Manuals: Get it up

Hello Lee. my son is 9 and at the stage where he needs to learn how to manual so he can hit the rythym sections on the bmx track/mountain trails. Do you have any tips to begin developing the skill of manualling? If my memory serves me you had an article on this in the past?

ps – great site.

– Ricci, New Zealand

Hey Ricci,

Thanks for the note. I posted a graphic in December 2004. Here it is:

Manualing between rollers is easier. Let the first one lift your front wheel, then push the rear wheel down the back. It’s the same basic move, only the back of the roller helps you push the bike in front of you.

The book Mastering Mountain Bike Skills has more explanation and photos.

I hope that helps. Tell me how it goes!

— Lee

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