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Old 11-09-05, 06:43 PM   #1
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Does it matter what the rider's weight is?

hi there im new and been riding only 2 years,but i have a stupid question that i never got anwsered before.so i ride street and i was wondering does it madder what the riders weight is?like im been goin to the gym and i "built up".i workout all the time after biking and i was wondering would this affect my stunts,and my air etc?
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Old 11-09-05, 06:50 PM   #2
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not really, it will probably just increase your indurance and stamina. it won't make you like Van Homan or anything though.
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Old 11-09-05, 06:53 PM   #3
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you can't be a street rider if your weight is over 150 pounds.
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Old 11-09-05, 06:55 PM   #4
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actually I Ride street,im not a pro or nothing but i do pretty fine.
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Old 11-09-05, 07:01 PM   #5
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then why are you asking?
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i was just curious if this affected me,and if i could do a lil better.
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stunts
This one word says it all.
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Old 11-09-05, 07:27 PM   #8
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This one word says it all.
I'm clueless. What is the proper term? Is is anything like the other guy that said he could "pro-hop 7 inches"
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If you and your bike can handle the weight then it does not matter.
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If you are heavy, then you will fall harder. If your bike is heavy, it will fall harder on you.
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you can't be a street rider if your weight is over 150 pounds.
Where did you get this bit of disinformation?
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from the encyclopedia, duh.
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from the encyclopedia, duh.
Encyclopedia Incorrectica?
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Encylopedia Sarcasma, more likely.
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I've seen videos of a 250 lbs guy doing backflips and insane grinds on a really bent handrail so that proves weight isn't a major factor in bmx.
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