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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneBOB View Post
    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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    just find some good bikers and watch
    and get pointers and stuff

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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.
    '04 Schwinn Mesa;Sram5.0(rear);Shimano Atlus(front);11-28 Shimano HG50 rear;Shimano 24-34-42 front;RST 281R;Shimano Linears front and rear pulled by Avid FR-5's;rollin' on Alex rims wrapped in IRC Mythos XC II.


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    I bark, and if the rider in front of me is too slow I have no problem telling him "on your F...ing left", and yes, ramp up your speed as you pass and if you own the trail let the other guy know it. That's what racing is all about.

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