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Advice for people trying to learn to trackstand.

Old 09-27-09, 05:11 PM
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Advice for people trying to learn to trackstand.

I was screwing around today while waiting for a friend, after more or less having given up on trackstands, and found that if I turn the wheel towards my front foot instead of away from it, I was able to do it several times for 3-4 times as long as I ever have before. It was remarkably easier.

Sorry if this advice has already been given, but I didn't feel like searching through all eight thousand 'help me trackstand' threads to post something so short and possibly inconsequential. Hope this helps someone.
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Old 09-27-09, 06:30 PM
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I've been trying to trackstand forever and just can't get it. I will try this out. Thanks!
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Old 09-27-09, 06:33 PM
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That is how I do trackstands. It also comes down to finding your sweet spot, then hitting it every time. I practiced my trackstands at traffic lights, never at home. Once you have it down, trackstanding in other positions other than your sweet spot becomes a ton easier.
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Old 09-27-09, 06:43 PM
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I had to get clipless pedals before i could trackstand or skid really. But i'm ********, so w/e
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Old 09-27-09, 07:27 PM
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old news, but it's good you find it out through trial and error.
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Old 09-27-09, 10:38 PM
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So do you turn the wheel towards your front foot as in to the same side or actually turning it more than 180 degrees perpendicular to the frame?
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Old 09-27-09, 10:40 PM
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I couldn't do it for more than a few seconds until I got a larger cog. Now it's easy as pie, but I can only do it well with my right foot forward.
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Old 09-27-09, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by spcialzdspksman View Post
So do you turn the wheel towards your front foot as in to the same side or actually turning it more than 180 degrees perpendicular to the frame?
You turn it towards your forward foot, somewhere between 45 - 90 degrees.

Also, 180 degrees is not perpendicular to the frame; we are not barspinning here, just trackstanding.
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Old 09-27-09, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by PluperfectArson View Post
You turn it towards your forward foot, somewhere between 45 - 90 degrees.

Also, 180 degrees is not perpendicular to the frame; we are not barspinning here, just trackstanding.
lulz, ahaha thanks, I meant 90 degrees
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Patience.
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Old 09-27-09, 11:51 PM
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don't forget that toppling over at a stoplight hurts the ego more than your hand when bracing your fall.
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Old 09-28-09, 08:51 AM
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best advice I ever got was to SEARCH THE FORUMS. Something like this in googles search box -

site:www.bikeforums.net trackstand learn help moron who can't search

(sorry)
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cool story bro.
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Originally Posted by twelsch42 View Post
best advice I ever got was to SEARCH THE FORUMS. Something like this in googles search box -

site:www.bikeforums.net trackstand learn help moron who can't search

(sorry)
any snarky hilarity your post might have contained was immediately dissipated when you apologized.

bad form.
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Old 09-28-09, 10:17 AM
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I'm still practicing. The snarkyness - trackstanding's easy. Next time...
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Old 09-28-09, 10:25 AM
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I've never toppled over until the other day when I went clipless.... oh, good times. Wrist still hurts.
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Old 09-28-09, 11:12 AM
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+1 , i read this advice on one of the youtube comments long time ago. I tried trackstanding for the first time with my foot strapped in. Didnt fall
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Old 09-28-09, 12:05 PM
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Practice riding backwards slowly too and then back to your trackstand position, and then hold it.
I have been working on my unnatural trackstands as well, it's like learning all over again.
 
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your front wheel naturally turns to the side. choose which side is best for you and try to keep you pedals at 9 and 3. this worked for me.
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Im not very good at trackstanding either, thanks for the tip
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Comes naturally for me with track standing, due to the mtbing.
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