Hopping & Gapping - Seat out or in?

When I do any gaps or hop up onto things, I have the seat between my legs. This feels more comfortable for me but I can’t hop very high and I want to improve. I keep seeing people on videos hopping and gapping with the seat out and I was wondering which method everyone thinks is better and why.

Thanks,
Andrew Carter

Re: Hopping & Gapping - Seat out or in?

> When I do any gaps or hop up onto things, I have the seat between my
> legs. This feels more comfortable for me but I can’t hop very high and
> I want to improve. I keep seeing people on videos hopping and gapping
> with the seat out and I was wondering which method everyone thinks is
> better and why.

Seat out, because you can bend your legs more and get your… family
newsgroup, hmm… posterior chain - back, hips, hams - more into it.

This is not idle hypothesis, I can actually hop on the 26". I haven’t tried
it on the Coker because I don’t want to taco it and I’m… family newsgroup,
hmm… darned heavy.

I think you can jump higher seat out, because you can pull the uni up higher. Seat out feels less stable at first, but with practice becomes easy. With seat in, you can ride out of bad landings easy, but it’s so much easier to bail off the uni when seat out. If I screw up while seat in, I get launched off the seat. When seat out, you just step off the pedals, since you’re not hung up on top of the seat.

So practice seat out, and it’ll get easier, plus it makes your seat in riding feel rock solid.

Joe in Iowa

I like to pratice stuff before attempting it with my uni just jumping with my feet in a simmilar position as I would be while on the uni

I find it helps me visuallise my set up for when Im going through it for the first time on my uni.

It may look stupid but I find it works

doh I put that up in the wrong thread

it was intended to go into the one about jumping w/o a uni

sorry guys

i hop higher with my seat out but gap farther with my seat in

i choose what is more apropriate for what i’m doing,
if i’m jumping higher than i can with the seat in i take it out.
if i’m landing a drop higher than i’d wan’t to do seat in then i take it out.

and i’d agree with unispin, higher with seat out, further with seat in.

mind you though, the more i do seat out the less i feel that i realy need a reeder handle.