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i can't skid or trackstand like a man, help!!!

Old 11-08-08, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by gestalt assault View Post
doh...but i want to impress my peers NOW...
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

For instance, in order to impress your peers with your trackstanding ability, you will first have to be ridiculed by your peers for the occasional 0 mph fall that will inevitably result from practicing said trackstands.

It's pretty zen, if you think about it.
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Old 11-08-08, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

For instance, in order to impress your peers with your trackstanding ability, you will first have to be ridiculed by your peers for the occasional 0 mph fall that will inevitably result from practicing said trackstands.

It's pretty zen, if you think about it.
i think...i just had...a...stroke...
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Old 11-08-08, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by brandonspeck View Post
use the force.
this vader had a Name like skywalker but can't even skid
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Old 11-08-08, 07:45 AM
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Just a thought.

Wouldn't learning to skid on a coaster help? I went straight to skid on a fixie, but I know some people gonna have some difficulties. But then usually few falls generally help you learn right?

... Or are you talking about those professional riders who skid like 10 yards?

T
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Old 11-08-08, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by gestalt assault View Post

talk to the hand...
i remember this hyphy leader :thumbup:
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Old 11-10-08, 01:29 PM
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i tried riding in circles right into a trackstand but i fell down and scraped my face up.
something weird happened. my bike doesn't have brakes but all the sudden i was flying over my bars like i had a front brake and i just grabbed really hard.
weird.
i think maybe my foot hit the front tire. how the hell does that even happen?
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Old 11-10-08, 01:49 PM
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practice indoors because this way it forces you to not over correct and you might run into something, practice makes perfect and make sure your feet are in the right position with your bars...watch some videos too if you are a visual learner

the other day i trackstanded no hands while taking my backpack off to get some gloves, i got the gloves put them on and then put my bag back on and rode away...it feels good to really get them down, good luck! oh and that thing that happened with your feet is called toe overlap i am surprised you don't know about that

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Old 11-10-08, 02:24 PM
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this is how i learned to trackstand:
https://www.63xc.com/gregg/101_12.htm

just stand on your pedals and pedal as slowly as possible...whenever your feet get to 3 and 9 just stop pedaling and try to keep your balance and your bike in that one spot...you will turn your wheel towards your front foot and you will pedal back and forth...don't jerk on the pedals just gently push back and forth as needed...

imagine yourself standing in the middle of a seesaw...equal pressure on both feet...pedals flat...that's what it should feel like...
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Old 11-10-08, 03:52 PM
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The Answer is

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Old 11-10-08, 04:15 PM
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i sense sarcasm in OP
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Old 11-10-08, 04:33 PM
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crying about it on the internet isn't going to help any
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Old 11-10-08, 08:14 PM
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just get a damn tricycle already.
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Are people actually taking this guy seriously?
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Old 11-10-08, 11:21 PM
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Get brakes. Avoid getting broken. That is all.
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Old 11-11-08, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Tomo_Ishi View Post
... Or are you talking about those professional riders who skid like 10 yards?

T
Don't professional riders skid, like, 300+ yards??
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Old 11-11-08, 01:51 AM
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Professional hipster fixed gear cyclists only measure skids in meters or shaku. Duh.
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Old 11-11-08, 01:59 AM
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Professional hipster fixed gear cyclists only measure skids in meters or shaku. Duh.
In the immortal words of the psychotic legened of uncle Donnie "only old ladies count".
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Old 11-11-08, 02:09 AM
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Define old. I've found adult women of most ages measure and count. Maybe your uncle Donnie was too psychotic to experience certain shared joys in life.
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Originally Posted by GoodEyeCycler View Post
Don't professional riders skid, like, 300+ yards??
Yeah! I just saw it on the youtube. People do 100+ yards average. Geez I am missing out.

As for track standing, you have to really think what you are trying to do. But then it is never easy to understand. It is intuitive to assume that you are trying to balance with your handle. ... But this is not true.

What you are doing is to balance yourself using your pedals/cranks. Observe carefully how track standings are done on Youtube. You see people has their front wheel 40-60 degree to the side; never straight forward.

Now get on your bike and the do the same thing. But this time imagine your rear wheels stay stationary. If you have your wheels at 40-60 degrees, your bike will move sideways. (slightly in circular manner)

Now think. How do you usually fall on the track-stand tries? ... To your side, left or right. You never fall forward or backward when track standing. You have your wheels that prevent that. So all you need to do to balance your bike in track stand is to have a way to adjust your weight sideways (left or right).

So what's up with me saying your balancing your pedals? When track standing with front wheel turned 40-60 degrees, pedaling forward or backward results in you going left or right. ... Which is why you failed, Darth Vader. You going in circles indicates you don't really understand what you are trying to accomplish. (Then again, I must have spend months trying to understand this thing. So don't feel bad.)

Now go practice.

T

P.S. What's up with your name, Darth? Everything I type sound like I am repeating stuffs off the movie. ... Well you could stick with your glow stick thingie. You can still get girls with glow sticks, right?

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Old 11-11-08, 07:38 AM
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lean way way over the front tire to skid

that's how these fixie hipsters do it. they aren't strong or even skilled, they cheat
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i bet those silk track tires skid really awesome. can someone setup a group buy?
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maybe double straps would also help me skid more than a foot or two.
any thoughts. acoldfork? you seem to know your stuff. wanna help me out?
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Old 11-11-08, 02:15 PM
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1. Make sure you have testicles.
2. Make sure you don't have chesticles.
3. Practice.
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Old 11-11-08, 02:34 PM
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for mad skidz spray yo tires with Armorall!!

keeps a bottle of it in yo fanny pack for long rides skidz enjoyment
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Old 11-11-08, 07:08 PM
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Trackstands are easier if you think about the fact that you arent really moving front and back, but side to side, because your bars are turned sideways. Turn the bars towards whichever foot you ride forward.
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