How To Bunny Hop On A Bike
How To Bunny Hop On A Bike
This video is a tutorial o how to bunny hop on a BMX bike. Learn the proper mechanics on how to bunny hop. Bunny hops are crucial to BMX riding whether you play vert, flat, or parks. It's fun to do and easy to learn. So make your riding more enjoyable and watch this video now!
Hey guys! I' a BMX Flat Lander, my name is Mario and I ride for Team Extreme and I'm going to be showing you some BMX tips and hints. We're going to look at how to do a bunny hop on a BMX bike and this is a very important trick for any kind of BMX whether you're riding street, park, vert, even racing and flat land BMX. It's used in all aspects in general day to day riding around your bike, bouncing up curbs, riding over obstacles and things like that.
What were going to do is we're going to break this trick down into sections. The first thing to remember is to make sure your bike is in good working order, everything is tight, your brakes work, you've got good amount of air in your tires before you attempt to perform any tricks. Once that's done obviously your safety equipment as well, If you're a beginner rider and you need to learn these basics, I recommend putting pads and maybe even a crash helmet on, depending on where you are or what sort of thing you're going to be doing.
The first thing you need to know about a bunny hop is you're going to have to learn get the front wheel of the ground basically and to do that it's almost like you're going to learn to do a wheelie or a manual wheelie, you need to actually ride along and pick the front of the bike up and to do this you need to lean your body weight slightly backwards over the seat, not a lot just a little bit and you want o pull back on the bars as if you're going to do a wheelie. Don't worry about what the back is doing at the moment, we'll get to that section when we do the back wheel and sometimes just by doing that it does pull the back up when you push front down but don't worry too much because there is something you can do to actually make the back wheel com of the ground. So once you've got that first bit down that's the start of it.
You are going to be starting up with this movement for BMX. A lot of bunny hops are kind of together, so we jump together and we land together. There's not really a preference, with BMX, you tend to come up with the front wheel high, you bring the front wheel high and you level it at the back.
So you could get quite high with a bunny hop depending on body strength and technique. So that's the front bit done, now with the back bit what you are going to do is virtually even if you just go along and don't worry about the front for the time being and try to do the opposite in the back. You want to put your body weight over the bars, lean forward slightly and push your feet in to the pedals at the same time you don't want to put your body weight back here and wonder if the back is going to come up, it's got to be going forward.
Try and do that movement, don't give it too much otherwise you will flip over the bars, just enough to get that back wheel off the ground and for it to feel really comfortable for you. Then the last section to this trick is going to put the two together. Now for this you've got to spring load your body slightly, so you can approach the trick at medium speed, bend your knees slightly, you are going to bring the front up and that's how you bunny hop on a BMX bike.