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    "Uh-uh. Respek Knuckles." hypersnazz's Avatar
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    And by crutches I mean brakes. Pulled the old 990s off my flatland bike to learn some more rolling/scuffing tricks. While I'm not naive enough to think running brakeless will instantly make me ride like Mike Steingraber, I wouldn't complain at all if that did happen.

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    Maybe Fireboychuck can give you some pointers.

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    I'm quickly discovering that without the temptation or safety of brakes certain rolling tricks are actually a LOT easier, because I can focus on being spot-on with my balance point instead of deciding whether or not I should tap the brakes.

    I dunno, the versatility of brakes are a real boon for certain moves, but I'm gonna force myself to ride this way for a while and get some tricks dialed before I put 'em back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Maybe Fireboychuck can give you some pointers.
    Wait, that guy? He doesn't use brakes 'cause he hasn't discovered 'em yet.

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    I may have to get a 20" bike and try some flatland stuff. That would mean crashing in front of my house, instead of far away.

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    That's always a plus. Butterfly stitches and bactine, close at hand.

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    Duct tape and Betadine...

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    Betadine? Kra-Z-Glue!

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    Your other avatar was better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Expatriate
    Your other avatar was better.
    It's really hard to find stuff that shows up in 60x60! Is there any way to get it up to maybe 100x100?

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    Become a member and you get a bigger avatar. Or link to the forums from your website.

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