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How far will fixed tricks go? (video link thread)

Old 12-11-08, 03:41 PM
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How far will fixed tricks go? (video link thread)

This is perhaps the photo that made me think, how far will this go? I mean people have been doing these tricks on bmx for a very long time. I'm not sure how I feel about it, perhaps its just the challenge of riding a bike that wasn't designed for those types of tricks that attracts people to it. Kinda reminds me of the whole long board thing in skateboarding when people were doing street tricks on longboards. Needles to say it never really caught on. It remains a novelty, but this fixed gear thing is gaining momentum. Anyway whenever I'm bored or at work, I can't resist youtube, and I'm sure there are some of you who can't either, so post the most ridiculous fixed gear videos you can find

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my take: not much farther.

though i'd like to see video of that photo above...
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Old 12-11-08, 03:45 PM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIkKVHhvjSY
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If you're bored at work and on YouTube, you really should be typing in "fixed gear crash."
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVBnL...next=1&index=2

thats the first one I saw of dropping stair sets.
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Old 12-11-08, 03:49 PM
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Oh yea I've seen many of the crash videos, some of the velodrome crashes get quite nasty.
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Originally Posted by Scotland Yard View Post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVBnL...next=1&index=2

thats the first one I saw of dropping stair sets.
ouch.
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Im fairly sure the original picture is from FDR park in Philly. I can't believe people are riding fixed at FDR. I can't believe the skaters and bmx riders can actually stand it....
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tom lamarche IS a bmx rider still.
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tom mosher sounds so lame

https://vimeo.com/2492494
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carbon forks are good for trikz

https://vimeo.com/2489092
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https://vimeo.com/2264769

heres my buddy from work. hes a very solid bmx rider more than anything else.


edit: heres another vid with another angle of the 180

https://www.vimeo.com/2273555
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Originally Posted by Critical Jeff View Post
carbon forks are good for trikz

https://vimeo.com/2489092
Too bad that was an alum. fork that was already cracked beforehand. Get your facts straight sonnnnnnnnnnnn.
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Originally Posted by 804RVA View Post
Too bad that was an alum. fork that was already cracked beforehand. Get your facts straight sonnnnnnnnnnnn.
how do you know?
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Originally Posted by Critical Jeff View Post
tom mosher sounds so lame

https://vimeo.com/2492494
you know who Tom Mosher sounds like?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJXU7EVXs2A
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Originally Posted by Jaw,Knee,Music View Post
Im fairly sure the original picture is from FDR park in Philly. I can't believe people are riding fixed at FDR. I can't believe the skaters and bmx riders can actually stand it....
Yeah, I'm pretty sure the skaters would not allow it to contunue past the initial laugh factor. They can't even stand the bmxers.
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Originally Posted by Critical Jeff View Post
how do you know?
Cause Ian (the guy in the video) said so on Prolly's blog and on the trick track forum
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Originally Posted by diaper eater View Post
https://vimeo.com/2264769

heres my buddy from work. hes a very solid bmx rider more than anything else.


edit: heres another vid with another angle of the 180

https://www.vimeo.com/2273555
i used to skate that ramp
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Old 12-11-08, 06:18 PM
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tom mosher is sponsored now..
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i think it could go two ways, either in the direction of roller-blading (nearly extinct) or skateboarding/bmx. if you look at the skateboards people were riding and the tricks people were doing on them in the 70's you would never guess that people would be doing switch 360 flips to lip-slides down 30 stair handrails (not an actually trick done, maybee? i dont follow skateboarding anymore). The tricks people do on fixed gears now look similar to the skateboard tricks being done in the 70's/80/'s, alot of spins and twirls and stalls and such. but you will see some crazy fixed tricks snuck in there, back in the early 90's a 360 flip was insane, now its mandatory. i think fixed gear tricks could continue but eventually the equipment will change and probably look like i large bmx with a fixed wheel and 700x25 tires.
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i used to skate that ramp
me too man.
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Originally Posted by Critical Jeff View Post
carbon forks are good for trikz

https://vimeo.com/2489092
i laffed.
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all the cool kids know that you don't need an NJS stamped track frame with bmx stems and ugly risers to do tricks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWOVRHVZFjk

but seriously, i think this "fixie trix" thing is getting out of hand. it's not cool to have your crotch on your handlebar while you do skidzz or bend your fork with your mom's car so you can barspinzz. i'm an avid skater also myself and skateboarding tricks don't come in a few days, it takes months and maybe years. anyone can learn how to barspin and skid in days. like many other people have said, go get a bmx. it's cooler and won't hurt your crotch if you miss a trick.

p/s: i'll bet you some of the people in the videos posted don't even know who eddy merckx and theo bos are.
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Old 12-11-08, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bmw5nkj View Post

p/s: i'll bet you some of the people in the videos posted don't even know who eddy merckx and theo bos are.

im sure they all know who eddy merckx is. but what does it matter? theyre not doing these sick barspinzzz on the track
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Almost all of these fixietrix videos look sketchy and unsmooth.
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