Mountain Bike Tricks: How to Side Hop

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In this video you will learn how to side hop a mountain bike.

It's like the bunny hop with added direction.

Music:
KAST "Paradize" Published by Alter K

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In this video you will learn how to do a side hop.

It helps you avoid ruts on trails or simply hop over to an elevated surface to the side.

A side hop is a slight variation on the bunny hop.

You can check our videos how to pump, manual and do a bunny hop.

The three keysteps are: the pump, the manual and twisting the body Place a piece of tape to mark a line to practice.

Step 1.

As you approach the tape get into the attack position.

Use a pump and a manual get the front wheel off the ground.

Step 2.

As you lift your front wheel, twist the body to the side you want to hop.

Your hips should move outward as well.

Step 3.

Lean forward to lift the rear wheel over.

Practice doing the side hop on both sides.

Once you are confident, you can try doint the side hop on a slightly elevated surface or over a rut on the trail.

Enjoy your ride .

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