Never Bunnyhop Again? Jeff Lenosky and the Punch 6

Jeff Lenosky, who just so happens to be tomorrow's The Inside Line guest, shows you his Punch technique, for getting up big steps and obstacles on the trail.

Jeff says, "This instructional video covers a technique I call a 'Punch' In 1997 I set the World Record for bunnyhopping a mountain bike, in this tutorial I show you a more useful technique for getting up and over obstacles on my bicycle. Check it out and let me know what other skills you would like to learn.

Credit: Jeff Lenosky
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  • Sensus Grips

    10/25/2017 10:18 AM

    I just take the stairs.

  • T-Dawg

    10/24/2017 7:57 PM

    aka- Senior Citizen's bunnyhop

  • jeff.lenosky

    10/24/2017 8:04 PM

    LOLOLOL wait... that's just mean

  • Kramz

    10/24/2017 11:34 PM

    I do them often, didn't know they were called a, "punch". Really good for curbs where bunny hops are way overkill, or any sort of small obstacle you don't want to bash, but also don't want to look like a try hard bunny hopping. Especially good idea on a commuter bike or road bike where you can demolish the rims on a small curb. Also as demonstrated in the video, steep upward sections like rock that a bunny hop wouldn't work. He would have been smashed on the rock if he did a bunny hop because of the speed, possibly the height, and tall/steep upward slope with no flat top. It's a maneuverability move, totally different than a bunny hop, a bunny hop is the driver, and the punch is the pitching wedge using a golf analogy.

  • mtnrush666

    10/24/2017 3:41 PM

    Great how-to vid. Nice to finally know the proper name for this technique. I've had some funny and hard fails trying this on picnic tables in the past...but I'm going to make this one of my goals for the winter! Always loved JL's NWD segments.

  • jeff.lenosky

    10/24/2017 5:27 PM

    Thanks!! It's super useful, it won't replace a bunnyhop but I definitely do this more often. It's had plenty of names, this ones probably the best and most PC.

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