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seatbounce MX Jumping: How to Seat Bounce with Garrahan Off-Road Training

The seat bounce is a fundamental MX jumping technique and in this video I cover how to seat bounce, when, and why. Are you using the seat bounce? How's your technique? Struggling with anything? Hit me up in the comments section below! I'm here to help you improve your riding skills so you can be a more effective racer or simply have more fun & ride more safely.

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Brian Garrahan
Garrahan Off-Road Training
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Really enjoyed this video and will work on seat bouncing next time out.

Thank you and great job!

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14 hours ago, ihavetwonipples said:

so if you ride a KTM you never let your butt touch the seat? Correct?

KTM motorcycles don't really have seats that we're aware of. :lol:

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I'm confused. How come most of the jumpers shown in the video are scrubbing?   Isn't the purpose of a scrub to keep the bike low and reduce distance to get power back to the ground quicker while a seat bounce is to increase distance to possibly clear a bigger gap?

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On 8/11/2018 at 6:59 AM, cobra46 said:

I'm confused. How come most of the jumpers shown in the video are scrubbing?   Isn't the purpose of a scrub to keep the bike low and reduce distance to get power back to the ground quicker while a seat bounce is to increase distance to possibly clear a bigger gap?

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probably just showing off haha

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Great point you make.

most of the time when seat bouncing yes you are loading the suspension for more height and distance.

In the clip you are referring to is a little different but same technique. As I am exiting the corner I do not have the time to get stood up or the bike upright. I also want the extra weight on the tire up the lip for added traction with my lean angle.

I will do the same technique leaving the lip except I’m adding a little scrub as I do not need the height.

hope this helps!!!

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On 8/6/2018 at 6:26 PM, ihavetwonipples said:

so if you ride a KTM you never let your butt touch the seat? Correct?

Are you referring to how hard the seat is?

please explain more?

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On 8/29/2018 at 1:34 PM, Garrahan Off-Road Training said:

Are you referring to how hard the seat is?

please explain more?

I'm referring to, how almost every time I see a KTM rider, on the trail or on the street, they're standing straight up, knees and elbows locked, like a solider guarding their moto post.  I don't get it.

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KTM are generally trail bikes. This is the relaxed riding position if standing like Dual sporting, and a little showing off trying to show how relaxed they are on a bike.

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