, then another foot or so before they tuck their legs and have the wheel come up under their butt
they also seem to straighten their back up right after they hop, and hold that position for the first 12-16 inches
here is the link to my 2 videos: http://gallery.unicyclist.com/free4all?page=10
they are entitled 133_3312.avi and 133_3313.avi
can anyone please give me advice on how to increase my hop height?
my goal for before the end of the year, or even longer, is 2 feet (on my 24" muni) i think that’s high enough to be extremely useful for riding and for some showing off, and i know i’ll probably never get to the pro levels of 3+ feet, especially w/o a trials uni (by the way, if you watch the vids in slow-mo, you can see better my technique and how high i get)
another thing, the camera kinda distorts heights or sumthin, cus i’m over 6 feet tall and i look like a shrimp on the videos