This is perhaps the most basic of jumping tricks. One of the main things that you
should be comfortable with- at least reasonably is just launching off the jump and landing
cleanly. You don't have to go very high or anything else to learn one footers...
You don't even have to put your foot back ON the pedal consistently to begin with.
It is NOT an all-or-nothing trick.
- Travel towards the jump at YOUR normal comfortable jumping speed.
- Just before you hit the highest point in the air of your jump pull one of your feet off
and kick it to the SIDE. Do not kick it forward or backward as it will throw the
bike forward or backward unnecessarily.
- BE READY! Your foot that is still on a pedal will drop straight down. Don't
be surprised by this as it WILL throw your balance off when you first learn the trick.
- Hold your foot out to the side as long as you feel comfortable... You want to
bring your foot back and put it on the pedal AND level your pedals out before you land.
- When first attemting one-footers it will be like a super fast karate kick- out and back.
When you have been trying it for a while you will be able to keep your foot out
longer and longer.
- If your feet are level when the landing approaches just land as you normally would when
This trick can also be combined with many of the grind variations as well as tricks
like backflips, 360's, and no-handers... Don't let the fact that it is a basic trick
stop you from coming up with your own ways to combine it with other tricks that are on
this list... or your own tricks.
If you have any specific questions about one-footers please
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