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    new love for riding!!!!!!!!

    wow.. lol thats all i can say..

    after working at a bike shop you learn to love bikes again. i was just out doing some sodo trials stuff. (mimicing vedios i see) but just jumping over sticks lateral, and skipping around on the lines in our street. oh and testing how far i can lean back on a wheely before my bike desides to eject me. its all fun and dandy but the question is what should a beginner practice? tricks of the trade, stuff like that. i have my bike set up like a trials bike, and it works great for me. i just dont know what to practice.. anyone have any hints on beginner stuff?

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    1 - trackstanding
    2 - pivoting front and rear wheels
    3 - when you learn how to pivot learn how to lift rear wheel without using brakes
    4 - bunny hop
    5 - j-hop
    6 - start practicing hopping UP onto objects
    7 - wheelies
    8 - with all of those the balance slowly comes for rear wheel moves which will be needed for trials
    9 - hopping in place (trackstanding with hop)
    10 - japslapping

    Those are my top ten to learn. No particular order as some come faster than others to different people. For movies and techniques try here

    http://www.trials-online.com/

    Cheers

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    Originally posted by Maelstrom
    2 - pivoting front and rear wheels
    forgive my ignorance, but what does this mean?
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    i believe he means making a cirlce.. like move the back to the left and then front to the right there for pivoting over the seat by alternating picking up front a rear tires

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    Yep...While holding the brake move the rear wheel left and right. And also be able to move front wheel left and right WHILE staying upright and not pedalling.

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    You can see it here.

    Hey thats two trials online links in one day, I'm on a roll
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