How to: Wips???

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How to: Wips???

Postby Irvs » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:22 pm

Afternoon everyone, I'm stuck trying to do "wips" how is everyone kicking the back wheel out in mid air??? I've been jumping higher and further now want to add a bit more fun into the jump.

Thanks Neil.

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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby craigw99 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 13:26 pm

this will prob not be the best of descriptions but here goes ... when taking off if you kinda turn your shoulders in the oppsite direction you want the back to go then turn back to straighten up
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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby bluechair84 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 13:55 pm

A simple whip would just be to push the back end out with your foot as if you were doing a sidehop. A motowhip needs more rotation, so try turning left or right as you go off the jump, let the whole bike come around that way mid air then dive the nose back straight and down.

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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby ilovedirt » Tue Nov 06, 2012 16:10 pm

"whip".
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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby paul.skibum » Tue Nov 06, 2012 16:35 pm

craigw99 wrote:this will prob not be the best of descriptions but here goes ... when taking off if you kinda turn your shoulders in the oppsite direction you want the back to go then turn back to straighten up


That's a really crappy description.

Try this - http://mpora.com/videos/eoCXjQnrF
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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby ricardo_smooth » Tue Nov 06, 2012 19:56 pm

As chubs would say 'it's all in the hips'

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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby lawman » Tue Nov 06, 2012 20:02 pm

ricardo_smooth wrote:As chubs would say 'it's all in the hips'


:lol: :lol: Legend

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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby Irvs » Tue Nov 06, 2012 21:54 pm

Cheers for the tips lads, sure will be fun trying to wip the bike out this weekend, bets on how many times I fall off lol?

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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby paul.skibum » Tue Nov 06, 2012 22:31 pm

WHIP!!!!!

Not wip.

And remember it isn't a whip if you dont straighten the bike back out before landing. It also isn't any good for the wheel if you dont straighten it back out.
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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby ilovedirt » Tue Nov 06, 2012 23:11 pm

paul.skibum wrote:And remember it isn't a whip if you dont straighten the bike back out before landing. It also isn't any good for the wheel if you dont straighten it back out.

It is, just not a good one...
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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby bluechair84 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:48 pm

paul.skibum wrote:WHIP!!!!!
And remember it isn't a whip if you dont straighten the bike back out before landing.


Maybe that is a wip, short for wipe-out :)

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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby bennett_346 » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:51 pm

Whips are fun.

I'm just sayin'.

Being the childish adult i am i will admit to having a poster of Cedric Gracia doing a huge whip on my wall 8)

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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby RockmonkeySC » Wed Nov 07, 2012 17:36 pm

Try practising on a hip first, it feels a bit easier

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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby Irvs » Wed Nov 07, 2012 18:27 pm

Haha I'm sure there will be a LOT of wips (wipe-outs) done this weekend but isn't that the biggest part of learning, pushing the bike and you to get the most "fun" out of our sport ??

Neil.

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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby ilovedirt » Thu Nov 08, 2012 02:03 am

bennett_346 wrote:Whips are fun.

I'm just sayin'.

Being the childish adult i am i will admit to having a poster of Cedric Gracia doing a huge whip on my wall 8)

The one from MBUK? I have the same one.
I can't whip and I refuse to learn, mainly because pre-teen racer boys put me off. "if you can't whip, you're not a good rider" etc.
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Re: How to: Wips???

Postby bennett_346 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 09:33 am

ilovedirt wrote:
bennett_346 wrote:Whips are fun.

I'm just sayin'.

Being the childish adult i am i will admit to having a poster of Cedric Gracia doing a huge whip on my wall 8)

The one from MBUK? I have the same one.
I can't whip and I refuse to learn, mainly because pre-teen racer boys put me off. "if you can't whip, you're not a good rider" etc.

Aye that one.
I've rarely found jumps big enough to do proper whips on unfortunately. Everything here is big but doesnt have much airtime/


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