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Old 11-24-12, 02:23 PM
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What is the first thing to do when stating bmx

My name is chijioke, am new with this, please what is the first thing to do first when stating bmx. Pls i need your help.
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Old 11-24-12, 02:45 PM
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It would be a lot easier to help if there was a question there, or at the very least a legible sentence.
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when your first starting BMX riding you need to decide what you want to do. Are you in it for flat out racing (BMX = bicycle motocross) or more for the freestyle tricks and jumps like X games. Or are you talking about something completely different.

either of those two options above I would start by getting comfortable enough on the bike to start taking jumps off 3-4 foot ramps. Id gradually increase the angle and height of the ramps.

If you want to compete in a race, learn how to ride really fast, then make a U-turn, and get back up to speed, again bike handeling skills.
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Balance. I can't think of any aspect of BMX that improving your balance would not effect in a positive way.
Here are a few ways that I train balance:
*Staying on bike while rolling very slowly or totally stopped.
*Rolling backwards
*Manuals

Working on the bunny hops is always fun and very useful too!
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If you're talking about BMX racing, the first thing you need is safety equipment. Most sanctioning bodies (ABA, NBL, etc.) won't let you on a track without certain protective equipment. I've been out of racing for about 16 years, but back when I was racing, you needed a helmet, pants to your ankles (no shorts), long sleeve shirt of some kind, pads on the handlebars and top tube of frame, and at least one functioning brake. For the helmet requirement, you could ride with an open face helmet as long as you had a mouth protector. Like I said, this 16 years ago; but I doubt it has changed very much.

Once you get the safety equipment, the first thing you need to work on is overcoming fear; whether it is fear of jumping big jumps or fear of going through a turn in a pack of eight riders riding elbow to elbow. There are a lot of things in BMX that can be intimidating. Once you've got all that covered, work on starting gate launches. Learn to balance on the starting gate with both of your feet on the pedals ready to go. Work on getting out of the gate as quickly as possible. It's very difficult to pass in BMX races and many races are won and lost on the start. If you start at the back of the pack there is very little chance you'll win unless there's a pile-up in a corner and everyone but you goes down.
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Did you see the BMX race heats on TV from the London Olympics?

do you want to do that, or just do skate bowl tricks ..
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These questions were all answered already in a different thread. Lets just let this one die, guys.
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^ no need to be rude to someone thats new to it and proly younger. Id just start with working on bunny hopping, pulling your front end up, rolling backwards, and if you can bunny hop I built a grind box about a foot and 4 inches tall and that was the best thing that happened on my bmx
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^ no need to be rude to someone thats new to it and proly younger. Id just start with working on bunny hopping, pulling your front end up, rolling backwards, and if you can bunny hop I built a grind box about a foot and 4 inches tall and that was the best thing that happened on my bmx
I was being the farthest from rude. I was already answering all of his questions in a different thread. The proper sticky that we have in place for questions like these. And that made this thread unnecessary, which is why I said to let it die. He hasn't even responded to the other thread in months anyhow.

What is so hard about letting a thread die when it needs to?
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