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Old 06-02-11, 02:02 PM
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Who Needs Brakes?? check this out

OK OK I don't know how to just copy the video but check this out

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Old 06-02-11, 02:26 PM
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I'd like to punch the guy shooting the film.
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Old 06-02-11, 02:29 PM
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How is his acceleration not wildly out of control?
is he using his right shoe to brake?
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Old 06-02-11, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by 20grit View Post
How is his acceleration not wildly out of control?
is he using his right shoe to brake?
wind resistance. a lot of the time he is standing.
that horn is pretty friggin annoying.
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Old 06-02-11, 03:15 PM
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Ever seen what happens when a person's foot goes into their front spokes at speed? It isn't pretty.......
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he's using his left heel on the rear tire to control speed.
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Old 06-02-11, 03:27 PM
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He's also tucking his right heel between the tire and seat tube before the hairpins. There were a few spots there that I was convinced he was going to lose it.
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Originally Posted by canyoneagle View Post
He's also tucking his right heel between the tire and seat tube before the hairpins. There were a few spots there that I was convinced he was going to lose it.
there were a few times when I was not sure if he was pretending to loose it


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He is braking rubbing his foot to the rear wheel, there is no way in the world you can go that speed even with the wind without braking,
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gives new meaning to the term "brake shoes".
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Man I will never be that good at balance. Haha what a cool video thanks for sharing!
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That video was amazing.

This one (related) is just plain stupid:


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Old 06-02-11, 04:54 PM
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This video also reminds me of another footjam-braking video I saw elsewhere, except this one is on a brakeless track bike on the hills of San Fran, as performed by a sponsored/professional fixed gear rider. I tried to get the video to start at 1:31, just skip ahead if it starts from the beginning:

#t=01m31s
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Old 06-02-11, 05:20 PM
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I remember that video. Pretty old. Always fun to see!
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Originally Posted by Maddox View Post
That video was amazing.

This one (related) is just plain stupid:

My friend taught me this back in the 80's. Its always on my mind when I ride downhill and think of the worst case scenario if I ever loose my brakes.
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He's got his helmet on so he's safe.
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Its always on my mind when I ride downhill and think of the worst case scenario if I ever loose my brakes.
I sometimes prepare myself for that. I learned foot jammed behind fork in my youth, though.
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gives new meaning to the term "brake shoes".
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"I trust my foot more than a brake"


Okay.


Not my bag.
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LMAO! Great balance ...especially sitting on top of those two giant balls! Who needs brakes? Please, we all do (even this guy). Flintstone brakes still count.

Thanks for the great laugh.
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How is his acceleration not wildly out of control?
Normandy hubs!
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