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Old 09-03-06, 11:36 PM
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A decent bmx

hey. I'm thinking of getting into BMX, as a lot of my friends do. (and the rivalry w/ skaters sounds fun)

The thing is, I have no idea what to get. I've heard too many vague opinions that contradict themselves.

5' 5"
125 lbs. (could bounce up)
16 years old
$270-$350
flatland mostly

I've searched the site and others, but I havent had much luck. I have heard good things about this DK 6 pack and a Fit.

so yeah. help a dude out.

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Old 09-04-06, 11:47 AM
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You are the same height and weight as me and are a year older. You had about the same amount of money to spend as me... I got a Fit Pro and it treated me well (until I broke my leg). But if you want to get into flatland, then check out www.flatlandfuel.com and see what you think is good. Not many of us are experts on flatlanding.
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dk six pack and fit are not good for flatland
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Old 09-04-06, 07:56 PM
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maybe i used the wrong word. flatland/bmx. what exactly is the difference?
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Flatland is a subcategory of BMX.
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Old 09-04-06, 08:03 PM
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so what kind of stuff do you do in each? examples?

or better yet, could you do both on one bike?
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Flatland is way different than everything else. I'm too lazy to type it all out cuz im still doin summer homework and I dont have the time.
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well i'm patient. so when you get the time, could you type something up for me? thanks.
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This is a crappy flatland video, but you'll get the idea if what it is.

http://video.google.ca/videoplay?doc...q=flatland+bmx
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flatland is nuts
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yeah no. no flatlanding. BMX is what i was talking about. my bad.
so something like the 6 pack or fit pro would do me good?
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ok heres differeent types of riding.
Street/Park/Vert- i belive it is freestyle
Dirt Jumping- (Hitting Big Dirt JUMPS!)
Flatland- Exactly what it says Flat Land- tricks.
And You Have Racing -it's where you RACE.
lol Could luck m8.
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Originally Posted by BmxStreetz
ok heres differeent types of riding.
Street/Park/Vert- i belive it is freestyle
Dirt Jumping- (Hitting Big Dirt JUMPS!)
Flatland- Exactly what it says Flat Land- tricks.
And You Have Racing -it's where you RACE.
lol Could luck m8.
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He's not that far off, IMO.

Street is usually riding things that aren't designed specifically to be ridden or skated on, and it usually involves a little trespassing. A lot of street riders run 4 pegs and no brakes, and do a bunch of grind variations on everything, but there's stuff you can ride with almost any setup.

Park is riding in skate/bike parks, most park riders seem to ride no pegs and a rear brake, and a bike as light as possible.

I guess vert is kind of part of park, but with big ramps and stuff like that.
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i would probably be doing a combo of street and park. and a few big dirt jumps for kicks (i know of lots around my house).

i was eyeballing a 2hip soul, fit am/pro, and some others on danscomp

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i like the 6 pack
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the 6pack doesnt have a gyro. i could get one and put it on, but that would be a ways off. and i dont know how much the fit pro is.
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you dont need a gyro
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Originally Posted by premiumbmx2005
you dont need a gyro
why is that?
anyway, i think i might get the fit pro at $340 (danscomp). i just need a little more money.
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I have the fit pro and I like it... I like the feel of it more than the components.
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fit pro it is. now i just need $45.

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i have $270 cach.
$50 in the bank that the father unit wont let me touch.
going to earn another $50 this saturday.

if only my dad would let me take out some $$$. he says it has to stay in so the account stays active (gay).

i might try that treasure trooper, but it depends on if i can get $20 fast.
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Originally Posted by premiumbmx2005
you dont need a gyro
That may be true...
But what if he wants to do tripple barspins out of the box...
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barspins are lame...one footers are the next big thing
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