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.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-18-04, 09:21 PM   #1
NYC-rider
nee-fefanu
Thread Starter
 
NYC-rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: QUEENS
Bikes: gt compe but dont be hatin evry thing on it is new except the frame
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
learning 180's

ive been trying 180's for about 2 months and still cant get them i bunny hop about 2 feet and i only get about 90 degrees so can sum1 give me some tips
NYC-rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-04, 03:40 AM   #2
JMC
be sensible
 
JMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Bikes:
Posts: 676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
okay. this i know. it took me about 4 months to hop 180. you must just do what your doing to get 90s, but kick the back out more. you must just twist with more force. give yourself time. goodluck
JMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-04, 10:32 AM   #3
NYC-rider
nee-fefanu
Thread Starter
 
NYC-rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: QUEENS
Bikes: gt compe but dont be hatin evry thing on it is new except the frame
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks ill try
NYC-rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-04, 04:20 PM   #4
Tazz
Fly bikes - Diablo 05
 
Tazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: United kingdom
Bikes: To many good parts to list
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(say you grind to the left) Just wind up for it mentally, just before you take off slam your head around to the right lean to the right and turn, the split second you start to turn HOP!! Kick out your tail to the left and land backwards. Try to keep it level but let the back wheel stray slightly down to the ground. If you grind to the right just do the opposite.

Hope this helps you, it took me about a week trying it solid
Tazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-04, 04:22 PM   #5
Tazz
Fly bikes - Diablo 05
 
Tazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: United kingdom
Bikes: To many good parts to list
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oh and its all about the HEAD!! forget anything else, if your head dont spin then nor do you. It should be a natural reaction when your head is turn'd back and you hop
Tazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-04, 05:09 PM   #6
sxe fbm rider
Senior Member
 
sxe fbm rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Philadelphia
Bikes: Fbm Night Train, Fixed Club Fuji(so sexy).
Posts: 1,259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
try them down steps, you'll have to get it or eat it, so it will help you.
sxe fbm rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-04, 05:14 PM   #7
queensrider86
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: jamaica queens nyc
Bikes: standard sta-r ox mark4
Posts: 1,734
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
try to lern kick outs and g-turns . get used to whipping the back in the air .bunnyhop and keep your head rotating the way you are spinning and whip the back to finish your spin
queensrider86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-04, 05:28 PM   #8
legalize_it
legalize bikes
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: bucks county, PA
Bikes: too damn many
Posts: 1,250
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sxe fbm rider
try them down steps, you'll have to get it or eat it, so it will help you.
i like this method the best
legalize_it is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-04, 07:16 PM   #9
NYC-rider
nee-fefanu
Thread Starter
 
NYC-rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: QUEENS
Bikes: gt compe but dont be hatin evry thing on it is new except the frame
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ahh ill try that i never used my head at all before
NYC-rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 08:24 AM   #10
Tazz
Fly bikes - Diablo 05
 
Tazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: United kingdom
Bikes: To many good parts to list
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thats probly your problem. when i was learning them, every one around me that i asked said "TURN YOUR FUKING HEAD!! MOOHHAHAAHHA!!!!" just like that
Tazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 01:21 PM   #11
NYC-rider
nee-fefanu
Thread Starter
 
NYC-rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: QUEENS
Bikes: gt compe but dont be hatin evry thing on it is new except the frame
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i grind wit my right side so i would 180 to my left
NYC-rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 01:41 PM   #12
Tazz
Fly bikes - Diablo 05
 
Tazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: United kingdom
Bikes: To many good parts to list
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sxe fbm rider
try them down steps, you'll have to get it or eat it, so it will help you.
are you fooking crazy, he'l completely feck himself up. i mean c'mon, 180's down a set of stairs is 10 times harder than 180's on flat!!! + he can only 90, that means when he lands he will fall sideways and it wont be pretty!

if your going to go that extravagant and try a set, DONT! do it of a curb not a flight of stairs

ok ok, the computer screen is him, and the hammer is the floor, OBSERVE
Tazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 02:01 PM   #13
bxbmx
Senior Member
 
bxbmx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ive been tryin 180s recently too. the head thing might work, but i dont use it. I use a halfpipe or a really steep incline. Try fufanus. Im still trying those with no success.
bxbmx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 02:29 PM   #14
Tazz
Fly bikes - Diablo 05
 
Tazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: United kingdom
Bikes: To many good parts to list
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The head definatly DOES work. using inclines's does work to a certain degree but only works for incline's. On flat is a completely different concept. use incline's at first its alot easyer, but some time you will need to transfer that skill onto flat. Thats when you have to start using your head.
Tazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 02:41 PM   #15
JMC
be sensible
 
JMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Bikes:
Posts: 676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by queensrider86
try to lern kick outs and g-turns
laugh if you like mate, but wats a g-turn?
JMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 03:19 PM   #16
queensrider86
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: jamaica queens nyc
Bikes: standard sta-r ox mark4
Posts: 1,734
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
its when you have your front wheel on the ground and you whip your back wheel around 180 degrees, and you ride fakie.without brakes
queensrider86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 03:25 PM   #17
JMC
be sensible
 
JMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Bikes:
Posts: 676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oh. like half a rockwalk, yeah? look, about riding fakie, does anyone have tips on perfecting it, or is it one of those things where you just have to practise?
JMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 03:33 PM   #18
Tazz
Fly bikes - Diablo 05
 
Tazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: United kingdom
Bikes: To many good parts to list
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
practice practice practice. it just like riding a bike realy, just backwards. but do try to pedal backwards faster than you are travaling. if you let the hub grip your cranks, you pedal backwards with the bike real slow and lose your balance.
Tazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 03:37 PM   #19
JMC
be sensible
 
JMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Bikes:
Posts: 676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oh. okay. i was doing the s-l-o-w backward pedalling. as in s--s--l--s--o--o--w--w
JMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 03:41 PM   #20
bxbmx
Senior Member
 
bxbmx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yea riding backwards needs a lot of balance, put u need to pedal fast...i still cant doo it more than 5 feet
bxbmx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 03:41 PM   #21
Tazz
Fly bikes - Diablo 05
 
Tazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: United kingdom
Bikes: To many good parts to list
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
lol, try abit faster but not franticly fast or you will just look silly
Tazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 03:44 PM   #22
JMC
be sensible
 
JMC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Bikes:
Posts: 676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ill try to balance the franticness
JMC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 03:57 PM   #23
bxbmx
Senior Member
 
bxbmx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
how are the woman in SA? I saw some white models there and they were bangin! Minki Vansomething...
bxbmx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 08:07 PM   #24
queensrider86
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: jamaica queens nyc
Bikes: standard sta-r ox mark4
Posts: 1,734
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i can rollback about 20 ft now,my freecoaster helps me alot
queensrider86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-04, 08:16 PM   #25
legalize_it
legalize bikes
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: bucks county, PA
Bikes: too damn many
Posts: 1,250
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
180s must be easy on a freecoaster... can they take the abuse of streetriding or any they mostly for flatland?
legalize_it 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 09:37 PM.