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All time highest bunny hop.
I can't 16%  16%  [ 3 ]
1-3" 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
3-6" 21%  21%  [ 4 ]
7-11" 11%  11%  [ 2 ]
12-17" 32%  32%  [ 6 ]
18-24" 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
24"-36" 11%  11%  [ 2 ]
37" plus ! 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 19
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:47 pm 
The Guv'nor
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Sounds like we've a few budding Mark Batts on this board. Sooo what is your highest hop of all time. Managed a modest 12" in my front road once. Was never able (nor am I able to still) bunnyhop properly. More just yanked up on the powergrips/spds.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:15 pm 
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i think mine was probably trying to bail, forgetting that i was well and truly clipped in! :D

3" here i come!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:36 pm 
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back in my early 80's bmx prime, mine may have been in the highest vote.
stafford county showground as i recall.
resulted in a trip to the local hospital with a broken wrist.
does this count? :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:51 pm 
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I 'can' bunny hop - but not massively. Spds help (cant see how you can do it with flatties!)

I did break my colar bone by launching off a table top and er... crashing horribly. Fear of flight you may call it now...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:58 pm 
BoTM Winner / retrobike rider
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When it first came out me and a few guys had an impromptude (sp?) competition..I managed an unofficial 21" and another guys managed 30"..now that was scarey!

Rich


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:04 pm 
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One of the guys I used to go riding with could clear 2ft on a muddy fox courier with platform pedals! Honest! :shock:
Nobody could work out how - not even him!

Here's a thought: Would it be possible to use compressed air (a la sodastream canister on frame) to "boost" a jump on sus' bike?
I had a pogo stick as a kid which worked a bit like this. If you released the compressed air at the right time it would boost your jump scarily! Good for jumping stiles instead of carrying the bike!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:08 pm 
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Learning to bunnyhop with flat pedals is a bit tricky, but once you've got it sussed then doing it clipless is cheating :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:41 am 
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It depends entirely on what is in front of you, I can never seem to hop as high when faced with just a height bar...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:42 am 
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come on guy's it's easy!

with flatties, lean forward, over the bars point your toes at about a 40 degree angle towards the ground, bend knees and kind of launch yourself forward and up! a foot should be easy enough! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:53 am 
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I have unofically done 30" but at a competition i have done 25.5" at the marin race at wendover in 1990. Jez avery did 38 inches, bit of a hard act to follw at 16!!

have you tried on a modern bike, you cant do nearly as well the forks and shock soak it all up! okay so it just im fat and old these days!!


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