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Video Tip: How To Seat Bounce

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Gary Semics

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Clearing a jump right out of a corner can be difficult for beginners. The Seat Bouncing Techniques are usually the best techniques to use in these situations. You can find the seat bouncing techniques in the Free Riding Tips page of my website and also in my Volume 3 DVD #7 (Seat Bouncing and Launching Techniques)

In order to get the most out of the seat bouncing techniques, you need to be really good at using the clutch and throttle to deliver a lot of power to the rear wheel at the precise time. To do this correctly, you need to use one or two fingers on the clutch. I prefer one finger because it allows you to hold onto the grip better with the other three fingers. This way you can get on the power hard with the clutch and throttle. You do not slip the clutch like you do when you do a start, but instead, you use the clutch more like a trigger, hitting the trigger (clutch) at the precise time you need to increase the power to the rear wheel. In this situation, it would be when the rear wheel compresses into the jump. This increased power will multiply the seat bouncing technique, giving you more height and distance.

Most beginner riders do not use the clutch in this way, but instead, depend on just the throttle alone. Even on a four stroke, you need to learn to use that clutch and throttle together in order to control the power to the rear wheel more precisely.

For all the details of these techniques and more, go to the Volume 3 DVDs numbers 3 (Clutch, Throttle and Shifting Techniques) and

7 (Seat Bouncing and Launching Techniques).

I hope that this helps you.

Gary Semics

Professional Motocross Trainer

If you're serious about improving your motocross skills, checkout my website for additional tips and training resources.

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