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    I found a road bike.
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    Getting a bmx-Simple Tricks?

    Hey! I'm getting my first BMX bike, and I would like to know some simple tricks and how to do them.

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    BTW, Its a gravity brand, $220, but I can't seem to find their site anywhere. Help please!

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    try endos
    what you do is either jam your front brake and lean forward or jam your foot in the front tire and lean forward
    learn 2 jump up/ off stuff
    when u learn that, do x-ups or barspins(an x-up is when you turn the bars and make your arms cross in midair)
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    I found a road bike.
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    Thanks! I can never seen to do wheelies easily on my MTB, is it easier on a BMX?

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    i dont it depends, on a MTB you can switch gears and get that pop easyer but its sort of pointless to do wheelies

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    Learn manuals and hops first.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    yea like WTP said learn manuals not wheelies and learn hops and stuff.. they will help you more in the long run

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    I'm not sure if a manual is a beginner trick, but it couldn't really hurt to work on it. Bunny hops are a good beginner trick, as well as barspins and footjam endos. They were the first tricks I learned.

    I still can't manual, hehe.
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    I think manuals are just a wee bit more of a beginner's trick than barspins.
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    Yes, just a little bit harder. But not much.
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    I can't manual for anything... especially now that my front-end weighs so much more than my back-end thanks to my new Scerbo bars.
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    i dont manual well, but i havent tried barspins.
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    i can manual a little bit and havent tried barspins. footjams are fun tho i try to see how high i can go then i do them 1 handed and grabt he seat and just mess around.

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    Haven't tried barspins??? I thought the flatland barspin was one of the first tricks you learn...
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    Was for me, after the hop
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    I remember after watching the X-games for the first time, I rode my Columbia 20" inch bike off the deck and bent the wheels and cracked the frame. I soon bought a Mongoose bmx after that. Good times.

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    my first real bike was an old mongoose bmx..i used to stand on the rear pegs, grab the seat in one hand, manual, and do a barspin..i got pretty good at it. I just got a bmx and think ill try that tomorrow..

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