Post by plankton_dash on May 24, 2016 9:04:13 GMT 8
"C" of course, but sometimes it depends on my mood. There are instances where I'd like to take it easy and do "A" -- particularly on days when I have those cynical "why-even-bother" thoughts eating me up.
Comfort destroys usefulness. Luxury makes monsters. Adversity creates heroes.
pretty much a combination of A and C and depends on what kind of bump is being hit and much depends on whatever is left of me. Though I'm leading more to A since it can save energy.
For C, unassisted hops take a lot of energy from the rider given that its a complex movement that's timed precisely. assisted hops (aka bump jumps) are easier to do since you rely on the obstacle to bring your rear up instead of your upper body pulling it. Some guys have this skill inborn, which makes it a bit easier to learn, but some don't and takes years to learn (like me). TBH, even after 3 years of practcing this, I still can't get it consistently.
For A, again still depending on bump, simply pumping it will help gain speed on the other side - much easier and less taxing to the body. Pumping when timed correctly still got style points even if its just a single bump Contrary to C, if this is done incorrectly, not much harm is done apart from the funny feeling you get across your body.
BTW, both A and C can be done without accelerating.
I never really did that manual prior to the hop. I've always thought that I would jump with both wheels at the same time until somebody caught me on video and saw that my front wheel lifts first a few moments before the rear.
Anyway, my approach is that if you can clear it, it wouldn't matter if it's a J-hop or bunny hop, as long as you can clear the obstacle, it's good.