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Old 10-16-02, 08:14 PM   #1
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manualing problems

i am terrible at manualing and i dunt kno what to do about it...someone gimme some tips please
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Old 10-16-02, 08:17 PM   #2
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spsssss....im guessing you have 2 pegs, not four, maybe your off balance, so jus' do what i did, go out in the street one night, and find your balance point, took me like 2 hours too, once you do that, then itll be good......





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Old 11-06-02, 05:18 PM   #3
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put your butt over your back tire, pull back a little, and flex your arms and legs accordingly. Just go out and ride downthe street. Set yourself goals, "I'm gonna manual from this crack to the end of the sidewalk." When you can get that consistently, try something farther, then try something down a hill, then up a hill, then down a quarter, hop to a ledge and manual....
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Old 11-23-02, 09:27 AM   #4
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You could also try looking at your front wheel while learning to manuel. If it's straight you'll go straight, and won't veer off to one side. When it comes to your "sweet spot" also known as your balance point. I learned how by not yankin up on the front end. Just try to lean back and keep your arms and knees slightly bent. From there you can position yourself to compensate for balance. Trust me though, once you find your sweet spot, it will take a long time to get yourself into a rythem. I've been riding for eight years, and I still have yet to get it everytime. I don't really think there is a rider alive who can get manuels to go thier way everytime. so just try different things, and remember to have some fun with it. you'll get it eventually, and if you become frustrated, take a brake.
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