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Old 11-16-04, 04:59 PM
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Am I an OK rider?

Hey I live in Rosemount MN and there are 3 bikers total in my whole town and hundreds of skaters. The three bikers that are in my town are me, my friend who bikes once a month and never trys anything(not to be mean or anything), and a 25 year old rider that i hardly ever see ride. So i have no one to compare tricks with. I'll list some of my tricks and you tell me if I am OK for only rideing for 10 months.I can 360 tabletops no footer anything 1 hander on hips and tables, ok table tops, turndowns,can-cans, 180 fufanue 180 out(on a bank), 360 tail tap(on ground), 180 roll out(on ground)360 to fakie(on bank),i can febel super skinny rails,i can double peg anything,I have landed a couple barspins of this six foot table top,and I can manual for about 400 feet(thats probably my best trick 400 foot manual),and I can ice pick some things, and 180 3 stairs. I can pro hop 2 feet. What can you guys do? How long have you been riding?
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Old 11-16-04, 05:17 PM
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yea, youre the greatest...
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Old 11-16-04, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bmichaelx
I can pro hop 2 feet.
That one comment says to me that you're BSing the rest of that.
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Old 11-16-04, 05:53 PM
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Well sory I can pro hop exactly 22 1/2 inches. And I am dead serious. It's not even that high.
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Old 11-16-04, 06:11 PM
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when i said this"I can 360 tabletops no footer anything " i ment to say this"I can 360 6 foot tabletops, and no footer anything." i forgot the comma.
sory about the mix up.
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Old 11-16-04, 06:19 PM
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i've never heard anyone call it a "pro hop" before. sounds kind of fruity, not that im calling you gay or anything.
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Old 11-16-04, 06:22 PM
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idk thats just how i heard it first. idk bunny hop sounds different it doesn't work for me. whatever.
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Old 11-16-04, 06:48 PM
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No long-time riders call it a prohop, or a j-hop, or anything but a bunnyhop. That's what Beerman meant.
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Old 11-16-04, 06:50 PM
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That is, not just long-time riders, but also anyone who rides seriously.
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Old 11-16-04, 07:04 PM
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Well i ride every day all day(or just as much as weather permits, or my bike). And if you read the original thread i have no bikers to ride with so the first time i heard pro hop i just kept saying it that way and there was no bikers in my town to correct me. The only time I ever talk to bikers in pearson is once or twice a month(not including winter) when i get a ride to this park an hour away. Other than that i talk to skaters. So sory if i don't say everything perfect.
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Old 11-16-04, 08:41 PM
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I think that you should consider for yourself if you are a "good rider". Have you achieved what you would expect in the time that you have ridden? Only you are the scale that you should be judging yourself on. Just a personal thought.
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Old 11-16-04, 10:41 PM
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So can you 360 a five foot box jump? I'm confused, you can only do certain tricks on certain obstacles.. icepick somethings? If you can icepick one thing consistanly, you can icepick, just havent pulled them on alot of obstacles. Theres no fufanus if your not 180ing out.. then its an abubica.. where else but the ground would you 180 roll out?
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Old 11-17-04, 02:47 PM
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I can 360 big table tops and i can't do them of small pyramids(things without lips). I thought an abubica was when you go straight up land on your back your back tire and then go go straight back down. If you 180 and land on your back tire and then 180 out is it called 180 abubica 180 out?
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that sounded like you had a seizer while typing...
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totally.. an abubica is when you go straight up tire tap on the lip and come back down backwards and then roll out.. theres no turning involved until you're safely on the ground and rolling back.
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Old 11-17-04, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Beerman
That one comment says to me that you're BSing the rest of that.
maybe in his town thats what they call it, you dont have to be like that just because he called it a prohop, whoooo big deal
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Old 11-17-04, 08:19 PM
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yeah i didn't meen anything by it, i just never heard it before.
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Old 11-22-04, 07:01 AM
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I have a little video here for you to check out. keep riding as much as you can and it will all pull together. There are a few tricks you mentioned in this clip , check out the ice pick.

http://www.bmxinvasion.com/media/al_riding.WMV
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Old 11-22-04, 07:48 AM
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nice. that tailwhip over the stairs was beasty
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Old 11-22-04, 07:57 AM
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thanks rice400 , I'm glad you enjoyed it. I just signed in the introduction section so I"m a newby here and will be back to visit and share some more bmx with you guys. Take care AL D.
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Old 11-22-04, 01:15 PM
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thats last tailwhip was pretty cool

so were the turndowns. those were sick its was so smooth.
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that icepick is insane! thems some mighty nice tailwhips.
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Old 11-22-04, 06:40 PM
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thanks for the good words, AL
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Old 11-22-04, 07:32 PM
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You seem like a super all around rider. My favorite had to be the tail-whip to feeble.
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Old 11-24-04, 11:07 PM
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That video was insane. I wish there was a park around my town that exceeded the height of 3 feet. I also wish that i wasn't the ONE and ONLY rider in my whole town, but who realy cares?
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