The Bunny Hop Master Class

The Bunny Hop Master Class Curriculum

28 Progressive Video Lessons

Foreword by Jeff Lenosky

Part 1 – Manual Labor

  1. Manual Basics
  2. Manual Master Class Crossover
  3. Definition & Versatility
  4. Front Wheel Suspension
  5. Butt Buzz Drill
  6. Leg Acceleration
  7. Manual Front Wheel Lift

Part 2 – Bunny Basics

  1. Dedication & Support
  2. Bunny or Hop
  3. Beautiful Movement
  4. Classic Rear Wheel Lifts Part 1
  5. Bowl Theory
  6. Classic Rear Wheel Lifts Part 2
  7. One…Two
  8. The Bunny Flop

Part 3 – The Bunny Hop Realized

  1. Dynamic Absorption
  2. Mesmerize & Visualize
  3. Bump it Up Part 1
  4. Bump it Up Part 2
  5. Self Observation
  6. Curb Test
  7. Playfulness

Part 4 – Beyond Bunny Hops

  1. Height
  2. Distance
  3. Steeps
  4. Alignment
  5. Bunny Hop Manual
  6. Bunny Hop Embodiment

The Bunny Hop Master Class



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Lora Curtis
Lora Curtis
Learning through videos that you can go back and refer to is far superior in my eyes to taking a skills clinic that once over is left to memory. Ryan is an excellent teacher, not all that can do, can teach but he highly skilled in both areas!
Bjørn Østerhus
Bjørn Østerhus
A wide variety of detailed exercises. Frequently updates. Quick response to answers. In summary: just about everything! And now we’re getting new tutorials on manuals and bunnyhops – brilliant! And I like the bikepart mixed with mental and physical training/thinking.
Tom Camp
Tom Camp
For the first time EVER, I finally performed a true bunny hop. I did a manual, felt the rear tire load, and soared skywards! I’ve been working on my drills everyday and you’ve broken things down perfectly.

Classic Rear Wheel Lifts Part 1 – Lesson 11/28 – Part 2: Bunny Basics

Lesson Overview

Focus: Preparation for a rear wheel lift.
Action: Practice a lively rearward focused compression and gentle rebound with your body.
Curiosity: What’s happening with your hands and arms during the rebound?
Graduate: When you feel a lightening of the rear wheel upon rebound.

A smooth and graceful rear wheel lift is an essential building block for crisp bunny hops. It doesn’t require any front brake to help influence the lift, nor does it require the aid of clipless pedals.

You’ll need to start tall in order to create the downward movement needed to compress the rear shock and to load your legs for the jump. If you’re on a hardtail, it’s the same theory for your rear tire. Your legs bend down quickly to accomplish this, your arms bend too, just to help with the foot focused loading of weight.

You’ll then start jumping upwards against the pressure of the shock which will compress it further. You’ll then begin rising upwards with the rebound of the shock.

Since we’re not going for lift, there is no need to exaggerate this motion. Just begin to get a sense of the timing for compressing and jumping back up.

Frequently Asked Master Class Questions

How do I get feedback about my progress?

I’m ready to answer your questions and critique your practice videos! Below every lesson is a comment area – leave your questions or video link and I’ll respond.

How is the course delivered?

Upon purchase you’ll get immediate access to the entire video based course. You can stream the lessons from any device. When you finish a lesson can mark it as complete to keep track of your progress.

How long do I have access to the program upon purchase?

You can purchase any of my courses separately which gives you access forever. Or you can get a monthly membership which gives you access to all my courses while you’re a member.

How hard or demanding is this program going to be?

Manuals and especially Bunny hops require strength, and just like any training program it takes time to develop. I have designed the course taking that into account with graduation goals for each lesson. Physically you may experience sore muscles and joints that need to be honoured with rest – my physical therapist has written a post inside the course that helps you monitor this. There is also physical risk as further explained in the terms and conditions. Mentally, you may face frustration which is why I address your mental fitness skills throughout the program.

What’s the difference between a wheelie and a manual?

Wheelies are performed seated while pedalling. Manuals are performed standing with no pedalling.

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