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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by DROP, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. DROP

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    ok i guess this has become a bit of an issue latly i can maunal fine not amazingly but a good 30 sometimes 80 feet but i can't jump on to a box and land in a manual so i was wondering how to do it?
     
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  2. gemini2k

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    just pull up when you come off the lip and push down on your pedals while leaning back. Go to a bmx track and practice it on the tables there, since theyre kind of designed for that.
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  3. ThePriceSeliger

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    Its not really hard, I can step-up to manual better than I can manual on flat ground. Just go up the lip, and keep your weight back, and before you hit the ground, push your back tire down.

    But mainly its all practice, like everything else in Mountain Biking.
     
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  4. DROP

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    will riser bars help me manual better?
     
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    more practice will
     
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    woah its way harder than i thought. but my manuals are still improving.
     
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    i 2nd the table idea, i cant manuel on the gropund or jump to manuel well, but those things reccomended seem to help...unless u just suck like me
     
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    Try manualing to a curb and then hopping up to attempted manual. It's a small step, but learn on that. Once you hop up, make sure you are positioned farther back on the bike than you think you need to be and it will actually be just right. You'll practice enough to realize what I'm saying here because you'll tend to set the front down a lot. Good luck and keep a finger on those rear brakes just in case!
     
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    you just need to drink more RedBull and listen to more Emo.

    maybe get a Kadvang haircut too.

    and a ZachDank knutesack.
     
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    Talk to mbfanatic on here. He can hop onto a 1' 30'long bench and almost easily manual it.