This trick is the natural progression from taking your feet off the bike to taking your
hands off the bike. Often people learn to start taking a hand off before they learn
to do no-footers so don't feel like you MUST learn one-footers or no-footers before
beginning to learn this trick.
- Head towards the jump at your normal, comfortable jumping speed. As always, you
will get more and more comfortable with jumping and be able to go higher when doing this
- You should know before you jump which hand feels comfortable to come off the grip- in
the end it helps to be comfortable doing one-handers with either hand.
- Right before reaching your maximum height release the grip with your hand.
- At first DO NOT remove you hand from the grip- just open your hand up so you aren't
holding onto the grip tightly.
- When landing close your hand back around the grip and land normally.
- OBVIOUSLY you want to do more than open your hand up in the air- But one-handers allow
you to progress to really streching your arm out. After a few (dozen) tries with
opening your hand up, begin to pull your hand slighly away from the bar.
- A inch or two at first, but within a week you should be fairly comfortable taking your
hand a foot or more away from the bars if you are jumping comfortably.
One-handers are another one of the fundamental combination tricks. You can take a
hand off on almost any trick you are doing. Having them wired makes tricks like
one-handed 360's possible as well as being a critical element of one-handed x-ups and
If you have any specific questions about one-handers please
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