I’ve been static jumping for the majority of my riding, I’m wanting to get really good at static so when I do pre-hops, I’ll be awesome. My record for static is 66 cm.'s I’ve gotten it 4 different times. (twice in a row when my psi was 17:))
What I’m bummed about is the fact that is not getting any easier to hit. CAn you guys give me some tips on getting it more consistent.
Apart from the obvious practice how can I get more consistent at
compressing my tire (static)
not sure the name for this, but jumping and then pulling the unicycle away to bring the tire up extra inches.
Well, I am amazed you have gotten this much static… I say just start prehops now…
BUT if you really want to stay with static longer I would say don’t just practice your high jump. Try to get 60-65ish consistant, practice tucking by doing tuck squats (whatever they are called.).
For tire compression: I say just compress and once it comes back up jump, put a lot of force into getting the compression. And for the arm swing try too start the swing slow when you are comming up from the compression and then speed it up so that it is at its max a little before get about 1/2 way up…
This is just my opinion. I stopped doing my sidehops static when i got to 50ish cm.
Its funny cause i havent seen many people at all your height getting 66 with no prehop easily.I think the best tip i can give you is be consistant with practicing hops which youre are already doing quite well.Try to make yourself really tall near the top of the object cause it will increase your tuck a few extra cm’s,For angling the tyre towards the object youll need a bit of extra sideways momentum so you can stay up.If you worked on your prehops you could probably get 75cm.Also dont worry about tyre pressure cause i run mine pretty high and i can do 86cm with no prehop and 100cm with a prehop.I think to get a really high static hop you need to make the prehop quick and sharp like a snapping action
Practicing static hops will do nothing to improve your jumps with prehop. Give up on that now.
With that out of the way, it’s not bad to avoid being beholden to prehops, but you have to practice them, otherwise you won’t be any good at them at all.
There really is no advice to improve your hops. Instead of looking online, go out and ride. you’ll improve.
The way I learned sidehops was I would find a ledge which tapered from ~70cm-1m over a long distance, and work my way up it. My first hop would be with a prehop to build confidence. After landing a couple of prehops, I’d try no prehop. Once I landed that, I’d increase the height some, and repeat. If I couldn’t land a hop in 5-10 tries, i’d go back down a bit and practice again. Practicing like that lets you hone both skills, and is more encouraging than just failing at the same hop over and over again.
Tire pressure is important, whatever others say. you want to be able to snap your tire until your rim is a hair’s breadth from bottoming out, and then use all that snap to launch yourself. If your pressure is too high, the snap is too small and happens too fast, so you go nowhere. If your pressure is too low, you bottom out your rim, which does nothing for you.
If it’s any encouragement, I’m 1.7m tall and my best no-prehop jumps were around 82cm. Prehops would generally add 10-15cm to that, depending on space, etc.
Edit: Unless you hit yourself in the butt when you hop, you aren’t tucking enough.
Yeh thats exactly what i should have said :p.For tucking the only thing i can give you about that is tuck untill you feel the tyre hit your bum.Also remember to swing your arm down near the object after you land to stay up.The best way too find out about technique is by watching joe h or fabian hopping in slow motion
sorry but picnic tables are not 3 foot high. 3 foot is 90 cm 3 foot and a half is 105cm… tables aren’t that high… a table is actually pretty much always 73cm. A really high stand up workbench usually just under 80cm… but measure it and i bet your table ain’t close the 90cm… or 3 foot w/e.
Yeah dude, do you think your cool? I live at a park my father is the care taker. I ride every other day. The benches are handicap benches. Dont argue when you dont know about the situation. Jesus whats with people and doubting what other people say. Id say that alittl higher then waist highth is 3 feet. im 5’11.