Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

BMX Dirt, vert, flatland or street? Drop in the BMX forum to talk to other 20" riders around the world. What is the best BMX bicycle for you? Learn all about it here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-15-08, 10:32 PM   #1
Street rider
We win all charity rides
Thread Starter
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Bikes: BMX, fixed gear
Posts: 3,381
how to

who knows how to disaster? im gonna try and learn em. its pretty much just a 180 onto the coping of a qp right?
Street rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-08, 11:58 PM   #2
CMcMahon
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Solid AA
Posts: 4,751
  1. Ride up quarterpipe.
  2. Pull up on handlebars.
  3. Rotate 180 degrees.
  4. Land with your back tire on the deck and your front wheel in the tranny.
  5. Push down on your front wheel while pulling up your back.
  6. Ride out.
CMcMahon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-08, 09:03 AM   #3
Street rider
We win all charity rides
Thread Starter
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Bikes: BMX, fixed gear
Posts: 3,381
cool dude. thanks. just needed the "official" step by step. haha.
Street rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-08, 01:08 PM   #4
FuzzyRyder
Live To Ride Ride To Live
 
FuzzyRyder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bikes: Fit flow
Posts: 2,639
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMcMahon View Post
  1. Ride up quarterpipe.
  2. Pull up on handlebars.
  3. Rotate 180 degrees.
  4. Land with your back tire on the deck and your front wheel in the tranny.
  5. Push down on your front wheel while pulling up your back.
  6. Ride out.
I disagree with the second last step, it looks way better if you do a full hop back into the tranny.
__________________
BMX For Life
FuzzyRyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-08, 01:36 PM   #5
CMcMahon
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Solid AA
Posts: 4,751
True, but if you're just learning how to do it, it's a hell of a lot less likely to end in disaster (oh lol how clever!) if you do that.
CMcMahon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-08, 01:47 PM   #6
Street rider
We win all charity rides
Thread Starter
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Bikes: BMX, fixed gear
Posts: 3,381
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMcMahon View Post
it's a hell of a lot less likely to end in disaster
youre an idiot haha. but i tried it on a bank a few times, got the hang of it, and then put it to work on the qp, several nasty bails and a little bit of blood later, i think i got it.
thanks doods.
Street rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-08, 02:27 PM   #7
FuzzyRyder
Live To Ride Ride To Live
 
FuzzyRyder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bikes: Fit flow
Posts: 2,639
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMcMahon View Post
True, but if you're just learning how to do it, it's a hell of a lot less likely to end in disaster (oh lol how clever!) if you do that.
Haha yeah, i kinda figured thats why you explained it that way.
__________________
BMX For Life
FuzzyRyder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-08, 05:04 PM   #8
bmx2478
bike ri-durrr
 
bmx2478's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ballina, nsw, australia
Bikes: one with wheels
Posts: 529
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMcMahon View Post
  1. Ride up quarterpipe.
  2. Pull up on handlebars.
  3. Rotate 180 degrees.
  4. Land with your back tire on the deck and your front wheel in the tranny.
  5. Push down on your front wheel while pulling up your back.
  6. Ride out.
Step 4.5: Make sure your leading pedal hits the coping for extra style yeehaaah!
bmx2478 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-08, 06:01 PM   #9
Punx
Senior Member
 
Punx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: California
Bikes: 2008 Kink Transition with upgrades, 2007 Haro Thread 1 with upgrades.
Posts: 1,428
I was trying those todays in a bowl. I think i have it too, i just fell a couple times.
Punx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-08, 07:20 PM   #10
Street rider
We win all charity rides
Thread Starter
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Bikes: BMX, fixed gear
Posts: 3,381
well im gonna spend a good deal of tomorrow too. just to get it solid.
Street rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 01:53 AM   #11
CMcMahon
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Solid AA
Posts: 4,751
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmx2478 View Post
Step 4.5: Make sure your leading pedal hits the coping for extra style yeehaaah!
That's totally arguable. I like to ***** the coping as I bounce, but actually resting it on the coping is completely disgusting.
CMcMahon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 07:16 AM   #12
Street rider
We win all charity rides
Thread Starter
 
Street rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
Bikes: BMX, fixed gear
Posts: 3,381
well i think im just gonna stick to it normally for now. no fancy pedal ****. just learn it and get it rock solid.
Street rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-08, 02:11 AM   #13
bmx2478
bike ri-durrr
 
bmx2478's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ballina, nsw, australia
Bikes: one with wheels
Posts: 529
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMcMahon View Post
That's totally arguable. I like to ***** the coping as I bounce, but actually resting it on the coping is completely disgusting.
Yeah true most of the time, though pedal disasters on rails look good in my opinion.
bmx2478 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-08, 04:29 PM   #14
CMcMahon
member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Bikes: Solid AA
Posts: 4,751
Doing it on a rail is an entirely different thing than doing it on the deck of a quartpipe.
CMcMahon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-08, 08:45 PM   #15
bmx2478
bike ri-durrr
 
bmx2478's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ballina, nsw, australia
Bikes: one with wheels
Posts: 529
Yes sir.
And it looks so much better.
bmx2478 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:56 PM.