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Old 10-19-08, 08:32 PM   #1
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Speed Checks

well, this forum has been exceptionally (and swiftly) helpful, so i return with another question.
I wanna know how one goes about skidding while seated.
i can go balls forward and skid like nobody's business, but i just cant get the seated speed check down!

i ride a stock Specialized Langster NY, and anything would be helpful

thanks!
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Old 10-19-08, 08:36 PM   #2
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Lower your gearing.
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i COULD do that, but it would throw off my groooooove
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Old 10-19-08, 09:00 PM   #4
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seriously though, anything else?
technique, etc?
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Old 10-19-08, 09:03 PM   #5
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spend more time on your bike than asking about how to ride it..
time in the saddle will help more than anything anyone on here could tell you
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Old 10-19-08, 09:09 PM   #6
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You need ENERGY LEGS!

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Old 10-19-08, 09:11 PM   #7
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just hop the rear wheel up a little bit, and lock your legs.

or lock your legs


or dont skid and slow down faster.
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Old 10-19-08, 09:12 PM   #8
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I wanna know how one goes about skidding while seated.
Rear brake + slight turn in front wheel. That's how I do it on my flat bar bike. Haven't yet tried it on the drop bar bike cuz it's mad skittish.
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there is thread that talks a lot about this you should check it out
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i searched, yielded nothing
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skidding while seated?
no problem it was kind of in like 4 or 5 pages so i don't blame ya
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it this is the good thread about it Seated skids
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energy legs +1
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Lowering your gearing is really your only bet, or maybe add some sort of road slick dispensing device to your bike ala speed racer cartoons.
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its hard to remain fully seated and skid, unless your tire is wet or you have a really low gear. otherwise:

1. pull forward with the foot in the front, push down with the rear foot.
2. You have to hold it, like its your only choice.
3. once you do this it will become very easy, and you can do it with both feet. if you have seen mash, the rider andy is a good example of "seated skids" when he is going down that hill at the beginning of his cut.
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....or you could just DO IT. Imagine it in your minds and and then just do it.resist in your cages AND on your up rotating pedal equally. lean a bit forward or down towards your handle bars.You'll get it . Try when it is wet ,over and over ,till you're more and more used to the idea.
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Try a little bunny hop while in the saddle. Once you get that down try locking your legs at the same time. I think you are really over thinking this.
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I think you are really over thinking this.
agreed
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if only someone would invent some sort of mechanical device that would clamp down on the rim of the wheel to decrease ones speed...
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Old 10-20-08, 09:29 PM   #20
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if only someone would invent some sort of mechanical device that would clamp down on the rim of the wheel to decrease ones speed...
that's brilliant!!! i'm going to patent that idea right now...

i'm gonna be rich!! rich i tellz ya!!!
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Old 10-20-08, 10:39 PM   #21
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Once you graduate to Monster status you won't have to start skidding threads.
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ugh, it was civil for a while
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