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Old 03-20-11, 01:00 AM   #1
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front flip flatland possible?

I was contemplating the ability to do this on a road bike actually. I think it would be easier since your body is higher up and you have more wheel size and a lighter bike and feet clamped in. Thoughts, videos? I couldn't find any.
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Old 03-20-11, 08:04 AM   #2
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No way.
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Can you do a standing front flip? Now can you it with 20 pounds strapped to your ankles?
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The bike is too tall, and it would be harder to hop high enough to get the full rotation. Its almost completely impossible on a bmx bike too, so don't even think about it anymore.
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i say you go for it!!!!
and make sure you get it on video and post it on here
and iv seen a backflip on a small step up.
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Stupid thread is stupid.
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I'll prove you all wrong!!!
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I've seen a video where a guy did one off of a cannon, which was maybe 3-4 feet off the ground, but I'm pretty sure a flat frontflip is damn close to impossible.

Edit: Make sure you videotape so we can all see you land on your face. That is all.
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