sticking a high sidehop

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by James_Potter, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. James_Potter

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    I can almost never stick a high sidehop. I usually fall backwards, so I
    try to lean forwards, but it still doesn't help much.... sometimes it
    does prevent me from falling backwards, but when I do get that part, I
    always lose my balance and fall some other direction.

    I have the same problem with pedal grabs, though I think it's for a
    different reason. I don't know what the reason is though. I just can't
    come straight down on whatever I'm pedal grabbing to and stay balanced.
    does anyone have any tips for sticking high sidehops?


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  2. zack

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    hey man, What I used to do when I had that same problem, I would try to
    go higher than the object I was hopping onto. you can also try leaning
    forward when in the air. for pedal grabs once your on the wall that your
    pedal grabbing use the weight of your body and your unicycle to ballence
    your self out. Try not to land on your crank only pedal. if you land on
    your crank its very hard to ballence.

    -Zack


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  3. I agree with Zack. On high pedalgrabs I lean way forwards, since I land
    in a crazy low croucyh that's difficult to balance in.

    Noone sticks high sidehops, don't stress about it. Well, noone sticks
    what is a high sidehop to them. While 12' may appear high to most, for
    me it's rather medium-small, so I can stick it. however, for me, 32" is
    high, so I can't stick it, while Zack or Ryan can do 32" easily. As you
    approach your limits, things will get more sloppy, it's a fact of
    riding.


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  5. zack

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    also what you can do Is stand up immeadiately and hop fowrard. unless
    your doing seat in hoping. If you are and your doing them side hoping
    STOP! you will never beable to hop high like that. if you do seat in
    hoping do a rolling hop.


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  6. vivalargo

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    If you're seat in, tuck forward as you preload the tire before the jump.
    Snap upright till you reach the dead point (apex), then tuck forward as
    you snatch the uni up. If you don't tuck, you'll probably be
    back-tilted when your tire impacts the surface of whatever youu're
    hopping onto, and you won't be able to stick it.

    JL


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  7. when i am hoping high well over 30 inches for me i am so far leaned over
    I just fall it makes me angry cause i cant get my self up. and also my
    feet always come off the pedals and then i slip and almost kill my self


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