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    New BMXer question here

    I recently got into BMXing (a couple days ago) and have been messing around with it. My current bike is a Haro Backtrail X2 which I got for my birthday 3-4 years ago. The bike seems a little heavy but I'm new at this so I don't really know anything. I want the bike to be a good all around bike as there's a skatepark down my street and a good street style area in the back of my house. I'll be working this summer and am wondering if this bike is worth improving, or if I should just get a new one (probably a DK six pack or stolen wrap).

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    those two bike sthe DK six Pack and Stolen wrap are your best bet

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    Yeah that's what I was assuming. Thanks

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    Welcome to the forums! Being that the bike is a little old and does not have a full cromo frame, I would save up some money and buy a better bike. The more money you spend now, the less you will spend later. You are pretty privileged to have a skate park so close... as well as decent street.
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    yeah, in the long run, just get a new bike.
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    Lol where would it break... it has the bigger axles...

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    This is the OP, I had some login issues that wouldn't resolve so I made a new account. Thanks for the help and the welcome.

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    Op?
    Dip me in chocolate and feed me to the Lesbians, eight times because thats my name.

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    I was wondering the same question...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eightdip
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    Original poster???

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    That makes sense.
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    Ahhhhh that makes sense
    Dip me in chocolate and feed me to the Lesbians, eight times because thats my name.

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    Yeah original poster, sorry I should have spelled it out I guess. Anyway thanks for all the help, made some crazy cash monies the other day so I'll have my bike soon. But can anyone give me some tips on fakie rollbacks(that's what we call them over here, not sure about you guys) or is it more of a practice until I collapse from exhaustion kinda thing?

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    What did you do for your money? And fakie rollbacks are just pretty much trial and error. You have to keep practicing until you get it. It will come to you eventually and then you will wonder why it took you so long for somthing so easy.
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    For the money I helped out my mom with her job, she makes/installs curtains. I couldn't say no to a 100 dollar 2 hour job. For the rollbacks I go to a slight hill and start going backwards but I can't find my center of gravity, practice makes perfect though.

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    $100 for two hours? Hella nice deal you got there. Just keep working on those rollbacks and you will get them. I still have to get them back since I haven't ridden in nearly a year so that will take a while.
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    i can not ride backwards to save my life. i try all the time but like my balance gets so messed up when im rolling backwards

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    How come you haven't ridden in so long?

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    I broke my leg pretty badly, so I still haven't been back on my bike yet.
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    Did you break it biking? I hope your recovery is/was speedy.

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    his recovery been like for ever

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    Yes, I broke it biking... and if I haven't been on my bike in almost a year, I think that goes to show that my recovery hasn't been so fast- but thanks for the warm wishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ESPshredder
    For the rollbacks I go to a slight hill and start going backwards but I can't find my center of gravity, practice makes perfect though.
    They are made a lot easier if you try them off steeper hills or transitions. Off a wall is how I learnt them. Ride (slowly) into a wall, pull off it and pedal backwards
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    Quote Originally Posted by eightdip
    They are made a lot easier if you try them off steeper hills or transitions. Off a wall is how I learnt them. Ride (slowly) into a wall, pull off it and pedal backwards
    Alright, I'll give that a try, thanks.

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    I like doing wheelies.

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    Yea, it is for trial and error, i've got it down now. Just keep trying and maybe try to turn around like without the braking part. Just go then move your handlebars so you turn a 180.

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