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PostSubject: How to manual   Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:30 am

Ok for starters a manual is when you balance on your back wheel and use momentum to move instead of pedaling like a wheelie.

To do a manual you will want to be riding at a good speed probably a little faster than jogging.

Then what you want to do next is the manual itself.

While you are riding along you will want to have your arms relaxed then you need to pull up the bars while leaning back. Keep your arms locked straight out in front of you. You will need to get your butt behind the seat because that is where your center of gravity is and that is how you stay balanced. You can also use your legs to keep going by using momentum this is called pumping.

Some of the common problems for manuals are not being able to get the front end up. The reason you are probably not getting the front end up is because you are mainly using your arms. About 80% of a manual is done by using your body weight and legs your arms are just used to get the front end up so your weight transfers to the back tire.

Another common problem is the bike leaning to the side and you end up putting your foot down. The reason you are leaning like this is because you are not even with the toptube of the bike and you are not looking in front of you.

Some people also have a problem with flipping the bike over this usually happens due to them leaning back to much. Remember you want to stay right behind the seat and just above the tire and also dont lean back super fast pull up while leaning back in one smooth motion.

Tips:Keep your arms straight when you are in the manual and your knees bent.
Your hands should be about eye level when the manual is going.
To turn a manual turn the bars a little while leaning the toptube.
Practice,practice,practice

If you have any more questions or I didnt explain clearly enough pleas post below.
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PostSubject: Re: How to manual   Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:35 am

wow good post
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PostSubject: Re: How to manual   Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:18 pm

thank you so much for this post it helped so much afro jocolor pauly4sure jocolor afro
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PostSubject: Re: How to manual   Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:41 pm

i suck at these
but i got them down alot better than i used to
king Yuh
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PostSubject: Re: How to manual   Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:18 am

i can manual like, 2 seconds and go about a foot. I stopped because when i first started biking i was park and when i manualed i took some bad falls on my back. And anyways could u post a video to help lol
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PostSubject: Re: How to manual   Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:39 am

Thanks to you, I just got three seconds in. Twice.
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PostSubject: Re: How to manual   Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:46 am

yes i can do it better now. except i leaned back to far and my seat almost raped me. Thanks for posting this!
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PostSubject: Re: How to manual   Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:25 am

I can manual 20-25ft. consistently. I'm not sure how that measures up to some of you better riders, but I could post a video if it will help.

Also if you lean too far back, and you bail, push the bike in front of you. Your seat shouldn't touch you if you have it slammed and you push the bike.
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