Post by georgiapbrfan on Feb 24, 2007 22:51:23 GMT -5
can ya'll give some input on the different riding styles bullriders have. The biggest example I can give is JB Mauney and Justin McBride. When JB rides it looks like his upper body is loose and all over the place and is exciting to watch. Justin makes it look easy, it looks like his upper body is stiff and never moves out of the middle. And I might be wrong but it looks like JB spurs a lot more than Justin. Is this just individual style or different technique that is taught?
:)And for the record I am a fan of both JB and Justin they are both great bullriders.
Post by rodeogal10077 on Feb 25, 2007 10:53:27 GMT -5
Every bull rider has their own riding style, and it's not something that's necessarily taught. Justin McBride really turns his toes in when he's riding, putting his whole leg on the bull, and really neutralizes the bulls, making it look really easy. J.B. Mauney rides a lot looser. He doesn't clamp down on the bull so much, which seems to make the bulls look harder. He's really loose, he really breaks at the hips, but he still keeps his toes turned in, like Justin. Chris Shivers is another example of a different riding style. His style is more flashy, and he really turns his toes out, getting holds on the bull with is feet, more than with his entire leg, like Justin and J.B. do. Everybody has their own riding style, and it's fun to watch each rider.
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Post by chrisshiversluver on Feb 26, 2007 19:06:34 GMT -5
...Just to add...
Justin also relies a lot more on balance then he does strength, some riders like Adriano and a lot of the Brazilians rely on their grip and strength more than balance. These two different ways of riding produce different looking rides. Like rodeogal10077 said, Chris is a lot flashier using his free arm a lot more than others(and also spurs a lot too), and it creates a ride that the judges enjoy to watch and tend to score a bit higher than others.
Post by cowboyup1991 on Feb 26, 2007 20:14:54 GMT -5
Well im gonna have to disagree a bit, not completely but a little bit, ok the basics are all taught the same, knees bent, chest out, arm about at the shoulder, chin down, postin when the bull is up in the front end, and then meeting the kick. i mean all guys ride a bull into his hand by pumping over his head, but alot of them have their own way of doing that, but the basics are all the same. I mean other than that everybody has a special way of makin it look pritty, like with Chris Shivers, he tends to whip his free arm alot, and it really looks good, but he has developed a way of doing that that might not work for everybody, i mean that way works for him, and thats the way i ride, but alot of other people will well them selves by tryin. and Justin McBride posts (uses his knee to push his butt off of the bulls) and it takes away all sorts of power from the bulls, but like i said that way works for him
Id like to add that there are guys that lift on their rope, and guys that push. For example, guys like Kody Lostroh, Colby Yates, Dustin Elliot, and Matt Austin lift on their rope, while guys like Luke Snyder and Dusty LaBether push on theirs. I personally think lifting is better than pushing, except when you draw a bull with a lot of down to him.