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Front Brake
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Skidding
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Skipping
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Ted Shred
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I dont stop
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Favorite method of stopping?

Old 10-19-08, 01:44 AM
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Favorite method of stopping?

What is your favorite method of stopping?
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Old 10-19-08, 01:58 AM
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As quickly as possible.



To that end, I use a front brake and will use this and sometimes combine that with a skip stop.
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Old 10-19-08, 08:04 AM
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What the hell is this board coming to? I don't know what Ted Shred even means...
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Old 10-19-08, 08:20 AM
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Front and rear brakes. I don't ride fixed.
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Originally Posted by shapelike View Post
Front and rear brakes. I don't ride fixed.
Brake is spelt b-r-e-a-k here.
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Old 10-19-08, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by idiq View Post
What the hell is this board coming to? I don't know what Ted Shred even means...

brake shoes...

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my favourite method of stopping is skidding because its fun, however I usually use my front brake as it is practical
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Other: brick walls and traffic "obstacles"
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I don't stop ever.
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Old 10-19-08, 10:03 AM
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I smash into cars.
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
Brake is spelt b-r-e-a-k here.
uuuuuhhh why?
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Old 10-19-08, 11:53 AM
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Skipping is so gnarly.

And efficient.
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Stop when you're where you need to be, otherwise evade.
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No brakes no regrets fixed til i die
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I smash into cars.
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Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
Stop when you're where you need to be, otherwise evade.
The way people drive around where I live its "Evade" non-stop!
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Old 10-19-08, 06:25 PM
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I always chuckle when I see people nut to stem skid to try and control their speed.
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Old 10-19-08, 06:30 PM
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backpedaling if i've got room to stop, front brake if I need to stop on a dime. Can't say i've ever skidded in traffic.
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Old 10-19-08, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by NotSoProjectPat View Post
uuuuuhhh why?
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try to keep up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH5W1Z23wPg

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Originally Posted by walking disease View Post
I always chuckle when I see people nut to stem skid to try and control their speed.
I ride a non track geo fixie and I have to get my nuts pretty close to the stem to skid, it's not crazy leaning over the bars nuts to stem skid recordz though.
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i just recklessly smash into things to arrest my motion
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Originally Posted by beeftech View Post
I ride a non track geo fixie and I have to get my nuts pretty close to the stem to skid, it's not crazy leaning over the bars nuts to stem skid recordz though.
I would probably chuckle at you.
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