Help: Tucking Fail. [Trials]

Help: Tucking Fail. [Trials]

Post by unibikelin » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 07:14:56


Hey peeps, I'm having trouble tucking while doing SIF. It's really hard
for me to get low. When I tuck, I really just have my crotch at top of
saddle level. (which would be fine, if i was trying stuff SI). I think
my prolonged experience with SI has carried over to SIF, since all i'm
doing is folding like i would when doing SI sidehops. Anyway, anyone
know anything i can do that can help me be able to tuck enough where I
would actually end up touching the tire with my butt? I ride with my
seat low (i'm not going to raise it, because when its this low it helps
me a bit).

Idk, its hard for me to tuck anything really. It's just really hard for
me to crouch enough. Any ideas? I think it might be something to do with
my lack of pushing the saddle forwards enough, since i just hit myself
in the chest really hard sometimes.

If its too confusing, I can re explain it.

Thanks,
Graham

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Help: Tucking Fail. [Trials]

Post by unibikelin » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 07:28:35

Quote:

> What I'd do: Practice stand stills where your tucking and do small hops
> where you tuck. Do SIF tucking hops up 30cm things and once you can tuck
> on that move up and see if it sticks.

kay, so just like totaly overshoot and tuck until i'm touching? and
just sorta drop onto the object?

screw it, i'll just ask you on aim.

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Help: Tucking Fail. [Trials]

Post by _Ground_Zero » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 07:26:27

What I'd do: Practice stand stills where your tucking and do small hops
where you tuck. Do SIF tucking hops up 30cm things and once you can tuck
on that move up and see if it sticks.

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Help: Tucking Fail. [Trials]

Post by maestro » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 07:28:47

There are two steps to tucking that must be done at the same time, once
you leave the ground:

1) Pull up on the saddle.  Hard.
2) Pull your knees up.  As far as they will go.

Practice each one separately, then put them together.

Once the tire starts hitting your butt, you've succeeded.

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Help: Tucking Fail. [Trials]

Post by unibikelin » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 07:30:54

Quote:

> Put the seat more to the side if you're hitting your chest. Or go
> Baldwin stlye and put it way out in front but that's a whole lot harder
> to control.
> You could always practice more?

kay, thanks Maestro and magixause, i'll try. Ive got an hour or so to
practice.

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Help: Tucking Fail. [Trials]

Post by Magixaus » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 07:28:51

Put the seat more to the side if you're hitting your chest. Or go
Baldwin stlye and put it way out in front but that's a whole lot harder
to control.
You could always practice more?

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Help: Tucking Fail. [Trials]

Post by padst3 » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 13:00:00

Ive helped a few people this way and it works well.Find something about
10cm lower than your record and keep hopping at that but without a
prehop.Its easier to tuck without a prehop when learning cause it makes
it less confusing.Juts keep trying to get your ***onto the tyre even
if youre doing it after landing.Once you get the tuck going just start
with prehops

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Help: Tucking Fail. [Trials]

Post by unibikelin » Wed, 12 Nov 2008 13:36:36

Quote:

> Ive helped a few people this way and it works well.Find something about
> 10cm lower than your record and keep hopping at that but without a
> prehop.Its easier to tuck without a prehop when learning cause it makes
> it less confusing.Juts keep trying to get your ***onto the tyre even
> if youre doing it after landing.Once you get the tuck going just start
> with prehops

Kay, thanks dude. I'll try that tomorrow.

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