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? thanx
its tough. I jsut started figuring out how to do it onto a curb. I've found that you need to (when you're about to land) push the bike out in front of you more. its very odd feeling, but it seems to work. I kept trying to bunny hop, then just try to stay farther back, but you actualy have to push the bike out in front of you more.
I dont' know, that's the best I can describe it. The best I've had so far has been up onto a curb, then manualling about 30 feet before i had to hit the brakes before hitting bushes.... dang...
a touch of the brakes is ok, you can recover from that without dropping the wheel usually, but yes a perfect manual has no use of brakes.
practice fufanus or whatever those things are where you stall on the back wheel then hop backwards. practice on as big a ledge as you can. that will get the motion.
i learned to pedal-up to backtire on stuff from trials before i learned to manual, and i found the hop to manual to be an easy transition because of it. i'm still not that great at manualling but i'm as good with a hop as without.