Mountain Biking - feel like helpin a looney?
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i've got a BikeE FX, wait don't leave yet! i want to learn to do some tricks on it! i can already get over curbs, and i've heard that you can actually get them to bunnyhop! anyone feel like helpin me figure this out? any other tricks i should try?
09-23-02, 11:54 PM
How about a trackstand?
09-24-02, 01:31 PM
trackstands are next to impossible on a bent, and a wheelie... i'll give it a shot, ok? until then, any more ideas?
09-24-02, 02:48 PM
09-24-02, 04:32 PM
How about a stoppie? :beer:
09-24-02, 06:54 PM
Definitely nose wheelies - I've tried that exactly once and haven't gotten the courage up to do it again :D
this is what i was afraid of. you guys are giving me some really good ideas, but i don't understand what you are talkin about. the wheelie is a little harder than i thought it was going to be. as far as a nose wheelie... um... i'll give it a shot! in the mean time, translate this stuff into english. huck it? teeter-totter?
i have no idea what kind of bike you have.
but here are some descriptions.
huck it = slang for riding off of things, usually tall things like stairs or houses.
teeter-totter = (not sure what the author ment but..) these are those things kids play on that are a plank that is supported in the center. one side is on the ground and when you ride over it your weight causes the end in the air to fall to the earth, enableing you to ride over it.
or he could have ment when you do an endo (back tire in the air, front brakes on) then rock back to your rear tire and pull the front tire up into the air. rock back and forth and it's usually called a see-saw
stoppie= No idea what this is. probably involves using your breaks.
what makes trackstands hard on the bike you have?
09-25-02, 07:55 PM
a stoppie is another term for a nose wheelie
Originally posted by pnj
teeter-totter = (not sure what the author ment but..) these are those things kids play on that are a plank that is supported in the center. one side is on the ground and when you ride over it your weight causes the end in the air to fall to the earth, enableing you to ride over it. Yep. Here's an example:
09-26-02, 11:10 AM
1 - trackstand
2 - wheelie
3 - rear wheel hop (oops hop rear wheel off ground)
4 - bunny hop
5 - small wheelie drops
6 - trackstand
7 - hop ups
8 - big wheelie drops
I could go on but to do most of those well taks time. Some will come quicker than others but all are imo required for a good mtbiker. :)
Two of the best sites for learning tricks.
As for teeters. Love em...but if you don't have them don't worry about it. Really they are very easy when they are 6inches and wider. The only time they are hard is when they are turning 45 degrees or they are teeter on teeter or teeter to teeter.
09-26-02, 11:14 AM
As a new bent rider, I am just happy to remain perpendicular to the ground. I will work on the stunts later.
Trackstanding is real easy on a bent if you can do it on a wedgie. I rode a recumbent at the bike shop for the first time about a month ago, and I could tracstand forever within a minute of practice! You have to learn how to do it on a wedgie though.
so let me get this strait... in order to trackstand, all you are basically doing is adjusting your weight from left to right in conjunction with turning the front wheel and maybe inching forward a little? if there's more to it, let me know. i can stay up going really slow for a few seconds, buy coming to a complete stop is out of the question. for now, at least.
A one handed bucktoothed stepsister.
really... well... um... sounds like somethin out of a stephen king novel, but i'll give it a shot. give me a play by play and i'll see what i can do...
I'll map it out for you if you really need me to but please learn from my mistakes. If your step dad walks in, run like hell.
What were we talking about?
If you can go real real slow, you are just a hair away from trackstanding. When you trackstand, try it on a gentle hill because it'll be 5x easier. Go real slow, and come to a complete stop with your front wheel turned about 70 degrees in either direction, whichever's more comfortable for you, and try to line up parallel with the hill, the front wheel pointing right up it. Also, get in a real low gear. Now, doing a balance magic trick, use leg power and gravity power to keep you balanced. When you feel like you're talling towards the hill, push the pedals, and you'll wheel yourself back to your center of gravity. When you feel yourself falling down the hill, let go of the brakes just a hair to roll down and regain your balance. IT TAKES PRACTICE - BE PATIENT! :) You'll get it eventually, especially if you can go super slow. It took me about a month's worth of practice to stay up.
i'm on my way out the door in a few minutes to start practicing... thanks!
Your welcome, no problem!
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