Tip: Use the left
/ right arrow keys
This will bring you back around to the coping, at this point you should still have quite a bit of speed (brakes might help when you’re starting out, but you shouldn’t really need it when you get better at them, the whole trick should be one fluid motion, not jerky from feathering the lever). As you reach the edge of the ramp, pull up on the bars and get ready to drop back in.
As the front wheel goes over the top of the coping, start shifting your weight back to the front end. It’s best if you do a manual to hop back into the ramp. That might sound a bit daunting and difficult to begin with. The temptation is just to roll the front wheel into the top of the transition, but at speed this can catch you out and cause you to fall.
If you do a small hop and aim the bike back down into the transition, the bike is less likely to slide out.
When both wheels are back in, start to pump the ramp.
With a bit of practice you’ll realise that you can actually come out of a manual with more speed than you went into it with. Just keep off the brake, maintain a smooth carve and pump the quarter when you
get back into it.