[Trials] New Short- Elimination of Hops

So today I found myself not able to drive to any riding spots, and not really in the mood to go far.

I pulled out the pallets and set up some lines that I thought would normally be really easy. But I decided to eliminate every possible hop that I could. I’m not entirely happy with how the lines looked on camera. I did learn that just because you eliminate a bunch of hops from a trials line, doesn’t make it look flowy. Anyway, I didn’t want to waste the clips, and they’re not nearly good enough for my bigger project that I’ll be working on with two other riders over the next few months, so here you go.

I’ll put up a High(er) quality, low quality, and if you really can’t be bothered to let those load, a google version. (Really don’t use the google one though) I’d also appreciate it if someone with the smarts could put up a download link.

HQ: http://www.unicyclist.com/index.php?page=gallery&g2_itemId=551245
LQ: http://www.unicyclist.com/index.php?page=gallery&g2_itemId=551243
Google: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2821517697034921035&hl=en


PS- I would really really appreciate any comments at all because they will help me a ton in making my project over the next few months be extra good.

I liked it. I think flow has to do a lot with your filming as well.

Nice gap!

that was good. I really like your style.

That’s a good point. I think if I had someone to film me (instead of a tripod) it wouold have been better, but I didn’t, so I just made the best of it.

You’re definetely on the right track there, I think. The less set-up hops, the better. That’s how I do my trials.

Check out the tire foldage on that last gap:


Nice! You’ve gotten a lot better since the last time I rode with you. Exactly how big was the gap? I didn’t see.

By the way, we’re making a video over the next few weeks.


That was really cool. I’d be very pleased with that. I think I’m gonna start doing more trials. Thanks for the inspiration :slight_smile:

It was 56". I was convinced that I could do more, but after the 56" I went for 58", and I rolled my ankle so I wasn’t gonna keep trying.

And yes, we definitely have to make a video. That means bring your camera, cause all I have is the digital still cam, and while the quality turns out decent, it only films for 4 minutes at a time. We should also get a small group together to ride Bradbury (or another good trail spot) when I’m up.