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    trackstands?

    about how long a trackstand wins at one of them alleycat races or that world messenger contest? 5 min? 15 min?

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    its not by time usually, its by two hands to one hand to no hand to one foot to fall down.

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    the best you can do is a no footed, no handed, no saddle track stand!

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    so, i mean does it come to that usually or end at the no hands? how long does the no footer last for, that ****s hard

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostro
    the best you can do is a no footed, no handed, no saddle track stand!
    Commonly known as 'Faceplants' correct?

    Or is this some weird thing where you stand on the front tire or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereNT
    Commonly known as 'Faceplants' correct?

    Or is this some weird thing where you stand on the front tire or something?

    i was just kidding! But i hadn't even considered the tire thing. "Butt" seriously picture it

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    The brake down is two feet two hands, usually lasts a song or two. Two Feet One Hand usually lasts a song or two. Two Feet no Hand, usually lasts most of a song. One foot, usually drops everyone else. Some times you see a guy drop is other foot, to see how long he can wobble, usually a second or two.

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    I've seen guys that could trackstand for what seemed like forever. Us Boston folks went for a ride not too long ago and it seemed like bostontrevor could pull off at least a 10 minute trackstand. I think I can trackstand for like 5 seconds if I'm lucky. I lack the balance or something...

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    Yeah, but I'd still be sunk in a contest because my one-handed is pretty weak and my no handed outright sucks.

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    The trick to one-footed is to put your rear trackstand foot on your front tire, it makes things somewhat managable. But most of you probably knew that. That's how I've "trackstanded" on a freewheel bike, which is really useless since youre already taking a foot off the pedals.
    At the alleycat I was at, only two people made it to the no-handed, one-footed, and even that only lasted about 5-10 seconds. All other sections were 2ish minutes.

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    is it legal then to put your foot on the front tire in the one foot no hands part? that would make it much easier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by idioten
    is it legal then to put your foot on the front tire in the one foot no hands part? that would make it much easier...
    You would have to examine article C, heading 4 in the International Alleycats Racing Assosication (IARA), its kind of a grey area, but here is an excerpt:
    "...whatever dude..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    You would have to examine article C, heading 4 in the International Alleycats Racing Assosication (IARA), its kind of a grey area, but here is an excerpt:
    "...whatever dude..."
    acutally Amendment 4 states that this is ok, but only if the person is spinning pie plates with any free apendages.

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    See I thought the new interpratation of Article C ment that you could keep a foot on the tire only if people are throwing empty beer bottles at you, or some part of your clothing was onfire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixed4life
    or some part of your clothing was onfire.
    Oh man, I spent a month there one night.

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    A buddy of ours is a trials rider, and can trackstand on anything forever it seems. So we started lighting him onfire to make it more fun. Fireworks make trackstand comps more fun aswell

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    Off topic:

    Has anyone ever been pushed over while busting a trackstand on the street?

    Sometimes I wonder if some dick ped will just deliberately shove me over.

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    I've never been pushed over, but I had some BU jack-a$$ pretend he was going to once. I didn't fall though.

    I was chugging a beer at the only alleycat trackstand contest that i've ever been to, that was fun but I fell a lot quicker than usual when it got to the no handed part. At that contest, the no handed part lasted about 5-7min and then the one footed lasted like 3seconds. Then there was a tie so these three kids had to no handed track stand for as long as possible which lasted like 5 minutes.

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    my no-handed trackstands don't last very long because my front wheel always turns perpendicular.

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    And the winner is...

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    See, that's what I was asking Ostro about...

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    and I still cannot believe this is a thread.
    There by the grace of streettrack, goes you.

    PS>sweet pic mrwhite!
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    Quote Originally Posted by keevohn
    Off topic:

    Has anyone ever been pushed over while busting a trackstand on the street?

    Sometimes I wonder if some dick ped will just deliberately shove me over.
    Yeah, some joker did that to me in New York one time, just as the light was changing. Luckily, I didn't fall, I just came down on one foot. Also luckily, he didn't get too far away, so I was able to land a big, phlegmy spitball on the back of his head as I took off. Sweet sweet justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwhite

    And the winner is...
    HUGO!!! he's amazing and a really sweet guy. i heard he can pedal straight backwards now...
    *turd
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    pedal backwards - can't everyone?

    Hugo is the sleeping dragon - we were pushin it all day riding round Prospect that day, and he's got legs.

    How nice is Aron's lil Mercian.

    see ya'll sat-dee

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