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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. MisterMental

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    land with your weight far back, kick ya heels down and only hop as high as necessary so you just make it,
     
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    I saw jimmy dechamp (front flip guy) clear a double then land in a manual on the transition rides it, rides the manual over to breaking bumps, and then rides it off the face of the next set :eek:
     
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  4. PatBranch

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    That would be so cool to be able to do. I can't bunny hop to a manual. but when I do drops to flat, I land in a manual and try to hold it.
     
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    If your wheel falls forward then land with your weight farther back. Practice a LOT. I can barely do it.
     
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    Try practicing off of curbs and small drops to flat, thats the only way you can learn. I try to hold a manual off of stuff like that alot and still cant really do it.
     
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    speed is your friend, try to land as light as possible
     
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  8. DROP

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    thanx guys ill give it a shot
     
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  9. Dirt Merchant

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    Manuals are the Holy Grail. There is a big hill I climb on my road rides around here. (On my Bullitt) I pedal up into my big ring and pull a manual all the way down the backside...probably around 35 mph,
    for 1/3 of a mile! Cars will never pass...they follow in amazement!
     
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    just gotta soack it up a ton with your legs and then push them back and extend into your normal manual position again. If your talking about doing it on a DH bike, then good luck, its hard as hell (usually the rear shock will bottom and totally throw you off balance)
     
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    wow. :stosh:

    this thread is awesome. Ridemonkey is finally starting to get good!

    oh yea, lots of practice. that's the only way.
     
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    No need to be a prick..
     
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    everyones got to start somewhere man or else anyone who could ride a bike would be pro
     
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    calm down fellas.

    i was just pointing out the humorous statement he made:

    "a good 30 sometimes 80 feet"

    what happened to the other 50 feet? i guess it's a make or break type of thing, huh?
     
  15. DROP

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    what?? anyways will riser bars help with maunaling?
     
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    Yeah. Sorry but that's basically it!
     
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    ya i find it easier to manual with taller bars and of course a shorter rear end helps so if u can move your rear wheel a little further forward that might help. if i'm having a good day i can usually manual for about 20 feet after bunnyhopping up a curb. the best thing to do is pull up pretty hard but not try to hop too much and just kick your legs forward to keep the wheel up.
     
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    short chainstays help