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How much can the WTP Metric take?

Old 06-23-07, 06:36 PM
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How much can the WTP Metric take?

If I get the WTP Metric, am I going to be able to ride it for some stuff other than flatland specific tricks? By that I mean bunny-hopping (although with the different frame, bunny-hopping might be fairly hard), footjam tailwhips, 180s, rock walks (I'm not saying I can do all of these tricks, but just wondering about them), etc. I'm not really talking about grinds or anything really hard on the bike (I've got my Hoffman for that), but is the Metric going to be able to take the extra abuse without going to pieces? And I think I read somewhere that the Metric is over-all stronger than the DK Signal, which makes me not want to get the Signal for fear of it going bad when I do a few tricks other than pure flatland stuff.

So basically, how far away from flatland can a flatland complete go?
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Old 06-23-07, 07:14 PM
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i think it would be able to hold up to mostly everything except for grinding and maybehuge air outs
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Old 06-23-07, 07:21 PM
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OK that's cool. Just wanted to know.

And off-topic, but I was watching some street BMX videos on youtube, and then I was like, "You know, I think it's time for me to go outside and work on doing 180s. So I get on my bike, and first try I mess up (of course) and my left foot comes off the pedal and my shin did a grind on the metal studs on the pedal. It kinda hurt and left three long gashes on my shin. So that was all the 180s I tried today.
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Old 06-23-07, 07:38 PM
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thats why you need some pc's!
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Old 06-23-07, 07:41 PM
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get used to it..youll have plenty encounter with your pedals and your shins
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Old 06-23-07, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by cwt341
get used to it..youll have plenty encounter with your pedals and your shins
Word... especially on 180s. You have to be more confident and stay on your bike.
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Old 06-23-07, 08:43 PM
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I'm not exactly sure how my foot came off. It was mid-swing though, normally I complete the spin and then I take my feet off before I can spin back around forwards again.

I'll try some more 180s tomorrow, if the weather is nice. Normally here in CA it gets too hot to ride for more than like five minutes without overheating.
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lol..i would ride like more in the morn or at nightish then.
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ive lived in cali and its nothing like las vegas. get a camelbak. i rode last year like 3 miles in 118 in the shade. in the sun probably 140! my problem also, i dont devote enough to stay on the bike.
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try learning fly out 180s if possible. its much easier having a ramp to give you enough kick up and airtime to make the spin.
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