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    Vert??

    Do You Bunnyhop To Get Air On A Vert Ramp? I Know This May Be A Stupid Question And Im Guessing The Answers Yes But Just To Make Sure.

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    Sorry about the caps =)

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    1) You're riding a quarterpipe or a miniramp almost certainly, not a vert ramp.
    2) If you bunnyhop when trying to air off a vert ramp, you're almost certainly going to end up flatbottoming (or worse).

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    Another thing... what should A beginner practice in a vert ramp, like whats the first step?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newb-mx=)))
    Another thing... what should A beginner practice in a vert ramp, like whats the first step?

    I'm just guessing you MENT to say mini ramp, becasue I think that a VERT ramp has to have VERT, and I think that a 9 foot ramp is the smallest thing that might have vert.

    -Double peg stall, or pedal grind if you run w/out pegs(like I do...).
    -Feeling comfortable airing out.
    -Disaster(180 and land with your back tire on top of the deck)
    -practice riding fakie all the way back to the other side and pedal foreward.

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    On a vert ramp, or a mini, the first things to work on are just riding around on it to feel comfortable. 180s so you learn to go up, and come down comfortably.

    After you can just ride it comfortably then you want to learn to drop in a fly out.

    You want the 180s dialed on a vert ramp, but on a mini, you just really need to be good at carving the ramp, flying out, and dropping in.

    There is a huge difference between a 4-6 foot mini ramp and a 8-12 foot vert ramp in how they are ridden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmichaelx
    I'm just guessing you MENT to say mini ramp, becasue I think that a VERT ramp has to have VERT, and I think that a 9 foot ramp is the smallest thing that might have vert.
    1) Did you capitalize MENT to emphasize the misspelling of it?
    2) You could have a five-foot tall vert ramp if you wanted; the whole point is that a vert ramp is a halfpipe with vertical segments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmichaelx
    I'm just guessing you MENT to say mini ramp, becasue I think that a VERT ramp has to have VERT, and I think that a 9 foot ramp is the smallest thing that might have vert.

    -Double peg stall, or pedal grind if you run w/out pegs(like I do...).
    -Feeling comfortable airing out.
    -Disaster(180 and land with your back tire on top of the deck)
    -practice riding fakie all the way back to the other side and pedal foreward.
    Does anyone disagree with these?

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    I do. It has nothing to do with the thread ,but oh well.

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    Yeah, we're never off topic here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newb-mx=)))
    Does anyone disagree with these?
    Yes, those most definitely are not 'first' steps. The fakie stuff is good, as learning to do rollbacks and feel comfortable coming in backwards on a ramp is good, but 50/50 grinds/stalls are not something you do if you can't even comfortably ride the ramp or drop in. They are more like the very first tricks you learn.

    But, you can learn almost any first tricks... manuals, smith stalls, nose picks, tail taps, etc. There are a ton of tricks that aren't terribly hard to do, but first the basics...

    Get comfortable just riding, flying out, dropping in, and getting some air/180s.

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    When you drop in from a ramp though, do you always come at an angle or can you come straight on? and thanks BMXTRIX for your opinion =)

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    This may be a bit off topic but its been bugging me. I want to get a good freestyle frame but I have no idea what the difference is between the freestyle frame or like a flatland specific frame. If someone could explain it to me and maybe post a picture of a freestyle frame it would help me out alot =) Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newb-mx=)))
    When you drop in from a ramp though, do you always come at an angle or can you come straight on? and thanks BMXTRIX for your opinion =)

    If you are new to dropping in, go at an angle for now. Eventualy you will go straight in but its harder to do as a newb.

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    ok I was looking at a haro f-series f4 for $300 Canadian. Should I go for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newb-mx=)))
    ok I was looking at a haro f-series f4 for $300 Canadian. Should I go for it?

    Same Question =)

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    no, get a good used bike in the buy and sell, I got a mint condition GT Vertigo for 200 bucks there
    GT Vertigo

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    Do you see how there hadn't been a reply since August 11th? There was a reason for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman
    Do you see how there hadn't been a reply since August 11th? There was a reason for that.
    Hes replied to 20 old messages.

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    And he's an assclown for doing so.

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    The new, politically correct term for w@nkers like him is "Owner operator".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newb-mx=)))
    Do You Bunnyhop To Get Air On A Vert Ramp? I Know This May Be A Stupid Question And Im Guessing The Answers Yes But Just To Make Sure.
    YES and lock up your FRONT brakes when you land it makes for a much better show to spectators.

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    OK, This is really a matter of fight or flight response (GUTS). So; before you start pumping towards a quarter-pipe or you begin to reach the coping while pumping a half, remember that you must be ready to "let go". To do this, make sure your tires are fully inflated and start pumping towards the top and aim STRAIGHT UP!!! Focus on the part of the coping or edge you want your wheels to roll off from. The real secret to a smooth air is the focus on the coping so your body and mind coordination are able to figure out spacial response. Whenever many try they start to haul ass then tap their brakes right before they hit the transition, this makes for a small air. You have to suck it up and go much faster than you think you need for say a four footer air. Visualize a smooth launch and smooth transition. So while not touching your brakes and pedaling hard on the flat aim on that spot on the coping and pump the ramps transition while aiming straight up, look at the coping where you want to come back in (usually center) in pump your pedals while you have traction and go straight up as you begin to feel lighter and your gut feels like it may fall out RELAX but KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE COPING, Your body will naturally see to it you come in where you took off. As long as the eye is on the coping you should have a smooooth air under your belt. If the ramp was built right you will want to do this again. You will but maybe a foot higher until you find that comfortable height. Mainly is whether you have the guts to go straight up. Faster is better.So your doing a slow motion bunny hop because your absorbing tension at first transition and you slowly and gently pump the mid transition and push off (but not overdoing it) just push off as you feel your front wheel cross over the coping. Each ramp is it;s own animal so warm up to it by feeling it with some low rides and a flyout or two.

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    READ DATES! I swear to god. This has been dead for almost a full six years.

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