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Old 06-01-09, 08:34 PM   #1
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how to learn

So I bought I DK 8 pack last year but I haven't really got myself into riding bmx yet I've just been riding the bike around town. Now I want to learn bmx but I'm not sure how to approach the sport. I have woods near by with some decent trails where I could build some jumps but I'm thinking street/park would be more practical since theres a skate park down the road (not a specific bmx park though).

So should I just try to doing basic tricks from intructions of the web at the park and anywhere I can or is there some sort of class I should take or should I try to find somebody who knows how to ride and ride with them?
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Old 06-01-09, 08:44 PM   #2
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Start learning bunnyhops and manuals. Bunnyhops are easily the most important thing in BMX, I think anyways. Go to the park (with a skid lid of course) and just experiment with stuff. Ask the experienced guys for some help and go from there. You're starting out with a decent bike unlike some people so you're privileged in that aspect.
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Old 06-01-09, 10:01 PM   #3
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So I bought I DK 8 pack last year but I haven't really got myself into riding bmx yet I've just been riding the bike around town. Now I want to learn bmx but I'm not sure how to approach the sport. I have woods near by with some decent trails where I could build some jumps but I'm thinking street/park would be more practical since theres a skate park down the road (not a specific bmx park though).

So should I just try to doing basic tricks from intructions of the web at the park and anywhere I can or is there some sort of class I should take or should I try to find somebody who knows how to ride and ride with them?
Go on you tube ,There are alot of videos on bmx tricks
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Old 06-01-09, 10:14 PM   #4
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just find some good bikers and watch
and get pointers and stuff
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Old 06-04-09, 01:21 PM   #5
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Keep your mind open. Don't put aside basic flatland tricks - they help in your overall bike handling and don't get caught up in "I'm a park/dirt/vert/flat/street" rider. Watch current Chad Degroot and see what I'm talking about.

Open your door and start pedalling. It helps to ride with others.
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+1 to asking experienced riders and riding with others.
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