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    Help me skip stop & skid

    okay, so im small in size and weight, maybe 125lbs and 5'6", and i need help, my gearing is 46/16 so im having trouble holding skids and skipping, but any lower gearing and i just feel im spinning all the time. please help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitteryloki View Post
    okay, so im small in size and weight, maybe 125lbs and 5'6", and i need help, my gearing is 46/16 so im having trouble holding skids and skipping, but any lower gearing and i just feel im spinning all the time. please help.
    Are you successful at skidding at lower gears or are you just unwilling to try? The easy answer is brakes.

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    1. skips are usually the result when first learnin' to skid.

    2. when learning to skid, drop the ratio to 70 gear inches or lower (the better). the biggest obstacle for rookies is overcoming the friction due to their ignorance of how much strength to apply; they never apply nearly enough. until that happens, they'll never "get it".

    3. once they get it, they'll be skipping around until they've built the strength to hold it.

    start small ppl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickz View Post
    1. skips are usually the result when first learnin' to skid.

    2. when learning to skid, drop the ratio to 70 gear inches or lower (the better). the biggest obstacle for rookies is overcoming the friction due to their ignorance of how much strength to apply; they never apply nearly enough. until that happens, they'll never "get it".

    3. once they get it, they'll be skipping around until they've built the strength to hold it.

    start small ppl.
    Yeah, the only bike I do any skidding on is my Cretin, which is geared super low at about 61 gi.
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    Low gear ratio
    Wet asphalt
    Bullhorns

    You'll learn to skid.
    Just don't try whip skids on wet roads....unless you have a camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by j0e_bik3 View Post
    I STILL can't do em right:

    the way that feels natural is with the wheel pointing AWAY from the front foot, and thats backwards, but I can stand longer like that, than with the wheel pointing towards the front foot.

    I can't teach myself apparently

    I guess I'm not weird, I do it the same way. If my right foot is forward then I have my front wheel pointing left. I can actually trackstand for quite a bit, but I should really learn the right way. There's gotta be a reason most people do it that way.




    Also, skip stops... How is it hard to learn? Not trying to be a dick but don't you just pop your back wheel up while locking your legs and you keep doing it to slow down? I remember learning it in like 10 seconds when I was a noob with no help. Unless I do it completely wrong......
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    focusing on resisting with your front foot is what made it click for me.

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    Not asking people on the internet and just riding my bike is what made it click for me.

    I mean, seriously, all yer doing is stopping yer wheel from moving. Its simple. More time riding, less time not riding.


    Last edited by T13; 05-29-15 at 04:14 AM.

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    i can easily skid in something lower, like my friends 44/17 is easy for me, but on my higher ratio i just cannot get the back wheel to hold the skid, even with all my weight on the front wheel, but i am getting much better at skipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitteryloki View Post
    i can easily skid in something lower, like my friends 44/17 is easy for me, but on my higher ratio i just cannot get the back wheel to hold the skid, even with all my weight on the front wheel, but i am getting much better at skipping.
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