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Skidding for noobs?

Old 10-11-08, 03:34 PM
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Skidding for noobs?

Anyone have a "skidding" for beginners tutorial.

Also whats the deal with skid patches, and the different ratios?


Thanks!

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Old 10-11-08, 03:52 PM
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There are some really good answers to this question in previous posts. Just do a quick search.
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i joined this forum just to search.
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heres the best tutorial I've found

Getting your tires to skid in one simple step.

1- Squeeze your brake lever really hard.

the end.
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Old 10-12-08, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by xiamsammyx View Post
heres the best tutorial I've found

Getting your tires to skid in one simple step.

1- Squeeze your brake lever really hard.

the end.

grease the tire too


Kidding aside, some dirt/grass will allow you to lock up easier and get a feel for it.
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Old 10-12-08, 09:04 AM
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Hey,

I just started skidding just few months ago. It is hard to comprehend from the usual non-fixie instinct.

All you do is to stand up from your saddle and move your body forward (practically on the handle bar) and then you lock your rear wheel. You should immediately start to skid. Only problem is the fear factor. The first skid really frightened me; nearly p33ed in my pants. But once I learned how to balance on the handlebar, I started to skid well.

Learning how to use it to stop is another problem, but once you figure out how to skid, it should be self-explanatory. (If you can't figure that one out, ... you should go back to non-fixie. Yep it's real easy.)

The major problem is how to get from there to "skip-stop" which is more practical. It took me a great deal of thinking and watching other people do it to figure out just a small bit of it. I still wiggle dangerously sometimes. ... A lot more to learn!

People tells me from here you go to "skid-power-slide-stop" but I haven't reached this far. I have seen it once and it looked good. Which is a reason enough to learn how to do it.

Good luck practicing,

T

P.S. Try this site:

http://www.oldskooltrack.com/
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Old 10-12-08, 10:23 AM
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(1) Use the search option.

(2) IMHO, skipping is a much beter (and more effective) way to shave-off speed. However, a front brake is THE best way.

(3) The best place to learn skidding in a parking garage. Not all, but most, of them have rather slick ground surfaces that make skidding much easier. You can also try to learn it on grass, or after it rains.

(4) Ratios: go here.
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1) Convert your bike to front wheel pedal.
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2) Tape down the back brakes.
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3) Put a fast-food tray under the back wheel.
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4) Pedal
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5) Skid forever!
 
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When your cranks are horizontal use the momentum from the farthest back pedal to lift yourself off the seat, then push that back pedal back downwards and MARIOKARTPOWERSLIDEEEEEE. That was what helped me most. I was trying to pull into skids between horizontal and verticle with pure force, which obviously didnt work.
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I thought the thread was gonna be about how skidding is for noobs. I was going to agree.
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This video helped me alot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjNzcjFgV6s
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i thought the thread was gonna be about how skidding is for noobs. I was going to agree.
haha!
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1) when your stronger leg pedal is at 6 o'clock...stand up
2) lean forward, thrust your hips into your handle bars and put your nuts on top of the stem
3) as your stronger leg reaches 3 o'clock lock it
4) try to keep your balance and by now your bike should be skidding otherwise you ate it and are missing a layer of skin somewhere...
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Old 10-12-08, 08:47 PM
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practice on a grassy area that connects to a sidewalk. it helped me feel how hard I have to lock my legs to get the wheel to skid and transition from easy skid on grass to more friction on a sidewalk.
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bullhorns actually help. hold on to bullhorns or flip chops for moar leverage. weight on the horns also puts more weight on the front. i couldn't skid well with flat bars.
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Originally Posted by mexican bullet View Post
1) convert your bike to front wheel pedal.
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2) tape down the back brakes.
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3) put a fast-food tray under the back wheel.
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4) pedal
=
5) skid forever!
yes!
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I was told "put your junk on the stem"
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Originally Posted by Mexican Bullet View Post
1) Convert your bike to front wheel pedal.
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2) Tape down the back brakes.
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3) Put a fast-food tray under the back wheel.
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4) Pedal
=
5) Skid forever!
is this a vw thing?
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Skidding For Noobs....I thought it was a new charity.
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i joined this forum just to search.

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Quickly squeeze the brake handle as hard as you can.
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