|It all came down to this! Emil Johansson managed to pull off the impossible with now 6 consecutive wins at Crankworx. Johansson took the event win, the Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship and the coveted Triple Crown. Never in mountain bike history have they all been claimed by one rider in a season. With his win in the Maxxis Slopestyle in Memory of McGazza, Emil Johansson carves his mark even deeper into mountain bike history.— Red Bull Bike|
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Am I the only one who preferred Emil's celebration run the most?
a) I cant do these on my Xbox
b) I did a bunnyhop once (on my Xbox)
You don't have to be at anywhere *near* the level of these riders to feel the difference.
I'm assuming most of us are here because we ride mountain bikes. You don't have to be a skilled trick rider to feel the difference.
If you're still confused, try the following: Assuming you're at least an intermediate level rider, and can balance on your bike for a bit while doing little "american style" bunnyhops (Like the little hops you see trials riders doing to reposition themselves.), then go out, get on your bike, and start doing little hops, just tiny ones while balancing on your bike. Now try to do it while rotating your bike a little bit in one direction on each hop until you either lose your balance and have to put a foot down, or you've done a full 360 rotation. Now try it in the opposite direction.
I can just about guarantee that for 99% of the riders who do this, one direction is going to feel more "natural" and be at least somewhat, if not a great deal, easier to do than the other. "Oppo" is the direction that feels more difficult. It's not the same direction for everyone (some of us are "goofy"), but pretty much everyone is more comfortable in one direction.
*That's* why oppo tricks are a big deal. I'm a little surprised that people are having to explain this to a group of supposed riders. Maybe we have some naturally ambidextrous riders out there who just think it's that way for everyone?
F##cking best Run !!
As for a tailwhip, you kick the back of the bike to start the rotation. The further back your foot is, the more leverage you have, the more spin you get. Regular is to kick with your back foot. Opposite you have to remove your front foot, move it as far back as you can and kick the bike.
Emil's tricks were already incredibly technical done regular, he did them oppo