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Old 07-18-07, 10:45 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-18-07, 11:15 AM   #2
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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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Old 07-18-07, 12:14 PM   #3
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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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Old 07-18-07, 02:07 PM   #4
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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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Old 07-18-07, 02:26 PM   #5
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Learn manuals and hops first.
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Old 07-18-07, 03:58 PM   #6
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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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Old 07-18-07, 04:52 PM   #7
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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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Old 07-18-07, 07:13 PM   #11
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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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