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Old February 6th 06, 10:01 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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are crank hops acctually nessesary for anything or is it justan easy way
to get better ballance during normal hops. because i hop just as well
on my pedals as on my cranks. i was just wondering if they serve any
purpose.

(crank hop=standing on the cranks when hopping rather than the pedals)


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Old February 6th 06, 10:04 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I have never used a crank hop before....It just messes you up. and since
you never see any trials riders, ever, hopping while on they're cranks,
it must not be very helpful.


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Old February 6th 06, 10:08 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Just wait awhile, gerblefranklin or somebody will come in here with one
million reasons why you shouldn't use crank hops, etc.


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Old February 6th 06, 10:40 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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It's good when you do seatdrop, or land a unispin..
other than that i can't se any purpose at all with it


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Old February 6th 06, 10:43 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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One purpose is so that you can continue hopping after you accidentally
land on the cranks.

Also, I imagine that some of the flatland tricks that involve standing
on the cranks could be combined with a crank hop.


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Old February 6th 06, 11:20 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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so they are useful for some applications but they arent a nessesary
skill?


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IMHO, hopping on your cranks should be reserved for freestyle moves
only. If you hop on your cranks in the middle of a trials line, it
should cost you a point.


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Hi,

If you want not to hold your seat when hopping, you can squeeze the
frame between your feet.
But as the cranks have no grip (unlike the pins of a pedal) it's better
to have the feet on the pedals so they don't slide off when doing
trial. And when on sharp objects you could need more angle and power
that feet-on-the-cranks can't allow you.


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