Practice really does make permanent when it comes to learning new skills on the bike. To help yourself improve, consider placing a stick or obstacle on the ground to give yourself a target. Add more sticks as you get higher, or as you are able to manual for longer.
Speed is your friend, contrary to how it sounds. The faster you ride, the easier it is to manual and bunny hop. Your technique may suffer, but the effect still works. When you’re riding slowly, you have to overcompensate those explosive movements with a lot of exaggeration.
There’s nothing like learning new tricks and progressing your riding, but it isn’t easy and it wont come overnight.
The great thing about these essential skills is that they can be done anywhere: the street, your garden, car park and on the trails. So get out, give it a go and get shredding like a pro.
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