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Old 07-08-05, 06:12 PM   #1
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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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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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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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