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sparrowlegs78sparrowlegs78 Posts: 2,583
edited March 2008 in MTB beginners
Daft question alert!!!!...what the heck is a "whoop" and how do you ride them?...i am still new to biking and still getting to grips with the names for things :oops: ..scuse my ignorance.
Caz xxxx


  • Old Git On A BikeOld Git On A Bike Posts: 317
    edited February 2008
    Hi Sparrowlegs, I'm new to biking and have never heard of whoop either, the only reference I can find to it is here: ... ctice.html
    My favorite part of the track was the whoop section. You didn't even have to pedal, and you picked up speed! Push down on the bike as the front wheel goes down the whoop, pull up on the bike as it goes up the face. You get going pretty fast and have to remember to set up the berm. I forgot once and came close to going over the top of it.

    It must be those bumps in quick succession?


    A Google for "whoop section" gives some results on YouTube for motocross riders going over those bumps, for example: ... 8&oe=utf-8
  • Thanks for that.....they sound like fun:D.....i am quite enjoying the learning as well as the actual biking..i know i'm a sad lass lol
  • danhxdanhx Posts: 165
    Isnt "whoop" the sound you make as you go over a crest to find something unexpected on the otherside... generally just before you hit the ground.
  • Chaka PingChaka Ping Posts: 1,451
    I may be wrong, but I think the term refers to a small rise with a slightly bigger drop on the other side.

    You often see these at trail centres, where the builders sometimes put them in groups on gentle downhill sections.
  • pete236pete236 Posts: 204
    I think danhx has the right idea - the kind of noise I made yesterday when I hit the deck . . .

    I've always known a series of 'whoops' to be rolling bumps in the ground that go on for a few dozen yards. Can be tricky to find the right speed and rhythmn to get over smoothly!

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