How to Bump Jump a MTB Get air off roots
There's more than one way to get air ona mountain bike, but the most common method is to ride a launch, otherwise known as alip. By continuing along the trajectory of a lip, you and your bike become airborne.The other way is to bunny hop, which is using your own power to jump a bike from flat. Jumping requires special terrain, and bunnyhopping requires a ton of energy. But there's a technique you can use to achieve the bestof both worlds. Today, we'll learn how to bump jump. Bump jumping dramatically expands your playgroundby effectively turning roots, logs, and rocks
into launches. Start with something about 3 inches high whichwould normally jar your bike pretty good. You'll need to be traveling at a decentclip. Shift your weight back and pull on your handlebars lightly. The bump will send yourfront end straight up. Immediately after, your rear wheel will hitthe bump and pop up too, so you need to be prepared to suck your legs up and let thebike do its thing. This part is especially important since a bump jump can send you intoa nosedive if you're not careful. By sucking your legs up, your taking control of wherethe bike will go, instead of letting it buck
you forwards. As you get a feel for it, you can jump yourbody upwards as the front wheel hits the bump. Cooperating with the bump like this can multiplyits effect and give you some pretty impressive air. If bump jumping looks a lot like bunnyhopping, that's because it is. The difference though is that the bump is doing the heavylifting, while you just need to worry about controlling your bike. If you already know how to do jumps and bunnyhops, then bump jumps will be much easier to learn. I will say that dropping your saddlegreatly increases the height you can get.
Here's little feature in my local park thatI'd normally need to bunny hop. By letting my front and back wheel smack into this rootI'm hopping up it smoothly with very little energy. While bunny hops require a massivepreload, you can see that bump jumps are just a matter of pulling back a bit as your frontwheel hits. While you can do this on a rigid, a full suspension,or a hardtail, I find that nice fat tires are ideal. If you're running inner tubesyou'll have a pretty high risk of getting a pinch flat, so you probably don't wantto do this on blunt objects like curbs, at least until you get the hang of it.
Once you're adept at bump jumping, you'llfind that even parking blocks and speed bumps can become launches. I haven't seen a lot of bump jump tutorialsfor mountain bikers, but I know for a fact that many of you are already doing this. Thisis a staple technique in BMX, and some mountain bikers do this already without even puttinga name to it. By being mindful of this, you can clear a whole patch of roots just by hittingthe first one. What do you guys thinké Have you already been doing bump jumps, but callingthem something differenté Let me know in the comments. Thanks for riding with me today,and I'll see you next time.
Shaolin Kung Fu Stretches Moves Butterfly Kick in Shaolin Kung Fu
Let me show you some more advance stuff, theButterfly Kick. Butterfly kick is very cool to look at cause you got to see people flyingon the air, with the body leaving the air. Same into a car wheel but the things thatyou don't perform even at hand and you do it side ward. Okay. Now let me show you abutterfly. Stand in this position. Okay. Now you're going to tilt your body this way, toyour left, to your right, turn your hand to your left, then you're going to first keepthe right leg up then the left leg up on air at the same time. Let me just show to youonce and I'll have my assistant to show it to you more. One, two. That is a ButterflyKick. Now I'm going to have Johnny, which
has been practicing Martial Arts for two yearsto show you a Butterfly Kick. Again, once more. Ladies and gentlemen, performing the ButterflyKick requires a lot of air skill. So I recommend that if you want to do it, do some jumpingskill, do some jumping technique before practicing it and learn how to turn your body. Thankyou very much and this concludes Butterfly Kick.