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Old 08-17-09, 12:01 AM
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So i just got a new fixed gear...

So i just got a new fixed gear bike last week, been riding around and love it to death.
I was just wondering, what/how is the best way to learn to skid or basically to skid.
any tips would help a lot, as always, thanks in advance.
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Old 08-17-09, 12:16 AM
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Balls (or vag) to the stem, pull up with your dominate foot when it passes the front and push down with your other foot.
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Old 08-17-09, 12:45 AM
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Practice on super smooth or wet cement or grass just to get used to it, then work your way to harder surfaces.

And please tell us you're riding a brake for the time being.
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Balls (or vag) to the stem, pull up with your dominate foot when it passes the front and push down with your other foot.
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Old 08-17-09, 09:15 AM
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I learned on loose dirt on the side of the road, just unweight a bit on the rear and lock up those pedals at 3 and 9. Try kicking the rear tire out a bit to the left or right.
 
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use a brake and save $$ on your tires

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Or maybe just use the skid move sparingly.
 

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