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Getting into Flatland

Old 08-19-05, 08:27 PM
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Getting into Flatland

I'm just starting to ride again after about a 6 year hiatus and my old Dyno Air isn't really cutting it. I'm looking to do some flatland riding and was looking for some suggestions on a bike. Most of the flatland bikes seem a little small for me (I'm 6'4"). Does anyone have any suggestions as to what would be a good bike for someone my size? I really have no idea what I'm looking for, I was looking for bikes online and it doesn't look like GT or Dyno still make BMX bikes...anyway, Thanks in advance.
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GT still makes bikes...not bad bikes either...especially that Bestwick Pro....sweet bike..as for Dyno...umm i have no idea what that is....lol...like what kind of flatland do you do....like ''true'' flatland...or like tailwhips and barspins and that kind of stuff?
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Old 08-19-05, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by DCdense 88
GT still makes bikes...not bad bikes either...especially that Bestwick Pro....sweet bike..as for Dyno...umm i have no idea what that is....lol...like what kind of flatland do you do....like ''true'' flatland...or like tailwhips and barspins and that kind of stuff?

I don't really do much of anything yet...but I guess "true" flatland is what I hope to have in store for the future. I'm really just worried about my height, because I'm pretty big. Right now my knees barely clear the handle bars on my bike.

By the way, Dyno was (is?) a division of GT. I think it was kind of like the Squire of Fender guitars. The Dyno Air was pretty much the same as the GT Vertigo I think. This was back in 1995, so I'm not too sure. It was a pretty sweet bike back in the day.
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www.flatlandfuel.com - Do some reading.

Flatland bikes have come down in size, but the majority of pros riding them are in the 5'10" - 6' range. I'm only 5'8" so I go for the smaller ones. But, there are a few slightly longer ones and you can set your bars up a bit higher. Yet, they are definitely shorter than they used to be and most find this helps with the quickness and agility these bikes need.

GT makes one flatland bike, but it is not USA available. Not sure why.

GT went bankrupt a few years ago and took all its subsidiary companies with it - Robinson, Powerlite, and Dyno are gone. Another group bought the rights to the GT name, and kept only one pro rider from the GT team - Jamie Bestwick (good decision).

There are a lot more choices in flatland specific bikes, but you likely won't recognize any of the names.

The SINGLE BEST ENTRY LEVEL FLATLAND BIKE: DK Signal This would blow away a Haro Team Master from 1988.
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I need to tell someone who will see this so i posted it here...I have a new trick, its a combo trick you start out doing a tailwhip then when the bike gets to your right side spin your body with your left foot on the front peg to the left so that the front tire is straight with the back of the bike and put your right hand on the seat with your left still on the handel bar grip and push the front tire with your right foot to get going and ride it like this as long as you can... i have never been able to get back to the seat from this trick i just get off and turn the bars back around and get back on.

have fun trying this trick
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That's far from a new trick, and, like I said in the other thread you posted that in, it's called a steamroller.
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thats actually the first trick i ever learned. coudln't get back onto the bike for a while. but yeah, like Beerman said, its a fairly common trick
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Actually he is moving backwards so it is a fork glide (if both wheels are on the ground) and a fork wheelie if the rear wheel is off the ground.

He is not up to doing steam rollers yet it sounds like.
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