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Old 11-30-2017, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default Riding a mechanical bull tips.

Just got told that they will have a mechanical bull at my wife's Christmas party and if you can ride it for 8 seconds they will give you 1k.
Any tricks to staying on ?
I been on a few live bulls but that was a very long time ago.
I know it's hard to stay on a mechanical because the sides and top are slick.
This should be a great thread if nothing else.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:01 PM   #2
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Drink a lot of beer and hang on- make sure wife has video
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:02 PM   #3
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:02 PM   #4
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Don't do it! Just trying to save you some pain brother.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:02 PM   #5
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Just got told that they will have a mechanical bull at my wife's Christmas party and if you can ride it for 8 seconds they will give you 1k.
Any tricks to staying on ?
I been on a few live bulls but that was a very long time ago.
I know it's hard to stay on a mechanical because the sides and top are slick.
This should be a great thread if nothing else.
Pull the gate !!!!!

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Yup. Look at thread for best fitting jeans. Get ya some. Clamp on tight in those tight jeans. Ride.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:03 PM   #6
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I've been on a couple live ones a LONG time ago. Last mechanical one I was on, I was in college and was well on my way to being over-served. I just remember I didn't stay on very long and my inner thighs and my forearm were so sore the next day I could hardly walk. For a grand I could hold on pretty tight, good luck!
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:04 PM   #7
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:10 PM   #8
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Its all about hanging on with your legs. Keep your heals and knees tight to the bull. Try to stay in the middle and keep your balance over your hand.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:10 PM   #9
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:14 PM   #10
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It all depends on whether or not the operator wants you to stay on. If he is set on dumping you there is no hope!
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:16 PM   #11
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Make sure to spur a lot. The operator will take that as a challenge. Then it's ON!
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:17 PM   #12
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It all depends on whether or not the operator wants you to stay on. If he is set on dumping you there is no hope!
This ^^. Your not staying on, unless he lets you. Only tip that matters, is the one you give the operator, out of the 1k
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:18 PM   #13
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Work the hip thrust, seriously.
Your head and shoulders pretty much stay over the center of the pivot point.
Hips move with the bull, or stay ahead of it rather.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:20 PM   #14
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Keep your mind in the middle and a leg on each side.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:22 PM   #15
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Be sure to video every one trying and post it here so we can all get a laugh.. Good luck
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:24 PM   #16
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This ^^. Your not staying on, unless he lets you. Only tip that matters, is the one you give the operator, out of the 1k
Yep, cut the operator in on it and you might stay on.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:39 PM   #17
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Get up off your back pockets and have your weight on your inner thighs. Shoulders square.
On the turns, chop at the "ear" with your free hand on turns into your free hand.
Dip your glove hand shoulder toward "the hump" on turns into your glove hand.
These moves executed on the jump, not the kick.
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Old 11-30-2017, 05:53 PM   #18
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Be sure to wear some roach killer boots and jeans with flaps over the back pockets. You should be fine
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:01 PM   #19
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Don’t forget your special shirt.



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Old 11-30-2017, 06:18 PM   #20
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:22 PM   #21
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I got 1k saying you are not staying on unless you are in with the operator.


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Old 11-30-2017, 06:23 PM   #22
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:31 PM   #23
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:44 PM   #24
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In my experienced you will stay on as long as the operator will let you. That said I have noticed that the more well endowed you are and more low cut the shirt the better your odds are
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:48 PM   #25
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:51 PM   #26
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I recommend short shorts! Get some skin contact on those sides!
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:58 PM   #27
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:10 PM   #28
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This ^^. Your not staying on, unless he lets you. Only tip that matters, is the one you give the operator, out of the 1k
I rode bulls in highschool and college and I had tried to ride a few mechanical bulls. Like they said above it depends on the person operating the bull.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:16 PM   #29
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In my experienced you will stay on as long as the operator will let you. That said I have noticed that the more well endowed you are and more low cut the shirt the better your odds are
Yep. Put your wife on that thing!! She’ll take home some Christmas money!
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:24 PM   #30
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It all depends on whether or not the operator wants you to stay on. If he is set on dumping you there is no hope!
^^^this is very true^^^
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:27 PM   #31
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Tennis shoes and knees. These newer ones roll as well as go up and down. I like the ElTorro ones like they had in urban cowboy. Never understood why they don't use a **** bull rope but instead a bareback rigging or with some of these new ones a slick short rope with knot on the end. If it a bareback rigging wedge your hand in and spur that sucker in the mane line
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:30 PM   #32
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In my experienced you will stay on as long as the operator will let you. That said I have noticed that the more well endowed you are and more low cut the shirt the better your odds are
True if you've never ridden one. In Highschool my buddies dad had one and we rode it on high. Very seldom did we get bucked off. These we the old eltorro, which are a lot different than some of the new ones.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:32 PM   #33
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Get up off your back pockets and have your weight on your inner thighs. Shoulders square.
On the turns, chop at the "ear" with your free hand on turns into your free hand.
Dip your glove hand shoulder toward "the hump" on turns into your glove hand.
These moves executed on the jump, not the kick.
Gary Leffew basic instructions.
And.....Get Hot!
I followed every word. But I bet you lost him after first sentence
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:33 PM   #34
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It all depends on whether or not the operator wants you to stay on. If he is set on dumping you there is no hope!
Yep...I've worked one before
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:35 PM   #35
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Throw your cheeseburger at him if he dumps you!!


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Old 11-30-2017, 07:36 PM   #36
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I did it after consuming 12 too many. Couldn’t walk for 2 dam# days.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:37 PM   #37
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Make sure your short term disability is paid up and ready to use lol.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:55 PM   #38
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:59 PM   #39
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That would definitely help
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:01 PM   #40
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Hehe. I rode rough stock in college and it was easier to stay on a live one than a mechanical. There's two dial on the operators control, once for spin, one for buck. They go from 0-10. If he decides you're getting thrown he'll just up the numbers and dump you. Lot of fun though and like others have said if you spur that thing he'll see it as a challenge.

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Old 11-30-2017, 08:02 PM   #41
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Yep. Put your wife on that thing!! She’ll take home some Christmas money!
Hehe. Video or it didn't happen!

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Old 11-30-2017, 08:03 PM   #42
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Hehe. Video or it didn't happen!

Richard.
Guarantee a woman will most likely win. When did you college rodeo and where?
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:09 PM   #43
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Your lost wages and medical bills will be way more than a grand
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:10 PM   #44
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Ha! I lost quite a bit of $$ one night betting the operator that he couldn’t throw me after too much liquid encouragement.


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Old 11-30-2017, 08:12 PM   #45
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If the driver wants you off...you’ll be off.
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:21 PM   #46
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yup
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:23 PM   #47
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Slip the guy running it a $100... it will go a long way!
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:09 PM   #48
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A chick in right jeans with well yeah....will win

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Old 11-30-2017, 09:20 PM   #49
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Yep. Put your wife on that thing!! She’ll take home some Christmas money!
Did he just go there? Why yes he did...be sure and post the video.
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Old 11-30-2017, 09:30 PM   #50
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Tell the operator you will split it with him 70-30. Only chance you got to stay on
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