Hey, lookin for a little bit of advice.. I've got an XC hardtail, and have been doing lots of riding this summer. I'm starting to get a little more interested in freeride type stuff though, but I'm having a real hard time on my current bike. Teaching myself to manual, bunnyhop and ride bridges/logs has been a big pain in the ass. I know there's a learning curve, I'm not expecting to be good at anything for a long time, but what I've noticed is that when I jump on my buddies Chameleon I feel like a hero. Everything is easier and I feel more "nimble" trying out new stuff. I haven't hit up any jumps yet, just the drop offs and such local trails which isn't much at all. I'm honestly still pretty scared to hit a steep lipped jump, thinking maybe getting some armor before I go there. What I wanna know is if I should just keep plugging along with my current bike and just deal with it or look into a more urban/dj/fr type hardtail. I don't really want to screw up my XC bike either as I like the longer rides and uphill grinds on occasion.