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is this a good bike for flatland freestyle?

Old 06-14-07, 05:44 PM
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is this a good bike for flatland freestyle?

Sorry guys, don't know anything really, just tryin to get started in this bmx game. found this bike on ebay, not really sure what I'm even lookin for. Here's the link:

https://cgi.ebay.com/HARO-BIKE-BMX-CH...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 06-14-07, 10:04 PM
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It's a decent beginners bike. It could be used for both, but it'd be alot better for freestyle/dirt jumps. Don't go to crazy on the price if you bid. What are you plans? Flatland? Freestlye?
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Old 06-14-07, 10:18 PM
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Don't really know which way I'm going to go, I like the "art" element of flatland tricks and stuff, I think i'm leaning towards flatland. I know everybody's different, if you don't mind sharing, What do you like and why?
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Old 06-14-07, 10:21 PM
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i personally like more of a free style and even more of a trail scheme of things. flatland is cool to watch but i dont really like it that much to do. riding street is amazing if good but is very difficult and like dirt because you can make it what you want and i like the freedom and the feeling of being airborn and crashing is better in the dirt
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Old 06-15-07, 03:47 AM
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Flatland'll take you about 2 years to learn the basics whereas freestyle comes easier but takes longer to perfect. It's your choice
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Old 06-15-07, 06:59 AM
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It's not a bad bike, but it's not the best either.

I had the X3 from that same year, and it lasted me awhile, but it was also a higher end version of that one.

The DK Signal is a good flatland complete bike.
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Old 06-15-07, 07:41 PM
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it is a good bike for begineers. I'll ride almost anything. I ride street cause of lack of dirt and parks though.
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Old 06-15-07, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by cwt341
i personally like more of a free style and even more of a trail scheme of things. flatland is cool to watch but i dont really like it that much to do. riding street is amazing if good but is very difficult and like dirt because you can make it what you want and i like the freedom and the feeling of being airborn and crashing is better in the dirt
Crashing still hurts in the dirt. The only reason it's better is you don't get road rash.
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Old 06-15-07, 09:12 PM
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ah, but the cuts can be deeper
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Old 06-15-07, 09:20 PM
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True.
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Old 06-15-07, 09:45 PM
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i like crashes in dirt a lot more then street though
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Old 06-16-07, 10:43 AM
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I think that's what I like more about street though. I don't know about BMX but I know in anything else i've done, Pain steps your game up.
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I was almost in for a great deal of pain yesterday. Luckily, I bailed in time before I went headfirst off a decently high ledge into a large metal gate.
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
I was almost in for a great deal of pain yesterday. Luckily, I bailed in time before I went headfirst off a decently high ledge into a large metal gate.
That would have felt nice.
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Old 06-16-07, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
I was almost in for a great deal of pain yesterday. Luckily, I bailed in time before I went headfirst off a decently high ledge into a large metal gate.
screw that
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Originally Posted by minichamp31
That would have felt nice.
Not really. I landed funny on my bad leg. It bothered the screws in there for about two minutes. Later I was doing 180s and my foot slipt off my pedal and it bashed me right in the knee. My pedals weigh a metric ton.
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Old 06-16-07, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
Not really. I landed funny on my bad leg. It bothered the screws in there for about two minutes. Later I was doing 180s and my foot slipt off my pedal and it bashed me right in the knee. My pedals weigh a metric ton.
Get some Jim C's or Mosh. I like my Mosh pedals.
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I'm thinking about Mosh's now. I need new pedals before I can really do anything. I'm also thinking about purple Hamilton's. I don't know what to do.
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I got my first "decent" freeride hardtail today. It's a specilized hardrock ss disc. 05'. Guess what, I did my first ever bunny hop on it today. My first one i had about 1 cm of air, now i'm get around 2 inches and practicing still! I'm really pround though because I'd had a pretty crappy mtb for a while and kept trying to learn bunnyhop with know success. Then today, i get my new bike and all of a sudden my bro accidently does his first bunny hop on his bike. He barely practices so i was like, dude wtf how! So he told me when he pull his front tire up he immediatly bushes his weight forward slighly over the bars, I kept trying and then bam! finally did it. I would suggest that to learn the motion of that jump of side walk curbs by pulling up your front tire and then leaning forward to try to level out your bike. It's generally the same motion, just your already airbourne so you can learn the motion with the side walk curb (going off it, not up) and then learn how to do it on the ground.
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Old 06-16-07, 09:57 PM
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good job..i think bunny hopping is fun i like to ride and like hop cones and just random stuff
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921
I'm thinking about Mosh's now. I need new pedals before I can really do anything. I'm also thinking about purple Hamilton's. I don't know what to do.
Once again, i like animals in purple and waiting to get them.
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