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July 17 Webinar on Bunny Hops & Manuals

On Monday, July 17, I’m hosting two live webinars on Bunny Hops & Manuals in which you’ll learn:

  • What they are and are not
  • Why they’re helpful & fun on the trail
  • Why they’re hard to learn on your own
  • How you can learn them via Ryan Leech’s online courses and do it with me and a group of fellow students

Register here for the webinar at 12 PM CDT on Monday, July 17.

Register here for the webinar at 9PM CDT on Monday, July 17.

Top 5 reasons why it’s so hard to learn to bunny hop: Episode 4 of MTBSN podcast on Mountain Bike Radio

Episode #4 of my MTBSN podcast on Mountain Bike Radio is now available.

See the show notes and links on the MBR page for Episode #4.

Main topic: Top 5 reasons why it’s so hard to learn to bunny hop

TRANSCRIPT

Introduction:

Hey everyone! Welcome to Episode #4 of the Mountain Bike Skills Network podcast. My name is Griff Wigley, also known as the mountain bike geezer. I’m am the guy behind the Mountain Bike Skills Network blog and I’m the founder and host of the Mountain Bike Skills Network Community, currently a group on Facebook.

My intent is to have all three – the blog, the online community and this show — help recreational mountain bikers like you, have more fun while upping your skills. Why? So you can ride the stuff you want that challenges you. I think of it as a Goldilocks Zone. Not too scary or hard; not too easy or boring but juuuuuust right. That middle is where the fun is and one of the most reliable ways to stay in that Goldilocks Zone is to continually increase your skills.

You can learn more about the Mountain Bike Skills Network at mtbskills.net where you’ll also see links to my various social media accounts.

Today’s show is about the bunny hop, what some people refer to as the most difficult skill in mountain biking.

I learned to bunny hop recently and was surprised at how challenging it was just to get to the beginner level that I’m now at.

With help from members of the MTBSN community, I’ve put together what I think are the:

Top 5 reasons why it’s so hard to learn to bunny hop

 

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Video: achieving beginner-level bunny hop & manual skills

Video: graduating from a bunny flop to a bunny hop

Video: learning to bunny hop is helping me learn to jump

Two new how-to-bunny-hop videos demonstrate similar but slightly different approaches

Two new ‘how to bunny hop’ videos published recently focus on wrist/shoulder motions:

1. James Wilson at MTB Strength Training Systems has a blog post titled How to use your wrists to Bunny Hop with flat pedals with this video embedded:

2. Chris Carter at MTBTips has a new How to Bunny Hop page with this video embedded:


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