How To Whip Like Blake Samson | Mountain Bike Tricks

How To Whip Like Blake Samson | Mountain Bike Tricks


– Welcome back you beautiful viewers, and today is your luck day. I am out here at our, one
of our favourite bike parks, Wendell Bike Park in the UK. And there’s been a lot of
comments asking for this trick, and it’s how to whip. So today I am going to try
to show you the whole thing, step by step and try to get
you to get that bike sideways. (upbeat music) Right, where are going
to start to do that whip? Well, it all starts with a turnbar, and with a take off such like this one, it’s slight off camber. It’s a small jump. It’s a little bit step down,
but that is going to help you turn the bars into it and
get used to the bike moving underneath you. But, with the turnbar,
the nature of this jump, it’s a slight hip with a
slightly off camber jump. So what I am doing, I am carving into it, into the direction I want to the turnbar, which naturally steps out that rear end into a little bit of a whip. But, it doesn’t matter if you
land a little bit sideways on this because it’s a small jump. But you don’t want to
land sideways out there when you’ve stepped up and you’re going on to a bigger jump. (upbeat music) Alright, when you’re learning the whip, there’s definitely going to be
some sideways landing action. I still do it, like I’ve just done. But the way to get out of it is basically getting into the attack position, bend your elbows, bend your legs. But, if you are landing like this, and the landing is directly
in front of you like this, what you want to do is
brace for impact, obviously, but point your front wheel
down in the direction of the trail because it’s
basically going to whip you back into line. It’s literally going to
give you one of those, and you are going to
carry on and potentially get out of it a little bit safe, but that rear wheel might
need some spoke tensioning. Well this next step is,
you’ve moved from the turnbar on a smaller jump, now you’ve
moved onto a bigger jump where you want to progress
that turnbarn into a hip. So what you want to do is get
comfortable with this jump. It’s not all about speed on this. You don’t want to go to fast into it because you don’t want to
be quick at doing the whip. So come in at a bit of
a comfortable speed. Enough to clear it. Maybe do a few turnbars in
there to get used to that air and how much air time you’re going to get, and how that bike’s going to
react over a bigger distance. Alright, so you are super
comfortable jumping this jump. You are not over jumping it. You are not casing it. But, it’s the perfect amount of speed, and you are comfortable with it, then the whip basically
starts right at the take off with a huge carve to
get you into that whip. Here’s a few clips of
me and the J Crankworx carving that huge take
off into a big whip. (upbeat music) There’s two common ways I see
people trying to do the whip, and that is just by using
the turnbar to try to manipulate the bike, but
they are not using their hips to try to get that rear end out. The other way, the most common
way I see people doing it is just with their hips,
not with their upper body. So they are just keeping
a straight bar and using their hips to try to push out
the rear and bring it back. Combining those two together,
using your upper body and your hips in one smooth
solid motion is definitely going to give you the ultimate whip. So, you’re probably asking that question, can I do this on my cross country bike? Can I do this on my BMX? Can I do this on a jump bike? Can I do this on my trail bike? Can I do it on a road bike? Yes, you can do it on any bike. Even a fat bike. If you just use those simple techniques that I’ve showed you, on how
to get the whip out there, you can do it on any bike. You can translate it to any bike you want. (upbeat music) So there you go. Some of the most crucial
tips on how to get the ultimate whip. If you follow those tips,
you definitely going to progress your whip and
you’re going to have some big whips out there to
show off to your buddies. But, if you for some reason land sideways, and you’ve done a bit of a
boo boo to your rear wheel, click over here and we’ll
show you how to fix that. And if you want to know
five cool tricks to learn on any bike, click just down here. And, if you want something else to learn, a how to, tricks, whatever,
please let me know in the comments. Just say Blake I want
to know how to do this, and I’ll see what I can do and
we’ll get that out for you. And, if you loved this
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