Jun 5, 2017

Help with my hookup

3 comments

 

👆🏻This is the status of my ugly ass attempt at a hook. Any advice? Obviously its a bit more difficult on a street rig because of the bb height, but I can't seem to do it without hitting the bash ring. If I try to land lower on the wall I can't seem to carry the momentum up and over. This ledge is like 42 ish inches. Will a bigger wall help?

Jun 5, 2017

You're really doing more of a pedal up to bash there. Think of it less like a pedal up and more like you're trying to do a pedalling gap into the wall. The bike needs to hit lower so the front wheel has more to hook on. Ideally, the front wheel should be hitting just over the top of the wall. Also, when you hit the wall, your bike should be almost vertical while your body weight should be high, kind of over the top of the wall if that makes sense.

 

A higher wall will help with the front wheel landing too high, I find it more difficult to do true hooks on something lower than around 4ft.

 

This is a good video to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK-D0pyUTPU

Jun 5, 2017

Hey Ross, thanks for the tips! I think the bit about changing the mentality towards gapping into the wall is really spot on. Also, I bought that czar from you and I'm loving it!

im by no means good at hooks but i can do them with a few trys,

 

on thing that really helped me was a bigger wall, one that u couldent make it up without doing a hook,

 

and when u hit the wall have ur wight high and forword as if u were trying to look down the under side of the stem if u now what i mean

 

speed is scary but u need to hit it fast, the slower i go the harder it is to get the rear up, faster i go the easier it gets, even though its scary u need to go fast

 

like i said im by no means a pro but this is stuff that helped me with my hooks

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