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Title: Trick of the Month June 2013 - Stick B
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 04, 2010, 11:36:52 PM
January sneaked  up on my hahaha Its already the 4th!! Well by the end of the week I will have a complete list for the year up on bmx freestyler but we can get the ball rolling with this one. I see there are a few of us wanting to learn and trying to learn this one and some that have it beyond mastered. So lets see them!!

Thanks Havok and SoCal for the inspiration!!
Trick of the Month 2010 Edition
     The Trick of the Month has become a staple of BMX Freestyler and Global-Flat. The Tradition shall continue on for the year of 2010. My goal over the years was to help riders out there stay motivated learning tricks and pushing the envelope that new variations would be thought of at the same time. All tricks in the Trick of the Month are a Beginner/Intermediate Level. That way all rider can participate or make attempts.


Here is how Trick of the Month works.
Every month there will be a new trick in the spotlight. You can do 1 of 2 things

1.   Post a video or photo of you performing the designated trick for that month
2.   Make comments to help or inspire each other.

Variations are a good thing! So if you got something unusual and different please share with everyone.  09 was a great year for participation. I hope to keep the tradition going with some new tricks thrown into the mix along with some old faithful.

January- Hang 10 Seat Grab
February – Hang 5
March – Messiah
April- Karl
May- Switch Hand Steam Roller
June- Hitchhiker
July – Mc Circle
August – Cliffhanger
September – Brakeless Decade
October – Mega Spin
November-Lung Spin
December- Lard Yard


Want to see what happen in 2009?
http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=22521.0 (http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=22521.0)

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2010 - Seat Grab Hang 10
Post by: Budz on January 04, 2010, 11:45:29 PM
heres the 1st one i found. its from spring...i havent been out much lately.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2010 - Seat Grab Hang 10
Post by: Pat on January 05, 2010, 02:50:56 AM
i think i'll participate in this this year. all the tricks seem doable  :mellow: so where to start on the hand 10 anybody?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2010 - Seat Grab Hang 10
Post by: Dion on January 05, 2010, 04:50:04 AM
This trick baffles the hell out of me :huh:. I can one-hand hang 10. I go for the grab and it's epic FAIL. Any pointers would be appreciated.  -_-
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2010 - Seat Grab Hang 10
Post by: TJ Perry on January 05, 2010, 03:11:20 PM
I'll see about filming a video of this later today as long as the weather holds out.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2010 - Seat Grab Hang 10
Post by: Mario Saldana on January 07, 2010, 02:10:24 AM
Hang 10 Diary Mario Saldana (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSH93y_cmls#normal)


you have seen this raddad67 haha thanks!

I thank E-motion, and credits to raddad67 for diary.

This trick baffles the hell out of me :huh:. I can one-hand hang 10. I go for the grab and it's epic FAIL. Any pointers would be appreciated.  -_-


Dion, i learned this fairly quick, PM me and i can explain in detail?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2010 - Seat Grab Hang 10
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 16, 2010, 01:35:43 AM
Trick of the Month for January 2010 with David Weathersby (http://www.vimeo.com/8771047)

Thanks Dave!!!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2010 - Seat Grab Hang 10
Post by: froghammer on January 16, 2010, 01:52:26 AM
This trick is so far out of my skill range it's not funny. I'm gonna have to go though all of last year's tricks of the month before I get to this one.  ^_^
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2010 - Seat Grab Hang 10
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 16, 2010, 02:34:11 AM
http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=22521.0 (http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=22521.0)

There is Last Years Thread for Referance. Some of the same tricks appear again this year. Hang 5 is a staple trick I think that will be included every year that I do this. It always seems to be the most popular trick.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2010 - Seat Grab Hang 10
Post by: katobmx on January 16, 2010, 04:47:18 AM
whats a messiah, and september through december ..im all over that  :mellow:. ill even hit up some front wheel this year( I have to for jomopro)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2010 - Seat Grab Hang 10
Post by: tehdisciple on January 16, 2010, 05:08:58 AM
Yeah i cant even hold a hang 5 for more than a half a second :P so i'm outa this one. Great job for people who have already submitted :D hope to see more.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2010 - Seat Grab Hang 10
Post by: b_ron on January 16, 2010, 09:42:02 PM
whats a messiah, and september through december ..im all over that  :mellow:. ill even hit up some front wheel this year( I have to for jomopro)

messiah is a no handed hang10
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2010 - Seat Grab Hang 10
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 17, 2010, 05:28:03 AM
whats a messiah, and september through december ..im all over that  :mellow:. ill even hit up some front wheel this year( I have to for jomopro)

messiah is a no handed hang10

The Great thing that happen today is Katobmx and I were hanging out together at the Freakstyle Session 3. I got to do one for him!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2010 - Seat Grab Hang 10
Post by: Gensanity on February 09, 2010, 03:22:50 AM
still learning...


Learning Hang-5 some more (http://www.vimeo.com/9310618)


...this is the spot @ home I ride at on weekends and sometimes after work. 

It would be the perfect place for a jam some time if I could get some people to come up this way.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 11, 2010, 11:33:59 PM
Looks great Clint...Looks like you have it on lock. This trick has always seemed to be by far the most popular Trick of the Month ever...I am surprised there has been so few post. I know not everyone has learned this trick. Lets see your progression and what your doing with your hang 5.

Waiting for a dry day here...constant rain...every day..ugghh!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: Mark McGrade on February 12, 2010, 01:41:25 PM
Looks great Clint...Looks like you have it on lock. This trick has always seemed to be by far the most popular Trick of the Month ever...I am surprised there has been so few post. I know not everyone has learned this trick. Lets see your progression and what your doing with your hang 5.

Waiting for a dry day here...constant rain...every day..ugghh!

Keep on Riding!

I'd love to post up a video of this but the weather has been so bad over in my end, I've finally learned how to do Hang 5's in circles instead of just a straight line.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: Budz on February 12, 2010, 05:01:38 PM
i guess this is my most recent hang-5 pic.
still too much snow to get out and film anything.

found a more recent seat grab hang-10 pic also.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: williamflat on February 12, 2010, 05:57:06 PM

february
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: Pat on February 12, 2010, 06:10:49 PM
i can never figure out why i cant do a hang 5. i just feel like my seat is behind my knees and not behind by ass. is it possible toptube length could affect this? and i always feel like the rolling position is too steep, but it would be too inconvienient for all my other tricks to move my seat up
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: mare on February 12, 2010, 06:39:27 PM
turbine hang 5 (http://vimeo.com/7148349)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: SFV_BOY on February 13, 2010, 01:19:12 AM
i can never figure out why i cant do a hang 5. i just feel like my seat is behind my knees and not behind by ass. is it possible toptube length could affect this? and i always feel like the rolling position is too steep, but it would be too inconvienient for all my other tricks to move my seat up

i dont think so dude i learned how to hang-5 on a 18.0TT and i was rockin my seat pretty low
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: Havokflat on February 13, 2010, 03:45:00 AM


This was my first attempt at the Hang-5.  I threw in an extra little combo I call the "Jaw Breaker" for your added entertainment.



1st Hang-5 attempt ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3pLG-1vLHE#normal[/url])



invest in some gloves, dude.
i thought raddad had a short vid of 'how to bail' , that'd be nice to see again.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 13, 2010, 05:23:19 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP6DyaNyYFA[/youtube]

I found the video I made on You Tube that someone else uploaded...funny!!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 13, 2010, 02:34:49 PM
The Bailing concept really does work. Well it worked for me. After he showed that to me and I learned how to step over the bars. I was no longer afraid of bailing. I was riding out of High speed hang 5's with out hurting my self. I will repost my diary. You will see that i was using it to get out of a Hang 5 gone wrong. Its natural for me now. I don't bail much on a hang 5 these days but when I do I am stepping over and runing away from the bike..hahaha

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: GRFN.FLAT. on February 14, 2010, 06:29:41 AM
i can never figure out why i cant do a hang 5. i just feel like my seat is behind my knees and not behind by ass. is it possible toptube length could affect this? and i always feel like the rolling position is too steep, but it would be too inconvienient for all my other tricks to move my seat up

before the snow came (And before i bent my seat post learning hang 5s and stopped trying them for fear of breaking it) i could roll like a 2-3 second hang 5. the trick to getting the seat wedged into your...well, wedge, is to straighten your arms down. like, lock those bad boys out, it's amazing how much it can do. also, don't try to "snap" the bike into position: imagine doing it slowly and gradually. you will still do it quickly, but by concentrating on doing it fluidly, you will cruise into position instead of throwing yourself, meaning that you can slide into the balance point instead of hoping you find it when you slam your weight forward.

as for tt length, it shouldn't be an issue because i ride a 20.5 (dumb haro bike i need an upgrade sooo bad!!) and street riders riding 21+ inch bikes do them all the time. just keep at it like everything in flatland! you'll get it! and when you do you realize how d*mn fun this trick is, even if you don't roll it forever.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: Nails on February 14, 2010, 02:20:59 PM
Have been working on hang 5s recently, will post a video this week!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: khe killah™ on February 14, 2010, 05:23:53 PM
Here's my how to hang 5 video... Also shows me busting it at the end... Peace  ;D :beer:

How To... Hang 5 with khe killah © (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZcRCVdF1YY#normal)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: khe killah™ on February 15, 2010, 07:26:45 PM
NICE!  Damn, you got me thinking this is possible.  I like the idea of practicing against a wall;  I'm going to be doing a lot of that.  So far this is the most informative 'How-To Hang 5' that I've seen.  Thanks!

No worries fella... Hope you get it down, just remember anything is possible if you want it bad enough... Anything i can help you with just message me... Look me up on you tube i also made a follow on video from this... Peace :beer: ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: smashytrashy on February 25, 2010, 01:44:26 PM
im finally getting the hang of hang 5s, the only problem im having is that i keep turning the wrong way! i use my left foot on the peg and always end up turning towards the left when i am trying to turn to the right. any pointers? i suppose it will come with more practice though
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2010 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 25, 2010, 02:04:49 PM
For me that is my natural way to turn. I turn everything to the left. I can force it to the right but its not as smooth. If you do other tricks to the right then I am sure you will be able to go that way in your hang 5. I sort of tilt my body and my bars to force my self to the right. Not pretty but I can do it...Hope this info can help you out.

Keep on Riding!!

Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 01, 2010, 04:13:51 AM
Trick of the Month for March 2010- Messiah (http://vimeo.com/9813168)

New Trick of the Month Messiah!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: Havokflat on March 01, 2010, 04:18:51 AM
Wow, mark, you're ahead of the curve this month.  :beer:  :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 01, 2010, 04:59:53 AM
Yeah I have been a little lazy the past few months. Trying to get things cranked up. It will be march in a few hours..hahaha
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: Mark McGrade on March 01, 2010, 01:58:11 PM
I tried this for the first time over the weekend and crashed really bad.
As soon as I put both feet on the pegs and let go the bike rotated forward and I smashed the ground with both elbows and the side of my head, my feet never left the pegs.
I'm pretty banged up and may need a few weeks to recover from it, I have an appointment to have my right arm X-Rayed today to see if I fractured it.  :angry:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: khe killah™ on March 01, 2010, 01:59:46 PM
Yo Mark, im in on this one.... I got my hang 5's down so this would be a nice trick to push that to the next level!! Watch this space... peace ;D :beer:

VerticalSmile, sorry to hear that bro, hope your ok and riding again soon...   :wub:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 01, 2010, 03:07:09 PM
Hey Verticalsmiles,

   So sorry that you bailed so hard. I hope that you recover quickly.

When I get home I will repost my diary.

Can't wait to see progression from everyone.


Mark
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 02, 2010, 06:02:20 AM
Diary of a Messiah 2006-2009 (http://www.vimeo.com/6330608)

WOW its been 6 months...time does really fly! I will have a new one for this month.

Keep on Riding!

Mark
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: khe killah™ on March 02, 2010, 10:08:56 AM
Cool vid, always like your trick diary's showing your progression... Shame there aint more people willing to put that kinda time in helping and showing others... Peace
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 05, 2010, 05:59:24 AM
Trick of the Month for March 2010- Messiah (http://www.vimeo.com/9928737)

Finally got motivated to do some recording. Its been awhile since I have set up the cam...I think the last time was during the Online Battles. Anyhow I was able to do my short but "NEW" link Cross handed Hang 5 to Messiah for Trick of the Month.

http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/03/trick-of-month-for-march-2010-messiah.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/03/trick-of-month-for-march-2010-messiah.html)

Keep on Riding!

Mark
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: khe killah™ on March 05, 2010, 03:33:45 PM
WOW, Mark you got that Messiah nailed! I been trying to do it but as soon as i get both feet on the pegs i bail... I will do a vid but just not yet!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: thestraw on March 07, 2010, 05:35:00 AM
i don't mean to be that guy, but that's not a messiah.  sitting on the seat no-handed is a messiah.  just sayin
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: blind on March 07, 2010, 06:34:11 AM
no hand hang 10?
messiah (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm-NSAvor7A#normal)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: Pat on March 07, 2010, 07:38:30 AM
i don't mean to be that guy, but that's not a messiah.  sitting on the seat no-handed is a messiah.  just sayin

that would be a cliffhanger
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: thestraw on March 07, 2010, 08:41:40 AM
that would be a cliffhanger
[/quote]

cliff is behind the seat
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: khe killah™ on March 07, 2010, 12:39:23 PM
i don't mean to be that guy, but that's not a messiah.  sitting on the seat no-handed is a messiah.  just sayin

Sorry fella but it is... ;-)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: blind on March 07, 2010, 02:56:03 PM
i don't mean to be that guy, but that's not a messiah.  sitting on the seat no-handed is a messiah.  just sayin

that would be a cliffhanger

No, he's not talking about the seat in front of your crotch. Ass on the seat,no hand is a real messiah. Like the way wolfgang use to do it.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: tod miller on March 07, 2010, 09:42:28 PM
i don't mean to be that guy, but that's not a messiah.  sitting on the seat no-handed is a messiah.  just sayin

that would be a cliffhanger

No, he's not talking about the seat in front of your crotch. Ass on the seat,no hand is a real messiah. Like the way wolfgang use to do it.

I believe K Jones invented the Messiah, and that's with your butt ON the seat.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: Trickzta on March 08, 2010, 02:37:57 AM
Um, if your sitting on the seat no handed, how exactly are you keeping the back end up?
I'm missing something..
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: tod miller on March 08, 2010, 02:56:49 AM
Um, if your sitting on the seat no handed, how exactly are you keeping the back end up?
I'm missing something..

K Jones did it with his bars turned backwards...and his knees were up against the lower bends in the bars.

Tried to find a picture of it, but none that I could find on the internet.  He has a great picture in Freestylin' magazine doing it, I believe it was 1988.

Anyways, just a name.  Carry on.  Both tricks are awesome.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 08, 2010, 02:59:02 AM
When I first started learning this that is exactly how I was doing them. Everyone at the O.G. was telling me to let the bars rest on my legs. Thats how I learned how to do them now. I have seen many tricks called different things over the years and we would all be talking about the same trick. I looked over on my favourite refereance for tricks 23mag ad Messiah was not listed. I started calling it a Messiah after Glen did the interview with Chase and the lead picture was told to me as a Messiah

http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/03/bmx-legends-interview-with-chase-gouin.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/03/bmx-legends-interview-with-chase-gouin.html)

Thats when I knew that I wanted to learn this trick and thats what I have been calling it ever since.

Call it what you like.just go out and do it. Post up a video or a photo. Show your support.

Keep on Riding!

Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 08, 2010, 04:00:33 AM
Um, if your sitting on the seat no handed, how exactly are you keeping the back end up?
I'm missing something..

 
trickofthemonthmarch2010bradwright.mpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JhNHu336GQ#normal)

Brad has this one Mastered..this was from Texas Flatland Round Up 5

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: tod miller on March 08, 2010, 01:01:50 PM
Good video of Brad, Mark.  That's the one I was talking about.  Both are hard tricks(to me, at least).  I need to try one.  Mark, I need you to show me a few "tricks" to doing this, and then maybe we can film me trying a few.  I'm totally going to suck, but I want to try it for Trick of the Month.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 08, 2010, 01:11:02 PM
Right on!! After you figure it out its not too hard. Its basicly finding the point of balance and keeping it..The hardest part for me was finding it and keeping it. I have only flipped over hard 2 or 3 times. Most of the time I will catch my self before I hit the ground. Don't get me wrong you can very easily hit the ground and get tangled up in the bike but I have been fortunate in my journey to only have that happen a small amount of times.

I will text you soon.

Mark
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: blind on March 09, 2010, 01:16:10 AM
totally going to suck,

Don't think that way.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: tod miller on March 09, 2010, 04:37:02 AM
totally going to suck,

Don't think that way.

I did practice my two footed Steams the other day.  When I quit riding flat many moons ago, two footed rolling stuff was just coming out, and I never learned it.  So now I need too.  Time to progress!

Do you think it's a good idea to get Hang Tens down first?  Probably.  But you're right, I'll never learn it if I have a crappy attitude.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 09, 2010, 04:43:02 AM
I would highly recomend learning to place your foot down while doing a hang 5. The easier you can coast that way and balance with out your brake. You will find it easier to control. Just take it one step at a time like building blocks. One thing will lead you to another!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2010 - Messiah
Post by: b_ron on March 10, 2010, 07:39:07 AM
Um, if your sitting on the seat no handed, how exactly are you keeping the back end up?
I'm missing something..

 
trickofthemonthmarch2010bradwright.mpg ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JhNHu336GQ#normal[/url])

Brad has this one Mastered..this was from Texas Flatland Round Up 5

Keep on Riding!


or like this
Eric Wright No handed Hang 10/seat - No handed hang ten/no seat - REVERT (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUNyfdRNJlA#normal)

(sick link btw)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 01, 2010, 01:06:06 PM
Karl Kruizer this month...

Trick of the Month for April 2010 Karl Kruizer (http://www.vimeo.com/10572841)

Lets see your Karl Kruizer!! Do you have a variation? Cool link? Switch....lets see it. Success in trick of the month is in participation.

http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/04/trick-of-month-april-2010-karl-kruizer.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/04/trick-of-month-april-2010-karl-kruizer.html)[/url]
Keep on Riding!

Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 06, 2010, 02:33:49 AM
Well I got it started...we almost a week in and no replies, comments or otherwise. Moved down to page 2. Where are all the Trick of the Month riders?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: Mark McGrade on April 06, 2010, 03:29:01 AM
Well I got it started...we almost a week in and no replies, comments or otherwise. Moved down to page 2. Where are all the Trick of the Month riders?

Everybody's been busy shooting video for the online battles.  ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 06, 2010, 03:33:42 AM
I did my  Round 3 battle and did Trick of the Month...and getting ready for JoMoPro  ;D

ooo yeah and I help build a new site as well

http://global-flatbattles.blogspot.com/ (http://global-flatbattles.blogspot.com/)

So where are the Karls?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: Mark McGrade on April 06, 2010, 03:39:53 AM
I did my  Round 3 battle and did Trick of the Month...and getting ready for JoMoPro  ;D

ooo yeah and I help build a new site as well

[url]http://global-flatbattles.blogspot.com/[/url] ([url]http://global-flatbattles.blogspot.com/[/url])

So where are the Karls?


Ha! God I wish I had that kind of time. lol!
My wife left for 3 weeks to Japan and I'm home with my 2 little ones. I had to have my wifes parents watch my kids just so I could get something down on video for the battles.
I know excuses...excuses...excuses! lol!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: Vic Román on April 06, 2010, 03:46:42 AM
Karl Who? I should learn more of this Karl you speak of. :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: b_ron on April 06, 2010, 05:31:38 AM
I did my  Round 3 battle and did Trick of the Month...and getting ready for JoMoPro  ;D

ooo yeah and I help build a new site as well

[url]http://global-flatbattles.blogspot.com/[/url] ([url]http://global-flatbattles.blogspot.com/[/url])

So where are the Karls?


cant do em yet :/
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 06, 2010, 05:31:58 AM
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/03/bmx-legends-interview-with-karl-rothe.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/03/bmx-legends-interview-with-karl-rothe.html)

For those who don't already know. This is Karl! Inventor of the Karl Kruizer.

 :ph34r:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 06, 2010, 05:38:35 AM
I did my  Round 3 battle and did Trick of the Month...and getting ready for JoMoPro  ;D

ooo yeah and I help build a new site as well

[url]http://global-flatbattles.blogspot.com/[/url] ([url]http://global-flatbattles.blogspot.com/[/url])

So where are the Karls?


cant do em yet :/


This is one of the reasons I started Trick of the Month. Its for those that can't do the trick and want to learn it while others are learning. Feeding of each other is a great way to learn a trick. And for those that can do it already. Showing off some links and different variations. I remember one month Boomarge to Hitch was being done...it was crazy fun month.

Its really not about me and my progression. Some people think that I put the tricks that I am working on. I don't I keep the tricks pretty basic. Not so hard that only a hand full of riders could do them. Not so easy that its not a challenge.

I learned Karl from stepping into it and dabbing on the ground..over and over again and again for about a year. Took me almost another 6 months to pop in and catch it. Thats just me though. Everyone learns at a different rate. I know there are many many pepole here that can do a Karl and are willing to help others learn how to do it...me included.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: Vic Román on April 06, 2010, 05:42:26 AM
Well I`m definitely going to post footage of this trick pulling it or not , cause I cant do them...yet.


This is a Rad thing your doing Mark. ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: b_ron on April 06, 2010, 07:16:10 AM
yeah i'll see if i can get some footy of me trying them

if they are similar to the hang5, i should get it in no time
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: Havokflat on April 06, 2010, 04:37:29 PM
hey Mark.
i was wondering, with all the choices of 'which trick when', maybe
you could list several tricks that would help learning each 'trick of the month'.
not everyone mind you, that would be a clusterfnck.
i can't do Karls, and would like to start down that path.
most of us could use some guidance as to how to get there.

thanks
Havok

ps  great job, as always.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: 2flat2furious on April 06, 2010, 04:40:47 PM
I literally have no idea how to do karls.

I mean I know you hold the seat and go but it's like I get some sort of weird left brain/right brain disconnect the moment I grab the seat.

Oh well. Dominik Nekolny can't do mccircles, so that makes me feel better about myself.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 07, 2010, 04:12:57 AM
I learned to ride in from Steam roller first..Poping in was really hard for me. I just never gave up on it. Even though it seemed impossible. What i kept doing for a very long time was I would step on the ground and push of and dab the ground over and over again and again. One day I didn't need to dab anymore and I just kept rolling. I am trying to put together a How to. I hope it can help out.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: Mark McGrade on April 07, 2010, 04:22:38 AM
Forward Karls are very hard for me and I've yet to pull one.

Weird...I can do Hang 5's, forward and backward elbow glides and backwards Karls all day but I can't coast a forward Karl very far???  :huh:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: Gensanity on April 07, 2010, 04:38:25 AM
is it ok if i contribute to april's trick in july?   ^_^

i will contribute to this trick in about 10 weeks, when I am all healed up.  The doc said no mo activities until all the holes are filled up once the screws are removed.  Said it will be Very Easy to break again until holes fill up.

Sorry I should have filmed something earlier but I always want to get better & better @ it before I start filming.  I love & hate this trick, but can't wait till the day I have it mastered so I can say funk you karl and your cruiser.  You were a bitch for so long but now you are my little bitch!  mwwuuaaajhhahahahaahah.  Ok must go to bed now.  Have to be at surgery center @ 6 am.   :angry: fookers!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 07, 2010, 05:57:59 AM
Get well Clint! I will see your Karl in July!

How to Karl Kruizer (http://www.vimeo.com/10739047)

I took some time today and put together a How to for everyone. I hope it can help you out in your journey.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: Vic Román on April 07, 2010, 06:33:29 AM
I literally have no idea how to do karls.

I mean I know you hold the seat and go but it's like I get some sort of weird left brain/right brain disconnect the moment I grab the seat.

Oh well. Dominik Nekolny can't do mccircles, so that makes me feel better about myself.

That`s how I felt today while trying them...   ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: Vic Román on April 07, 2010, 06:46:03 AM
Hell yeah, now that`s a how to! I`ve seen several videos on the tube but nothing this detailed.Did you ever think you would be doing one of these how to`s when you started riding again?
Simply RaD!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: Vic Román on April 07, 2010, 06:48:02 AM
Thanks for the Footage!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 07, 2010, 06:54:32 AM
I have some footage that would make you go...ARE you SERIOUS!! I really was just hopping around in 2003. Endos..tail whips, backwheel hops and Miami Hoppers. Thats where I left off from when I was a kid and not very good back then either..hahah. I will have to dig up some of that 2003 footage of me trying so very hard to do anything.

No- I would have never imagine that I could have possibly make something like this. I just hope that it can help someone out there and give maybe some different persective. THanks for such the postivite feed back. It really motivates me to keep trying to create things.

Keep on Riding!

Mark
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: Wouter van der Linde on April 08, 2010, 12:12:25 AM
yo mark! your bike is hot now man! looking really good!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2010- Karl Kruizer
Post by: LSX on April 08, 2010, 02:47:46 AM
Thanks Rad Dad.....Matt W......you better watch out...there may be another how to vid coming soon!  ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on May 02, 2010, 08:37:45 AM
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/05/trick-of-month-may-2010-swtich-hand.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/05/trick-of-month-may-2010-swtich-hand.html)

New Month...New Trick...Switch Hand Steamroller
Trick of the Month May 2010 Switch Hand Steamroller (http://www.vimeo.com/11392319)

Rad Dad's 1st Switch Hand Steam Roller (http://www.vimeo.com/11254030)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: animal1 on May 02, 2010, 08:48:32 AM
Gooood trick.  How are they comin Mark?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: Iriez on May 02, 2010, 08:54:31 AM
jesus thats a distracting avatar animal. Every time it just draws my eye away. BAH.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on May 02, 2010, 08:55:16 AM
I worked on them some more today. I was trying to link them from Hang 5. That was fun. Many riders at the OG will contribute to this one. Showing some different ways in and links to do with them as well.

Getting out for me is still a pain. I used my leg for support during my first one..I don't want to make that my crutch I need to find the balance point but I will take my first one for Trick of the Month for now!

Just in time..hahah
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: b_ron on May 02, 2010, 09:48:14 AM
is the halflash the easiest way to get into it?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on May 02, 2010, 09:55:49 AM
I think its more advanced but the easier way seems way to complex to me. Let it swing and catching it works best for me.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: bikingdervish on May 02, 2010, 11:13:19 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVdmJrCE4Fs[/youtube]
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: jm on May 05, 2010, 02:31:54 AM

Sweet  ;D

Flatland switch hand steam / 1 handed ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puHlEotjk_0#lq-lq2-vhq[/url])




nicely done!
learning very fast man, awesome!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on May 11, 2010, 11:09:07 PM
Trick of the Month May 2010 - David Weathersby (http://www.vimeo.com/11661852)

Thanks Dave!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on May 23, 2010, 07:04:04 PM
About 1 more week left for Swtich hand Steam Roller.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on May 23, 2010, 07:56:32 PM
Never feel alone...The video I have posted was the only one I have yet to pull ever. Granted I haven't tried 100 billion times but I have gotten much better with my ride in. I am learning to carve my opposite direction now. The way most peoople turn. It makes it easier to ride in that way.
  I have never thought of Trick of the Month as trying to learn a trick in One Month only that it gives 1 common trick that many people can work on and we can feed off each others energy. Next Month...Hitchhikers!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: Ultraman Zoffy on May 27, 2010, 09:59:27 AM
Looking real good, Geezah. I just realized after watching your clip that I never tried a one handed steam ride in; not sure why it never occurred to me to. haha.. gotta give that a go next session. 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: jm on May 27, 2010, 04:35:56 PM
Looking real good, Geezah. I just realized after watching your clip that I never tried a one handed steam ride in; not sure why it never occurred to me to. haha.. gotta give that a go next session.  

Thanks, it's actually pretty easy. I want to try a no handed ride in!!! I better make sure my dental insurance is up to date first though  ;D

I fell quite a bit learning a no handed ride in to a regular steam, but never on my face lol. You should try it!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: froghammer on May 28, 2010, 04:09:25 AM
I too have been working on these, not knowing it was the trick of the month. I'm still pretty sketchy at it, but last night I came THIS CLOSE to pulling off a fire hydrant to switch handed steam and out. I nearly died with joy because I get the fire hydrant to switch hand transition about 50% of the time, can only do about one circle on the steam and haven't even worked on getting out of them yet.  ^_^
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2010- Swtich Hand Steam Roller
Post by: Lotlizard on May 30, 2010, 05:25:08 PM
Very nice! Digging the one hander.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 04, 2010, 06:21:54 AM
New Month...New Trick - Hitchhiker

http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/06/trick-of-month-june-2010-hitchhiker.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/06/trick-of-month-june-2010-hitchhiker.html)

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Ultraman Zoffy on June 04, 2010, 06:29:36 PM
I dropped a hiker and last month's trick (switch steam, which I can't stop calling an elk glide... lol) in my battle clip that's coming up in intermediates. The hiker looks sketch though because I challenged myself to roll a legit hiker in the smallest space possible (my garage) with no room to build up speed; had to carve it in a u-turn to avoid hitting walls, garbage cans, and lawnmowers. haha..
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 05, 2010, 01:11:50 AM
How to do a Hitchhiker (http://www.vimeo.com/12306734)

Cool How to for you!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Havokflat on June 05, 2010, 01:28:54 AM
How to do a Hitchhiker ([url]http://www.vimeo.com/12306734[/url])

Cool How to for you!

Keep on Riding!


Awesome!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: The Brown Sound on June 05, 2010, 10:39:14 AM
Just sick Mark, great job!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: MokiCzech on June 05, 2010, 11:44:17 AM
How to do a Hitchhiker ([url]http://www.vimeo.com/12306734[/url])

Cool How to for you!

Keep on Riding!
Amazing! Keep it up!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: dug on June 06, 2010, 06:19:02 AM
How to do a Hitchhiker ([url]http://www.vimeo.com/12306734[/url])

Cool How to for you!

Keep on Riding!

very helpful Mark, thanks!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Aeons of Flat on June 06, 2010, 02:48:05 PM
Hitchhiker (http://vimeo.com/10516196)
this is when I first learned them
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: datisstom on June 06, 2010, 02:53:31 PM
I can't even do a tailwhip.  :mellow:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Stereolab on June 07, 2010, 05:00:19 AM
I'm going to try to learn whiplashes straight into hikers this month.  I can do hikers a few different ways, but always start with the bike on my right side and end with the bike on my right side.   It'd be really cool to learn whiplash juggler stuff.

Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 07, 2010, 06:49:40 AM
I have been working on opposite whip so I could link to karl never really thought about hitch.  That would be sweet.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: villetgk on June 07, 2010, 09:03:50 AM
I've seen a few good friends in the last year do a "step right in " hiker. 

Kinda like going up to Karl position, then instead of grabbing the seat they grab the tire and "step in" the hiker position.   Looks cool if it is done properly with no hesitation. 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Gensanity on June 07, 2010, 09:45:47 PM
I still want to get these down along with cliffhangers before 2011..

Got so far to go though... it's going to be tough.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Stereolab on June 08, 2010, 01:21:20 AM
I have been working on opposite whip so I could link to karl never really thought about hitch.  That would be sweet.

Yeah you can bypass the karl and just drop right in!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 10, 2010, 09:09:30 PM
 Just now started to really get down the double footed fwd. steamroller. Popping up to the half-hiker feels so sketchy (btw I'm just going to work on the half-hiker for now maybe later in the month mess with the hitch).  I'll keep at it though and hopefully by the end of the month I'll have some improvement to show.  Pretty fun trick to mess with.

Half-Hiker practice day3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcVto5VE22E#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

Oh ya I had a question, how are you supposed to hold the seat for the half-hiker?  Do you just let it hang to your side or are you bringing it up a bit?  Hope that makes sense.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 10, 2010, 10:31:06 PM
why wont that video play for me never had that b4

I don't know, I was having some problems watching it at first for some reason but seems to be working fine now.  Anyone else having problems seeing it?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: MokiCzech on June 10, 2010, 10:31:14 PM
Just now started to really get down the double footed fwd. steamroller. Popping up to the half-hiker feels so sketchy (btw I'm just going to work on the half-hiker for now).  I'll keep at it though and hopefully by the end of the month I'll have some improvement to show.  Pretty fun trick to mess with.

Half-Hiker practice day3 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcVto5VE22E#lq-lq2-hq-vhq[/url])

Oh ya I had a question, how are you supposed to hold the seat for the half-hiker?  Do you just let it hang to your side or are you bringing it up a bit?  Hope that makes sense.
Shouldn't you hold the tire? (I'm not sure tho).

Vid works fine for me.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 10, 2010, 10:33:37 PM
Just now started to really get down the double footed fwd. steamroller. Popping up to the half-hiker feels so sketchy (btw I'm just going to work on the half-hiker for now).  I'll keep at it though and hopefully by the end of the month I'll have some improvement to show.  Pretty fun trick to mess with.

Half-Hiker practice day3 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcVto5VE22E#lq-lq2-hq-vhq[/url])

Oh ya I had a question, how are you supposed to hold the seat for the half-hiker?  Do you just let it hang to your side or are you bringing it up a bit?  Hope that makes sense.
Shouldn't you hold the tire? (I'm not sure tho).

Vid works fine for me.


Ya for the hitchhiker you hold the tire but I'm going to work on the halfhiker cuz raddad told me that that's what he did at first, if I remember correctly. Halfhiker you just hold the seat to your side.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: MokiCzech on June 10, 2010, 10:38:37 PM
My mistake, sorry.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Stereolab on June 10, 2010, 11:18:30 PM
Oh ya I had a question, how are you supposed to hold the seat for the half-hiker?  Do you just let it hang to your side or are you bringing it up a bit?  Hope that makes sense.

I am not sure exactly what you're asking, but when you have the balance point right, the bike feels kind of weightless and you're not exerting a lot of force on the seat.

Exactly where the seat should be depends on how high you run it, probably, but pictures and videos should give you the idea.

I personally think it's way easier to learn hitchhikers first, then halfhikers, because once you get hitchhikers down you can transition into halfhikers without ever needing to practice them.  That's how it worked for me, anyway, and I'm generally not a fast learner in flatland by any means.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 10, 2010, 11:41:12 PM
When I was learning the hitchhiker I was working on every aspect of it. I was riding in and working on Halfhikers at the same time. Most people that were giving me tips kept saying learn halfhikers and hitch will follow. I struggled with the ride of of a hitchiker for a very long time. It wasn't until I starting pulling halfhikers that I was able to pull hitchhikers. Halfhikers are definitely harder to control. One thing I focus on is my feet for that position. I try my best to get even amount of pressure on the balls of my feet and squatting just a bit.
  There is no right or wrong way to learn a trick. All anyone can give you is how they learned it. Some learn very fast..some take some time. Its all about the journey you take while getting to your designation.
  I like the transition to halfhiker because its a easy way to get to steamroller from there. Alex "Magic" Johnson goes back to karl and drops it down. I have never had much success with the switch to Karl from Hitch even though I have done it once or twice. I know once you have halfhikers, hitchhikers will be a cake walk. Thanks for the update. I am going to back to watch your video again.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: jm on June 10, 2010, 11:53:13 PM
@ 5hane
hmm. the transition is the hard part of the trick for me. it looks like you're doing it right, just focus on getting that seat close to the side and you'll have it. when you pull the seat to the right, experiment with leaning the front wheel to the left-just a tad, then back to center to ease through the funky part.  maybe keep the knees slightly closer together also? that been said, you're progress is FANTASTIC! dang man! keep it up! very motivating :)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 11, 2010, 12:03:36 AM
Cool thanks for the tips guys, I'll work on it.

haha its loading ok now great vid! whats that place behind you you ride at factory or somethin?

It's a grocery store. I have to constantly put up with truck drivers asking me what the heck I'm doing lol.  Really getting annoying, need to find a new spot to ride. Today one truck driver came and said "Why are you doing this?" lol man mind your own damn business!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 12, 2010, 08:45:18 PM
Trick of the Month June 2010 - Hitchhiker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWw56KCcrRU#lq-lq2-hq)

Okay I pulled one as well for trick of the Month when I was in Corpus this month. I didn't have my fancy camera and no time for fancy production. THis is all it takes to submitt a video for Trick of the Month. So lets see them. You got a good 19 days left before the trick changes.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Stereolab on June 13, 2010, 03:36:45 AM

I'm gonna see what I can do with whiplash-to-hitchhiker tomorrow.  Not taking my camera tomorrow, but if I can learn it this month I'll get it on film  :)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 14, 2010, 01:51:58 PM
hey dad you're rad! how long you been riding?

Second time around about 5 years now.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Leone4130 on June 14, 2010, 04:10:55 PM
I LANDED MY FIRST HIKER LAST NIGHT!!!! totally trying to catch one on vid now before the trick of the month is up. thanks for all the inspiring videos people!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 14, 2010, 04:34:27 PM
I LANDED MY FIRST HIKER LAST NIGHT!!!! totally trying to catch one on vid now before the trick of the month is up. thanks for all the inspiring videos people!

AWESOME! Wanna see wanna see!

I did a couple of okay fwd halfhikers saturday, but without the rideout. Decided to take two days off cuz I seem to improve sometimes when I do that, strangely. Plus sat I started doing some hang 5's for about 10ft. Pretty stoked on that since I put off practicing them for so long. They're just boring to practice when you can't even go a foot. 

Can't wait till the end of the month to show some improvement on my hikers
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: khe killah™ on June 14, 2010, 06:41:14 PM
Good work guys... Mark, what are those purple bars your riding???
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: MokiCzech on June 14, 2010, 09:07:18 PM
I LANDED MY FIRST HIKER LAST NIGHT!!!! totally trying to catch one on vid now before the trick of the month is up. thanks for all the inspiring videos people!

AWESOME! Wanna see wanna see!

I did a couple of okay fwd halfhikers saturday, but without the rideout. Decided to take two days off cuz I seem to improve sometimes when I do that, strangely. Plus sat I started doing some hang 5's for about 10ft. Pretty stoked on that since I put off practicing them for so long. They're just boring to practice when you can't even go a foot. 

Can't wait till the end of the month to show some improvement on my hikers
Interesting. It also usually helps me to leave some gaps between sessions :)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 15, 2010, 05:44:17 AM
That works for me as well. There are times I will not ride for 2 or 3 days and the trick I was working on is BETTER! It blows my mind but our bodies do need to rest. I just keep riding though every day I can. I only really take breakes when I have to..Rain..Sickness..Work. ooo and Sundays. I typically do not  ride on Sundays anymore. That has become family day.

Glad to see so much activity with Hitchhikers this month.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: khe killah™ on June 15, 2010, 08:07:11 AM
I got inot a halfhiker last nite for the first time... Shane's video gave me motivation to try it, even tho i have a killah cold at the moment!!! Will ty to get a mate to film it, as you all know my camera got stolen and im still waiting on a new one...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Aeons of Flat on June 15, 2010, 08:47:30 AM
I'm waiting for you to say killa without a h  :P
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: froghammer on June 15, 2010, 04:28:22 PM
Fooled around with getting into this trick for a while last night. It was very frustrating.  ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: khe killah™ on June 15, 2010, 06:33:38 PM
I'm waiting for you to say killa without a h  :P

Never gonna happen...

what happpened to lot lizards camera he sent you?

Still waiting for it???
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: khe killah™ on June 15, 2010, 09:00:03 PM
f*ck me he must of sent it by boat!

Or by hand... not seen him on here in a while... ^_^
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 15, 2010, 09:09:35 PM
Darnit my camera didn't charge for some reason so I couldn't film anything, but I did one really decent halfhiker and almost rode out of it (rideouts harder than you'd think) Definitely made a little progress today but definitely need to make more. Thanks for the tips they really have helped.

Hang 5 got a lot better also, rode one about 50 ft and one I rode a complete 360  ;D
Having a bit of a hard time going straight right now but getting better at it.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: khe killah™ on June 15, 2010, 09:11:44 PM
Hang 5 got a lot better also, rode one about 50 ft and one I rode a complete 360  ;D

Feels good huh... Respect on the halfhiker, i ate serious dirt trying them today! Not happening and no cam yet to film with :angry:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 15, 2010, 09:32:09 PM
Hang 5 got a lot better also, rode one about 50 ft and one I rode a complete 360  ;D

Feels good huh... Respect on the halfhiker, i ate serious dirt trying them today! Not happening and no cam yet to film with :angry:

Ya it does! I've been able to do backwards hang 5's for awhile now but for some reason backwards things don't interest me much, but forward stuff does.  Hang 5 is a thrill, especially when you hit that balance point right and stick it.  Slowly becoming a real flatlander :)

Really I feel like when I do a decent halfhiker roll it's more luck than anything lol, I just throw as many attempts at it as I can till I hit one right and roll it a bit. Seems like every time I hit that balance point right, I take a tiny baby step forward in progression... then I go ride the next day and it's like starting all over lol. Damn I hate that!

I fell hard once also.  I bet you can do it if you can roll a double footed steamroller well.  I mean I threw well over two hundred attempts at it I'm sure and those first 100 or so were like "Not happening!" but it was so much fun to try I just kept at it.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 15, 2010, 10:56:12 PM
Fooled around with getting into this trick for a while last night. It was very frustrating.  ;D

How were you riding in? I remember for me it happen like this. I had a dream that I could do it. The very next session it happen. I didn't roll it for MONTHS!!! But right after the dream I was able to do it.

 Granted..I have had dreams of doing Time Machine and I am No where close to it.

I prefer the double footed steam but I feel best from Karl.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 15, 2010, 11:26:02 PM
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/03/bmx-legends-interview-with-karl-rothe.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/03/bmx-legends-interview-with-karl-rothe.html)

Here is a interview that I did this year with the Man him self!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: froghammer on June 15, 2010, 11:42:00 PM
How were you riding in?

Double footed steam. I don't have Karls down enough yet to attempt it from those.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 16, 2010, 12:13:42 AM
My next question is how long can you hold that position in parking spaces....1 - 10. One thing I have learned from Adam is to break the trick down into parts and make your transition after you have compleate that part. He always tells me. Control-Switch-Control-Switch. I have become a firm believer in getting steady before making the change to another position. I think it has been key to where I have made it to so far.

Rad Dad
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 16, 2010, 12:24:55 AM
Glad you Enjoyed. It was very cool of Karl to take the time to do an interview. Please feel free to leave a comment for him on BMX Freestyler. I think he checks it out every once in awhile.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: ASC on June 16, 2010, 03:04:23 AM
I got inot a halfhiker last nite for the first time... Shane's video gave me motivation to try it, even tho i have a killah cold at the moment!!! Will ty to get a mate to film it, as you all know my camera got stolen and im still waiting on a new one...

PM me in regards to what you have received so far.

Neela
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: froghammer on June 16, 2010, 06:10:08 AM
My next question is how long can you hold that position in parking spaces....1 - 10. One thing I have learned from Adam is to break the trick down into parts and make your transition after you have compleate that part. He always tells me. Control-Switch-Control-Switch. I have become a firm believer in getting steady before making the change to another position. I think it has been key to where I have made it to so far.

Rad Dad

 I can stay in the double footed steam position for quite a while. Long enough for me to wait until I'm ready to try to pivot the frame around. If I'm not steady I don't even try because there's no point in just hucking myself into the next position all out of balance.

I'll get it eventually. I'm not one of those guys that's a natural rider. I'm thinky and so it takes a lot of hard work for me to get stuff.

Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Mario Saldana on June 16, 2010, 06:21:25 AM

Funny Hitchhiker Crash - Mario Saldana (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLAoM8gEd14#lq-lq2-hq)
got myself in the balls
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 16, 2010, 01:09:27 PM
I can stay in the double footed steam position for quite a while. Long enough for me to wait until I'm ready to try to pivot the frame around. If I'm not steady I don't even try because there's no point in just hucking myself into the next position all out of balance.

Ya I totally know what you mean. It's futile to try it before you have control.  What helped me get a little better is to try not to bring the seat all the way around to your side at first, just bring it around as far as you can but still not fall right away. Do that enough and it gets easier to bring the seat all the way around to your side... well that's helped me but I still need lots of practice on this. I'm betting I need about a thousand good tries before I get this down pretty good.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 16, 2010, 01:52:39 PM
That is exactly what I was just about to say 5hane - thats how I learned as well. I am one of those slow learners too. It takes awhile but you just got to keep hitting it and it will eventually all fall into place.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: rick macdonald on June 16, 2010, 02:53:45 PM
Funny you guys mentioned Karl Rothe and "dreams" in the same thread...in an OLD interview he talked about keeping a notebook by his bed and he would write down all his crazy trick ideas right after he woke up....anybody else remember that?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: khe killah™ on June 16, 2010, 06:39:49 PM
I prefer the double footed steam but I feel best from Karl.

Im trying from Karl cruiser just seems more direct into the trick... Hard tho, like you said best to learn and master each stage at a time...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 16, 2010, 06:57:36 PM
That is exactly what I was just about to say 5hane - thats how I learned as well. I am one of those slow learners too. It takes awhile but you just got to keep hitting it and it will eventually all fall into place.

Ya it blows my mind that people can just jump right into the hitchhiker without having the halfhiker pretty dialed. I just can't see that happening for me.

My camera's not charging for some reason so I don't know if I'll be filming :(

::edit:: I said dialed without even thinking about it. I REALLY AM BECOMING A FLATLANDER!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 19, 2010, 06:16:58 PM
Man, almost had a ride-out today from the halfhiker.  Definitely getting better at riding it but still pretty sketchy. A few times I rode it a good 15-20 feet but can't seem to catch anything on film worth showing.  All my good attempts seem to happen either before or after I film lol.

We got about 11 more days.  Think I should have something film worthy by then.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 19, 2010, 06:20:49 PM
Right on. I have been working on my Juggler very hard for this occasion. I have been trying them for sometime now but never really just committe to a bunch of attempts. I get scattered brain and start working on other tricks. I have been so very close the past few days. I am sure it can happen today...No ifing today...I am SURE its going to happen.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 19, 2010, 08:05:25 PM

I wanna see that Juggler!  That would be a great trick to have in your arsenal.  Well unfortunately this was the best one I got on film today.  I've riden a few better but can't seem to catch anything good on film.  I seem to tense up cuz it's so hard for me to stay in frame.  Well I'm going to get something good in the next eleven days w/ a rideout, I'm calling myself out  ;D

Halfhiker 2, for global-flat Trick of the Month (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8K-n_5GqwI#normal)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 19, 2010, 08:17:54 PM
good sh*t flip it looks hot there   :P :beer:

Dude it is so much hotter than it looks!  Really it's the humidity that kills you.  I live close to the gulf of mexico and all that oily water is making it impossible to breath lol.  I drink about a gallon and a half of fluids a session.. and I still cramp up when I get home usually.  
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 19, 2010, 08:19:41 PM
Yeah its a about 89 in ATX right now...I imagine its pretty close down in H-Town as well. I don't get out till close to 5 when its cooling down. I am hydrating now before I go riding so I wont dehydrate. Drink lots of water before riding and during.

I will put that juggler down on film today.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: khe killah™ on June 20, 2010, 11:10:51 AM
Yeah Shane... Good to see the progression video's again, soon as i get a new cam im gonna be here! :mellow:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 20, 2010, 08:58:32 PM
Yeah Shane... Good to see the progression video's again, soon as i get a new cam im gonna be here! :mellow:

Thanks man. Can't wait for you to join, the more the merrier  :beer:

Man I had another bad day on camera, great day off camera.  I definitely made some progress popping up into the halfhiker position, and I can ride it a lot better.  And I had two rideouts!  Now that I know I can do it I should be able to get something filmed soon.  I can see how learning the halfhiker would really help you do the hitchhiker because once you are in a really good halfhiker position you can almost feel that tire.  And I can see how it might be easier riding a hitchhiker since the bike isn't off to the side; really makes that balance point tricky.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 20, 2010, 09:13:03 PM
Okay I am so stoked I am going out side right now to go and ride. I am going to break out the camera. Should be back in a few hours.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 21, 2010, 01:13:45 AM
Diary of a Hitchhiker Juggler Part 1 (http://www.vimeo.com/12721703)

Here I am back a few hours latter. Its so HOT right now in Texas I could only ride for a good hour. The sun is zapping my energy. Here was my best attempt at a Hichhiker Juggler. I am going to put more effort into this.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Stereolab on June 21, 2010, 03:09:17 AM
My whiplashes into hitchhiker have been awful  :(  I'm heading to York Jam on Saturday, and will work on them there.  If I can't learn them this month, I'm going to keep focusing on them this summer unless the next trick-of-the-month really intrigues me...any hints?  :)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Mark McGrade on June 21, 2010, 03:10:34 AM
Diary of a Hitchhiker Juggler Part 1 ([url]http://www.vimeo.com/12721703[/url])

Here I am back a few hours latter. Its so HOT right now in Texas I could only ride for a good hour. The sun is zapping my energy. Here was my best attempt at a Hichhiker Juggler. I am going to put more effort into this.

Keep on Riding!


AWESOME Rad Dad!! I so need to work more on double peg tricks to open up some doors.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 21, 2010, 03:38:09 AM
The whole year is planned out in adavance during the first part of the year. In the Site Navagation link on BMX Freestyler you can get the whole list there. I think its also at the begining of this thread..but here it is so you don't have to search for now.

January- Hang 10 Seat Grab
February – Hang 5
March – Messiah
April- Karl
May- Switch Hand Steam Roller
June- Hitchhiker
July – Mc Circle
August – Cliffhanger
September – Brakeless Decade
October – Mega Spin
November-Lung Spin
December- Lard Yard

Ooo July is a trick that I can't do still. Maybe next month will be the month! After August I am pretty much at a loss. I have very little back wheel experiance. I tried to mix it up a bit while everyone can have fun.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 21, 2010, 05:27:29 AM
Bar flip to hiker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1qe2SMxGM8#normal)

New Submission from Face Book!! Thanks Chris!
You can submit videos here,facebook,email,bmxfreestyler message board. Thanks so much for your support!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 21, 2010, 05:56:38 AM
Nice try raddad, seems like that's one that's going to be hard not fall backwards on, you barely have any room to lean forwards.  That's one of my biggest problems, falling backwards.  It seems easier to recover from leaning too far forwards than it is to recover from leaning too far backwards.

Know exactly what you mean about the weather sapping your energy.  Yesterday was actually one of the better days for weather here that I've had in a long time because there was some nice cloud cover and the humidity wasn't nearly as bad as usual.  I rode for like five hours doing nothing but halfhikers lol.  Once I get a halfhiker on film I'm going to start on the hitchhiker, if I keep progressing everyday like I have I think I can do it.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 21, 2010, 06:02:06 AM
with 5 hours of practice......I KNOW YOU CAN!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 21, 2010, 10:29:49 PM

 God, that was easily the hottest I've ever been. Has to be around 120*F where I ride.  Well I'm not really happy with it, I can do better but it's just too hot to keep riding. I need to learn to do them in a circle like you raddad. Going to see if I can get something better on film but I'm not sure how much I can ride for the next month or so.

KindaSorta 1st HalfHiker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qan8PPBMCVU#normal)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 21, 2010, 10:37:29 PM
YEAH!!! Thats it! Way to go bro!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 23, 2010, 06:23:47 AM
Finally got some decent halfhikers on tape.  And I started messing with hitchhikers today.

halfhiker and 1st hitchhiker attempts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IpgcqTWCMw#normal)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 23, 2010, 07:16:49 AM
YEAHHHH!!! Thats whats up. Your half is looking really good. When you gain control of your htichhiker you can simply switch back to half and ride out. The ride out of the hitchiker is what took me the longest. Once your in the postiion pull back on your tire. When you pull back it will keep your bars off the ground. Your learning this stuff at the speed of flat....this is insane. I honestly believe if you keep pushing your self this way you could complete a hitchhiker before this month was over :D

Go for it!!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: flatario on June 23, 2010, 07:28:33 AM
wow Shane you're cruising those halfhikers now, that is awesome. Keep it up
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 23, 2010, 09:08:20 PM
thanks

transitioning from the halfhiker to the hitchhiker is pretty hard man, the balance point really shifts back.  going to take me some time to get used to that I think.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 27, 2010, 06:33:35 PM
Man WTF!? Now I can barely do halfhikers, aaarh. Been having trouble with them for my last three sessions.  It's like I took three steps back. I can't tell if it's me or my front hub, probably me, but it kinda feels like the hub also, like there's some friction there when I stand up. Damn.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 27, 2010, 07:03:43 PM
I have the sort of the same issue with Crackpackers. I was doing great then all of a sudden I hit a wall on learning them. I have learned like 15 other things since I started learning crackpackers but that's how it goes I guess. Crackpackers are my Kryptonite. Just keep hanging in there eventually it will happen.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 27, 2010, 09:58:12 PM
I have the sort of the same issue with Crackpackers. I was doing great then all of a sudden I hit a wall on learning them. I have learned like 15 other things since I started learning crackpackers but that's how it goes I guess. Crackpackers are my Kryptonite. Just keep hanging in there eventually it will happen.

Keep on Riding!

Ya maybe it just means I'm pushing too fast and need to focus on some other things for a bit.  I'd like to mess with crackpackers I think. Seems like a good trick to try next since I've spent so much time on double footed steamrollers.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: GRFN.FLAT. on June 28, 2010, 01:08:32 AM
how long did it take you to learn hitchhikers, raddad? i've spent the better part of a year on forward steamrollers and it'd be nice to not have to spend another year learning another trick :huh:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 28, 2010, 05:05:34 AM
how long did it take you to learn hitchhikers, raddad? i've spent the better part of a year on forward steamrollers and it'd be nice to not have to spend another year learning another trick :huh:


Well I did my first ride in to a hitchhiker in 2006. It took till 2008 for a ride out. 2009 Before I was able to start nailing it. But the neat thing is all of a sudden other things started to happen when I got some of these tricks down others started to happen much faster. Its weierd how it all works.

My First Hitchhiker (http://www.vimeo.com/1807112)
It doesn't seem like 2 years but I guess it has been since my first one.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: Mark McGrade on June 28, 2010, 01:45:54 PM
Finally got some decent halfhikers on tape.  And I started messing with hitchhikers today.

halfhiker and 1st hitchhiker attempts ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IpgcqTWCMw#normal[/url])


SHANE ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!
Awesome job on those Halfhikers, smooth and dialed!!
You'll be consistantly pulling into thise Hitchhikers in no time, man you learn things FAST!!!! :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: 5hane on June 30, 2010, 06:45:40 PM
Finally got some decent halfhikers on tape.  And I started messing with hitchhikers today.

halfhiker and 1st hitchhiker attempts ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IpgcqTWCMw#normal[/url])


SHANE ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!
Awesome job on those Halfhikers, smooth and dialed!!
You'll be consistantly pulling into thise Hitchhikers in no time, man you learn things FAST!!!! :beer:


Thanks :) 

Today I rode one hitchhiker really well.. more luck than anything. Unfortunately I rode most of it right out of frame, so I couldn't get it on video.  :angry:

Well thanks raddad for inspiring me to work on this. It's a lot of fun and I'm going to keep at it till I get that hitchhiker down. Working on this has seemed to helped my karl kruiser, which I only messed around with today but it's got a lot better.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2010- Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 01, 2010, 04:58:34 AM
Thats pretty dope that you had great progression. Yeah all these tricks are connected and you will be working on one and it will help another. Its fun when you work on something so hard and you try something that you had not worked on and it works out instantly with out much effort. Put in the work and reap the results!

Keep on Riding!

Next Month Mc Circle!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 02, 2010, 05:20:33 AM
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/07/trick-of-month-july-2010-mccircle.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/07/trick-of-month-july-2010-mccircle.html)

Its a new month...WHOA these months just keep clicking away. This month McCircle. Show your support for this thread that has been maintained for the past 6 months. Yeah I am deicated to seeing this all the way through. So lets see your McCircles. Mine still sucks but getting better.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: GRFN.FLAT. on July 02, 2010, 05:42:41 AM
mccircles are really funky for me...i have trouble pulling them into a circle so they're about 7 feet in diameter...and i can never stay on i ALWAYS fall off backwards. i know the trick is to lean your hip into the circle but i can never get that far because i ALWAYS step off backwards. any tips on that? i figured at first it was to keep my eyes over the front edge of the tire but i can't really do that AND lean to the inside...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: katobmx on July 02, 2010, 05:45:57 AM
I'll post one up Mark. maybe link it up or somethin
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 02, 2010, 05:52:11 AM
Yeah Link it up with something so some other tricks that you can link it to...Or link it out of. Thats what trick of the month is all about. The more people that become involved the more motivation that is created and the more people will learn and new combinations will be generated...

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 05, 2010, 05:23:21 PM
How To Turbine McCircle (http://www.vimeo.com/13098177)
Here is a different spin on the trick (Pun intended)
How to Turbine McCircle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT_RWxvZHw0#normal)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: Havokflat on July 05, 2010, 05:27:02 PM
great work as always, Mark. ;D
 :beer:             :beer:             :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: 5hane on July 05, 2010, 06:17:20 PM
Is this easier than the regular mccircle?  Almost seems like it would be.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 05, 2010, 06:22:52 PM
Well for me...I can barely compleate a full rotation in a McCircle. Johnny is really good at McCirlce and Turbine. He makes it look very simple. I am going to take this information that I learned today and apply it with my other tricks to help me learn the Turbine. It makes sence to me after I slowed it down I could see his foot kicking fwd. I know I have not been doing that at all so we will see whats up today when I ride.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: pitdog504 on July 06, 2010, 02:27:57 PM
here's a quick clip...

mccircle decade (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ-wDQ5feBk#normal)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: mare on July 06, 2010, 02:50:55 PM
here is my version..... :beer:
mccircle 4 Chad (http://vimeo.com/4726847)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: Tommy Point on July 07, 2010, 04:05:47 AM
i've been having trouble with mccircles for over a month, so i'm really looking forward to this month's trick. maybe a qualified rider would be kind enough to post a step-by-step a la raddad's karl kruizer vid., adam diclaudio/raddad's megaspin how-to, or khe killah's hang 5 tutorial--all of which had great tips and understandable breakdowns.



Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: deeve on July 07, 2010, 04:58:28 AM
RadDad.

thanks for that video. Really sweet walkthrough how to turbine it.

I am going to try it as soon as I have strength in my left arm again. I seem to have strained it at some point in the last couple of weeks and now whenever I ride for more than 15 minutes, it hurts. Right now I barely have the strength to lift my arm to take a drink of beer :(

3 nights in a row of riding for an hour I guess is what did it this time.

Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 07, 2010, 06:40:37 AM
Johnny and I shot the footage at JoMoPro in April. I have so much stuff from JoMoPro that I still have not touched. It was time to move on to other projects. I thought it was the perfect time to release it since it deals with Trick of the Month. Maybe I can get some one at the O.G. to give a detailed break down on how to do the basic Mc Circle I have been struggling with any spinning trick.

Your welcome for the How-Tos glad that they are helpping out. I am getting consitant enough that I can do some more of the basic tricks that I do all the time now. I have Halfhiker in the works.

Slightly off Topic- Last month I was trying to get it done but I didn't quite make it. I got it in now...a Hitchhiker Juggler.

Diary of a Hitchhiker Juggler Part 2 (http://www.vimeo.com/13145745)

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: aerolitos on July 09, 2010, 05:48:54 AM
here it goes!! my first global flat video!!

plenty of room to improve, tips are appreciated!!  ;D

McCircle by Marcel Mendes (http://www.vimeo.com/13196590)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 09, 2010, 05:59:34 AM
Thanks for making the Trick of the Month your first video. Its also now on BMX Freestyler under the Trick of the Month

http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/07/trick-of-month-july-2010-mccircle.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/07/trick-of-month-july-2010-mccircle.html)

Keep on Riding!

Rad Dad
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: aerolitos on July 09, 2010, 06:24:56 AM
Thanks for making the Trick of the Month your first video. Its also now on BMX Freestyler under the Trick of the Month

[url]http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/07/trick-of-month-july-2010-mccircle.html[/url] ([url]http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/07/trick-of-month-july-2010-mccircle.html[/url])

Keep on Riding!

Rad Dad


wow nice!!!

tks!!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: 5hane on July 09, 2010, 03:06:15 PM
here it goes!! my first global flat video!!

plenty of room to improve, tips are appreciated!!  ;D

McCircle by Marcel Mendes ([url]http://www.vimeo.com/13196590[/url])


Nice man I like how you do that. I bet you'll have it down by the end of the month.

I haven't been able to work on this much because it's been raining and my tires are too slick. Hopefully I'll get some dry weather soon.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: aerolitos on July 09, 2010, 10:59:34 PM
here it goes!! my first global flat video!!

plenty of room to improve, tips are appreciated!!  ;D

McCircle by Marcel Mendes ([url]http://www.vimeo.com/13196590[/url])


Nice man I like how you do that. I bet you'll have it down by the end of the month.

I haven't been able to work on this much because it's been raining and my tires are too slick. Hopefully I'll get some dry weather soon.


I'll pratice it better during this month, and by the end of it i post another video!! Hope weather help you to geet back to work!!! and many Thanks for the support!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: deeve on July 10, 2010, 02:04:02 AM
Any more tips on this?

I went out and tried a few dozen times tonight, I get a kick in and feel like I am falling off both front and backwards. I can't seem to find a balance point.

After I kick the wheel I feel like I am falling over the bars. When I am not kicking I fall backwards.

Is there a certain body position or something that will help? Granted this was the second session that I was trying a McCircle.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: pucker22 on July 10, 2010, 03:40:42 AM
So the mcCircle is basically the same idea as the megaspin in terms of kicking and transferring weight?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: dug on July 10, 2010, 06:54:46 AM
that makes sense
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 31, 2010, 09:47:18 PM
New Month Coming up!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2010- McCircle
Post by: b_ron on August 01, 2010, 04:00:07 AM
is there any videos of tips or how to's for mccircles?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on August 02, 2010, 05:15:46 AM
Hey -B Ron, I tried to get some more how-to's compleated before the month ended. But looks like we are in a new month already. I will try and get another how to made for it to try and help out.

This month is the Cliffhanger

http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/08/trick-of-month-august-cliffhanger.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/08/trick-of-month-august-cliffhanger.html)

Trick of the Month August 2010 Cliffhanger (http://www.vimeo.com/13813793)

Lets see what ya got out there!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: katobmx on August 02, 2010, 05:37:15 AM
are there any back wheel tricks  in TOTM coming up? i'd do some vids for them
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on August 02, 2010, 05:49:58 AM
September – Brakeless Decade
October – Mega Spin
November-Lung Spin
December- Lard Yard

Just click the link and you get the whole year. Almost time to start working on the line up for 2011. I should have that all done by December.

Its all Backwheel after this month. All very hard for me to do. I know Adam can do all of these tricks.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: katobmx on August 02, 2010, 05:58:57 AM
cool!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: Balazs on August 03, 2010, 06:42:10 PM
Okay, I'm really stoked for this because a month ago I tried to learn the Cliffhanger and ended up with a busted groin :D I can do Hang 5's all the way, but Cliffhanger ... not so much :D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: b_ron on August 03, 2010, 08:31:43 PM
Hey -B Ron, I tried to get some more how-to's compleated before the month ended. But looks like we are in a new month already. I will try and get another how to made for it to try and help out.
sweet. thanks rad dad
hopefully i can try to get a cliffhanger in this month
Okay, I'm really stoked for this because a month ago I tried to learn the Cliffhanger and ended up with a busted groin :D I can do Hang 5's all the way, but Cliffhanger ... not so much :D
but yet you still have a person doing a cliffhanger as your avatar.... who looks like he should bail
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on August 06, 2010, 04:31:54 AM
Trick of the month cliffhanger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBzxOez8GMY#normal)

Here is my submission for the month.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: metalbmxer on August 06, 2010, 05:39:35 AM
yep think of your feet on the front pegs as immovable safeguards against busting ur nads!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: Trickzta on August 06, 2010, 10:36:37 AM
When bailing forwards, never step down off your pegs.

Instead, kind of do a little jump and let the bike fall so you can get up and over your seat, where you can then land safely on the ground.

Basically, it's your bike or your balls.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: 5hane on August 07, 2010, 11:50:12 PM
I think I might be able to do this. I have no problem getting behind the seat but I didn't have much luck putting my other foot on the peg and letting go of the bars. I kept falling backwards. Gonna put on my cup and go for it tomorrow and film it.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on August 07, 2010, 11:55:18 PM
5hane- I had the same exact problem. I have the solution for you. You have to learn how to glide with both feets and hands on the bars. I feel that's what open the door for me. Rolling a hang 5 and putting your trail foot on the peg and keep rolling. Once you have that part down. Its not so hard to do the same thing behind the seat. I had great improvment after I spent about a day working on just rolling in that position. Give that a shot for awhile. You will be rolling cliffhangers in no time!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: 5hane on August 09, 2010, 09:56:26 PM
5hane- I had the same exact problem. I have the solution for you. You have to learn how to glide with both feets and hands on the bars


Thanks for the tip, I've been practicing that a lot. This video is from a couple days ago.  I haven't really been able to focus on the cliffhanger like I want to yet cuz I want to get a few things down on film for the Battles but hopefully soon I'll tackle it for real.

Cliffhanger Practice 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1i67_m4UEs#normal)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on August 10, 2010, 12:08:22 AM
When your tire blew it made me jump. I hate when that happens. You looking good out there. I know its tough. Its like every other trick though it just takes some time to learn how to balance it. Eventually it will be like Piece O Cake!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: b_ron on August 10, 2010, 03:07:54 AM
ah, i can get to where you are.
i can get my other foot on the peg but letting go is just tough. out of the many times i got to that point, i only had the balls to let go of my bars 3 times. fell forward every time.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: 5hane on August 10, 2010, 06:06:55 AM
ah, i can get to where you are.
i can get my other foot on the peg but letting go is just tough. out of the many times i got to that point, i only had the balls to let go of my bars 3 times. fell forward every time.

Ya letting go is a lot harder than I thought it would be.  I keep falling backwards because the handlebars are psyching me out, they feel like they are going to trip me up, so I'm not committing to it.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: 5hane on September 01, 2010, 03:10:48 PM
I decided the smart thing to do was put in a lot of time on my Hang 10's and that led me to one-handed hang 10's and then I got the idea that maybe I should work on Hang 10 seat-grabs, another trick I've really wanted to learn.  I put a lot of time into that instead.  So even though I didn't work much on Cliffhangers they did inspire me to work on something else I've been wanting to learn. 

http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=40646.0 (http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=40646.0)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: GRFN.FLAT. on September 01, 2010, 11:07:11 PM
I decided the smart thing to do was put in a lot of time on my Hang 10's and that led me to one-handed hang 10's and then I got the idea that maybe I should work on Hang 10 seat-grabs, another trick I've really wanted to learn.  I put a lot of time into that instead.  So even though I didn't work much on Cliffhangers they did inspire me to work on something else I've been wanting to learn. 

[url]http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=40646.0[/url] ([url]http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=40646.0[/url])


your hang 5s are supa legit!! you're a quick learner, man.

i was wondering this myself, would messiah's be a good stepping stone to cliffhangers? or are the two so different that neither one is really useful for learning the other?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: 5hane on September 02, 2010, 12:05:16 AM
your hang 5s are supa legit!! you're a quick learner, man.

i was wondering this myself, would messiah's be a good stepping stone to cliffhangers? or are the two so different that neither one is really useful for learning the other?

Thanks man  :beer: And that's a good idea about messiah's, I hadn't thought about that.  The trouble I have with cliffhangers is as soon as I let go of the bars it's immediate fail. That's why I worked a lot on those one hand hang 10's, I thought they could get me used to letting go but I can't say they've really helped because the few times I messed with cliffhangers recently it wasn't happening.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: Pat on September 02, 2010, 01:01:22 AM
in my opinion, messiahs are gonna be a hell of a lot harder to learn than cliffhangers
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 02, 2010, 03:13:14 AM
Cliffhanger not so hard but scary as hell to learn how to let go

Messiah not a scary position to fall from but more difficult to learn to control

That's just my take from learning both. I learned cliff first.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2010- Cliffhanger
Post by: GRFN.FLAT. on September 02, 2010, 05:00:35 AM
yeah messiahs look tricky to balance because you have to like push against the bars with your pelvis and knees and use your arms, where as cliffhangers you're like more directly on top of the bike...NEVER would have thought that cliffies are easier to learn though.

5hane, if your working on hang5 to whiplash i'm sure the motion of lifting your leg up over the seat can be applied to cliffers. i think also (and keep in mind i'm still working just to dial hang5s, never even tried a cliff-o) working really hard on having both feet evenly distributed is going to be a key factor. that could be why you're "instant failing," from the looks of your video, one of the bails was like 1 peg just smashed into the ground and the other rocketed into the sky.


but you probably figured that out yourself :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 03, 2010, 01:21:05 PM
Trick of the Month September 2010 (http://www.vimeo.com/14666404)

All right all you Back wheel assassins. Its nothing but backwheel the rest of the year. I would love to end this year with a bang and have at least more than 5-10 people participate.

Did you miss a trick this year...need to catch up....

http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/search/label/Trick%20of%20the%20Month%202010 (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/search/label/Trick%20of%20the%20Month%202010)

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: pucker22 on September 03, 2010, 02:38:22 PM
Looks good, any tips on any semi tricks to help preform the whole thing? :D

Also, can someone please sticky this as it tends to get lost down the page :<
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 03, 2010, 03:30:53 PM
I will see if I can't get someone...maybe John to do a How To this weekend. I am pretty much in the dark about doing it with out brakes. Its not even close to the same with brakes. Even though John thinks its pretty easy! He makes it look like a piece of cake.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: Havokflat on September 03, 2010, 03:38:47 PM
Another great installment, Mark. :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: Stereolab on September 03, 2010, 07:10:21 PM
If I can find time to ride this month, I would LOVE to learn these.

Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 04, 2010, 12:30:22 AM
John Yull made me think I could learn how to do them...I am TERRIFIED right now. Its going to take some getting used to. I am going to try though since it is.....Trick of the Month. I always try the tricks even when I can't do them....Its all about the journey....
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: Stereolab on September 04, 2010, 04:40:26 AM
I start my journey tomorrow, weather permitting  :)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: katobmx on September 05, 2010, 08:08:14 AM
John Yull made me think I could learn how to do them...I am TERRIFIED right now. Its going to take some getting used to. I am going to try though since it is.....Trick of the Month. I always try the tricks even when I can't do them....Its all about the journey....
hey Mark. ever try letting go of the brake while your at the highest point. or using less and less breaking power to get yourself ready for the brakeless decade
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 05, 2010, 08:13:55 AM
I tried a couple tonight. I have never tried letting go in the middle...that might be a way..but the thing I have a big issue with is my foot. Trying to wedge it in the tire with out hurting my foot. I dunno its pretty tough on me. I didn't get a how to yet but I did get some very impressives submissionss today. I will be working with video in the morning.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 05, 2010, 05:05:43 PM
Trick of the Month Alex Johnson September 2010 (http://www.vimeo.com/14714666)

Alex just hit his first one. A few moments latter he did it again and I was able to get it on film.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: Stereolab on September 05, 2010, 08:27:21 PM
John Yull made me think I could learn how to do them...I am TERRIFIED right now. Its going to take some getting used to. I am going to try though since it is.....Trick of the Month. I always try the tricks even when I can't do them....Its all about the journey....
hey Mark. ever try letting go of the brake while your at the highest point. or using less and less breaking power to get yourself ready for the brakeless decade

That sounds like good advice...I might put a back brake on my bike if I have no luck otherwise...

I still want to try the rollback-onto-a-curb decade too...This week  :)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: back2flat35 on September 05, 2010, 09:18:24 PM
i have to start trying brakless decades. i also have a hard time jaming my foot for the leap over. regular decades i can do with no problems though. i think id like to try some rolaids as well
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: Justin440 on September 06, 2010, 04:07:14 AM
I've pulled a couple in my ventures, but currently I'm riding with a back brake. I just want to know, out of those who can do it, do you inadvertently hop the bike off the ground when you do them? I have a tendency to have the back wheel actually come off the ground when I try them brakeless. Weird.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: Mr. Acid Green on September 06, 2010, 03:57:39 PM
I've pulled a couple in my ventures, but currently I'm riding with a back brake. I just want to know, out of those who can do it, do you inadvertently hop the bike off the ground when you do them? I have a tendency to have the back wheel actually come off the ground when I try them brakeless. Weird.


that happens when i try too... i find that i actually pulling very very hard ( read it death grip on decades) thats why the backwheel comes off . try do them more ''soft'' should solve.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 06, 2010, 05:09:06 PM
Big thanks to pucker22 and Karl aka Paradoxium for making Trick of a Month a Sticky on the forum. This thread has been going all year long. Lets go out with a BANG! I am still working on getting a how to. Hopefully I can get one before the month is up.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: 5hane on September 07, 2010, 03:56:10 PM
Sticky = Awesome  :beer:  If any thread deserves it it's this one.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: Lukas @ Innsbruck on September 08, 2010, 07:59:44 PM
Damn startet the practice today
Will start to record my tries the next session
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 11, 2010, 04:30:38 PM
Trick of the Month September 2010 John Yull Linked (http://www.vimeo.com/14881437)

Be on the look out for more from John. Hes got a deep bag full of Decades!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: pitdog504 on September 11, 2010, 05:42:36 PM
I've pulled a couple in my ventures, but currently I'm riding with a back brake. I just want to know, out of those who can do it, do you inadvertently hop the bike off the ground when you do them? I have a tendency to have the back wheel actually come off the ground when I try them brakeless. Weird.

  Keeping the rear wheel on the ground is all about your wrist position.  Twist your wrists a bit to get the rear wheel to pop up.  Turn them the other way to dig the wheel into the ground.  It works.  Personally I think they look sloppy when the wheel comes up so i keep it planted.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: pitdog504 on September 17, 2010, 02:55:03 AM
Anybody ever see a brakeless backwards decade?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 23, 2010, 06:06:47 PM
No I have not see one my self...Maybe some one can give a demostration of one.

New Updates for Trick of the Month

http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/search/label/Trick%20of%20the%20Month%202010 (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/search/label/Trick%20of%20the%20Month%202010)

Thanks for the submission Jimmy!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: flaTTech on September 30, 2010, 05:41:37 AM
 I wanted to contribute something for Sept. trick of the month, so I made an edit of some brakeless decades I have recently captured, or had not used in a video yet.  Decades without a brake are alot of fun.

 Some key points for people that already can do a braked decade, but are working towards brakeless ones is to jump around the headtube a little faster than a braked decade.  Also DO NOT put weight on the bars, this will make the bike just roll backwards.  You have to get a good jump, and kinda make yourself 'weightless' while traveling around the headtube.  This is the reason why the back wheel tends to want to hop off the ground, the rider isn't suporting any of their weight on the handlebars like can be done in a braked decade.  Getting used to the footjam part, and pushing off from the tire instead of the frame can take some time.  Hope this helps.

 Brakeless Decade Edit (http://vimeo.com/15411063)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 30, 2010, 05:49:46 AM
Thanks Jeff. I never thought of it in those tearms. I can barly do one with brakes...I have been trying them with out a brake since it is Trick of the Month but putting my foot there is just crazy akward and I have hurt my foot a couple of times just trying to get it planted. I have to say I have shyed away from it even though I would love to learn it. I want to study your vid a bit more. Maybe I can break it down into smaller parts and figure out what I need to do to do it. Maybe not this month but the journey still continues.

Putting this up on BMX Freestyler after this post....

Mark
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2010 - Brakefree Decade
Post by: flaTTech on October 01, 2010, 01:08:13 AM
  One thing I forgot to include in the video, and mention, was the easiest way to learn them is the same way a regular braked decade is done..  Both tires on the ground and stop foward momentum with foot jam or a small front wheel endo even easier, especially if that is how you do a regular braked decade..  This is easier IMO then trying to learn them from a peg wheelie, although I didn't figure this out untill after learning them from a peg wheelie.

  Yeah Mark, the footjam can feel really weird at first..  And you do have to be careful in how you plant your foot.  Hold your foot sideways, so you don't jam toes first towards frame.  You also have to be careful not to kick the tire backwards when you jump, you have to hold your foot towards the frame while jumping, I don't really just completely wedge my foot into the tire, it is slightly more controlled for me.  That is how I prevent from hurting my foot..  Be careful, and stay safe!  I don't blame you backing off some if things don't feel right..  Always better to not hurt yourself and be able to keep riding, and build up to things!

  One reason I think I enjoy doing brakeless decades so much, is that it kinda seems so wrong and scarry!   After doing hundreds of them, I almost still can't help thinking when I ride away "I can't believe I just did that without a back brake !"   lol
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on October 01, 2010, 06:46:29 AM
New Month=New Trick The Brakefree decade was picking up on the last day. Now its a Mega Spin. Here is a How to to try and help those that are trying to learn it. Like ME!! I suck at anything spinning.

How to Mega Spin (http://vimeo.com/3416166)

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on October 01, 2010, 06:47:29 AM
Trick of the Month October 2010 Mega Spin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5_HUCpZM5U#)


Here is where I am as of right now. Hopeing to start rolling backwards this month.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: Tuftybmx on October 02, 2010, 07:03:47 AM
I can't do a normal megaspin. I get into turbines. I get it to roll back, then pivot out forward. So like 1.5 spins. If I get it to back up a second time, all the momentum is gone. It's super fun still.
I got to see Trevor Meyer ride a couple of time this summer, saw the turbines and about a week later I had a bike again. Best times I've had since I was 14. I'll try to get a vid up soon.
 The best way to get them to back up is to start really slow into a carving peg wheely. Then tip the bike into the carve, you will feel it starting to pause or slow down . Let it rotate around while you start to tip the bike back into the carve. The hardest part really is not pulling the bike/bars to vertical.
Good luck.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: aerolitos on October 02, 2010, 11:26:01 PM
Trick of the Month October 2010 Mega Spin ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5_HUCpZM5U#[/url])


Here is where I am as of right now. Hopeing to start rolling backwards this month.


As I could see you're like 1 step into rolling backwards!!

I've done a video, that maybe could help you with your month target!!

Backwards rolling - Megaspin (http://www.vimeo.com/15488845)

(from 1 second to 28 sec)>>

1) The main thing that helped me out was to understand how the bike reacts when turning from forward to backwards position, that made the hole difference (as for me) was the bar/Frame positioning. For example, as you ride with your left foot at the back peg, when you start rolling into a mega spin your frame will be like tending to right (5 sec to 8 sec) with your left knee partially bent;

2) the second part is the turning to backwards position, which took me like months to do it right, because is was trying it wrong. Important things here: first is that you need to turn your bike at the right "momentun", which is that one in your video when you do a fast circle with the back wheel stopped at the ground (without using the brake). Once you get there, you need to tend your bike to the left!! (9 sec to 13 seg).

"but i don´t know how a turn backwards, it still doesn´t make any sense!!".

Right, so how you practice to enter in that backwards position?? Force your bike to roll in that position with your right foot!! (29 sec to 37 sec)

- Enter in the megaspin with your bike pointing to right
- at the momentun of the spin, put your right foot in the back tire
- point the bike to left and kick the tire backwards!
- stay still rolling backwards and when you hit the momentun again, just turn your bike to right and roll out of the trick moving forwards!

Practice that until you got it dialed. Once there, you need to cheat your head (lol)! do the same step by step as above, but when you put the right foot at the tire, just come close to the tire and kick the air backwards!! (39 sec to 49 sec)

Then, try to make it as fast as you can!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on October 03, 2010, 08:44:46 PM
Trick of the Month October 2010 - Kenny Boucher (http://www.vimeo.com/15505850)

Trick of the Month October 2010 - Alex Johnson (http://www.vimeo.com/15505913)

The month is very active already...good to see. Lets see if we can keep the momentum up.

Thanks for the Tips aerolitos. Going to give it another whirl today.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: jm on October 04, 2010, 01:34:38 AM
I tried megaspins today. these are some examples of what hat happened:

totm megaspin: day 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAWr4Y2GTzk#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: E-motion on October 04, 2010, 01:43:52 AM
Now its megaspin again? wtf. ?

  I dont understand this. why not perfect your hang 10 seat grab  first. spend another month or two on it.   learn it to halfpacker etc. 

sorry bud,  dont mean to be rude. but i dont undestand this concept of just because its the first of october you have to start a new trick. and hang 10 seatgrab is not even similar to megaspins at all?  i mean if you triued learning pumping two footed steams or halfpakcers or wheelchairs or carving halfhikers.  somewhat of a similar position. i would understand. but this is just random and wierd. well anyways . bets of luck to you.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on October 04, 2010, 04:04:36 AM
Now its megaspin again? wtf. ?

  I dont understand this. why not perfect your hang 10 seat grab  first. spend another month or two on it.   learn it to halfpacker etc. 

sorry bud,  dont mean to be rude. but i dont undestand this concept of just because its the first of october you have to start a new trick. and hang 10 seatgrab is not even similar to megaspins at all?  i mean if you triued learning pumping two footed steams or halfpakcers or wheelchairs or carving halfhikers.  somewhat of a similar position. i would understand. but this is just random and wierd. well anyways . bets of luck to you.



Hey E-motion

  I think your not understanding Trick of the Month. The Trick of the Month is not about my personal progression or what particular trick that I am working on. There is a list that I put out at the beginning of the year of tricks that target entry level/Intermediate types of tricks. Tricks that have always done good in the year are Hang 5,Mega Spin,Karl,Hitchhiker. So some of those tricks will appear in the Trick of the Month List. Along with special request for tricks. If you look at the whole year.

January- Hang 10 Seat Grab
February – Hang 5
March – Messiah
April- Karl
May- Switch Hand Steam Roller
June- Hitchhiker
July – McCircle
August – Cliffhanger
September – Brakeless Decade
October – Mega Spin
November-Lung Spin
December- Lard Yard

You can see the last part of the year was dedicated to the Back Wheel. Requested By Omari who does a lot of back wheel. Trick of the Month was designed to motivate riders to go out and learn a trick. Can you learn these tricks in a month? Everyone learns at a different rate. But I know for a fact that riders feed off each other when they are doing the same trick. I have had several people tell me that they have learned a trick because of Trick of the Month. That's what its all about. For the people that know how to do the Trick of the Month already. Throw in some variations of the trick or different combinations in and out. Participate in the dialog in the forum and help others out that are trying to do a new trick.

Can you do a Mega Spin E-Motion? Why not post a video and participate in Trick of the Month.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: E-motion on October 04, 2010, 04:17:14 AM
oh hey. your right. i  misunderstood what trick of the month is all about

. I though thats the tricks you work on per month.  Like i said - i wasnt trying to be rude. Its hard to tell because you cant see any facial expressions or tone or anything like that. but i was not trying to be rude at all.

I've been thinking about making a how-to for messiahs, frontyards, hafpackers, wheelchairs, etc -tricks that im good at.

I cant do megaspin at all. lol. sorry. i can turbine dork wheelies a little bit very crappily - but thats it.

anyways. keep riding. good luck with those hang 10 seat grabs. peace
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on October 04, 2010, 04:35:56 AM
I busted my buns today trying to hit 1 turbine  on those seat grabs. I am get closer every day. I did try a few mega spins. I can only get maybe one rotation. I keep trying though. How-tos are Awesome! You should definitely make some.  I didn't take your post as rude at all. I understood what you were saying and that made sense. You should put up your turbine peg wheelies, Kato and I are going to be shooting a How-To for those this weekend. I think of it as a variation of a mega spin. You can definaltly link it to a mega spin.

  I am really amazed at this month so far. We are only on day 3 and there have been several submisions and coversations started. Thats great!! I hope the momentum can stay up.

Keep on Riding!!!! :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: Lukas @ Innsbruck on October 07, 2010, 08:44:48 PM
I started to work on them. I can not get the spin going. I think it is because i do not turn my head enough

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqRuFxKxNfE&hd=1[/youtube]
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: Gensanity on October 13, 2010, 04:41:11 PM
If you want to keep the bw spin going you have to kick the tire hard, and a lot.

I like to see how much I can keep it going with just one kick but it is really difficult.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: sakis on October 18, 2010, 11:33:20 AM
i can maybe film one backwards scufless maybe in the next days,i filmed one last year with 4-5 circles but i have it on another pc.i hope the weather is good in the next days.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: Lukas @ Innsbruck on October 21, 2010, 07:09:32 PM
Damn had an awsome day. Got nearly 2 full circles of rotation but I am more stoked about my Whiplash progression. I was able to change my foot so next session there is just the rideout left.

I didn't have my camera because i was at the trails first but I will film my Megaspin next session again  ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: Ronny Engelmann @ Kassel on October 21, 2010, 07:20:13 PM
an old howto video of myself. maybe it helps anyone -_-

Ronny howtomegaspin (http://vimeo.com/7549850)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: katobmx on October 24, 2010, 07:52:04 AM
Here's a how-to video

How to Mega Spin with Omari (http://vimeo.com/16132379)

Onde thing I forgot to mention was that keeping your arms stiff and not that much bent will help you go into the trick. If anyone has questions pm or send me videos
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: Lukas @ Innsbruck on October 27, 2010, 07:15:26 PM
Here is an update. Did a few better ones but my cam was full.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4mO-LignrU[/youtube]
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2010 - Mega Spin
Post by: katobmx on October 29, 2010, 02:32:18 AM
Here is an update. Did a few better ones but my cam was full.

[youtube][url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4mO-LignrU[/url][/youtube]
Try keeping the front end a little lower and  wait a little bit before you scuff the tire because you end up rolling backwards instead of spinning backwards it seems. Keep it up!!  -_-
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on November 01, 2010, 01:05:48 PM
Its a brand new month....Lung Spin.

As for me personally- I am not even close to this. So hopefully there will be some people out there than can step up and help out with this one.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on November 02, 2010, 01:13:33 AM
Trick of the Month November 2010- Kelly Baldwin (http://www.vimeo.com/16412778)

Getting things started with a BANG!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: katobmx on November 02, 2010, 06:30:59 AM
well I'll get on that ASAP :)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: SFV_BOY on November 02, 2010, 06:37:55 AM
i love this trick!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: Lukas @ Innsbruck on November 02, 2010, 02:54:04 PM
We need a how to  :beer: :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: jm on November 04, 2010, 05:18:27 AM
I started on these last month, I'm still working on them right now:

TOTM 1110: Lungspin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0it5Kok8bg#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: bhuffman on November 04, 2010, 07:40:56 PM
Old video of me that might help someone...

Old Lung spin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7oPorw25M#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: paulbrown692000 on November 04, 2010, 07:51:40 PM
Old video of me that might help someone...

Old Lung spin ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7oPorw25M#[/url])


Brian What year was that video from? 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: bhuffman on November 04, 2010, 08:13:06 PM
Old video of me that might help someone...

Old Lung spin ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7oPorw25M#[/url])


Brian What year was that video from? 


Morales days - guessing that was 1997/1998 timeframe.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: Wouter van der Linde on November 07, 2010, 02:14:56 PM
Yo Jim!

Try not to hold your bike so stiff, let it go, let it flow..

I'll make a video this week, or is that too late?

peace!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on November 10, 2010, 02:00:59 PM
New History Lesson from the inventor Mark Eaton.

http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/11/trick-of-month-november-2010-lung-spin.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/11/trick-of-month-november-2010-lung-spin.html)

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: misterpola on November 11, 2010, 02:57:53 PM
i'm currently working on some kind of lungspin from the pedal, i'll try to upload a vid soon
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: MaykoLee on November 20, 2010, 02:59:59 PM
Flatland BMX Winter Progression 2010 Bristol UK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w31B4Dfu2S8#)
didnt kno that trick was called Lung Spin
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: dug on November 20, 2010, 03:09:44 PM
any tips for the rideout, thats where I'm stuck
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: MaykoLee on November 20, 2010, 05:54:56 PM
if u got the spin dialed then just simplely swich hand back to how you would hold ur bike in the peg wheelie position and let it drop
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: MaykoLee on November 20, 2010, 06:01:18 PM
wow Raddad, i like what ur doing, i only noticed this trick of the month thingy like today. definitely gonna participate in ur fun project to help myself and other riders to progress.

PEACE OUT!
from Bristol UK
BMX FREESTYLERS!!! haha
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: dug on November 20, 2010, 10:19:09 PM
if u got the spin dialed then just simplely swich hand back to how you would hold ur bike in the peg wheelie position and let it drop
easier said than done, although it takes me a long time to land tricks in general....

Thansk for your help
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: Wouter van der Linde on November 20, 2010, 11:25:16 PM
Trick of the month! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHjOjfjBzAk#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: dug on November 20, 2010, 11:33:51 PM
Trick of the month! ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHjOjfjBzAk#ws[/url])


nice work!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: Wouter van der Linde on November 20, 2010, 11:40:20 PM
Trick of the month! ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHjOjfjBzAk#ws[/url])


nice work!


Thanks! :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: Talisayflat on November 21, 2010, 10:05:50 PM
im glad i practiced this trick this month...its not that easy but easier than a time machine ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on November 21, 2010, 11:40:35 PM
I remember last year when it was Time Machine. I still can't do that one either. I will eventually get around to posting my attempts of trying the lung spin. Its getting better thats for sure. I have been trying them every riding session I have. Its almost time to create a new list for the year. I have always kept it Intermediate to beginner level so that everyone can participate. When ever the tricks are too hard that leaves out too many riders. So if you have any suggestions for next year. Throw them out now so I can consider them for next year. The Number one most asked about trick is a Hang 5 so that is a given.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: Lukas @ Innsbruck on November 22, 2010, 01:10:30 PM
I remember last year when it was Time Machine. I still can't do that one either. I will eventually get around to posting my attempts of trying the lung spin. Its getting better thats for sure. I have been trying them every riding session I have. Its almost time to create a new list for the year. I have always kept it Intermediate to beginner level so that everyone can participate. When ever the tricks are too hard that leaves out too many riders. So if you have any suggestions for next year. Throw them out now so I can consider them for next year. The Number one most asked about trick is a Hang 5 so that is a given.

Keep on Riding!

Maybe a darkside Peg Wheelie or a nose manual
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: Mr. Acid Green on November 22, 2010, 04:25:40 PM
I remember last year when it was Time Machine. I still can't do that one either. I will eventually get around to posting my attempts of trying the lung spin. Its getting better thats for sure. I have been trying them every riding session I have. Its almost time to create a new list for the year. I have always kept it Intermediate to beginner level so that everyone can participate. When ever the tricks are too hard that leaves out too many riders. So if you have any suggestions for next year. Throw them out now so I can consider them for next year. The Number one most asked about trick is a Hang 5 so that is a given.

Keep on Riding!


hey mark how about to include switch of the month next year??? so it will help even more ppl and we still will have the ''basics'' in the totm as well... just a thing that popped on my head..
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on November 23, 2010, 06:04:46 AM
I remember last year when it was Time Machine. I still can't do that one either. I will eventually get around to posting my attempts of trying the lung spin. Its getting better thats for sure. I have been trying them every riding session I have. Its almost time to create a new list for the year. I have always kept it Intermediate to beginner level so that everyone can participate. When ever the tricks are too hard that leaves out too many riders. So if you have any suggestions for next year. Throw them out now so I can consider them for next year. The Number one most asked about trick is a Hang 5 so that is a given.

Keep on Riding!

A few years back I did link of the month along with trick of the month. I never got any participation so I dropped it. I am all up for link of the month but I there has to be people that want to participate. I will see if I can't find that old video for link of the month.

Thanks for all the input. Keep those ideas cranking!!


hey mark how about to include switch of the month next year??? so it will help even more ppl and we still will have the ''basics'' in the totm as well... just a thing that popped on my head..
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on November 23, 2010, 06:25:24 AM
Link of the Month (http://www.vimeo.com/17108704)

This was back in November of 2007. I just uploaded it to Vimeo. Its funny when I look back at older videos. I really don't remember this Audio tag at all. I think this was the only video I ever used it in. hahaha.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: Mr. Acid Green on November 23, 2010, 10:55:09 PM
i wasnt around here 2007 so ... but the video is exaclty what i was thinking... where's all that masters when we need them   :wacko:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on November 23, 2010, 11:21:01 PM
Well right on. I have been hosting Trick of the Month on BMX Freestyler since 2004. WOW its been a long time. The most popular trick ever was a Endo! Hahah most everyone can do that trick and there were about 21 submissions that month.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: datisstom on November 28, 2010, 12:02:02 PM
Couldn't the next totm be a beginner trick like squeaker/front yard/steam roller of something? :p
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: Grombar on November 28, 2010, 01:49:46 PM
Yo Dutchflatlander wie ben jij eigenlijk?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: Wouter van der Linde on November 28, 2010, 02:05:27 PM
Yo Dutchflatlander wie ben jij eigenlijk?

Olivier, jochie van 10 ofzo die in frankrijk woont..
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on November 28, 2010, 02:20:53 PM
Here is a quick transaltor


Posted by: Grombar
Dutch to English translation
Yo Dutch Flatlander who are you anyway?

Posted by: Wouter van der Linde
Dutch to English translation
Olivier, 10-something kid who lives in France ..


Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on November 28, 2010, 06:06:10 PM
I have been looking back at all the other years for Trick of the Month.

http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=22521.0 (http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=22521.0)
This thread was for 2009.

It dates back to 2004 on bmxfreestyler.

Here are the most popular tricks that will be in 2011 

1 Steamroller
2 Karl
3 Decade
4 Hang 5
5 Mega Spin
6 Boomerang

The other 6 slots are still up for grabs. They will be annouced latter on sometime in December 2010.

Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: datisstom on November 28, 2010, 06:38:35 PM
Yo Dutchflatlander wie ben jij eigenlijk?

Olivier, jochie van 10 ofzo die in frankrijk woont..

wtf doe je nou denigrerend? :s en ik ben 13. kwibus.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2010 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on December 01, 2010, 06:23:22 AM
Trick of the Month Omari Cato Lung Spin (http://www.vimeo.com/17352706)

Here is the last submission for Lung Spin...Thanks Omari!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on December 01, 2010, 06:26:33 AM
This is the final trick for the 2010 year. Sponsored By Sequence
http://sequencefab.com/default.asp?contentID=1 (http://sequencefab.com/default.asp?contentID=1)
Trick of the Month Lard Yard sponsored By Sequence (http://www.vimeo.com/17354564)

Keep on Riding!

Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: Havokflat on December 01, 2010, 02:23:04 PM
this is a great trick.
how would you step into it, as i don't know where the sweet spot is?

also is it easier to get into it from the switch-footed halflash position?



thanks mark!!!!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on December 02, 2010, 01:53:19 AM
A complete HOW to will be going up next week. We will film it this weekend. Stay tuned!

Mark
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: MaykoLee on December 02, 2010, 02:34:12 AM
a how to video on lard yard?  :huh:
well good luck with that
there's like 4 ways to get into that trick, well the ones i can think off(prob more)
and how many ways are you going to show?

because when i was learning it i got told to do it from a switch-footed halflash position
but i never managed to do it i just find that way impossible...

and oneday i was messing arround with swich-footed peg wheelie and accidentaly discover an other way of getting into it which i found so much easier.

so if you only show getting into lard yard in one variation then i will consider is as a bad how to.

anyways check out my first time lardyard link from earlier this year
First Time Lard Yard Link Bristol UK BMX Flatland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ2q3rs8AVE#ws)

Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: Talisayflat on December 03, 2010, 03:32:31 PM
my lil contribution on this trick..i know i'm not good in scuffing this yet ;D

lardyard (http://www.vimeo.com/17437837)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on December 04, 2010, 07:00:31 PM
How To Lard Yard with Adam DiClaudio (http://www.vimeo.com/17470340)

Here is the How To I was telling you that we were going to make. We did this last night.

Now I got to get out and work on this my self..

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: Havokflat on December 04, 2010, 08:13:47 PM
excellent video, Mark.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: Mr. Acid Green on December 04, 2010, 08:18:39 PM
awesome how to!!! so much tips that i feel the need to try this out!! thanks mark!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: Havokflat on December 04, 2010, 08:29:55 PM
i'm going to sweep out my garage now. ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: Talisayflat on December 04, 2010, 10:27:19 PM
AWESOME!!!!!! thanks for this
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: paulbrown692000 on December 05, 2010, 01:08:30 AM
Going to be working on this
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: sakis on December 05, 2010, 09:46:39 PM
nice video.
i will film something also for this trick.i ll try this week or the other.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: Ultraman Zoffy on December 07, 2010, 12:38:56 AM
I need to catch up, so I'll try getting a megaspin to lungspin to lardyard filmed this month once my new ride is setup.  -_-
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on December 07, 2010, 02:27:09 AM
Trick of the Month December 2010 - Dax (http://www.vimeo.com/17543056)

Trick of the Month December 2010 - Adam DiClaudio (http://www.vimeo.com/17542425)

I have started learning from Adams How To as well. I am still at the first stage. Here are some videos from this weekend!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: MaykoLee on December 07, 2010, 03:31:07 AM
BMX FLATLAND Tricks Lard Yard & Stubbleduck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMh_4y2i1Kc#)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
i love what you can do from lard yard, now go out and practice!
got the full link done on my latest edit, now working on doing 3 or more in a roll
i love stubble ducks  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: BmxXriderX06 on December 10, 2010, 02:44:23 AM
Peg wheelie to lardyard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3ZqoBx0y5c#)
^^^ Took it out of the Video from todays riding!!
vvvv and this is the video i put it in!
Scott 12-9 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHmlzcbRrvk#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: paulbrown692000 on December 12, 2010, 03:52:47 PM
Peg wheelie to lardyard ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3ZqoBx0y5c#[/url])
^^^ Took it out of the Video from todays riding!!
vvvv and this is the video i put it in!
Scott 12-9 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHmlzcbRrvk#[/url])


Basement looked like a tight place to ride in but you made it work.  And great riding. :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: BmxXriderX06 on December 16, 2010, 11:47:31 PM
Peg wheelie to lardyard ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3ZqoBx0y5c#[/url])
^^^ Took it out of the Video from todays riding!!
vvvv and this is the video i put it in!
Scott 12-9 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHmlzcbRrvk#[/url])


Basement looked like a tight place to ride in but you made it work.  And great riding. :beer:


Dude its enough to have fun in lol
better then the snow lol
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on December 20, 2010, 02:19:04 AM
Trick of the Month December 2010- Scott Powell (http://vimeo.com/17994320)

Thanks Scott!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: Havokflat on December 20, 2010, 04:18:06 AM
great video, Mark.

is he on a custom frame?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on December 20, 2010, 05:43:48 AM
Yes it is a custom frame from Mountain Top Fab made by Tony  ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: MACE on December 25, 2010, 01:58:40 PM
Subscribed to this thrad so i can watch and learn.
thanks. raddad....you are one of the reasons this old guy got into flat
cheers
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: Havokflat on December 31, 2010, 12:39:16 AM
how do you step into these without brakes?
do you guys put your foot on the tire first or the peg first?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: wolverines on December 31, 2010, 04:50:25 AM
^foot on peg- lift knee up- place foot on tire(skim the tire then scuff- don't footwedge or you will be laying on your bike)- make sure you are picking the bike up at the bar too. If you want to scuff/roll in a tighter circle pick up on the bar more...want to carve it out...loosen up a bit. 

Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: Havokflat on December 31, 2010, 05:01:27 AM
thanks man.
 :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2010 - Lard Yard
Post by: flat1ander on December 31, 2010, 05:15:14 AM
I do them brakeless
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfE5UXetVes[/youtube]
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 01, 2011, 06:47:29 PM
WOW we had a ton of participation last year in 2010. Now here we are on the first day of 2011 and the New Trick for the Month will be a Hang 5. I always see people asking how to do this one trick. It is really a great building block to many other tricks. If you can do a Hang 5 right now. How about all the other variations? How many ways do you you have in or out of it? The Hang 5 is a super fun trick. There will be some surprises for this year with Trick of the Month. So lets start this off with a BANG and get those hang 5 and variations in.

Keep on Riding!

Mark
How to Hang 5 (http://vimeo.com/11567364)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Wouter van der Linde on January 01, 2011, 07:30:38 PM
Hang5, cool!
Already making some idea's to film it!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: SJBMX on January 01, 2011, 07:34:20 PM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHOemTTzPgs[/youtube]

Maybe this helps you.

More tutorials on www.sjbmxflatland.com (http://www.sjbmxflatland.com)

Practise and enjoy
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 01, 2011, 07:43:34 PM
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/01/trick-of-month-hang-5.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/01/trick-of-month-hang-5.html)

Whats is whats up!! Things are getting kicking up a notch already.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: smashytrashy on January 07, 2011, 03:46:13 AM
anybody have tips for turbine-scuff hang 5s? i can g turn ok most of the time but i just dont get the timing for the trick, like when to put your foot on. also scuffing forward while the wheel is going back is hard for me
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Gensanity on January 07, 2011, 04:45:29 PM
I want to learn to turbine them w/o the kick

I can carve them pretty nice now but once i get it going backwards I freak out
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: 5hane 2.0 on January 07, 2011, 08:23:56 PM
I can carve them pretty nice now but once i get it going backwards I freak out

Are your bw hang 5's dialed?  I have the same problem so I'm trying to put some time into my backwards hang 5's thinking once they are as dialed as my fwd ones then it will be a lot easier/less hairy.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 07, 2011, 10:54:29 PM
looks like there are many of us in the same boat. I can flip from fwd to backwards  no problem I think my main problem is not spinning fast enough. I am making my circle very large and drawn out. I am like you Clint I start freaking out rolling backwards yet I have put in the time to learn to control my BW hang 5. I would not say I have it dialed in but I can do it most of the time. I have only had 1 opportunity to ride this year. I will hopefully be able to this weekend. My back if feeling much better so I am ready to give it a go.

I also have some videos of Hang 5's from 2 years ago Trick of the Month Hang 5. I will get those posted up to keep things rolling and give everyone some ideas.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Limited on January 07, 2011, 11:10:27 PM
pedal hang 5 count?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 08, 2011, 02:21:40 AM
Yes they do!!

Rad Dad-Trick of the Month 1-2011 (http://vimeo.com/18551343)

Just got back in..Here ya go!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 08, 2011, 05:08:18 AM
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/01/history-lesson-with-hang-5.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/01/history-lesson-with-hang-5.html)

Here is a little history about the Hang 5
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: mare on January 08, 2011, 05:35:18 AM
turbine hang 5 (http://www.vimeo.com/7148349)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Moya-1 on January 08, 2011, 05:12:57 PM
here is my video
Hangfive Moya Trick of the Month (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxfTRWmGn7I#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: paulbrown692000 on January 09, 2011, 04:44:08 AM
smooth riding and nice spot
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: khe killah™ on January 09, 2011, 09:28:49 AM
Nice work by all... Im gonna try and get a video in of my one handed hang 5's!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: iGuitar on January 09, 2011, 10:16:14 PM
I'm currently working on squeakers/bw hang5's, but I think I'm gonna leave them alone 'cause my brakepads are almost dead. ;D So I think I'll try some fw hang5's and also steamroller ride ins this week!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 09, 2011, 10:34:35 PM
Right on!! How long can you roll them backwards? You can do them backwards with out your brake but it takes a lot to control it at first. After I picked up hang 5 the steamroller just followed suit.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: iGuitar on January 09, 2011, 10:42:52 PM
Right on!! How long can you roll them backwards? You can do them backwards with out your brake but it takes a lot to control it at first. After I picked up hang 5 the steamroller just followed suit.

I rolled them like for 7 meters on inclined surface. Here's a little "old" (10 days ago) vid of me learning steams and bw hang5 ;D I progressed a lot with steam, bu no with hang5.
Steam and bw hang5 (http://vimeo.com/18296176)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 09, 2011, 11:27:52 PM
What I have learned is some times when you don't think your making progress. You really are. You may not notice sometimes but its those little things that add up to making everything complete. That is exactly how I learned each of those tricks. I used my brake a lot learning bw hang 5 but I progressed faster when I stopped depending on my brake so much. Once you find the balance point you can keep your leg swinging to keep you up. Your definitely on the right path. Just keep at it!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: iGuitar on January 10, 2011, 02:37:10 PM
Thanks, RadDad!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Gensanity on January 10, 2011, 07:02:05 PM
Are your bw hang 5's dialed?  I have the same problem so I'm trying to put some time into my backwards hang 5's thinking once they are as dialed as my fwd ones then it will be a lot easier/less hairy.

No not at all, that is why i freak out.  But that is really the only way I can get into a bw hang 5.  Hang 5 has never been a trick I could just step into and practice, fw or bw.

edit:  just watched iguitar's vid.  guess i could try that!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: iGuitar on January 10, 2011, 09:50:15 PM
Right on!! How long can you roll them backwards? You can do them backwards with out your brake but it takes a lot to control it at first. After I picked up hang 5 the steamroller just followed suit.
I don't really understand how do you get in to bw hang5 position without brakes? :huh:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: 5hane 2.0 on January 11, 2011, 03:42:38 PM
Right on!! How long can you roll them backwards? You can do them backwards with out your brake but it takes a lot to control it at first. After I picked up hang 5 the steamroller just followed suit.
I don't really understand how do you get in to bw hang5 position without brakes? :huh:

Basically you lean over and try to get pretty close to where the balance point is going to be once you're in the hang 5.  Then you slightly push off your foot (either on the pedal or back peg) and push the bars forward until the seat touches your butt, that kind of stabilizes the back end.  But if I had one tip to give it would be:  At first don't worry about bringing the seat all the way up, just lean forward and as gently as you can try and lift the backwheel off the ground and roll a few feet and do like a beginner version of a hang 5.  Then gradually work on getting that backwheel higher and higher to the point where you are doing it proper.  That worked really well for me personally.

(edit) my bad i was thinking forwards.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: iGuitar on January 13, 2011, 12:39:34 PM
Oh yeaaah, I could do about 12 meters (about 40 feet) on bw hang5 and the bike was stopping and I was forcing it with my free leg to continue rolling, so sweet! :D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: mrlovalova on January 13, 2011, 01:00:15 PM
ARRRR this trick is my arch enemy... my nemesis....

I first rolled a backwards hang-5 (from a brakeless squeaker)
back in 2003.....

But hang-5's still TOTALLY elude me. I do not understand this
trick AT all. I've had experienced riders around me showing me
the true path to hang-5 enlightenment, but SOME part of my
brain refuses to admit they are possible.

I can hitchhiker (sketchily), but NO hang 5's. I think i'm ill.

:(
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 14, 2011, 02:26:48 AM
Backwards Hang 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5o0QaNfblw#)

Hey IGuitar,

  I think you have the idea now but I shot this for you today. I didn't have much time so I wasn't able to do a very controlled Backwards hang 5. But you get the idea of starting it with no brakes. I didn't use my brakes at all. I am used to hitting my brake to ride out but I was able to get one on film. Hope this can help you and maybe someone else out there.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: iGuitar on January 14, 2011, 11:02:15 AM
Oh, thanks!! It's like brakeless squeaker, I'll try it today!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Jan@Weiden on January 14, 2011, 01:50:17 PM
hang-5, i love this trick  :wub: it was the first trick i learned.
took me a couple of month do learn it  ;D
now i can do:
-hang-5
-one handed
-hang-nothing
-hang 10
-nohanded hang 10
-lillte bit of hang 10 seatgrap
 but i can only roll a bit bw hang 5, and if i try to turbine the hang 5 i also have troubles with the backwards part  ^_^ i would do a video but i cant because of the bad weather here
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: SJBMX on January 14, 2011, 03:11:10 PM
Backwards Hang 5 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5o0QaNfblw#[/url])

Hey IGuitar,

  I think you have the idea now but I shot this for you today. I didn't have much time so I wasn't able to do a very controlled Backwards hang 5. But you get the idea of starting it with no brakes. I didn't use my brakes at all. I am used to hitting my brake to ride out but I was able to get one on film. Hope this can help you and maybe someone else out there.

Keep on Riding!

Here my video, in this video around 24 seconds you see a brakeless hang 5 with ride out. Maybe it helps you.
[youtube]Global Flat battle Semi finals (SJ BMX vs Eaons Of Flat) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JfolqK7WHo#ws)[/youtube]

Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: paulbrown692000 on January 15, 2011, 03:44:13 AM
for me backwards hang 5 were alot easier then forward ones.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 15, 2011, 03:25:35 PM
Its funny how that works. I can go fwd much easier than I can backwards.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Andrew.. on January 16, 2011, 03:02:57 AM
I find backwards hang 5's pretty easy too, start them out as a squeaker without using your brake and find that balance point by focusing on your tire and just holding it, feels much easier than a forwards version where it constantly feels like you're falling forward, or at least that how it feels to me.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: paulbrown692000 on January 16, 2011, 03:40:30 AM
I find backwards hang 5's pretty easy too, start them out as a squeaker without using your brake and find that balance point by focusing on your tire and just holding it, feels much easier than a forwards version where it constantly feels like you're falling forward, or at least that how it feels to me.
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Matelot,  i learned backwards hang 5s so much faster, because like matelot said forwards makes you feel like your falling forward.  even thought your doing the same thing on both (leaning over the bars) it feels safer when your rolling backwards, and when i mastered the backwards hang 5 it made the forward one easy.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Vic Román on January 17, 2011, 05:34:58 AM
Day 2 of my Hang 5 boot camp (I have been filming my progress) well there wasn't any real progress today I was interrupted by some kids that wanted me to do something crazy and so I did a mega spin and told them that was as crazy as it gets for me.After that they asked  what kind of bike is that , a next?  :ph34r: More filming tomorrow (I am committed).
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: 5hane 2.0 on January 17, 2011, 10:57:43 PM
thought maybe this could help somebody.

how i learned the HANG 5 (globalflat's trick of the month january) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACwEJp9pgqA#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: iGuitar on January 18, 2011, 01:00:34 AM
Guys, my little vid :P
Learning Backwards Hang5's (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqghZtxZg_s#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: 5hane 2.0 on January 18, 2011, 02:39:35 PM
Guys, my little vid :P

good job man!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Havokflat on January 18, 2011, 04:00:12 PM
ya'll have really stepped up the how-to vid's.
i've watched them all at least twice, but i'm having all kinds of trouble.
i'm on my 4th full week, about 30 min's a day just on this trick.
should i stop practicing 3 or 4 tricks and just practice one trick
for the whole session?    i seem to progress slow.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: 5hane 2.0 on January 18, 2011, 09:37:43 PM
should i stop practicing 3 or 4 tricks and just practice one trick
for the whole session?    i seem to progress slow.

that's what i did for hang 5's.  i HATED practicing them, they were so boring trying that pop-up over and over and not even coming close.  finally i just commited to it and focused solely on hang 5's for a few days.

you can definitely do them, you have all the skills. the thing with hang 5's is they are a little scary at first. if peg wheelies had that fear factor they would take a lot longer to learn.  hang 5's are just peg wheelies with a little fear added :)  to counter that i started going real slow.  that totally gave me the confidence to really lean over the bars and try and touch on that balance point for a second or two.  then pick up the speed a little when you have an idea of how far to lean over.

even after 7 months of doing hang 5's every day i'm still learning little techniques to make them better.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Andrew.. on January 18, 2011, 10:50:55 PM
5hane, thanks for posting that vid, I'm going to try your technique next time I get out riding. just one thing you didn't mention though, what PSI do you pump the balloons up to?  :P
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Kilo on January 19, 2011, 03:11:55 AM
Keith King Hang 5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfGxQlYsKiw#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: iceqb25 on January 21, 2011, 08:04:15 PM
damn! hela long hang 5! i get excited when i can do you 20 ft lol
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: paulbrown692000 on January 21, 2011, 09:50:47 PM
got hang-5s on lock down.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: datisstom on January 22, 2011, 08:56:29 PM
Is this trick harder when being tiny?

5hane, you didn't explaine where the balloons are for, or is it me?  :huh:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: 5hane 2.0 on January 24, 2011, 05:27:01 PM
Is this trick harder when being tiny?

5hane, you didn't explaine where the balloons are for, or is it me?  :huh:

the balloons help lift the backwheel and stabilise the back end!

.. no i was just kidding.  when i was making the video some balloons just randomly flew by me and i thought 'what if you could tie a bunch of helium filled balloons to the back of your bike to help learn hang 5's at first?  so i grabbed them up and the rest is...

just a lame joke  ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: MaykoLee on January 24, 2011, 08:35:11 PM
plz let the next month's trick be a bk wheel trick, i dont ride front wheel.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: 5hane 2.0 on January 26, 2011, 10:27:58 PM
Is there a list for all of the tricks for this year, like there was last year?

I was wanting to film a few things for this but my computer broke.  Today I finally started scuffing bwd hang 5's into fwd hang 5's, which was something I really wanted to film :(
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: MarylandFlat on January 26, 2011, 10:46:33 PM
My first week learning hang5s I got so tired of hesitating and not popping it up high enough that I decided I would just throw myself over the bars on purpose and get it out of the way. I ended up spraining my wrists and being off my bike for a week or two. I wish I had known about the ballon method then!!!!!! :P :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Havokflat on January 26, 2011, 10:50:54 PM
My first week learning hang5s I got so tired of hesitating and not popping it up high enough that I decided I would just throw myself over the bars on purpose and get it out of the way. I ended up spraining my wrists and being off my bike for a week or two. I wish I had known about the ballon method then!!!!!! :P :beer:
Rad Dad has a 'how-to fall correctly' vid for hang 5's
you should check it out.
 ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 26, 2011, 11:13:33 PM
Is there a list for all of the tricks for this year, like there was last year?

I was wanting to film a few things for this but my computer broke.  Today I finally started scuffing bwd hang 5's into fwd hang 5's, which was something I really wanted to film :(

I was waiting to hear back from a few people I had contacted earlier and I have not had any confirmations. I will send out another message I will have a list by February. I am working at trying to keep Trick of the Month Growing and keep it fun for everyone.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: datisstom on January 27, 2011, 06:24:43 PM
Is there a list for all of the tricks for this year, like there was last year?

I was wanting to film a few things for this but my computer broke.  Today I finally started scuffing bwd hang 5's into fwd hang 5's, which was something I really wanted to film :(

I was waiting to hear back from a few people I had contacted earlier and I have not had any confirmations. I will send out another message I will have a list by February. I am working at trying to keep Trick of the Month Growing and keep it fun for everyone.

Keep on Riding!

Beginner tricks can be fun too !
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: MaykoLee on January 27, 2011, 08:10:27 PM
hey raddad can this year's trick of the month thingy be 1 month its a front wheel trick and next month be a bk wheel trick then a front wheel trick then bk wheel trick... and so on.... not like 3 or 4 month just on the same wheel 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Budz on January 27, 2011, 09:08:56 PM
think Anthony is workin on the newer clip. heres one from last year for now...just to contrubute something


my hang-5 down the hill...camera guy almost dies (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-qQG805_3Q#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: MarylandFlat on January 28, 2011, 04:39:45 AM
My first week learning hang5s I got so tired of hesitating and not popping it up high enough that I decided I would just throw myself over the bars on purpose and get it out of the way. I ended up spraining my wrists and being off my bike for a week or two. I wish I had known about the ballon method then!!!!!! :P :beer:
Rad Dad has a 'how-to fall correctly' vid for hang 5's
you should check it out.
 ;D

I dunno why but I have a bad habbit of not dumping the bike when I fall forward. I automaticaly stick my leg out to catch myself while still hanging onto the bars. 9 out of 10 times its works but every once in awhile I get tangled up and eat sh*t hard.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 28, 2011, 05:43:22 AM
hey raddad can this year's trick of the month thingy be 1 month its a front wheel trick and next month be a bk wheel trick then a front wheel trick then bk wheel trick... and so on.... not like 3 or 4 month just on the same wheel 

I think we can do that. That should be a good mix. I will have some time this weekend. I will put out the rest of the list so everyone can get prepared. Thanks Maykolee for the suggestion.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Callum on January 28, 2011, 02:25:51 PM
My first week learning hang5s I got so tired of hesitating and not popping it up high enough that I decided I would just throw myself over the bars on purpose and get it out of the way. I ended up spraining my wrists and being off my bike for a week or two. I wish I had known about the ballon method then!!!!!! :P :beer:
Rad Dad has a 'how-to fall correctly' vid for hang 5's
you should check it out.
 ;D

I dunno why but I have a bad habbit of not dumping the bike when I fall forward. I automaticaly stick my leg out to catch myself while still hanging onto the bars. 9 out of 10 times its works but every once in awhile I get tangled up and eat sh*t hard.

;D I do the exact same thing.. 9/10 I do save myself but i've had two close calls with smacking my head off the tredmill handle and off a metal stand thing in my garage. I'd rather catch myself most of the time than keep taking falls onto concrete..
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 28, 2011, 10:49:46 PM
Trick of the Month Hang 5 with Adam DiClaudio (http://vimeo.com/2860485)
Trick of the Month Hang 5 David Weathersby (http://vimeo.com/2717308)
Trick of the Month Hang 5 Andy Cooper (http://vimeo.com/2781327)
Trick of the Month January 2009 Hang 5 Josh Duffek (http://vimeo.com/2766164)
Trick of the Month January 2009 Mark Dandridge (http://vimeo.com/2766185)
Trick of the Month Hang 5 with Will Redd (http://vimeo.com/2961213)

Here are some older submission from previous years. Hang 5 is always a classic!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: SJBMX on January 28, 2011, 11:06:28 PM
What will be the next trick of the month?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Cdbeatmaster on January 29, 2011, 07:54:33 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/33cyrlk.jpg)

My hang5 picture ^^

Thanks to Wouter van der Linde
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Havokflat on January 30, 2011, 12:27:17 AM
([url]http://i55.tinypic.com/33cyrlk.jpg[/url])

My hang5 picture ^^

Thanks to Wouter van der Linde

Nice!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 30, 2011, 02:01:37 PM
Here is the list for 2011

January- Hang 5
February – Turbine Peg Wheelie Sponsored By Team Mc Duff
March – Cliffhanger Sponsored By Moya
April – Stick B Sponsored by Adam Diclaudio
May- G-turn sponsored by Scott Powell
June- Dump Truck
July- Hitchhiker Juggler sponsored by Bobby Carter
August-Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
September- Crackpacker Sponsored by Kris Veal
October-Lung Spin
November- Whiplash
December-Death Truck

Thanks MaykoLee for your feed back. Its now set up with front wheel 1 month and backwheel the next month.

BIG SHOUT OUT to Team Mc Duff Scott Powell and Matt Wilhelm  for sponsoring Trick of the Month!!

You can visit the http://flatstyle.blogspot.com/  (http://flatstyle.blogspot.com/)

Scott Powell Fan Page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/SP/193218080689938?v=wall#!/pages/SP/193218080689938 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/SP/193218080689938?v=wall#!/pages/SP/193218080689938)

Matt Wilhelm
http://www.mattbmx.com/ (http://www.mattbmx.com/)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: datisstom on January 30, 2011, 04:28:51 PM
Thanks for putting some beginner stuff in it ! I think I'll be doing cliffhangers and Time Machines in a week!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 30, 2011, 05:27:29 PM
Thanks for putting some beginner stuff in it ! I think I'll be doing cliffhangers and Time Machines in a week!

The trick of the month is not designed for a rider to learn a new trick every month. Is is possible? Yes!! 5hane learned Hitchhikers when it was on Trick of the Month.
  When ever you have a few people trying the same trick it creates motivation and creativity. There are more than enough people here that if you want to learn a Cliffhanger or Time Machine we can help you reach your goals. For me personally I learned cliffhanger in about 10 days. Crackpakers 3 years in the making. Everything is different for each person. Approach it with a can do attitude. Even if you don't reach your goal at least you know that you gave it 100% effort. That is all anyone can ever ask of you.
   Most importantly its designed to get you out side to work on riding  your bike. For me personally I don't ride on my back wheel. Every other month there is a back wheel trick that I can't do right now. That means every other month I can pursue some tricks that I can't do yet. Since there is a list I know how much time I have to learn that trick. Even if I don't hit that trick that month. I know that I have made progress and I will keep working on that trick until I get it. It is a Journey that I am taking and it will take more than a month to reach it. Its going to take a life time. I am glad you decided to take this journey with me deep into the world of Flatland.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 30, 2011, 05:50:51 PM
What will be the next trick of the month?

Turbine Peg Wheelie Sponsored By Team McDuff!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: datisstom on January 30, 2011, 06:20:37 PM
Thanks for putting some beginner stuff in it ! I think I'll be doing cliffhangers and Time Machines in a week!

The trick of the month is not designed for a rider to learn a new trick every month. Is is possible? Yes!! 5hane learned Hitchhikers when it was on Trick of the Month.
  When ever you have a few people trying the same trick it creates motivation and creativity. There are more than enough people here that if you want to learn a Cliffhanger or Time Machine we can help you reach your goals. For me personally I learned cliffhanger in about 10 days. Crackpakers 3 years in the making. Everything is different for each person. Approach it with a can do attitude. Even if you don't reach your goal at least you know that you gave it 100% effort. That is all anyone can ever ask of you.
   Most importantly its designed to get you out side to work on riding  your bike. For me personally I don't ride on my back wheel. Every other month there is a back wheel trick that I can't do right now. That means every other month I can pursue some tricks that I can't do yet. Since there is a list I know how much time I have to learn that trick. Even if I don't hit that trick that month. I know that I have made progress and I will keep working on that trick until I get it. It is a Journey that I am taking and it will take more than a month to reach it. Its going to take a life time. I am glad you decided to take this journey with me deep into the world of Flatland.

Keep on Riding!

My point is, that list is nothing for beginners. It would be nice if beginners could post a vid too..
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: dan4130 on January 30, 2011, 07:00:40 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5132/5399813889_c70a973698.jpg)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Lukas @ Innsbruck on January 30, 2011, 07:19:38 PM
Thanks for putting some beginner stuff in it ! I think I'll be doing cliffhangers and Time Machines in a week!

I think it is a good mix.

Hang 5, Turbine Peg Wheelies and Whiplash are tricks a bigger should learn. I count myself as a beginner and recently did my first whiplash after nearly a year of practising this trick. And Turbine Peg wheelies seem to be fun and I am looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: datisstom on January 30, 2011, 07:22:50 PM
What is your consideration of 'beginner' ?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: MaykoLee on January 30, 2011, 07:42:53 PM
February – Turbine Peg Wheelie

woop! woop! i got some filming to do next month!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 30, 2011, 07:49:32 PM
New Update- Bobby Carter is now sponsoring the month of July-Hitchhiker Juggler 

http://www.diversiontv.com/ (http://www.diversiontv.com/)

Thanks BOBBY!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 30, 2011, 08:06:17 PM
What is your consideration of 'beginner' ?

Quick question for you. What tricks are you able to complete right now? What are you currently working on?

I have been putting together trick of the month since 2004. I have tried many different things over the years. If the tricks are too easy IE(Endo's, Forkglides) there is not much participation. There were a few months that I tried link of the month. Very little participation again.  When the tricks are right in the middle. (IE Timemachine, Hang 5, Whiplash) there is a lot of participation. I try to make if fun for everyone. I have seen some riders do some of these tricks in there first year of riding. From the list as far as just starting out first month ever of riding. No I would not suggest any of these tricks for that level of riding. But if you have had a few month into riding Turbine Peg Wheelie- Next month hosted by Team McDuff. Its a great starting trick. I know I CAN'T DO IT..hahah I am going to have fun trying to learn it though. Also Whiplash is pretty basic by today's standards too. I have seen that in beginners contest many times. Single whip that is.

List is up now but I can take suggestions for next year if you would like to make any. I always take suggestion, ask MaykoLee!!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: Lukas @ Innsbruck on January 30, 2011, 08:29:46 PM
What is your consideration of 'beginner' ?

When I started Flatland I startet with Forkglides and Steamrollers and was working on Hang 5 and Whiplashes. Pegwheelie is also a beginner trick and turbine is also a good practise for the overall balance.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: datisstom on January 30, 2011, 08:54:43 PM
What is your consideration of 'beginner' ?

Quick question for you. What tricks are you able to complete right now? What are you currently working on?

I have been putting together trick of the month since 2004. I have tried many different things over the years. If the tricks are too easy IE(Endo's, Forkglides) there is not much participation. There were a few months that I tried link of the month. Very little participation again.  When the tricks are right in the middle. (IE Timemachine, Hang 5, Whiplash) there is a lot of participation. I try to make if fun for everyone. I have seen some riders do some of these tricks in there first year of riding. From the list as far as just starting out first month ever of riding. No I would not suggest any of these tricks for that level of riding. But if you have had a few month into riding Turbine Peg Wheelie- Next month hosted by Team McDuff. Its a great starting trick. I know I CAN'T DO IT..hahah I am going to have fun trying to learn it though. Also Whiplash is pretty basic by today's standards too. I have seen that in beginners contest many times. Single whip that is.

List is up now but I can take suggestions for next year if you would like to make any. I always take suggestion, ask MaykoLee!!

Keep on Riding!

You're right, I should stop whining, seriously. I just hate it that there's so many factors that that cause that I progress sooo slow (bumpy spot, i'm only 1m50, don't have much time..).

Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 30, 2011, 09:19:15 PM
What is your consideration of 'beginner' ?

Quick question for you. What tricks are you able to complete right now? What are you currently working on?

I have been putting together trick of the month since 2004. I have tried many different things over the years. If the tricks are too easy IE(Endo's, Forkglides) there is not much participation. There were a few months that I tried link of the month. Very little participation again.  When the tricks are right in the middle. (IE Timemachine, Hang 5, Whiplash) there is a lot of participation. I try to make if fun for everyone. I have seen some riders do some of these tricks in there first year of riding. From the list as far as just starting out first month ever of riding. No I would not suggest any of these tricks for that level of riding. But if you have had a few month into riding Turbine Peg Wheelie- Next month hosted by Team McDuff. Its a great starting trick. I know I CAN'T DO IT..hahah I am going to have fun trying to learn it though. Also Whiplash is pretty basic by today's standards too. I have seen that in beginners contest many times. Single whip that is.

List is up now but I can take suggestions for next year if you would like to make any. I always take suggestion, ask MaykoLee!!

Keep on Riding!

You're right, I should stop whining, seriously. I just hate it that there's so many factors that that cause that I progress sooo slow (bumpy spot, i'm only 1m50, don't have much time..).



I spent a good portion of a year not making what I thought was progress. I was becoming very frustrated but I kept trying. All of a sudden something just clicked. I started learning things again. Some times we have to go for awhile with what seems like a little or no progress. But in reality your building strength, stamina and more balance. Is there any trick on the list that you would like to learn? I am more than happy to help you along the way with the tricks that I can currently do. Backwheel for me would be blind leading the blind but hey its just fun to get out there and try.

When John and Tod and few others started to focus on Death trucks I thought I would give it a try...I AM SO NOT EVEN CLOSE..hahaha But I tried and I had fun. That's what its all really about. Progress is great but if your not having fun it makes progression harder to achieve.

Keep on Riding!   
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 30, 2011, 09:30:56 PM
http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=23326.0 (http://www.global-flat.com/smf/index.php?topic=23326.0)

Another thing that I had started on BMX Freestyler was Todays Riding. Jim introduced it here on Global as Today's Riding Video version. This gives everyone who's may not be even close to the "Trick of the Month" and feel overwhelmed to show what tricks they are working on. I have made MANY todays riding videos.
http://vimeo.com/album/1336842 (http://vimeo.com/album/1336842)

Many times I will work on Trick of the Month during my Today's Riding videos. They are a lot of fun to do. Pushes me in between contest and online battles to keep pushing my personal progression. I think that about covers everyone :D

Keep on Riding!!!

Rad Dad
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: datisstom on January 30, 2011, 09:35:34 PM
What is your consideration of 'beginner' ?

Quick question for you. What tricks are you able to complete right now? What are you currently working on?

I have been putting together trick of the month since 2004. I have tried many different things over the years. If the tricks are too easy IE(Endo's, Forkglides) there is not much participation. There were a few months that I tried link of the month. Very little participation again.  When the tricks are right in the middle. (IE Timemachine, Hang 5, Whiplash) there is a lot of participation. I try to make if fun for everyone. I have seen some riders do some of these tricks in there first year of riding. From the list as far as just starting out first month ever of riding. No I would not suggest any of these tricks for that level of riding. But if you have had a few month into riding Turbine Peg Wheelie- Next month hosted by Team McDuff. Its a great starting trick. I know I CAN'T DO IT..hahah I am going to have fun trying to learn it though. Also Whiplash is pretty basic by today's standards too. I have seen that in beginners contest many times. Single whip that is.

List is up now but I can take suggestions for next year if you would like to make any. I always take suggestion, ask MaykoLee!!

Keep on Riding!

You're right, I should stop whining, seriously. I just hate it that there's so many factors that that cause that I progress sooo slow (bumpy spot, i'm only 1m50, don't have much time..).



 Is there any trick on the list that you would like to learn? I am more than happy to help you along the way with the tricks that I can currently do. Backwheel for me would be blind leading the blind but hey its just fun to get out there and try.
   

I'm working on hang 5's at the moment !
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: SJBMX on January 30, 2011, 09:53:32 PM
Here is the list for 2011

January- Hang 5
February – Turbine Peg Wheelie Sponsored By Team Mc Duff
March – Cliffhanger
April – Stick B
May- G-turn sponsored by Scott Powell
June- Dump Truck
July- Hitchhiker Juggler
August-Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
September- Crackpacker
October-Lung Spin
November- Whiplash
December-Death Truck

Thanks MaykoLee for your feed back. Its now set up with front wheel 1 month and backwheel the next month.

BIG SHOUT OUT to Team Mc Duff Scott Powell and Matt Wilhelm  for sponsoring Trick of the Month!!

You can visit the [url]http://flatstyle.blogspot.com/[/url]  ([url]http://flatstyle.blogspot.com/[/url])

Scott Powell Fan Page
[url]http://www.facebook.com/pages/SP/193218080689938?v=wall#[/url]!/pages/SP/193218080689938 ([url]http://www.facebook.com/pages/SP/193218080689938?v=wall#[/url]!/pages/SP/193218080689938)

Matt Wilhelm
[url]http://www.mattbmx.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.mattbmx.com/[/url])

Is the G-turn in May front wheel?.. Mc circle or steamroller gturn or just all G-turns on frontwheel?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 30, 2011, 09:53:44 PM
How far are you coming along with them? Do you need tips?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 30, 2011, 09:56:12 PM
This G-Turn is the original G-Turn from the pedals. Its a 180 on your front wheel and you keep rolling on your front wheel backwards.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: SJBMX on January 30, 2011, 10:00:49 PM
This G-Turn is the original G-Turn from the pedals. Its a 180 on your front wheel and you keep rolling on your front wheel backwards.
Woah! that's a nice one!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: melon lover on January 30, 2011, 11:17:14 PM
yes the hang 5 is causing me a bit of grieve i got it in a comfortable position on the second day(for about 3 seconds) and havent found it since
hopefully ill get it soon
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: iGuitar on January 31, 2011, 12:06:02 AM
This G-Turn is the original G-Turn from the pedals. Its a 180 on your front wheel and you keep rolling on your front wheel backwards.
Oh yeah, I'd like to learn them! Inspired by Travis Collier's 720 g-turns :'DD
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2011 - Hang 5
Post by: iGuitar on January 31, 2011, 08:49:23 PM
learned g-turn with brakes today :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 01, 2011, 06:30:22 AM
flatland bmx: how to turbine peg wheelie (in slow motion) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raHVSPT5_go#ws)
how to turbine peg wheelie (slow motion) part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fh5u1i3VHQ#ws)

Thanks to Team McDuff for sponsoring the Month of February with Turbine Peg Wheelie.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: Havokflat on February 01, 2011, 05:57:03 PM
Great vid's
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 02, 2011, 01:26:13 AM
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/01/trick-of-month-turbine-peg-wheelie-by.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/01/trick-of-month-turbine-peg-wheelie-by.html)

Page is all up now with links for all Sponsors! Now lets see some of those Turbine Peg Wheelies!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: SJBMX on February 04, 2011, 07:20:09 AM
Here my very short video I made yesterday. Could not edit it, because I don't have a mp4 edit program.

 (http://vimeo.com/19536898) (http://vimeo.com/user2813722) (http://vimeo.com)

@ Raddad: How is the trick of this month going with you?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 04, 2011, 09:18:35 PM
Pretty slow because I am on vacation with oit my bike. Spending time with my family.  I will get home next week.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: paulbrown692000 on February 04, 2011, 11:16:36 PM
ok I'm going to film this one and get in on this every month.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: datisstom on February 05, 2011, 09:17:54 PM
Tips for turbine peg wheelies for very small riders? I'm only 1m50 (4.9') and my TT is 19' so it's very hard for me to get the spin going, while bigger street riders at the local skate park get one full spin easily..
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: Wouter van der Linde on February 05, 2011, 09:20:32 PM
Tips for turbine peg wheelies for very small riders? I'm only 1m50 (4.9') and my TT is 19' so it's very hard for me to get the spin going, while bigger street riders at the local skate park get one full spin easily..

gewoon doen
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: datisstom on February 05, 2011, 09:29:23 PM
toen ik je naam zag wist ik dat ik weer iets droogs ging krijgen.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: Andrew.. on February 06, 2011, 06:11:00 PM
First time I'd tried turbine peg wheelies today, for t.o.t.m.... not too bad, last one was the best.

Any tips? go faster maybe?

Trick Of The Month - Feb 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A8048Tv2v0#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: jm on February 06, 2011, 06:25:00 PM
nice job! you've got the idea down, and it'll get easier with practice. a lot of people actually spin when they start, but you've got the forward-backward-forward motion. looks good man. as you get more comfortable with it, you can add speed and be more aggressive if that's what you want, but for a first day that's really well done :)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: Andrew.. on February 06, 2011, 08:04:05 PM
Thanks jm, your how-to vids helped, I watched them a few times before going out. one thing I've noticed that I was doing different to the way you did them in the vids is that when switching from forwards to backwards my right leg moved across and behind my left - didn't even realise I was doing that until I watched back the vid I posted. Will have to try them both feet on the pegs next time.  :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: Budz on February 06, 2011, 10:50:21 PM
real smooth too....like your lettin the trick FLOW and not forcing it to happen. :mellow:
keep it up!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: MaykoLee on February 08, 2011, 05:27:35 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN WEEKS!!!!!!!!
Bristol Uk is sunny! so i got some filming done fortrick of the month
woop woop
BIG UP BRISTOL!
BMX FLATLAND Trick: Peg Wheelie Turbine + Variations (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEMeeDF5noM#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 08, 2011, 10:37:05 PM
That was very cool Maykolee. I loved the one handed variation!! I still have not had a chance to ride this month. It may have to wait till Saturday at this rate. I have only trubine tricks on accident and never more than once. I am eager to give it a go.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: iGuitar on February 08, 2011, 10:51:05 PM
I only started getting good with peg wheelies in a straight line today :'DD Maybe I can turbine them till this month ends  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 08, 2011, 11:39:42 PM
One thing that Kelly Baldwin showed me that helped a lot when learning to carve was to sort of extend one arm fully and bend the other. Depending on the directions your carving. As I got better at carving around I was in the position. I really want to give it a go. I may try really fast today before it gets to cold and freezes over again.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: SFV_BOY on February 09, 2011, 12:23:35 AM
ehhhh... this is the trick i was doing when i broke my rib on sunday... lol
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: datisstom on February 09, 2011, 12:47:00 PM
ehhhh... this is the trick i was doing when i broke my rib on sunday... lol

Well thats inspiring.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 09, 2011, 02:11:23 PM
Finally got a chance to ride for the first time this month. I got 1 in. I may have hit 2 but it was hard to tell if I just did a spin or not. When the weather permits I will do some filming.

Keep on Riding!!

Heal up JoWii!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: MaykoLee on February 09, 2011, 04:09:49 PM
nice to see people are trying out this trick, the best tips to this trick other than just practice is

try to start fast with a lot of carve going, if u done it right at one point the bike will start going backward, than bend ur leg a bit and realse it to bring it forward again.

if u cant get it right, try it with a scuff to bring the bike going backward it will help, thats how i learnt it.

after u can do like 2 and got it dailed it is all about feeling the motion of backward and forward and maintaining that motion.

those one handed one that i do i actually learnt them by accidents started working on it and it just came, but the most i can do is only 2   
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: Havokflat on February 10, 2011, 03:45:48 AM
ehhhh... this is the trick i was doing when i broke my rib on sunday... lol

Well thats inspiring.
^_^ ^_^      where do i get rib guards?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 10, 2011, 04:21:50 AM
Matt Hoffman used to wear a Chest Protector BITD. I think that is my biggest fear with the back wheel is falling on my peg. I have to really work on this when this storm blows over.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: Budz on February 11, 2011, 04:50:34 AM
That was very cool Maykolee. I loved the one handed variation!!
zerox! :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: Budz on February 17, 2011, 06:31:54 PM
Im not too good at these, but Im gonna give it a spin(pun intended) later today or manana. :mellow:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: Budz on February 18, 2011, 11:37:48 AM
Was nice to have warm weather so I could get out and ride again.
Feel like Ive been hibernating this winter.

Global-Flat.com trickofthemonth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZyudjE4xZI#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: jm on February 24, 2011, 12:33:11 AM
four (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nbf35eeygU#ws)

sorta
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 24, 2011, 01:57:01 AM
Rad Dad- Trick of the Month Turbine Peg Wheelie (http://vimeo.com/20310644)
I was finally able to get my submission in. RIGHT ON!!!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: Vic Román on February 26, 2011, 04:47:47 AM
surfer_atomico:Turbine Peg Wheelie (http://vimeo.com/20360006)

I need to keep working on them but,here`s a little something. :mellow:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: iGuitar on February 26, 2011, 11:12:14 AM
Man, that was spinning and not turbinning, I think  :huh:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2011 - Turbine Peg Wheelie by Team Mc Duff
Post by: Vic Román on February 27, 2011, 03:10:42 AM
Man, that was spinning and not turbinning, I think  :huh:
It does say at the bottom of the video,that I need to keep working on them ...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: Moya-1 on March 01, 2011, 02:29:49 PM
hey guys! im the sponsor of this month, hope u learn cliffhanger very well. and do at least all the variations of the video. hahahha :ph34r:
HOW TO CLIFFHANGER TOTM by MOYA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q32TAB8QaMw#ws)

Cliffhanger by Moya TOTM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cVkV5917vY#ws)

have fun and go ride
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: Vic Román on March 02, 2011, 05:25:00 AM
This year I`m committed  to trick of the month.So far I can hang 5 a little bit (thanks to trick of the month) and need more rotations on the turbine peg wheelies.TOTM  keeps me motivated and I`m going to try them all.

It`s going to hurt ,but its going to be on video and it might be funny. ^_^
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: SJBMX on March 02, 2011, 03:12:05 PM
How to fall with cliffhangers?  ^_^
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: Budz on March 03, 2011, 07:08:39 AM
How to fall with cliffhangers?  ^_^
Im going to up the ante, and post a "how NOT to do cliffhangers" vid.
Since Ive put in just about zero time trying to learn this trick, its not going to be pretty.
Hope it doesnt end my season early
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 03, 2011, 01:51:05 PM
I filmed many bails as well. I will be putting it all together soon. I even hit a new Cliffhanger Combo for Trick of the Month!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: indyBarber73 on March 03, 2011, 02:16:16 PM
Nicely done Moya,you are the Man loved how you showed so many variations,it is an extremely fun trick when you get mad control,thanks for helping out Mark and posting.Rider4Life
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: misterpola on March 03, 2011, 03:30:46 PM
Moya that last combo was insane!  :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 04, 2011, 12:46:35 AM
Rad Dad-Trick of the Month March 2011 (http://vimeo.com/20624035)

How to fall with cliffhangers?  ^_^


I threw in some of my bails to help you out. Moya is working on a more detailed way to bail out of Cliffhanger. I even hit something new for the first time EVER! I have tried it many times before but never could go all the way.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: Kevin G. on March 04, 2011, 02:47:14 PM
I like this trick so much because it's so insane

But I find it scary because I could hurt my nuts. :crash:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 04, 2011, 03:04:08 PM
Here are my two diary entry's for a cliffhanger. WOW I forgot how long it has been. I really seams just like last year but this is from 2009. I hope someone out there can find some motivation to keep pushing.

Keep on Riding!
Diary of a Cliffhanger Updated with Landing! (http://vimeo.com/5350287)
Diary of a Cliffhanger Part 2 "The Combo" (http://vimeo.com/11283644)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: DaviD (dave0) on March 04, 2011, 11:28:13 PM
haha mark the first bail in the video i was like "why didn't you just grab the seat?!?!"


i actually started working on cliffhangers again, since i faceplanted from one 3 months ago i kinda took a break from it lol hope i can put a vid here because i am learning to pump them now.


Cliffhanger: DON'T jump forwards too early, even if its 0.2 seconds, you might get hooked on the bars and go face first.

and bailing backwards is super easy if you just grab the seat and open your legs
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 04, 2011, 11:59:32 PM
On the first bail. I was going to swing into steam but as you saw it didn't work out to well. Hahaha I threw the bails in to show different ways to get out safely. Knock on WOOD!! I have not had a bad fall with cliffhangers. I have been trying to pump them as well. I really want to learn how to get in and out using Karl. Moya told me once my Karl is Perfect I will not have a problem. SO I am working on Karl to get it 1000% hahaha

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: DaviD (dave0) on March 05, 2011, 12:29:24 AM
ye you only get hurt when you are not 100% concentrated/not "respecting" the trick  :rolleyes:

Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: 5hane 2.0 on March 05, 2011, 04:08:40 PM
I really want to learn how to get in and out using Karl. Moya told me once my Karl is Perfect I will not have a problem. SO I am working on Karl to get it 1000% hahaha

Keep on Riding!


getting into them from the karl is pretty easy, just bring that leg over and don't rush it to the peg until you feel balanced.  it feels very similar to a regular karl when you're in that position.  you definitely can do them because your karl looks way better than mine. (i get a lot of forearm pain from karls so i dont practice them much)

hope its okay i post this here.  this is from a few weeks ago right after i learned the karl transition.

whiplash to cliffhanger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvXPh9R8V_Y#ws)

 im working on 1 footed cliffhangers right now and hope to have something by the end of the month.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: Andrew.. on March 05, 2011, 09:02:42 PM
Rad Dad it looks like you crushed your nuts something rotten a few times in the first video! owch  ^_^
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 06, 2011, 06:55:07 AM
@Matelot No I didn't crush anything. I was able to jump out most of the time. I have KNOCK ON WOOD. Never gotten to hurt doing a cliff.

@5hane- DUDE I saw this in today's riding and I got MOTIVATED! I was jumping up and down for you. I kept meaning to send you a PM or post a message but I kept saying I will get to it.  That is so INSANELY awesome! Your progression is through the stratus fear! I remember when you told me hang 10 seat grab was easier than a Halfhiker then I went out to learn it. I have been trying to step in from Karl for awhile but not much success at all. I am really looking forward to trying it again. You make it look like cake! I was also really hoping you would post it for trick of the month!!!

Keep on Riding
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: mare on March 06, 2011, 01:20:13 PM
here is my version
cliffhanger (http://www.vimeo.com/20701667)
hope it helps
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: Carter M on March 06, 2011, 04:43:04 PM
mare that was freaking beautiful
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: DaviD (dave0) on March 06, 2011, 06:39:18 PM
man im so close to getting the idea of the pump but i usually end up getting stuck and losing speed...

cliffhanger attempt starts at 0:09

2 tricks, soon to be done (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fASph8Lj4S4#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: Moya-1 on March 06, 2011, 10:37:27 PM
I know i promised to do a HOW TO FALL CLIFFHANGER, but honestly, i was trying to film that today, and i didnt know how to do that. Instead of filming sh*t, i tryed a new trick, and this are the results. Hope u enjoy and have fun
Happy Flat sh*t (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8ghF4sQhOQ#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 06, 2011, 10:52:32 PM
Dax-Trick of the Month March 2011 (http://vimeo.com/20710839)
Sickwick-Trick of the Month March 2011 (http://vimeo.com/20710754)
David Weathersby- Trick of the Month Cliffhanger (http://vimeo.com/20709675)
Alex Johnson Trick of the Month Cliffhanger (http://vimeo.com/20708796)

WOW Keep those trick of the month submissions going!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: DaviD (dave0) on March 06, 2011, 11:42:25 PM
great now whoever is trying a cliffhanger can just choose which style suits him and replay the video 100 times haha
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: SJBMX on March 07, 2011, 07:45:43 AM


Her my video.
Any tips?
If I do the trick then I always fall backwards, how can I hold my balance? (http://vimeo.com/20716719)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: iGuitar on March 07, 2011, 11:59:02 AM
5hane 2.0, inspired by your userpic, I saw the "taxidriver" yesterday  ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: SJBMX on March 09, 2011, 06:32:43 PM


For more videos go to
[url=http://www.sjbmxflatland.com/blog.html]www.sjbmxflatland.com/blog.html (http://vimeo.com/20837356)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: SJBMX on March 09, 2011, 06:49:40 PM
Any suggestions for the seat height. Does it matter how high your seat is? My seat is now very high.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: MaykoLee on March 09, 2011, 06:50:51 PM
f*ck this trick i dont even have enough space in between my seat and my bk wheel
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: Moya-1 on March 09, 2011, 10:48:06 PM
i have my seat very high, but dont know. try it, diferents positions
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: DaviD (dave0) on March 10, 2011, 03:00:04 AM
ill give you 20$ if you do it with a slammed seat
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: BmxXriderX06 on March 10, 2011, 04:27:40 AM
Cliff Hanger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqAOCLwmWVs#)

Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: indyBarber73 on March 10, 2011, 12:48:34 PM
thanks for posting trick of the month Mark,really have enjoyed watching all videos for all months its a good way to get guys motivated and stocked to learn new tricks.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: dwin_gtr on March 10, 2011, 01:30:57 PM
hmm i can do hang 5s reasonably decent but i really cant seem to get into the behind seat position for cliffhangers,i'll try to lean forwards even more but if anyone has a tip for getting into the trick i would really appreciate it
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 10, 2011, 01:38:29 PM
Getting behind the seat can be tricky at first. Is your seat post high or low? You can do it either way but you will have more room between you and the tire if the seat is higher. When ever I get into the position its almost like a hang 5 but the balance point is higher because your bike will become more vertical. When you are making attempts is it going all the way over or are you trying to figure out a way around your seat?

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 10, 2011, 01:56:11 PM
steam-karl-seatgrab-hang 5-cliff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlxHiswPpiM#)

Yes another new combination!! Just in time for Trick of the Month!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: indyBarber73 on March 10, 2011, 03:15:45 PM
Mark it is really great to see you progressing the way you are you are a huge inspiration to alot of people keep doing the damn thing.   Rider4life   Chris Armstrong
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: SJBMX on March 10, 2011, 03:44:10 PM
Nice Mark!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: dwin_gtr on March 10, 2011, 04:16:41 PM
thanks Raddad,

my seat position is medium height. When I attempt it I just feel as if my seat is stopping me from going back? If the weather's good tomorrow i'll post a video of what i'm doing wrong.

Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: DaviD (dave0) on March 10, 2011, 07:44:13 PM
so, anyone gonna repeat this one here?:

Hiroya Morizaki in Setagaya! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3WwIMgzBls#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 11, 2011, 12:28:48 AM
Hiroya Morizaki FTW....WOW that was crazy cool! I was thinking the past couple of days of different things to add to Trick of the Month. Nothing is worked out but I am just thinking out loud. Having a vote by week 3 on winners posted on the last week for such things as

1 Most Variations of TOTM
2 Most Difficult Ride In
3 Longest link of tricks that includes TOTM
4 Most importantly list the people that learned TOTM that MONTH!

Just another way to help motivate and inspire others out there.

Just thinking out loud.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: Moya-1 on March 11, 2011, 12:36:53 AM
Hiroya Morizaki FTW....WOW that was crazy cool! I was thinking the past couple of days of different things to add to Trick of the Month. Nothing is worked out but I am just thinking out loud. Having a vote by week 3 on winners posted on the last week for such things as

1 Most Variations of TOTM
2 Most Difficult Ride In
3 Longest link of tricks that includes TOTM
4 Most importantly list the people that learned TOTM that MONTH!

Just another way to help motivate and inspire others out there.

Just thinking out loud.

Keep on Riding!
I think that is a good idea, not just do the trick of the month. WOrk on him and do the most things u can. Today has been the first riding day in march i dont learn a new variation of cliffhanger, but learn 2 diferent tricks as well hahhaha
my rap is Crap
thats why i ride flat
i am your teacher
so go riding beaches,
 :ph34r:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 11, 2011, 12:57:27 AM

[/quote]
my rap is Crap
thats why i ride flat
i am your teacher
so go riding beaches,
 :ph34r:
[/quote]

Making lyrics is easy as rolling a cliff
Open up your mind and don't be too stiff
You can do it go ahead you got  mad flow
Any time your ready you have clearance to go!

BOOM!!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: Moya-1 on March 11, 2011, 09:41:04 AM



Making lyrics is easy as rolling a cliff
Open up your mind and don't be too stiff
You can do it go ahead you got  mad flow
Any time your ready you have clearance to go!

BOOM!!!


hahahah FREESTYLE!!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 15, 2011, 03:48:35 AM
Rad Dad- Trick of the Month Cliffhanger - Part 2 (http://vimeo.com/21049392)
I am so stoked about today's riding. I was working on Cliffhanger today and I hit 2 new things. I finally figured out how to get back to Hang 5 from Cliffhanger. That has boggled my mind for some time. I think I have have been doing so many Cliffhangers this month I have become very stable while in it. I am VERY excited about this!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: indyBarber73 on March 15, 2011, 02:47:59 PM
Great job Mark!!Looks like your having alot of fun.Keep riding Flat4Life
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: Moya-1 on March 15, 2011, 03:47:58 PM
RAD DAD, incredible progresioN!!!!
AS sponsor of the trick of the month, i have a mission for u mark. I want to see U doing CLiffhanger to Hangfive, to steam roller, then to hangten and then CLiffhanger.
U HAVE 2 WEEKS!!!!!!!!!
 :ph34r:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 16, 2011, 12:43:10 AM
One little thing. After steam in order to get to Hang 10 I will have to do karl..heheheh I accept your challenge!!

I love that Idea of issuing a challenge to riders that are willing to accept a challenge for them. That can really push everyone!!

Okay I am on it...I better look at that again so I don't miss one...hahah

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: 5hane 2.0 on March 19, 2011, 09:05:17 PM


Her my video.
Any tips?
If I do the trick then I always fall backwards, how can I hold my balance?
 ([url]http://vimeo.com/20716719[/url])


i got a tip for you. i was having the exact same problem

-quit falling backwards and force yourself to start bailing forwards by hopping over the bars.  you're not even trying to roll a cliff, just trying to get confident at bailing forwards.  *your bike might take a bit of a beating here.
-then when you feel comfortable doing that, got your confidence that those bars aren't going to mess you up if you bail forwards, start working your balance backwards bit by bit until you hit the sweet spot and start rolling them.

worked for me.  you can definitely do these, i see you rolling it enough.  they're scary at first but easy once you get the hang of how to bail forwards and backwards they're not scary at all.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: Moya-1 on March 20, 2011, 11:22:32 AM
HEy guys, i have a new cliffhanger move, i dont know if it is original or not. however it is at the end of the video
Sun Flat Fun (Perrilla 2000) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs2O1jIl5Ew#ws)
 :ph34r:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: SJBMX on March 22, 2011, 08:17:24 AM


Her my video.
Any tips?
If I do the trick then I always fall backwards, how can I hold my balance?
 ([url]http://vimeo.com/20716719[/url])


i got a tip for you. i was having the exact same problem

-quit falling backwards and force yourself to start bailing forwards by hopping over the bars.  you're not even trying to roll a cliff, just trying to get confident at bailing forwards.  *your bike might take a bit of a beating here.
-then when you feel comfortable doing that, got your confidence that those bars aren't going to mess you up if you bail forwards, start working your balance backwards bit by bit until you hit the sweet spot and start rolling them.

worked for me.  you can definitely do these, i see you rolling it enough.  they're scary at first but easy once you get the hang of how to bail forwards and backwards they're not scary at all.

Thanks for the tip! I will make a new video of how I am doing them at the moment.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: SJBMX on March 22, 2011, 06:11:20 PM
Today I felt progression with Cliffhangers! Filmed some cliffs.
Will make a video soon.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: SJBMX on March 22, 2011, 08:13:08 PM


Filmed some cliffhangers. They are going better.
If you have tips then tell me. Thanks (http://vimeo.com/21356644)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: rawchild on March 22, 2011, 08:56:20 PM
good job keep it up,  you should have that no time.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: SJBMX on March 23, 2011, 06:32:45 PM
I felt again progression today ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: MIKE EVANS on March 23, 2011, 06:59:41 PM
Rad Dad- Trick of the Month Cliffhanger - Part 2 ([url]http://vimeo.com/21049392[/url])
I am so stoked about today's riding. I was working on Cliffhanger today and I hit 2 new things. I finally figured out how to get back to Hang 5 from Cliffhanger. That has boggled my mind for some time. I think I have have been doing so many Cliffhangers this month I have become very stable while in it. I am VERY excited about this!

Keep on Riding!
Mark, you are doing so awesome at taking all the individual tricks you have been learning and just stringing them all together. It takes alot of control to do that and your links are looking very smooth. Keep it up.

MIKE
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: SJBMX on March 25, 2011, 05:41:09 PM
Final result of this month
Cliffhanger final result of this month (http://vimeo.com/21489355)

I will do them next month :ph34r:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 25, 2011, 10:47:02 PM
That is so excellent! Great Job SJBMX!!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: SJBMX on March 27, 2011, 08:59:52 PM
This afternoon I was able to ride it like 8 metres 3 or 4 times! This evening I landed 5 very scatchy and I didn't rode them long. But I landed it. :ph34r:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 27, 2011, 10:02:26 PM
This afternoon I was able to ride it like 8 metres 3 or 4 times! This evening I landed 5 very scatchy and I didn't rode them long. But I landed it. :ph34r:
WOW Great News!! The best news of the day!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: SJBMX on March 27, 2011, 10:07:25 PM
Hehe nice. Trick of the month works a lot ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: Moya-1 on March 28, 2011, 12:08:51 AM
This afternoon I was able to ride it like 8 metres 3 or 4 times! This evening I landed 5 very scatchy and I didn't rode them long. But I landed it. :ph34r:
good job!!!!!!!! it is great !!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2011 - Cliffhanger by Moya
Post by: MaykoLee on April 01, 2011, 01:01:30 AM
BMX Flatland Trick: Stick B Spin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJGfO-OwC34#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 01, 2011, 01:19:19 PM
New Month New Trick New Sponsorship. Special thanks to Rick MacDonald for stepping in at the last moment to help everyone out. I asked on Facebook yesterday looking for another sponsor when I realized the original plan fell through. So here it is Thanks Rick!

Stick B how-to (http://vimeo.com/21783138)
OK, to start with the most simple entry to a StickB, put your right leg over the bike and hang it down by the left side of your botttom bracket. Have your left pedal facing up, it will be out of the way once you get the bike upside down. Do a little endo, and plant your right foot right at the BB so you can be ready to scuff at the correct moment. I also hold my rear brake the whole way.

It's basically a matter of assembly. Endo, plant your toe on the tire, bring the bike right up to your hips...you will be turning the bars at this same time too. You can grab the fork leg as you start scuffing but watch for fingers in the spokes..youch! I grab the peg with my left hand, pass it to the right hand, and you want to throw it all behind you pretty quick and begin scuffing. Keep all your weight on the peg leg, so you can scuff more easily, and when you want to pull out, start to pull the bike back up to your level, pass the peg from your right to your left hand as you slow down the scuff and reach the brake. Your bars should turn right after this point too. When the bike gets real low in front of you, lean back so you don't end up on the ground too! Try to hit the left pedal, which will facing sort of up, and use it to pedal away...Keep practicing it and this "re-assembly" stage will become second nature, honestly!

There are lots of ways to get out of it...you can pivot with your scuffing foot on the tire into an upside-down wheelie, you can even grab the brake and jump way out onto the front pegs as the front end comes down...You'll also see me do a little dumptruck, (rolling into a StickB)...it's best to quickly roll into this one, I start with bars backwards, wheelie up and reach with right hand over to left peg, as you pull it up fast, toss the whole bike behind you without losing forward momentum, and get to scuffin'!

I added a few examples (and plenty of failed attempts) at combining a lardyard into a switch-footed StickB, and a no-handed StickB with my shin behind the pedal.

It's tricky but keep analyzing my shaky impromptu video, and hopefully we'll see some reply posts with your versions too!

-Rick MacDonald 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: SJBMX on April 01, 2011, 05:19:25 PM
Today I got the cliffhangers realy in controll, rode them long and rode some out! I will make a video of it this week.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: MaykoLee on April 01, 2011, 07:37:35 PM
Quote
Stick B how-to ([url]http://vimeo.com/21783138[/url])

this is what i get so confused about!
if that was a stick b then whats a dump truck?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: Ultraman Zoffy on April 01, 2011, 08:15:14 PM
Quote
Stick B how-to ([url]http://vimeo.com/21783138[/url])

this is what i get so confused about!
if that was a stick b then whats a dump truck?


Dump truck is more or less the rolling ride-in that most people use to get into a Stick B. Stick B(itch) is pretty much the scuffing part of the trick (or, in the case of a spinning Stick B, a reference to the Stick B - like position the bike is in during the spin).
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 01, 2011, 10:16:50 PM
I have always referred to a double footed gliding bike behind you as a dump truck. At the same time I heard that called fudge packer. So many names out there. There should be an Official book. That's all that is needed and everyone would refer to that book. Circuit Approved Tricks aka CAT For all those flat cats!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: Budz on April 02, 2011, 02:28:30 AM
Quote
Stick B how-to ([url]http://vimeo.com/21783138[/url])

this is what i get so confused about!
if that was a stick b then whats a dump truck?


Dump truck is more or less the rolling ride-in that most people use to get into a Stick B. Stick B(itch) is pretty much the scuffing part of the trick (or, in the case of a spinning Stick B, a reference to the Stick B - like position the bike is in during the spin).

Thats the way I learned it too
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: 1pyroace1 on April 02, 2011, 02:37:53 AM
No footed Stick B (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azNv725ZHGI#) o sh*t  :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: indyBarber73 on April 02, 2011, 04:54:06 AM
I still think that is one of the coolest tricks Ive seen,Mad originality
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: Budz on April 02, 2011, 06:35:24 AM
OMG! WHAT THE!?!?
How do u sit on the pedal without it moving?
Just INSANE!!! :beer: :mellow:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: tod miller on April 02, 2011, 07:01:43 AM
I have always referred to a double footed gliding bike behind you as a dump truck. At the same time I heard that called fudge packer. So many names out there. There should be an Official book. That's all that is needed and everyone would refer to that book. Circuit Approved Tricks aka CAT For all those flat cats!

Keep on Riding!

Dump truck was just the rolling into Stick B trick...or what should be called a Caboose.  Ha, ha...still confused? 

Caboose was the name Kevin Jones gave the trick that is now called Stick B.  But whateves...cool trick, no matter what it's called. 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: SJBMX on April 02, 2011, 06:35:11 PM
Here the video from March.

SJ BMX Flatland Cliffhanger by Jeroen Dekker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j9VnwfLnrA#)

Got it now ;D

Thanks to Mark Dandrigde and Moya!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: Paved Paradise on April 04, 2011, 08:15:47 AM
awesome spinning stick b

My brother can do a awesome no handed spinning/scuffing stick-b
If I ever get him on his bike Ill try to film it and post up.
but with life happening who knows.
I always thought it was sick even when i never seen anyone do them.

Loving the TOTM
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: Ultraman Zoffy on April 04, 2011, 09:44:20 AM
OMG! WHAT THE!?!?
How do u sit on the pedal without it moving?
Just INSANE!!! :beer: :mellow:

I'm pretty sure that's Alex W., and I believe he's using a "roller coaster"(?) freecoaster mod... the mod was invented by Jones way back; basically, the hub functions like a coaster brake in that you pedal back and the cranks won't move (like a traditional coaster hub), but it doesn't "brake" the wheel and stop the wheel from spinning.
^ if any of that isn't accurate, please correct, as I'm only going by what I can remember...

Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: Jason Rideout on April 07, 2011, 05:19:49 AM
stick-b  Loveland Colorado.                                                                                                      (http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww214/jasonrideout/pump20.jpg)                        (http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww214/jasonrideout/pump21.jpg)                       (http://i721.photobucket.com/albums/ww214/jasonrideout/pump22.jpg)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: laame on April 08, 2011, 04:55:41 PM
Few days ago I picked back up riding after alittle bit more than 2 year break after back surgery. And I found this thread and noticed that this months trick is Stick-B. I remember trying ir a few times a logg time ago with no luck, and decided to give it a try. I was surprised that only after frew attempts I managed to get into Stick-B position brakeless. I didn't hold into it for long and after few seconds found my self on the groud smiling like a little kid. I was full of joy and accomplishemnt.
Once the constant raining stops i'll continue to work on it and when i dial it in I'll shoot a photo or video and post it here.

Thanks TotM!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: rick macdonald on April 08, 2011, 05:28:22 PM
THAT is what it's all about!  Cheers dude.    :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: Stereolab on April 10, 2011, 05:24:07 AM
Few days ago I picked back up riding after alittle bit more than 2 year break after back surgery. And I found this thread and noticed that this months trick is Stick-B. I remember trying ir a few times a logg time ago with no luck, and decided to give it a try. I was surprised that only after frew attempts I managed to get into Stick-B position brakeless. I didn't hold into it for long and after few seconds found my self on the groud smiling like a little kid. I was full of joy and accomplishemnt.
Once the constant raining stops i'll continue to work on it and when i dial it in I'll shoot a photo or video and post it here.

Thanks TotM!

If you're getting into it brakeless, i.e. dumptruck, you have the hard part down already!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: Paradoxium on April 16, 2011, 01:59:42 PM
Nice work putting the vids together guys. Maybe I'll call the stick b the Rick b for this month.  ^_^
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2011 - Stick B by Rick MacDonald
Post by: sakis on April 16, 2011, 05:01:35 PM
i have some pics also from some show,those are only from the specific trick.
one footed coasting g-turn stick b on the pedal and some two footed forward and backward pics.those are my favourite ones.
(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8460/img6352vl.th.jpg) (http://img17.imageshack.us/i/img6352vl.jpg/)
(http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/6655/img8510f.th.jpg) (http://img251.imageshack.us/i/img8510f.jpg/)
(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/866/4y2u9480.th.jpg) (http://img24.imageshack.us/i/4y2u9480.jpg/)
(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/2428/4y2u9805.th.jpg) (http://img508.imageshack.us/i/4y2u9805.jpg/)
(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/667/4y2u9412.th.jpg) (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/4y2u9412.jpg/)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2011 G-Turn sponsored by Scott Powell
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on May 01, 2011, 07:01:26 AM
Scott Powell- How to G-Turn (http://vimeo.com/23088077)
Scott Powell is a sponsor for Trick of the Month. Please visit his fan page here facebook.com/​pages/​Scott-Powell/​193218080689938 (http://facebook.com/​pages/​Scott-Powell/​193218080689938) also visit his sponsor odigrips.com/​ (http://odigrips.com/​)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2011 G-Turn sponsored by Scott Powell
Post by: jm on May 01, 2011, 07:06:36 AM
(http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/667/4y2u9412.jpg)

sick!  :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2011 G-Turn sponsored by Scott Powell
Post by: sakis on May 01, 2011, 08:49:14 AM
([url]http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/667/4y2u9412.jpg[/url])

sick!  :beer:

Thank you
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2011 G-Turn sponsored by Scott Powell
Post by: Limited on May 01, 2011, 08:57:57 AM
I think rolling that trick is way HARDER than spinning but have seen videos of Joris and Ikeda spinning it. That trick looks so manly haha
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2011 G-Turn sponsored by Scott Powell
Post by: sakis on May 01, 2011, 09:45:27 AM
I think rolling that trick is way HARDER than spinning but have seen videos of Joris and Ikeda spinning it. That trick looks so manly haha
which trick?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2011 G-Turn sponsored by Scott Powell
Post by: Limited on May 15, 2011, 09:31:48 AM
I think rolling that trick is way HARDER than spinning but have seen videos of Joris and Ikeda spinning it. That trick looks so manly haha

which trick?
([url]http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/667/4y2u9412.jpg[/url])

sick!  :beer:
this one
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2011 G-Turn sponsored by Scott Powell
Post by: Vic Román on June 02, 2011, 07:31:17 PM
New Trick of the month is up on www.BMXFreestyler.com (http://www.BMXFreestyler.com)
[youtube]The Dumptruck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Imx1SeOpwg#ws)[/youtube]
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2011 Dump Truck sponsored by John Yull
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 02, 2011, 09:34:45 PM
The Dumptruck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Imx1SeOpwg#ws)


Thanks Surfer for keeping Trick of the Month Alive. Thanks John for the support and sponsering a month.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2011 Dump Truck sponsored by John Yull
Post by: tod miller on June 03, 2011, 03:23:05 AM
Tell this dude I want my $50 bucks back for the Death Truck...Dump Truck, pshh.

I love John Yull. 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2011 Dump Truck sponsored by John Yull
Post by: Budz on June 03, 2011, 08:53:34 AM
Wow...no participation on the G-Turn front?!
Gonna get back on the bike today for the 1st time in a long time.
If it goes well,...might submit a late G-Turn entry in a few days for the hell of it.
This was the one trick of the month i really got excited about cuz its such a rad trick.
Hard to believe just one vid....btw nice how-to Scott! :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2011 Dump Truck sponsored by John Yull
Post by: Kevin G. on June 03, 2011, 10:39:07 PM
Ok, now I need to learn the dump truck, because I really wanna do stick bs, but don't have a back brake anymore.

I'll film some attempts when I have the time.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2011 Dump Truck sponsored by John Yull
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 04, 2011, 03:54:40 AM
Wow...no participation on the G-Turn front?!
Gonna get back on the bike today for the 1st time in a long time.
If it goes well,...might submit a late G-Turn entry in a few days for the hell of it.
This was the one trick of the month i really got excited about cuz its such a rad trick.
Hard to believe just one vid....btw nice how-to Scott! :beer:

Scott's video how to got a TON of exposure. It just didn't get a big response as far as people sending videos. Some people never do but practice the Trick of the Month. I thought it was odd but my pc was broken for most of this month. I just got it back today. I wasn't able to help promote like I like too. I am back now but I still am missing things from my pc that I need to get. Lets blow this month up!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2011 Dump Truck sponsored by John Yull
Post by: Limited on June 07, 2011, 03:53:59 AM
ok i seriously need a video camera...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2011 Dump Truck sponsored by John Yull
Post by: Kevin G. on June 18, 2011, 05:15:56 PM
Anyone has any tips for not touching the ground with my right foot?  :huh:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2011 Dump Truck sponsored by John Yull
Post by: Kevin G. on June 22, 2011, 12:22:57 AM
This is my current progress:

Trick of the month June 2011 Dump truck progress.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O5WWFhsrCg#)

  :P
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2011 Dump Truck sponsored by John Yull
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 22, 2011, 01:51:49 PM
I will see if I can get John Yull to chime in. Great progression!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2011 Dump Truck sponsored by John Yull
Post by: Rennace on June 26, 2011, 11:24:29 PM
I'm so stoked.  I go out to learn the dumptruck expecting it to take weeks of progression and hey I hit it in two days.  Of course I do them differently and I have no cranks (coming "soon") but still damn!  It's really just a mental trick. If you guys want a tutorial let me know.

Trick of the Month June 2011 - Dumptruck (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOWHswMfdO4#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2011 Dump Truck sponsored by John Yull
Post by: Kevin G. on June 27, 2011, 12:53:12 AM
I think I know what you mean by "mental trick". I can't do it without touching with my right foot, but it's only because i'm scared of falling backwards. I'll try to do like I did with the steamroller: lean forward more than I think I need to, it'll maybe work  ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2011 Dump Truck sponsored by John Yull
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 27, 2011, 03:13:00 PM
I'm so stoked.  I go out to learn the dumptruck expecting it to take weeks of progression and hey I hit it in two days.  Of course I do them differently and I have no cranks (coming "soon") but still damn!  It's really just a mental trick. If you guys want a tutorial let me know.

Trick of the Month June 2011 - Dumptruck ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOWHswMfdO4#ws[/url])


Warms my heart to know TRICK OF THE MONTH has yet another success story! Awesome.

Thanks for sharing!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Hitchhiker Juggler sponsored by JBobby Carter
Post by: Vic Román on July 01, 2011, 11:17:26 PM
New trick of The Month! ;D
Trick of the Month: Juggler (http://vimeo.com/25879645)
www.bmxfreestyler.com (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Hitchhiker Juggler sponsored by Bobby Carter
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 02, 2011, 11:05:43 PM
This month after watching what Bobby put together. I gave an idea for a contest I am putting together on bmxfreestyler. In addition to Trick of the Month. Details for the contest are here

http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/07/hitchhiker-juggler-contest.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/07/hitchhiker-juggler-contest.html)

Trick of the month is still going on too. So keep submitting your videos here too!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Hitchhiker Juggler sponsored by Bobby Carter
Post by: SJBMX on July 03, 2011, 08:14:04 PM
Love this trick! I am able to do one juggler and then again to hitchhiker, second juggler I need more speed.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Hitchhiker Juggler sponsored by Bobby Carter
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 03, 2011, 08:28:15 PM
The most I have ever compleated is 2. I am so very close to the third one. I just get to excited at finally doing a thrid one. I am hopefully be able to film tonight.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Hitchhiker Juggler sponsored by Bobby Carter
Post by: SJBMX on July 05, 2011, 09:57:48 AM
Jeroen Dekker - 2 x Juggler hitchhiker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQs0OJeLKfo#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Hitchhiker Juggler sponsored by Bobby Carter
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 08, 2011, 12:35:16 AM
Jugglers (http://vimeo.com/26103235)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Hitchhiker Juggler sponsored by Bobby Carter
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 13, 2011, 01:32:29 PM
Trick of the Month-Hitchhiker Juggler (http://vimeo.com/26370905)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Hitchhiker Juggler sponsored by Bobby Carter
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on August 01, 2011, 02:54:55 AM
There was way more focus on the Contest than just completing this trick for the first time. There were some Hitchhiker Juggling going on though in a BIG way! Thanks to everyone that participated in the Contest and made it possible! New Trick of the Month is on the Way. Just waiting a few more hours to post it up!

Thanks Bobby Carter for your Sponsorship and Judgment during the Contest!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on August 01, 2011, 12:26:18 PM
Thanks Matt for the Support!

How To Time Machine - Matt Wilhelm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDf0ZW3OJ-0#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
Post by: Wouter van der Linde on August 01, 2011, 12:48:27 PM
dudeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! that was sooooooo faaaast!!

First i thought it was sped up, but if you check the bus you will see its real! holy sh*t!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
Post by: Kevin G. on August 01, 2011, 04:05:05 PM
I'll attempt it, but i'm sure that I won't learn it this month  ;D, or at least not at that speed!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on August 02, 2011, 01:19:13 AM
I have been trying this trick for awhile. I really don't have any tricks on the back wheel. Trick of the Month is not made for you to learn with in a Month but there is a energy created when there are several people trying the same trick. Everyone feeds of each other. For the riders that can do it. Throw some variations or try a variation that you have been wanting to do. For those that don't know how to do it like myself. Go out and have some fun and try. Post up a vid of you trying. I am sure there will be someone that can help with tips and what not. Its all about just getting you to get on your bike and ride!

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
Post by: flat1ander on August 02, 2011, 08:43:59 PM
I've been getting fairly consistent on these lately...

New Camera! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73F_qJil8H0#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
Post by: SFV_BOY on August 03, 2011, 08:04:58 PM
ohh this is maa trick! il have to go film a lil something later lol
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
Post by: DLK on August 05, 2011, 01:42:32 PM
While I can't do this trick yet, I'd like to see someone post a vid of a BW Time Machine. I've only seen it once and I can't remember what video/edit it was from. My BW peg wheelies (and BW rolling in general) is way more dialed than my FW rolling.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
Post by: pimpy rider on August 06, 2011, 04:07:51 PM
You wont see a lot of guys doing backward time machine.  It would be like doing an opposite time machine for most people which is very rare to see.  Matti rose was doing mad links of backward foot over time machine bike flips back in early 2000s
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on August 28, 2011, 05:09:45 PM
The month is almost over. Who's still putting in the time for a time machine? Mine is getting a little better not much but a little.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
Post by: jm on August 28, 2011, 05:20:30 PM
I've been working on the backwards version, but it's slow going
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2011 Time Machine sponsored by Matt Wilhelm
Post by: Kevin G. on August 28, 2011, 05:38:15 PM
This is my progress for now: Trick of the month:time machine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woj86l-ExD8#)
 
I think that I'm leaning too much forward
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2011 Crackpacker sponsored by Chris Veal
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 01, 2011, 02:05:15 PM
how to crack packer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3ok-X6gPic#ws)
New Trick of the Month! Thanks Chris!!!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2011 Crackpacker sponsored by Chris Veal
Post by: Kevin G. on September 01, 2011, 06:15:59 PM
I think that it could be easier to learn it form a wheelchair first, and then learning it like this, I learned it from wheelchair, and I'm now practising it from steamroller.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2011 Crackpacker sponsored by Chris Veal
Post by: iGuitar on September 03, 2011, 04:33:57 PM
ohhh yeeeah. I love crackpackers but I can't do them :D I'm trying to learn doublefooted steamrollers now, then gonna move to crackpackers.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2011 Crackpacker sponsored by Chris Veal
Post by: SiC on September 06, 2011, 02:28:57 AM
Same here, I need to work on double footed steams before attempting this.  As soon as I put my free foot onto the peg I can't balance and the steam roller ends :(  Is it easier to double foot steam roller with the grip holding hand free or is it easier with the hand on the grip?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2011 Crackpacker sponsored by Chris Veal
Post by: Kevin G. on September 06, 2011, 02:44:27 AM
For me, it's easier without the hand on the grip.

But, you don't have to be able to do double footed steamrollers to learn the crackpacker if you do it from a wheelchair.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2011 Crackpacker sponsored by Chris Veal
Post by: SiC on September 06, 2011, 02:57:24 AM
Thanks for the reply kev, I guess I'll practice wheel chairs now.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2011 Whiplash sponsored by Fred Penner
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on November 02, 2011, 11:47:59 AM
BMX Freestyler November, 2011 Trick of the Month: Whiplash (http://vimeo.com/31470162)
Thanks Fred for helpping keep Trick of the Month alive!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month November 2011 Whiplash sponsored by Fred Penner
Post by: Kevin G. on November 02, 2011, 05:20:47 PM
This month, because I've already learned the simple whiplash,I'll try the double.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2011 Deathtruck sponsored by Chris Armstrong
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on December 01, 2011, 01:20:33 PM
Chris "IndyBarber" Armstrong's Trick of the Month. Dec 2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rQ2EvSqj0g#ws)
Here is the last trick of the Month. Thanks Chris and Daniel and Paul for helping get this together.
Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2011 Deathtruck sponsored by Chris Armstrong
Post by: shred-squad on December 06, 2011, 01:33:05 AM
most of the thanks goes to Danial an Chris. I tried but couldn't figure out the new software i got so Danial stepped up an got it done in a matter of hours. But thank you anyway.   
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2011 Deathtruck sponsored by Chris Armstrong
Post by: wolverines on December 06, 2011, 04:03:17 PM
nice armstong

Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2011 Deathtruck sponsored by Chris Armstrong
Post by: Vic Román on December 14, 2011, 04:02:35 PM
 B)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2011 Deathtruck sponsored by Chris Armstrong
Post by: Kevin G. on December 17, 2011, 07:14:40 PM
looks like nobody other than Chris has the nuts the try this trick (including me) XD
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2011 Deathtruck sponsored by Chris Armstrong
Post by: nobleman on December 26, 2011, 09:25:26 PM
Trick of the Month Alex Johnson September 2010 ([url]http://www.vimeo.com/14714666[/url])

Alex just hit his first one. A few moments latter he did it again and I was able to get it on film.
when since has how to vids have become just vids, where is the advice and talk down nowadays?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2011 Deathtruck sponsored by Chris Armstrong
Post by: Mark McGrade on January 13, 2012, 09:55:39 PM
Chris "IndyBarber" Armstrong's Trick of the Month. Dec 2011 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rQ2EvSqj0g#ws[/url])
Here is the last trick of the Month. Thanks Chris and Daniel and Paul for helping get this together.
Keep on Riding!


This video has inspired me! I've been working very hard on this trick. So far I can step into them and roll quite a way, I'm still working on getting in and out.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2011 Deathtruck sponsored by Chris Armstrong
Post by: khe killah™ on February 23, 2012, 10:09:51 PM
Yo Mark, let's re-ignite this thread! Throw us a trick dude, hope your ok...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2011 Deathtruck sponsored by Chris Armstrong
Post by: SiC on February 23, 2012, 10:14:12 PM
Totally agree to khe killah
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2011 Deathtruck sponsored by Chris Armstrong
Post by: melon lover on February 26, 2012, 01:28:26 AM
x1 ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month December 2011 Deathtruck sponsored by Chris Armstrong
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 26, 2012, 04:52:56 AM
Sounds as if its worth doing it again. You may not know but I have been doing it since 2004. I took a break in 07 but brought it back in 08. I really didn't think anyone was interested in it anymore. As long as there is a interest I will keep it going. This month is pretty much over so lets take the rest of this month to work out something for the year. Last year we alternated between back wheel and front wheel tricks. I think that mix was good. I also have always tried to keep the tricks about intermediate to expert level. Not so hard that not many people can do it or not so easy that no one wants to participate. The most popular trick of the month is a Hang 5. We have done that one every year. The most submission ever would be a Endo. That was crazy! So many variation of endos and it was a month filled with them. So throw out some tricks y'all would like to see in trick of the month. I will organize them for the rest of the year. I will need help with how-to's for tricks that I can't do that are in trick of the month. So hopefully there will be people out there willing to pitch in and help like last year. Okay so I am going all in again. Who is in with me?
 
Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: OldYeller on February 26, 2012, 06:17:19 AM
I'm in!


Not sure what to suggest, but you pretty much know what I can do at the moment though.

Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: Matty T on February 26, 2012, 10:06:38 AM
Let's do this!  I need some motivation.  Had my bike stolen about 2 years ago, just got a St Martin complete.  I'm ready.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: dwin_gtr on February 26, 2012, 11:44:08 AM
whats the next trick?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: khe killah™ on February 26, 2012, 03:35:37 PM
Sweet, how about good old steamroller as lots of novices? Trick suggestions welcome
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: manniedamaniac on February 26, 2012, 04:29:06 PM
im up to learn something new!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: melon lover on February 27, 2012, 01:08:57 AM
I'm stuck on lung spins finding it really hard to to switch hands  >:(
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: khe killah™ on February 27, 2012, 08:34:26 AM
Plenty of interest, good to see!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: Keneken on February 27, 2012, 11:58:45 AM
Daayum! Where was I for endos? Im rubbish but I could of foxed with endos. Defo willing to giv it a bash tho even if I Cnt do out il be inspired to try lol progression ain't easy on your own :)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: carld on February 27, 2012, 01:59:34 PM
I try keeping up with this every month.   The tricks don't need to difficult, but mainly fun tricks that no one really does.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 28, 2012, 02:33:07 PM
Over the years I have found what works best is a good mixture of easy and intermediate tricks. Last year was the first year that we did front wheel one month and back wheel the next to try to have something for everyone through the year.So far we have these tricks for the year.
Endo
Steamroller
Lung Sping
Backwards Cliffhanger
There are 2 more slots for Front wheel and 4 more for rear wheel. We can finish up this list quickly.
Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: Moya-1 on February 28, 2012, 02:40:06 PM
Crackpaker ???? i can do if u want

Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: Keneken on February 28, 2012, 03:01:22 PM
Cherry-picker! Mite be an old boys trick but never stopped me wanting to learn it :)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: OldYeller on February 28, 2012, 04:11:44 PM

All these may not fit in the difficulty range, but here's some of each wheel.


Turbined McCircles
Some bar flip
Hitchhiker


Stick B
Lardyard
Rope-a-roni (fwd or back)
Megaspin


Something upside down?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 28, 2012, 07:33:59 PM
You were very succesful with the cliffhanger last year Moya. You were really able to keep that month going strong. Trick of the month has never been about me personally but I still have Crackpacker on my bucket list of tricks to complete before I get to old to ride. So if you want to tackel Crackpackers that would be Awesome! That leaves only one more slot for front wheel.
 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: Kevin G. on February 28, 2012, 09:23:39 PM
For back wheel I suggest the trolley: TROLLEY_BMX_FLATLAND_TRICK (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47WuAEJbnsQ#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 29, 2012, 09:56:50 PM
New month is getting ready to start. I will go through the rest of the suggestions and compile a list for the rest of the year.
Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: khe killah™ on February 29, 2012, 09:58:45 PM
Good work Mark... Somehow i got this going again, plenty of interest... Looking forward to getting involved, light evenings are on there way back to the UK so i can make sum vids...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 29, 2012, 10:31:27 PM
Good work Mark... Somehow i got this going again, plenty of interest... Looking forward to getting involved, light evenings are on there way back to the UK so i can make sum vids...
Yes you did! Thank you very much. I thought there was no interest anymore. I had even emailed Martin to have him remove the sticky. I am glad said something to spark interest again. I am looking at things now trying to get it together for the morning.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: khe killah™ on February 29, 2012, 10:32:31 PM
Raddad = Legend
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 29, 2012, 10:46:14 PM
Okay I have complied a list for the rest of the year. Big Props to KHE Killah for breathing life back to trick of the month.
March - Steam Roller
April- Lung Spin
May- Backwards Cliffhanger
June- Stick B
July- Crackpacker - Moya
August- Lard Yard
September- Hitchhiker
October- Mega Spin
November- Endo
December- Trolley
I took as many suggestions as I could and complied this list from the suggested tricks. So there ya go! Lets go out and do some steamrollers for the month of March!
 

 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: khe killah™ on February 29, 2012, 10:47:28 PM
Sweet, saturday are bust the cam out!! Roll on...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: melon lover on February 29, 2012, 10:50:55 PM
F&*K YEAH !!!!!!


I'm looking forward to the year ahead  ;D ;D ;D


Cheerz Killah, Mark & Everyone involved  :beer: :beer: :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 29, 2012, 11:18:06 PM
I was just over on Flatmatters and I saw this new vid from Toon. I don't understand the language but the someone will and the visuals can help you get a idea as well.
How to Steamroller (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkW2j2QsxL0#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: khe killah™ on February 29, 2012, 11:21:10 PM
Sum very valid advice in this! Never be afraid to walk into tricks....
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 29, 2012, 11:46:37 PM
Trick of the Month has been around a VERY LONG TIME..lol I am not sure how many times steamroller has made a apperance but I found this video from 2005. It was one of my fav's bitd. At this time in life I still could not do a steamroller but I was able to get submissions from a few of the riders in the crew.
Blast from the Past!
Trick of the Month Steamroller 2005 (http://vimeo.com/3196615)
I will do some riding this weekend and get a new steamroller out for Trick of the Month.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2012 -Re Activated
Post by: Lam47 on March 01, 2012, 01:55:14 AM
I'm struggling balancing these for very far. Will be taking pointers :)
I tend to put my right leg on a peg and hold the seat with my right hand. Then I hold the opposite side of the bars to which peg I'm on. I preffer to rotate counter clockwise which feels fine for forwards but odd for reverse as my peg foot is on the inside of the turn.
I need to practice switching it all up I know but need to get my balance back first.


Thanks KHE Killah for the heads up on the thread.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 01, 2012, 02:56:00 PM
Right, I'm on the roof practicing reverse steams now! Getting a lot further than yesterday. Any tips for scuffing? As soon as I move my counterweight leg I loose balance.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 01, 2012, 03:01:48 PM
If you can try and shoot a video of your self. Its a bit easier to give tips when you can actually see whats going on. Props for working on Steamrollers.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 01, 2012, 03:21:17 PM
Thanks mate. I will get my girlfriend out to shoot some.
I've been thinking about the physics involved and decided to lower my seat to put more of my weight over the pivot point, it seems to be helping a lot. So might be worth a try if anyone runs a high seat like I do to put it down a bit.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 01, 2012, 08:52:48 PM
i remember when i was learning them (BACKWARDS) i put my seat up and thought it helped a lot as i wasn't having to lean so far forward with weight over the seat and i was more vertical  :D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: AlarmedBread on March 01, 2012, 09:16:40 PM
I'm following this too, with no one to ride with on a regular basis it gives me much needed inspiration and motivation. Thank you!  :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 01, 2012, 09:29:16 PM
I find i prefer my seat quite low... Mainly for hang 5's but it's fine for steams although my back can ache a bit by the end of my session
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: SiC on March 01, 2012, 10:57:24 PM
I like my seat a little high which makes it easier for me on the ride in.  With the seat low, I have to lean over the bars much further which made it difficult for me to ride in.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 03, 2012, 08:05:28 PM
Well i've filmed it all... Just need to edit it so should be up in a day or so... Come on peeps i wanna see your steamrollers!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 04, 2012, 04:18:35 AM
Jim was able to film me this weekend as well. It may be up in the next couple of days. Thanks Jim!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 04, 2012, 06:06:44 PM
Well here it is.. Nothing spectacular but i do a few variations... Steamroller, two footed steamroller, hang 5 to steamroller and steamroller to hitchiker. This is deffinatly one of those tricks you just HAVE to learn! Link so many things from and to it.
Enjoy!

Global Flat Trick of the Month ~ Steamroller (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcEpM7hz0VU#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: SJBMX on March 04, 2012, 08:01:37 PM
SJ BMXFlatland How to steamroller tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aRTXRdpkUg#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 04, 2012, 08:57:33 PM
BMX Freestyler's TOTM - March 2012- Steamroller with Mark Dandridge (http://vimeo.com/37894070)
Here is my submission for the month. Mad Props to Jim for filming and editing!
Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Andrew Tarrant on March 04, 2012, 09:24:41 PM
These videos are meh, I'm not being rude I have much respect for anyone to explain how to do tricks, but most of you guys are just doing that, doing the trick, you need to actually explain how to do the trick, kinda pointless.
If I get chance I'll explain and show, been snowing lately lol
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 04, 2012, 10:30:27 PM
I did think this thread was about learning how to do the trick of the month. Not just showing that you can already perform multiple variants of it.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 04, 2012, 10:35:12 PM
The idea of trick of the month is not for every user to do a how-to... It's to show you can do the trick and at what level you are at with it. Basically just showing that your out there doing it, ya know. I have these pretty much down so my video isn't much of a progression but when sum of the other tricks come up that I can't do I will do a vid showing me attempting them.... And hopefully progressing through the month!?

I like to think of this thread as a motivational tool, weather I have it down or not its still fun posting up your efforts and maybe coming back in a years time and seeing how far you've come.

Peace
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: OldYeller on March 04, 2012, 11:17:40 PM
It would be nice for at least one person to do a quick how-to for people who are learning it for the first time.


I'm still getting myself together or else I'd do this one.  A sketchy looking how-to might do more harm than good ;)


Instead I am trying to improve my execution.  I tend to go in ever tighter circles and throw myself off after a few turns.

Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: jm on March 05, 2012, 01:33:24 AM
BMX Freestyler's TOTM - March 2012- Steamroller with Mark Dandridge (http://vimeo.com/37894070)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 05, 2012, 01:39:05 AM
You know what. If all the videos look as lovely as that I don't care what they're of!


Just noticed something. I'm only trying reverse steamrollers. Are they any harder than forwards ones? I think I don't try forwards ones because I can't halflash. Most videos here seem to be predominantly forward steams.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 05, 2012, 02:32:39 AM
Trick of the month was designed to motivate and create and learn. I have been organizing Trick of the Month since 2004. There have been several success stories of riders out there either learning the trick or a new variation because of trick of the month. The whole idea is we create a sort of common base just like if we were all to session together and someone starts trying something and someone else does something a little different. The next thing you know you have a new variation that you had not thought of. Its a great source of motivation and a great way to encourage each other too. Thanks Killa KHE again for re-sparking interest again. I am stoked to see some steamrollers from other riders.
Keep on Riding!
Mark
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Budz on March 05, 2012, 04:29:59 AM
Trolley? I thought that was a "Puppet", no...?
Different strokes for different folks, perhaps?
101 Trix and magazines taught me it was a puppet.
Either way, U dont see many people doin those anymore(even tho its still a rad trick), so it should be fun to see the outcome. =)

Check 8:17
101 Tricks Part Two - old school bmx freestyle How-To part1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CogfIjJyXkg#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: mare on March 05, 2012, 05:25:50 AM
hrere is my version. hope it helps :beer:
stemroller (http://vimeo.com/2672363)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 05, 2012, 08:32:37 AM
Just noticed something. I'm only trying reverse steamrollers. Are they any harder than forwards ones? I think I don't try forwards ones because I can't halflash. Most videos here seem to be predominantly forward steams.

Yes the steamroller is a forward rolling trick (Can be performed backwards) but you will find that if you learn it forwards you will be able to link it to basic tricks quite easy. To start don't even worry about the ride in or out. Just put your foot on the peg and walk straight into it and practice the rolling, and then learn ride in. If you have the balance point down when you start learning the kick you only have to worry about the kick and grab. Breaking tricks down into sections will make life easier.

If I get time Saturday are make you a how-to, although being I ride alone it may prove a little difficult. Don't be afraid to post up your efforts, we can advise you on what bits need working on and other things to try.... Most of all have fun!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Budz on March 05, 2012, 08:46:26 AM
Nice videos guys! :beer:
I thoroughly enjoy watching T.O.T.M!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 05, 2012, 01:12:39 PM
Thanks KHEkillah! I will try smoke forwards steams when it stops raining.
I'm getting better at backwards ones. My balance is still pretty poor but it's getting there.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 05, 2012, 02:30:47 PM
I think forward is easier to balance than backwards. My theory is that your mind is aware you are going backwards and can't fully see where you heading such is distracting. When your travelling forward you don't have to worry about what's coming up behind you. Keep your head up and you will usually turn in the direction you look....
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 05, 2012, 02:38:06 PM
Its funny I spend so much time on facebook hitting the like button I wanted to do so right now but there isn't one. I think your right KHE Killah. When I started backwards was much easier but I could not roll fwd at all. Every time I have done a backwards steamroller its more like a backwards fork glide. Its hard for me to find the balance and keep it going backwards.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 05, 2012, 04:22:05 PM
I concur! I was looking for a like button for your video.
For some reason I find forwards ones very hard to balance. I want the sun to come out so I can go practice!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Kevin G. on March 05, 2012, 04:33:51 PM
Trolley? I thought that was a "Puppet", no...?
Different strokes for different folks, perhaps?
101 Trix and magazines taught me it was a puppet.
Either way, U dont see many people doin those anymore(even tho its still a rad trick), so it should be fun to see the outcome. =)

Check 8:17
101 Tricks Part Two - old school bmx freestyle How-To part1 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CogfIjJyXkg#[/url])


I heard that 2 riders (Kevin Jones and another that I dont remember) invented the trick at the same time without knowing eachother, and they came up wih different names for the forward and backwards version.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Kevin G. on March 05, 2012, 04:38:50 PM
Getting back to stearollers, it was always more natural to balance them forward for me, but it took me a long time to ride in without tapping the ground with my foot.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: OldYeller on March 05, 2012, 05:01:06 PM
Backwards seemed safer to me when I was learning because if I let the back end down, I just kept rolling.  Going forward, the back end of the bike often wanted to whip around and it's harder to just pick it up and recover.


I'd try getting in and out of half lashes dialed so that you know exactly what to do and what to expect when the back wheel hits the ground.


The other thing is that if you can go backwards with way less control over the back end of the bike.  When you're going forward you really have to get your seat, bars and peg pressure right or else it sort of folds up on you and wants to turn sharply.



Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 05, 2012, 06:49:51 PM
I'd say that's a pretty fair point yeller... But on the other hand, the potential unlocked in dialing these forwards is worth the extra effort... Again no shame in walking into stuff in order to get the balance point ;)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: OldYeller on March 05, 2012, 07:23:14 PM
Totally, it's a necessary building block trick that opens up tons of new tricks.  You'll definitely want to push off to learn the main part of the trick.  We all did it and I still do it.


I was just referring to why forward can be more intimidating and trying to suggest how to get over it by learning the in/out for halflashes.  Even pushing off you'll have the rear wheel hit the ground and it can freak you out a little when it starts trying to turn around on you.  Especially if it gets to the 90 degree point.


That's like the trickiest part of a steamroller IMHO, the getting in and out, but once you understand it you're set for in/out of dozens of other tricks too.

Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: OldYeller on March 05, 2012, 07:45:41 PM
I was just thinking of how the guys that are just learning see the rest of us doing them clean and it can be kind of embarrassing to show you learning a trick to ask for help. (even though it shouldn't be)


I think on the tricks that I can already do, I'll show my progress learning them opposite footed.  I don't do anything opposite foot, so it's pretty much like learning all over.  There's a really good chance that others will learn them from scratch before I get them opposite.


Anybody else up for that?

Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 05, 2012, 07:55:08 PM
Sounds good Yella. I think you explained exactly why I find forwards harder than backwards.
I will get out and practice as soon as I can.
I also ride with my right foot on a peg and my left hand on the bars. I find having both hand and foot from the same side on the bike really hard.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 05, 2012, 08:11:24 PM
I only have right foot and right hand cos thats just how i feel comfortable but also allows me to go to Karl cruisers. Your saying about not wanting to post cos of skill level...

Well check my You Tube channel and you will see vids of me from trick of the month where i never even land the trick once!! Also vids of me doing whiplash for TOTM and i also never land it. Trust me check it out its funny, spend more time on the floor! lol Enjoy! ;)

Whiplash (Global Flat trick of the month) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UseRROYo22s#)

See i could'nt do it once! I have since cracked it and even made a how-to for whiplash's wich your find in the flatland media section...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: OldYeller on March 05, 2012, 08:28:49 PM
I ride the other way, I balance with my right foot and I've got the left side of the bars with my left hand.


Since I usually circle right, I'm standing on and holding the top side of the bike with my right hand holding the seat up high to my left.  That way my foot doesn't slide off the peg and I can lean them way over for a really tight circle.


It wasn't planned out, it just happened that way, but it explains why I do tight circles to the right I think.


Yeah Killah, if you aren't falling, you're not trying hard enough!  This is my first TOTM so I'm not positive how the response usually is.  Hopefully we'll get some fresh blood learning them soon.


If I can get off work in time, I'll make a vid of my first attempts at opposite.  That should be good for a few cringe-worthy moments.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: jm on March 06, 2012, 02:40:35 AM
some nice variations from Mark, who started trick of the month. good luck guys!

BMX Freestyler's TOTM - March 2012- Steamroller with Mark Dandridge (http://vimeo.com/37894070)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Kevin G. on March 06, 2012, 02:19:42 PM
Today, I can't ride, because the weather is -14, but tomorrow the forecast says 10, so I might try some new variations. :P
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 07, 2012, 08:32:35 PM
It's still raining here. March will be over!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Kevin G. on March 07, 2012, 11:03:47 PM
I rode all afternoon, but I didn't practise steamroller variations, because I had no inspiration. Instead, I worked on the dump truck,death truck and no handed hitchhiker.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 07, 2012, 11:17:40 PM
I've been doing them completely wrong >:( >:(
I can roll them but i've only learnt over xmas the whip in but i've been rolling them with my left foot on left peg,right hand right bar and left hand on the seat
After watching all these vids your all doing it left foot left peg,left hand left grip and right hand on the seat


I've been doing backwards for over a year and doin those the same(thats how i learnt them :P )


I also can do the right foot right peg, right hand right grip but i can't do the ride in  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Keneken on March 07, 2012, 11:42:20 PM
I'm doing the same as you melon!
I learnt to forkglide then b/w steamroller holding the seat with my left hand cant do it with the right.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 07, 2012, 11:52:56 PM
i sessioned my workshop today and spent half the time trying to hold the bars with my left hand and i feels sooo wrong (like punching with your wrong hand or kicking with your opposite foot ;D )


On the upside i did get three scuffs on a my mccircle's  B) B)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 07, 2012, 11:54:56 PM
I have never really spent much time with my opposite foot. Next time I ride I will give it a go and see how it turns out. I don't think there is a wrong or right way. There are some positions that are more natural than others but its no wrong just different. I am still on my quest for switch hand steamrollers.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: OldYeller on March 08, 2012, 01:07:30 AM
I didn't get a chance to ride much yet, but I did try left footed a few times.  Man, my left leg just won't balance for crap!  It's like my whole body weight is shifted and I forgot how to ride.

Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 08, 2012, 01:31:46 AM
i can roll on either foot but only with right hand on bars or no handed   ;D


But it feels so weird whipping on the right foot forward(opposite side for me) i just can't kick the frame around
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 08, 2012, 02:50:21 PM
It's sunny! Went out to ride, sucked for about five minuets then passed out. Low blood pressure and Kidney diseas do not a happy couple make. Boo!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Kevin G. on March 08, 2012, 05:21:44 PM
I have never really spent much time with my opposite foot. Next time I ride I will give it a go and see how it turns out. I don't think there is a wrong or right way. There are some positions that are more natural than others but its no wrong just different. I am still on my quest for switch hand steamrollers.

Yes that's it! I'm gonna try to learn them opposite! It's going to offer me alot of linking possibilities.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: CrazyCajun on March 09, 2012, 03:41:36 AM
Hell..... I am just trying to learn em  ;D
I may video my learning progress maybe a Before and after. I am hoping I can get them by the end of the month. I can walk into it and roll about 15ft after working on it for 2 hrs tonight.
My goal is ride into it and carve a circle by march 30th.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 09, 2012, 08:27:46 AM
Nice crazycajun, its really important to set goals to achieve. Gives you something to work towards, post up a video. If the weathers ok tommorow im gonna try and make a steamroller how-to!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 09, 2012, 02:52:05 PM
How to Smoothie from a Steamroller (http://vimeo.com/3154522)
We made this about 3 years ago to help people to learn how to ride out of a steamroller. Hope it can help out.
Keep on Riding!
 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Keneken on March 11, 2012, 08:39:11 PM
few steamroller attempts 1st couple pulled same for the rideout, also pulled my 1st whiplash today!!!  O0
safe to say im a happy bunny please forgive the awesome quality of my iphone lol and its a little dark hopefully il get better towards the end of the month and get a better vid but for now this will have to do  :beer: :beer: :beer:


steamroller attempt 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEGA8jrNPW8#)

gotta av a splat in there!


steamroller attempt 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJYTj4yLShY#)


big grin!

steamroller attempt 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4DBJL7x2ts#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 11, 2012, 09:31:44 PM
Mate, your You Tube links were not right... I fixed them for you...

Looking good dude, got the kick and ride in down.. And the third vid the ride out was butter smooth
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Keneken on March 11, 2012, 10:31:03 PM
Mate, your You Tube links were not right... I fixed them for you... 

Diamond for sortin that Guna have to look into how to do it properly

Looking good dude, got the kick and ride in down.. And the third vid the ride out was butter smooth

Cheers for the compliment.
I'm buzzing about the ride outs iv really struggled with them n tonite they just clicked, really need to work on catching the seat tho, just a matter of time tho  :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: paulbrown692000 on March 11, 2012, 10:53:27 PM
steamrollers keep them coming.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 11, 2012, 11:54:23 PM
No worries keneken, no better feeling than when you learn something new.... Buzz lasts for day's! Yeah the seat grab can take time, took me ages to be able to grab the bars on barspins. I always used to miss the grab, but once your brain programmes the grab it will just time it automatically...

Good work bro, keep us updated with more video's as you and the month progress ;)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 12, 2012, 01:56:59 PM
Thats what its all about! Way to go Keneken!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Keneken on March 12, 2012, 03:40:07 PM
Thats what its all about! Way to go Keneken!

Cheers fella! Hopefully get a better vid towards end of the month :)
It was only by watching your video i got my head around the ride out so big thanks to you for that!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 13, 2012, 11:51:43 PM
GOT EM!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Today was a good day first time i really tried the to grab the seat with my right hand and i managed to get the hang of it after a few tries and and ended up rollin quiet a few and then pulled a fair few with the ride out




I'm gonna keep hitting these up till i've got em down better.... then try carve em and go for a opposite as i can already do the roll and out(just need the in :crash: ) in 18 days  :P :P :P


Will try get a video up tomozza
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 14, 2012, 08:35:42 PM
Howz that video coming along melon?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 14, 2012, 09:12:34 PM
WOW progression! Thats whats up! When I was riding yesterday I tried to grab with my opposite hand for kicks. WOW thats going to take some work. It was like I forgot how to roll fwd.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 14, 2012, 11:06:49 PM
Howz that video coming along melon?

I got home late tonight bro so I got out and had a small sesh but couldn't get them as good tonight but still got a couple on either hand

I'll get my little fella out tomozza to do some filmin'     I've pretty much got the day for riding :-)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 14, 2012, 11:12:41 PM
Sweet bro, i been trying switchfoot steams... My god it's like starting all over again! I can barly kick the frame around. Funny attempt/bail vid coming soon
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 15, 2012, 10:39:54 AM
heres a little vid i made this morn after taking the kids to school


I got a few small ones and the wonderful Iphone video


(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss126/melon_lover/th_IMG_1218.jpg) (http://s568.photobucket.com/albums/ss126/melon_lover/?action=view&current=IMG_1218.mp4)


will try another later in the day ;D ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: pharris on March 16, 2012, 04:34:21 AM
+1 Its great to see this thread for something as "basic" as a steam roller.  I've been trying to find some inspiration to stick with, i tend to jump between tricks constantly, jack of all trades, master of nothing.   I've been able to spin um but not hold it consistently in a straight line.  I'm stoked on totm! (btw if anyone can post a few ride out suggestions on spinning this i'd love to see)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 16, 2012, 11:41:15 PM
Sorry for the slow response... Good work melon, that spot looks cool (Like a mini TGM!) You got the ride out i see, coming along nicely. I've noticed that my ridouts are very different to everyone elses. I kinda pull the frame round like im gonna karl cruiser and just hop back on. I have to be honest i can smootie but i get them wrong more often than not and find my rideout a safer option! A cop out if you will (i hate it when it tips forward and the heart jumps in your mouth feeling) Anyone else get that feeling... lol
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Richi@Bremerhaven on March 19, 2012, 09:57:34 PM
Can I still post a video of it?  ;D :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 19, 2012, 10:02:17 PM
Can I still post a video of it?  ;D :beer:

Of course mate... Post away...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 20, 2012, 01:03:28 AM
Sorry for the slow response... Good work melon, that spot looks cool (Like a mini TGM!) You got the ride out i see, coming along nicely. I've noticed that my ridouts are very different to everyone elses. I kinda pull the frame round like im gonna karl cruiser and just hop back on. I have to be honest i can smootie but i get them wrong more often than not and find my rideout a safer option! A cop out if you will (i hate it when it tips forward and the heart jumps in your mouth feeling) Anyone else get that feeling... lol

Cheerz Killah Yeah my spot is kinda sweet but its normally full of ignorant pricks that come and set up a game of cricket in the corner i'm using :-(

My ride has just kinda clicked recently but for the first coupla weeks i was brickin' it every ride out i would like to try your ride out but i'm sure that won't be for a while.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 21, 2012, 01:02:20 AM
here is a vid of a new variation i was messing with today
 Got it  :beer: :beer: :beer:

                 Messing about with steamroller's for globals TOTM march 2012                (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj2tWGiGs-A#ws)


Here is some more messing trying them :P




                 last day of winter fun                (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXyL_fed2OE#ws)


Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Pinebox on March 22, 2012, 03:07:38 AM
I have been practicing forward steams all month, and I landed my first today. Although I only rolled it a few feet, I sung it around, rolled it, and smoothied out after about an hour of attempts. I still have the rest of the month, I will try to get one on video. I am kinda stoked about these TOTMs because they give me something to focus on, thanks for doing them.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 22, 2012, 08:20:30 AM
Yeah pinebox, that's what its all about! No greater feeling than landing something new... Video would be awsome, but no big deal if you cant
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 22, 2012, 08:49:33 AM
Yeah nice one pinebox it's an awesome feeling you'll be getting a few more from now  :beer: :beer: :beer:


Can anyone show a vid or tutorial of a crosshanded steamroller i would like to start having a look at them and also how to get from forward steam to backward  ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 22, 2012, 03:15:05 PM
Mad Props Pinebox! The basic concept is when your in a session with everyone and your all working on the same thing, it creates excitment. Knowing that your not alone makes it that much more fun. Thats whats up!
Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 24, 2012, 07:53:55 AM
Can someone post up up a video of a cross handed steam please................ getting in and out of it  :beer:

I hope your all getting your lung spin how tos ready for next week :P :P :P

Cheerz
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 26, 2012, 01:07:49 PM
Nice Mellon!
I have many question.


What are you filming on? It's lovely and clear.
You have one black arm! I didn't think mixed race worked like that.


I've been off the forum as my BP has been too low to do any riding for a couple of weeks.
Makes me sad seeing everyone having fun in the sun. Boo my health, boooo!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 26, 2012, 03:59:51 PM
Trick of the Month May 2010 Switch Hand Steamroller (http://vimeo.com/11392319)
I dug this one up for you.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Keneken on March 26, 2012, 09:13:30 PM
Just a quick update on the steams :) consistency is that you????
Rite starting to get on with my steams not as good as you by the look of it melon man! Grabbing the seat with the other hand is just too strange for me at min.
I've gotten a lot better at the ride in n the ride out is just about dialled, the problem was the whole middle part :) took a few sessions to get out of just carving left I'm now at the stage where I can pretty much go where I want the problem is after soo many sessions of gooooo leeeeffft now that I'm tryin to switch hands it's hard for me to carve right. Practice is all it takes tho I guess lol.
Not many days left now but il try and get a vid done before the months out nothing pretty like not much variation either lol just about gettin double footed.
Peas!
Ride on.  :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 27, 2012, 10:07:16 PM
Nice Mellon!

You have one black arm! I didn't think mixed race worked like that.

 Boo my health, boooo!

Thanks bro You had me f*ckin' stitches with this /\ /\ /\ /\


I'm only filmin' on my iphone mate


I HOPE YOUR BP SORTS ITSELF OUT AND YOUR HEALTH GETS BACK TO NORM


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~there's some healing vibes for ya ;-)


I dug this one up for you.

Thanks mark i gave them a go today i can swap hands now but the rollin' is sooo hard ;-(
I did a little vid but i'll try get a better one up tommozza after practising then for a bit


Cheerz for the words Keneken

I don't know if it's good or bad but i've got no work on so i'm riding a ton but on the other hand i've got no ŁŁŁ's comin' in
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 28, 2012, 02:13:06 PM
Thanks mate!
It's like as soon as the weather has been nice my health has plummeted.
I have appointments coming up so fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 28, 2012, 05:53:34 PM
Yay! Managed a half hour session today. Took my girlfriend with me in case of blackouts.
Managed one full circle doing a reverse steamroller before looping out and loosing the bike.
I'm feeling very pleased that I have progressed by not riding for a couple of weeks.


I still can't get my head round forwards steams but who cares! Just so pleased to be on my bike.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 28, 2012, 08:52:47 PM
Yay! Managed a half hour session today. Took my girlfriend with me in case of blackouts.
Managed one full circle doing a reverse steamroller before looping out and loosing the bike.
I'm feeling very pleased that I have progressed by not riding for a couple of weeks.


I still can't get my head round forwards steams but who cares! Just so pleased to be on my bike.

Sometimes i don't ride for a few days or weeks and when i get back on it "CLICK" somethings just fall into place and i get something i've never got or i get out of something i've never gotten out of before or even just spin a little bit more

Keep us posted on your ridin' and your health dude :-)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: CrazyCajun on March 28, 2012, 08:58:51 PM
I don't think I am going to make my goal of rolling into and carving a steamroller by the end of the month.  >:(
I can ride into (with touching) and roll for about 20ft before stepping off (falling backwards). I must say this is better than when I started learning steamrollers at the first part of the month.

Anyhow I will post a video on the last day of the month.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 28, 2012, 09:32:45 PM
Here it is my second arvo on switch handed


Filmed by a 9 year old  :P


                 2nd day attempts at switch handed steam for March TOTM                (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMYxu9mlhqc#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 28, 2012, 10:51:21 PM
Nice again mate! Switch feels horrible to me, I can't do it at all. Well switch foot is ok but switch hand I can't handle. Really impressed with the quality of the video on the 4s, I should film something on mine.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on March 29, 2012, 03:15:09 PM
All going well. Managing to ride into my revers steams; roll for a bit; then fall on the bike trying to get back on. Did I used to run super narrow bars or has my arse gotten that much bigger?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Keneken on March 30, 2012, 11:00:38 PM
couple of clips of how im doing. . .i need a cameraman lol   O0


please feel free to comment/critisize/abuse  :P
more steamroller attempts.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEo16VzuXuA#ws)


 :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:







Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 30, 2012, 11:07:27 PM
RAD man you do them the same as i used to left hand on seat  ;D


I can roll so much better that way but have heaps of trouble getting into them
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Keneken on March 30, 2012, 11:27:16 PM
 :ph34r:
Cheers melon man! The problem i have with catching with my left hand is when I do catch the seat the frame always seems past 180 and it forces me to carve to the left ive cracked it now tho I think lol
I need to get trying the grab with my other hand tho  :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 30, 2012, 11:34:00 PM
Yeah man i'm the same and there is a jerk when i have to pull the bike up and kick my leg forward at the same time to lift the seat and then push down instantly as to not loose balance  ??? ???
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 31, 2012, 01:19:06 AM
Looking good guys... Melon you got sum serious spoke twang going on there... Need to nip them spokes me thinks... One week to go till TGM, looking forward to linking up!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 31, 2012, 01:20:47 AM
Do believe tommorow is the start of lung spin.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 31, 2012, 09:17:32 AM
Looking good guys... Melon you got sum serious spoke twang going on there... Need to nip them spokes me thinks... One week to go till TGM, looking forward to linking up!

Yeah too right killah I've got a new rim and haven't been bothered to lace it up yet...so I keep thinking I won't bother with the old one hahaha

Looking forward to next weekend should be good fun

Do believe tommorow is the start of lung spin.

Hell yeah this is what I've been waiting for :-)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: melon lover on March 31, 2012, 11:14:50 PM
It's been a good month (streamroller wise) for me & the rest of  you guys who's vids i've seen  :beer: :beer: :beer:


But here we are 2 hours to "LUNG SPINS"   

The missus and kids are pissin' off tommorrow mornin' for 2 days :-)       


I'm gonna spin the days away (HOPEFULLY)


GET YOUR (how to) VIDEOS:::                         


 READY.............................................................................................. ................................................................................................... ....................................................................STEADY......................... ................................................................................................... ................................................................................................... ................................................................................................... ................................................................................................... ............................................................................................
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: khe killah™ on March 31, 2012, 11:44:01 PM
I don't even know what a lung spin is.... lol
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on April 01, 2012, 12:09:09 AM
I think it's where you spin on the back wheel with one leg up by the frame, as if you are going to put it over and go into a time machine. I think.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Pinebox on April 01, 2012, 02:26:46 AM
I admit i had to google it myself.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Budz on April 01, 2012, 08:49:38 AM
Im kinda laid out with spine probs, so not sure if Ill be able to get and film for this one any time soon.
Just started gettin back kinda nice too. :(
 Heres one in the beginning of this vid from a while back tho. 1st clip.


https://vimeo.com/16588666 (https://vimeo.com/16588666)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Budz on April 01, 2012, 08:58:37 AM
Sorry if that doesnt count.
 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Keneken on April 01, 2012, 01:03:02 PM
Don't know about you guys but this month has been realy good to me. If you would of told me I'd of been doing steamrollers by the end of the month I would never believe you, I am the only flatlander in my area so there is nobody to push me to progress which is where you guys and totm comes in! I honestly thought it'd take aaages to learn steams but I got them and within the month! I am realy new to flatland and this is Probly the point where I get left behind lol
Hopefully I can get lung spin by the end of the month tho watch this space I guess.
cheers for all the vids really helped us to figure out where I was going wrong :)
 :beer: :beer: :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Lam47 on April 01, 2012, 01:28:05 PM
Nice one kenekem! That's impressive. I only managed about eight sessions this month so don't have steams down yet. Still, should be fun having more than one thing to practice. Like you I have nobody to ride with. This thread is great for motivation!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2012 - Steamroller
Post by: Kevin G. on April 01, 2012, 02:28:08 PM
I failed to learn opposite steam rollers :(
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 01, 2012, 05:24:22 PM
It was Trick of the Month in 2012. Here is a great link for you if you have never seen it before and get some History about it from the creator himself. Mark Eaton.
 
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/11/trick-of-month-november-2010-lung-spin.html (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2010/11/trick-of-month-november-2010-lung-spin.html)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 02, 2012, 03:37:18 AM
Trick of the Month April 2012 Lung Spin ATX Crew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu0xfHKBzSw#)
Here are a few Lung Spins, Randy My self-still learning and Adam D...making it look easy as cake! We did this yesterday at the O.G.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 02, 2012, 03:38:29 AM
I got this one today VIA Text Message. Get them in any way you can!
Chris Armstrong- Trick of the Month Lung Spin 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OzeX2onafE#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: shred-squad on April 02, 2012, 04:51:49 AM
sweet
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: SJBMX on April 02, 2012, 08:12:52 AM
I will join this trick! Will post a video this week!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 02, 2012, 09:51:23 PM
This could be a challenge for those going to the TGM jam... See who lands it first or basically motivate each other to land one! Sound like a plan??? Melon?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 03, 2012, 12:00:37 AM
This could be a challenge for those going to the TGM jam... See who lands it first or basically motivate each other to land one! Sound like a plan??? Melon?

YOUR ON!!!!

Yeah bro sounds good to me i was there yesterday and Steve gave me a bit of a crash course

I thought you'd be able to em' Killah 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 03, 2012, 08:28:44 AM
I'm not that great a rider mate such your see on Saturday! Flatland is hard for me, im not naturaly good at riding. Be good tho, hope the weather holds out? I know we got a bit of rain on the way!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: MaykoLee on April 03, 2012, 09:04:58 PM
havent been on global for a while.
めいこう转5 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqAXMaAVJlM#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 03, 2012, 09:06:36 PM
Wow... That was textbook stuff mate!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 03, 2012, 10:23:05 PM
Nice one Maykolee :beer: :beer: :beer:


How they working out for you Killah ??


I had a bit of a sesh today and got a slightly better feel for them ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 03, 2012, 11:30:09 PM
I've not had a chance to try them yet... Got a flat tyre on Sunday and Hav'nt had the time to repair it yet... Will try em tommorow night if its dry when I get home.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: Flatmen on April 05, 2012, 02:29:30 AM
A little off topic: If there is a place to suggest trick for next month i would like to suggest! let me know please.

-my goal to do this trick before end of april>!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 05, 2012, 07:44:22 AM
A little off topic: If there is a place to suggest trick for next month i would like to suggest! let me know please.

-my goal to do this trick before end of april>!

In here is the place to make suggestions but im pretty sure Mark has already picked the years tricks.... But you never know he may change it up if there's enough interest in a particular trick.

What you got in mind?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 05, 2012, 07:56:06 AM
Okay I have complied a list for the rest of the year. Big Props to KHE Killah for breathing life back to trick of the month.
March - Steam Roller
April- Lung Spin
May- Backwards Cliffhanger
June- Stick B
July- Crackpacker - Moya
August- Lard Yard
September- Hitchhiker
October- Mega Spin
November- Endo
December- Trolley
I took as many suggestions as I could and complied this list from the suggested tricks. So there ya go! Lets go out and do some steamrollers for the month of March!
 

 

Here is the list Mark sorted for the year :beer:

X2 what you got in mind???                   
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: Lam47 on April 05, 2012, 01:30:40 PM
Any tips for these? I spin 180 degrees then fall of the back.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: Flatmen on April 05, 2012, 01:52:32 PM
katrina. Look it up on youtube awsome move.( saw it on the khe movie)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: Keneken on April 05, 2012, 09:16:00 PM
Thought I'd pop on here while I'm avin a shtoogie :)
Turns out lungspins are harder than I thought lol I'm trying with and without the bar turn and getting two very different results, when i just switch hands the bike turns a nice tight circle I just seem to carry on going straight. If I do it with the bar turn the bike just wants to lay down lol I'm kinda hoping it's just because I'm new to this trick and it's just practice rinse and repeat. Is anybody else having the same trouble and how are you attacking the lungspin, do you change hands or turn the bar? Cheers in advance keneken.  :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 08, 2012, 11:58:43 AM
When changing hands Keep your body in the same place in the upright position, don't lean forward to grab the bars. Bring the bars close to your body for the change. Me and Melon were working on these up the mile yesterday and making great progress. I will get a video in before the month is done....
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 09, 2012, 05:30:10 PM
Okay I have complied a list for the rest of the year. Big Props to KHE Killah for breathing life back to trick of the month.
March - Steam Roller
April- Lung Spin
May- Backwards Cliffhanger
June- Stick B
July- Crackpacker - Moya
August- Lard Yard
September- Hitchhiker
October- Mega Spin
November- Endo
December- Trolley
I took as many suggestions as I could and complied this list from the suggested tricks. So there ya go! Lets go out and do some steamrollers for the month of March!
 

 

Here is the list Mark sorted for the year :beer:

X2 what you got in mind???                   
I have always tried to keep the list from novice to mid expert level throwing in a mix of front and back wheel with old and new tricks so there is a little something for everyone through the year. I tried link of the month but that just didn't pan out too well. When tricks become too hard there isn't enough interest to get many people trying them or showing they can do it. In December we will make a new list for 2013. I am sure we will use some of the old favorites and add in some of the suggestions.
Stoked to see so much conversation about Trick of the Month, I have been working on it as well. Its getting a little better each time. Its just fun trying!
Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 09, 2012, 10:22:56 PM
When changing hands Keep your body in the same place in the upright position, don't lean forward to grab the bars. Bring the bars close to your body for the change. Me and Melon were working on these up the mile yesterday and making great progress. I will get a video in before the month is done....


Yeah mate started to get a better feel for changing hands @ TGM but unfortunately haven't had a chance to ride since then(beautiful english weather;-))
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 13, 2012, 10:43:23 PM
Weather providing i will film sum tommorow afternoon...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 14, 2012, 09:52:48 AM
looking forward to seeing em mate  B)


I'm seshin Exeter today with a few mates but my progression has stopped  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 24, 2012, 08:24:20 PM
Here is a little vid of me messin' with these "DAMN" >:D >:D >:D   Lung spins today i have not been riding lately...........................this thread has seemed to have also stopped



COME ON PEOPLE GET INVOLVED ;D   




(http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss126/melon_lover/th_IMG_1450.jpg) (http://s568.photobucket.com/albums/ss126/melon_lover/?action=view&current=IMG_1450.mp4)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 24, 2012, 10:47:13 PM
Nice work melon... Hav'nt ridden since my bars snapped... Just had a PM tho offering me sum Bayou's so should be operational soon!!! June the 2nd, big tings..
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: Sebastian@Magdeburg on April 24, 2012, 10:58:39 PM
I really like the idea of Trick of the Month, but the tricks seem to be extremly hard for a beginner(Lung Spin, Backwards Cliffhanger(!?!), Hitchhiker).
I'm looking forward to try posting a video for the Megaspin in October ;) .
Maybe you could make a BTOTM(Beginner Trick ...) thread?

Nice Video's by the way
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 24, 2012, 11:02:09 PM
I have to be honest i have been thinking the same thing... Maybe we should make the tricks easier as it's usualy the novices who like to get involved! Im thinking...

1. hang 5
2. karl cruiser
3. whiplash

Any other ideas?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: Lam47 on April 24, 2012, 11:34:29 PM
How about a half hiker?
Funky chicken.
Decade.


Really like your indoor spot Mellon. Is that your garage?
Next time we move I'm making it a priority!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: Budz on April 24, 2012, 11:56:51 PM
Im dyin to get down with this one, but my spine is still pretty jacked up and the month is close to over. =(
 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 25, 2012, 08:45:09 PM
                 PROGRESSION!!!!

                 lung spins clicked today                (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug_S6l7iQMU#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 25, 2012, 08:49:34 PM
Yeah dude!

 :P :beer: :beer: :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 25, 2012, 08:52:49 PM
Thanks guys it's taken a while to get to this stage and the one month i was dedicated on them IT'S BEEN PISSIN' DOWN >:( >:( >:(


@ LAM that's my workshop bro




And yeah i'm up for a beginner TOTM As i've hit 2 out of 2 and i'm not going for the next couple of months


Suggestions ;




half lash(i just learn't them last week)
gerator ( i'm now working on them)       or lard yard ???
+1 whiplashes
+1 funky chicken
+1 decade(unfortunately brakeless)
+1 Karl cruiser




but keep Lard yard and Megaspin




Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 25, 2012, 08:54:06 PM
Im gonna message Mark and get this changed...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: jm on April 25, 2012, 08:56:26 PM
nice job Melon! beauty of this trick is you can practice it with very little space

last time i did totm i was already working on this trick when it started, but this thread really motivated me to get them down a little better. they've improved since this, but you can see how i'm just starting to lock into the spin in it. hope it helps!

Trick of the month November 2010: Lung spin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0it5Kok8bg#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 25, 2012, 09:01:47 PM
Likewise JM i was messing on it for a bit before TOTM but this really got me motivated


I'm going keep working on tommozza and i need get that spin locked in.... Did it take long JM to get it down a bit better from where i am now ???
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: jm on April 25, 2012, 09:04:35 PM
maybe a couple months? not sure to be honest, but not super long. when you hit the sweet spot, you'll know, and it will improve very fast then
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 25, 2012, 09:08:31 PM
maybe a couple months? not sure to be honest, but not super long. when you hit the sweet spot, you'll know, and it will improve very fast then


Cheerz bro :beer: :beer: :beer:


What is the difference between gerator and lard yard  ???

Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: alex@H on April 25, 2012, 09:49:06 PM
I really like the idea of Trick of the Month, but the tricks seem to be extremly hard for a beginner(Lung Spin, Backwards Cliffhanger(!?!), Hitchhiker).
I'm looking forward to try posting a video for the Megaspin in October ;) .
Maybe you could make a BTOTM(Beginner Trick ...) thread?

Nice Video's by the way


+1
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: Keneken on April 25, 2012, 10:05:59 PM
I really like the idea of Trick of the Month, but the tricks seem to be extremly hard for a beginner(Lung Spin, Backwards Cliffhanger(!?!), Hitchhiker).
I'm looking forward to try posting a video for the Megaspin in October ;) .
Maybe you could make a BTOTM(Beginner Trick ...) thread?

Nice Video's by the way


+1

+1

I still haven't started catching hang 5's properly yet lol :) 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 25, 2012, 10:53:18 PM
Hang 5's suck man  >:D >:D >:D


I can't get them either and i HATE practicing them :P :P :P
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 25, 2012, 11:11:05 PM
Hang 5's suck man  >:D >:D >:D


I can't get them either and i HATE practicing them :P :P :P

My fav trick, love em... lol
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: alex@H on April 25, 2012, 11:17:06 PM
the last time i was sure that i got hang5s dialed, i fell over, my feet got catched in the bars and i landed with my head first, haha.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 25, 2012, 11:26:23 PM
Hang 5's suck man  >:D >:D >:D


I can't get them either and i HATE practicing them :P :P :P

Hang 5 is a tough trick to learn. But once you get it, its not too bad. As far as chaning tricks, all the tricks in the list came from the message board originally minus Backwards Cliff. Paula is doing those and Cliffhanger was once the trick of the month last year I think and we had a rider learn it in a month.

  In the years of doing this I have found that if the tricks are too simple or too hard then the motivation level is not there. With the current list in place I don't want to to change that because there are some people that may not be posting but they are reading and trying out these tricks. What we can do is generate a second list for the rest of the year. There is no reason there can't be 2 tricks of the month. We have done that before as well. So lets start out with May with a different list. Through out some tricks. I think HANG 5 is a great start!

For me personally I can do a Cliffhanger but not backwards. I am sure there are a few people out there that can do it fwd but not backwards. Its all about pushing each other to try new things. Not that we can learn that trick in 1 month. It just gives us all something to focus on for awhile and stay motivated together.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 26, 2012, 12:02:38 AM
Sounds like a plan mark... Maybe a pro trick and am trick per month???
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 26, 2012, 06:46:53 AM
I ""HOPE"" BTOTM is enough to can get me motivated to get my hang 5's down  :D >:( ;D


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Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 26, 2012, 02:55:18 PM
Well the list was taken from suggestion from the board here. They really are not pro level tricks. They are mostly intermediate to advance. Staying motivated is the real goal. If you notice on the list it switches from front wheel to back wheel so everyone has a opportunity to particpate and have fun. I don't do any backwheel tricks. So when it comes to back wheel tricks of the month its a challange but its fun because I want to learn as much as I can and still have fun.
Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 30, 2012, 03:16:33 PM
Henry Davis- Lung Spin Trick of the Month (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzjg3-rZ8Jw#ws)
I got this one in email today! Thanks Henry!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: Lam47 on April 30, 2012, 05:10:26 PM
Henry makes it look like it takes no effort at all, nice one.
I do the same thing catching my shirt on the bars some times. :) great reaction.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: Flatmen on April 30, 2012, 08:31:25 PM
For BTOTM
Suggestions
-Mc circle
Cross handed steams
Spinning Steam
Hang 5
Undertaker?
Peg wheelie
Fire hydrant
Tail whip?


Just some suggestiosn on top of my head that seam easy enouph for us to accomplish in a month of practice
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 30, 2012, 08:59:57 PM
Here it is the last of my april lung spins in my workshop session on saturday


I have been riding a bit today and started to stand up a bit straighter before the spin takes hold  B)

Last of my april Lung spins for global flat's TOTM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZDDP78ibPs#)




my suggestion for BTOTM are;


Gerator
Megaspin
Squeaks (pinky,side)
Decade (brakeless)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: Keneken on April 30, 2012, 10:21:33 PM
Yeah melon man awesome! Afraid I'm taking a big fat fail this month :( me n all my wisdom this saturday thought it looks like it mite rain il leave it til Sunday lol silly man! Got a few hours in tnite but just no go on the lung spin ive nearly managed a couple but no chance of pulling any of them :(
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 30, 2012, 10:26:44 PM
Looks like Melon's cracked it! Well done mate, im still waiting on my bars... :-(
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 30, 2012, 10:49:04 PM
Cheerz guys :beer: :beer: :beer:  (sucks about your bars Killah >:( )


I have been messing with these for a while but this thread is "AWESOME" gave me sooo much motivation


I never would of started working on steamrollers (which pushed me to half lashes) but learnt them last month and this month have gone from no progress to very close  ;D


But i think this is it in this TOTM until Megaspin, hitchhiker and lard yard


Bring on BTOTM  :P
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 30, 2012, 10:50:20 PM
Bring on BTOTM  :P

I agree...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 30, 2012, 10:52:51 PM

Bring on BTOTM  :P

I agree...






Have we got a BTOTM list up yet  ???



Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 30, 2012, 10:54:54 PM
I don't think Mark was down for it... It is his thread and i don't want to step on any toes...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 30, 2012, 11:01:12 PM

What we can do is generate a second list for the rest of the year. There is no reason there can't be 2 tricks of the month. We have done that before as well. So lets start out with May with a different list. Through out some tricks. I think HANG 5 is a great start!

We are starting this month with the dreaded Hang 5......................Will we have a seperate thread or just crack on with the one
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: khe killah™ on April 30, 2012, 11:09:11 PM
Sweet, hang 5 it is... I did a how-to for hang 5...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 30, 2012, 11:19:34 PM
Hopefully i can find the motivation for this bloody trick  >:D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 30, 2012, 11:25:49 PM
With the new month quicly apporaching and a new list to be generated along with the current list.
May- Backwards Cliffhanger
June- Stick B
July- Crackpacker - Moya
August- Lard Yard
September- Hitchhiker
October- Mega Spin
November- Endo
December- Trolley

Palua is going to help out with Backwards Cliffhanger.
I am thinking we should tackel Hang 5 as well with this month. That way its in the same family of tricks with the more advance trick. Makes sense to me. So get ready for Hang 5 and Backwards Cliffhanger.
 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2012 - Lung Spin
Post by: melon lover on April 30, 2012, 11:35:35 PM
Sweet, hang 5 it is... I did a how-to for hang 5...

Good luck with the backward hitchhiker killah. ;-).
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: CrazyCajun on May 01, 2012, 04:46:17 PM
Hey melon,

How did you stop rotating around backwards in your lungspin? I was working on this and only managed to not rotate around one time and I have no Idea what I did to do that. I also cant seem to flip my bars around to my right hand. The bike goes crazy when I reach down.


BTOTM Hang 5's this month??? Sweet........ I am not even going to touch the backwards cliffhanger.

 This is truly a great thread.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: Flatmen on May 01, 2012, 09:42:54 PM
Sweet, hang 5 it is... I did a how-to for hang 5...


Mind linking please?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: khe killah™ on May 01, 2012, 09:46:17 PM
How To... Hang 5 ~ khe killah © (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZcRCVdF1YY#ws)

I know the volume is a low at times just turn it up a little... Hope it helps...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: RonnieLee on May 03, 2012, 05:58:33 AM
I'm in on the hang 5.  I don't have means to post progress vid but I'll be part of the conversation now.  Seems fitting since I was workin on this trick when I was riding before... good place to pick up. 
Who is doing the backward cliffhanger?  That's some some shizzle there!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: SiC on May 03, 2012, 07:16:37 AM
I never learned hang 5s, I can only roll them for about 10 feet on good tries hehe

I think I might try to learn this trick again :)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: Richi@Bremerhaven on May 03, 2012, 08:09:31 AM
I learnt Hang 5 at the age of 12, it took me 2 months or something..

Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: khe killah™ on May 03, 2012, 08:26:06 AM
When I get my new bars im gonna try forward cliffhangers.... I've got hang 5 well and truly down, so cliffhangers. Think are start with forward 1st, i hate doing tricks backwards especially when learning them.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: melon lover on May 03, 2012, 10:42:49 AM
When I get my new bars im gonna try forward cliffhangers.... I've got hang 5 well and truly down, so cliffhangers. Think are start with forward 1st, i hate doing tricks backwards especially when learning them.

Nice Killah look forward to seeing your progress with them

I just can't get motivated to learn "hang 5's" i went out yesterday and said right practice these and when i got out there spent all day messing with lung spins & McCircles :-)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: Sebastian@Magdeburg on May 03, 2012, 05:22:56 PM
I first started trying the Hang-5 2 weeks ago so this thread is a good way to get really motivated on working hard.
I hope to post a little video if I get my hands on a camera ;).

Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: Lam47 on May 03, 2012, 05:39:30 PM
If it stops raining I will give them a go. Killah's video is really good!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: khe killah™ on May 03, 2012, 06:51:03 PM
If it stops raining I will give them a go. Killah's video is really good!

;)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: melon lover on May 03, 2012, 11:24:16 PM
I know April's done but today i hit the sweet spot of the spin and it felt "RAD"


           Lung spin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1Zh3YXPf0s#)        (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1Zh3YXPf0s#)




Hey melon,

How did you stop rotating around backwards in your lungspin? I was working on this and only managed to not rotate around one time and I have no Idea what I did to do that. I also cant seem to flip my bars around to my right hand. The bike goes crazy when I reach down.



It took me ages to get the hang of it ;D

I don't flip the bars i change hands but when i change my hands i was spinning backwards also but i noticed it was only when i moved my body to grab the bike but when i started to bring the bike to me it all started to go right.

Today i hit a couple but i still haven't worked out exactly how i did it yet i just went out about an hour ago but i couldn't even get close >:D

Good luck with it bro i'm gonna start workin' on hang 5's :beer: :beer: :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: AlarmedBread on May 04, 2012, 11:29:09 PM
Good stuff man!  ;D  I haven't been able to get the one handed part at all yet, but I have dork wheelies in a circle pretty good now. Don't know where I read it or heard it, but someone said you have to balance with your core. It was a big 'Duh!' moment for me. Trying to keep the front tire up so I'd put my leg back more, but then I'd lean my core forward and pull with my arms. That worked for a second, but then it'd fall forward. Once I figured out what I was doing wrong it started to click.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: Kevin G. on May 05, 2012, 02:34:34 AM
Btw, I haven't had the time to film, but when I learned time machines, lung spins came naturally. :D


I think that I'm not going to practise backwards hang-5s because I prefer forward stuff.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: manniedamaniac on May 05, 2012, 03:21:23 AM
Backwards Cliffhanger? im learning this!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: Vic Román on May 06, 2012, 03:00:34 AM
I know I say this all the time, Hang 5 for me.last year I at least got to were once in a while I can roll a parking space length.Ive' been riding parks more ,I know shameful ...
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: Paulatrix on May 07, 2012, 07:31:33 AM
RadDad asked me to help out here, and I'm not one to deny the great RadDad! Here's my backwards cliffhanger. Its a little sketchy, going backwards, and the parking is sort of narrow for me on this one, but it still counts!
Trick of the Month May 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apSYaoFEhQc#ws)
 
 My best tips for this trick is, first you want to learn how to roll a backwards hang 5 really well. Then roll a bw hang 5 with your seat out front, your butt b/tw the wheel and seat. Learn to roll that really good. Try to line your body up nice and centered with the axle, and try not to bend over too far over, keep your shoulders up. When you can feel the balance of your body and frame rolling together, bring your free foot in and step down on the peg and let go of the bars. If you can get a good bw hang 5 roll with the seat infront you're well on your way.
I do it with my bars backwards because it's hard for me to push the bars down far enough to get my butt behind the seat. It made a big difference for me, it's just extra weird when I half lash to ride out. If you're taller than 5"5 you might have an easier time.
 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: Paved Paradise on May 07, 2012, 08:32:48 AM
Very nice Paula! Looking good

If I have some time to, And can get a session in I might do some of these and make a vid too! Havnt done backwards hang 5 in years, they were very fun and I remember doing them with hang 10 too and wanted to try the cliffhangers and since I learned them forwards I might as well try it out. Always a good time riding. ^_^
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: Paulatrix on May 08, 2012, 07:29:22 AM
I started to learn hang 10s as a stepping stone to do cliffhangers a few years ago. I got the hang 10s (one hand on the bars, the other on the seat behind me) going pretty well, but when I tried to get into the cliffhanger it was really freaky. But honestly for me rolling a hang 10 like that bws today is way harder then doing a cliffhanger. I want to see your video!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2012 - Backwards Cliffhanger / Hang 5
Post by: RonnieLee on May 18, 2012, 02:32:07 AM
The sweet spot on hang 5s is eluding me, grrr. 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2012 - Stick B / Mega Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 01, 2012, 02:34:28 PM
Its a new month. Time for Stick B and I threw in Mega spin for BTOTM so we are all on the same wheel. Thanks Paula for helpping out!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2012 - Stick B / Mega Spin
Post by: melon lover on June 01, 2012, 02:39:56 PM
Hell yes I'm in for these  ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2012 - Stick B / Mega Spin
Post by: melon lover on June 02, 2012, 01:04:45 AM
can we get some HOW TO's  :P :P :P
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2012 - Stick B / Mega Spin
Post by: Pinebox on June 04, 2012, 06:47:41 PM
can we get some HOW TO's  :P :P :P

x2. I don't even know what a Stick B is.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2012 - Stick B / Mega Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 07, 2012, 02:01:26 PM
When I get back from Voodoo. I will have a how to up.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2012 - Stick B / Mega Spin
Post by: melon lover on June 08, 2012, 01:14:41 AM
Stick B how-to on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/21783138)




This is last years stick b
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2012 - Stick B / Mega Spin
Post by: Pinebox on June 10, 2012, 11:41:07 PM
http://youtu.be/ulQOZHUaBjc (http://youtu.be/ulQOZHUaBjc)



Heres some attempts, I can never get more than two spins, any suggestions?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2012 - Stick B / Mega Spin
Post by: melon lover on June 11, 2012, 01:15:21 AM
Looking good mate  :beer:


I can't stop F%^/KIN' turbinin' them  >:(


I tried a stick b (on the grass) at the skatepark on saturday and ended up on my arse on top of my bike  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2012 - Stick B / Mega Spin
Post by: Keneken on June 12, 2012, 12:45:46 AM
best ive got for now i suck! O0


megaspin attempts.MOV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvdaGT96rWA#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2012 - Stick B / Mega Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 14, 2012, 11:18:20 PM
https://vimeo.com/3416166 (https://vimeo.com/3416166)
I thought I had a How to Stick B. I will have to try and get someone that can do one to help me create one. Here is Mega Spin. for those that can use some tips.
 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2012 - Stick B / Mega Spin
Post by: Pinebox on July 02, 2012, 12:07:15 AM
New month. Whats the trick?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2012 - Crackpacker / Funky Chicken
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 02, 2012, 08:07:37 PM
Sorry for the delay. This month is Crackpackers (Hosted by Moya) and for BTOTM it will be Funky Chicken. I will get Moya to drop his wisdom on Crackpackers. I have been chasing them for years now. I can't wait for the day that I can say I can do them.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2012 - Crackpacker / Funky Chicken
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 04, 2012, 06:39:47 PM
https://vimeo.com/3916321 (https://vimeo.com/3916321)
Here is a How to for Funky Chicken.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2012 - Crackpacker / Funky Chicken
Post by: mare on July 04, 2012, 08:10:37 PM
heres my version
https://vimeo.com/31540835 (https://vimeo.com/31540835)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2012 - Crackpacker / Funky Chicken
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 05, 2012, 01:17:27 PM
THE CRACKPACKER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vet5h5HX75s#ws)
Thanks to Moya for his help. Tons of ways in and out of a Crackpacker. This will defintally give you some ideas.
Riders:
Guelo Monzón, @Guelobmx
Varo Hernández, @_varohernandez_
Fernando Bayona,
David Carmona y
Alberto Moya @moyaesguay
Music by WEC Family
Thanks to BMXFreestyler (RAD DAD) @raddad67
Thanks also to Gloria
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2012 - Crackpacker / Funky Chicken
Post by: melon lover on July 05, 2012, 08:36:14 PM
I love that F@^KIN' vid ;D  the kiddies won't let me turn it off :beer: :beer: :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2012 - Crackpacker / Funky Chicken
Post by: TamirMuter on July 07, 2012, 02:07:07 AM
Trick yang cukup sulit...tidak semudah melihatnya...mungkin butuh proses,,, ??? :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2012 - Crackpacker / Funky Chicken
Post by: Therapy on July 10, 2012, 04:08:47 PM
I'm trying to find the video with the guy doing no handed crackpacker whips.
I cant remember the name of the rider or the video. Couldnt find anything on flatmatters either. Does anyone know the video i'm talking about.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2012 - Crackpacker / Funky Chicken
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 13, 2012, 03:12:40 AM
I had it posted on BMX Freestyler as well.
http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/05/mazar-full-no-handed-whip.htm (http://www.bmxfreestyler.com/2011/05/mazar-full-no-handed-whip.htm)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2012 - Crackpacker / Funky Chicken
Post by: Pinebox on July 13, 2012, 05:52:05 AM
^Link is broken.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month July 2012 - Crackpacker / Funky Chicken
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on July 13, 2012, 02:28:28 PM
full no handed whip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRfZ0BEGfrQ#)
I don't know why its broke...here it is from You tube.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month August 2012 - Lard Yard
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on August 02, 2012, 10:34:44 AM
https://vimeo.com/17470340 (https://vimeo.com/17470340)
New Month New Trick. Lets have fun!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2012 - Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 02, 2012, 03:43:08 PM
New Month, New Trick. Its a Hitchhiker! Lets see what you got!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2012 - Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 04, 2012, 12:08:07 AM
Hitchhiker Chris Armstrong (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABbsB3T2tA0#)
 
First submission of the month! Thanks Chris and Pat!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2012 - Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 04, 2012, 12:09:31 AM
How to do a Hitchhiker 2010.mp4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1s9CHI0Ujo#)
Here is a How to I made a few years back. It may help you if you don't know how to do one already.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2012 - Hitchhiker
Post by: black aspirin on September 04, 2012, 01:28:54 AM
I just learned hitchhikers a little over a month ago, and here are two videos.  Neither are tutorials, but the first video might serve as some inspiration for someone who is starting to work on them...you'll see me go from barely being able to hold a 2-footed steamroller, to working my way up to the half-hiker position, and after a ton of failures...the very first hitchhiker I ever rode out of.

The second video was taken in the last few weeks, and was the first time I rode out of a hitchhiker to a whiplash.

Journey of a Hitchhiker on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/45546503)

Hitchhiker to Whiplash on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/48769374)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2012 - Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on September 04, 2012, 02:35:34 AM
That is a very inspirational video! It really shows that its not that easy at all and takes some work to learn how to do it. I am glad you took the time to put it all together. That bail looked like it really hurt bad!
 
Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2012 - Hitchhiker
Post by: indyBarber73 on September 04, 2012, 05:24:09 AM
Nice edit brandon!!brought back memories
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2012 - Hitchhiker
Post by: flaTTech on September 22, 2012, 09:59:58 PM
Here is some jugglers for trick of the month.


Hitchiker Jugglers on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/49972843)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2012 - Hitchhiker
Post by: Dion on October 19, 2012, 09:21:25 PM
Am I the only guy who does hitchhikers from elbow glides?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2012 - Hitchhiker
Post by: melon lover on October 19, 2012, 09:31:36 PM
Whats the october TOTM???


I'm back indoors now so i'm gonna be trying new tricks  B) B) B)


Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2012 - Hitchhiker
Post by: OldYeller on October 19, 2012, 10:18:30 PM
How about some good hitchhiker tips?  I'm just learning two footed tricks.


What part of your body are you mainly balancing with?


Some people make it look like hips, others their upper body.


Thanks
Title: Re: Trick of the Month September 2012 - Hitchhiker
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on October 21, 2012, 12:34:00 AM
October is almsot over. Its set up as Mega Spin.
November is Endo.
December is Trolly...Not sure about this one though. This may need to change.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2012 - Mega Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on October 21, 2012, 12:35:54 AM
How to Mega Spin on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/3416166)
How to Mega Spin!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2012 - Mega Spin
Post by: melon lover on October 21, 2012, 12:43:48 AM
Yay i need some motivation to finish this one


Looks like it's gonna be oct/nov TOTM for me

Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2012 - Mega Spin
Post by: flaTTech on October 27, 2012, 02:32:19 AM
How about some good hitchhiker tips?  I'm just learning two footed tricks.


What part of your body are you mainly balancing with?


Some people make it look like hips, others their upper body.


Thanks




- It may sound obvious, but be sure you have equal weight on each foot.


- Knees have to be bent so you can shift your weight.


- balance with your hips.


- I believe in a hitchiker holding tire is a little easier then peg.


- concentrate on keeping your weight centered over the front axle, shifting weight when needed to balance.


- Also may sound obvious, but important.  If your handlebars are dropping, pull the bike back with the hand on that's on the back tire.


- If you already know elbow glides, it will be easier to learn to ride in from that.  I'm sure there are others riding in like that, like Dion said he does.


 Hope some of this helps..


Sorry Mark, back to Mega Spin !

Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2012 - Mega Spin
Post by: OldYeller on October 27, 2012, 03:41:24 AM
Thanks for the insight.  Back to Megaspins ;)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2012 - Mega Spin
Post by: melon lover on December 26, 2012, 11:05:38 PM
Can we please start this up again for the new year i learnt 3or4 tricks from this last year


It really gave me heaps of motivation and i will be riding mostly by myself in the new year as i'm taking a move outback


Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2012 - Mega Spin
Post by: Keneken on December 26, 2012, 11:08:21 PM
Can we please start this up again for the new year i learnt 3or4 tricks from this last year


It really gave me heaps of motivation and i will be riding mostly by myself in the new year as i'm taking a move outback

+1 but without the moving outback :)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2012 - Mega Spin
Post by: melon lover on December 26, 2012, 11:26:36 PM
I'd love to work-on/get this comin year;


messiahs       (i can get straight lines of 3-4mts but wanna get circles)
cliffhangers    (i can almost get into them)
Karl kruisers   
lardyard/gerators   (just a bunch of different variations)
decades         (no good for my ankles but i'd still like to get them(seriously need motivation))
Time machines

But i can never get the motivation and a month of working on them with others is Awesome :P




+ hitchhikers i can get into backward but can't be arsed to learn forward  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2012 - Mega Spin
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 01, 2013, 05:08:35 AM
I have been doing trick of the month since 2004. There have been a few years that I took a break. The last few months have just seem to fall apart. Then I saw the last post. So now I bring it back up again. Are there enough people that still want to do trick of the month? If not we can call it a great run of years since 2004. There have been some great months and some rides out there learned new tricks because of the motivation that was generated. Its almost 2013 so we will have to move quickly.
If there is not enough interest then I will ask Martin to remove the sticky and the thread can be kept for history.
 
Keep on Riding!
Mark
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2012 - Mega Spin
Post by: Budz on January 01, 2013, 05:30:25 AM
Mark, Id personally love to see it continue, but with just one request...
That each year get its own thread. It gets too tiring trying to search so many pages for each months trick list, vids, etc. Other than that I love it! :beer:
Happy New Year g-f!!!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2012 - Mega Spin
Post by: locky on January 01, 2013, 06:16:35 AM
For sure lets start it up again. Im in support.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month October 2012 - Mega Spin
Post by: Keneken on January 01, 2013, 10:45:09 AM
Pleeeease can we get this started again Mark. The last few months really didn't see a lot of flat time from me the 'great' British weather has been too wet or the dry days are only when I'm at work  :wacko:  would love to see this started again I got so much motivation from this thread and hope to be gaining more when the weather picks up and I can RIDE!  :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 01, 2013, 04:46:18 PM
I just updated. There have been many riders asking about Karl over the years and it seems to be a good staple trick to do for trick of the month. So lets do this one for now. I keep better control of the tricks this year. I know what kinds of tricks the majority of riders would like to see done. So yes we will have hang 5 again and time machine. Hear is to a brand new year and new tricks to be learned.
 
Show your Karl's give your tips on how to do them. Lets make it a big month!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: melon lover on January 01, 2013, 05:44:50 PM
RAD!!!


That's is something i'm working on and could do with a few tips  :P


I'm stuck in my workshop for now (the great british weather)


I can roll them about 4-5 mtrs (my workshop length) and am just starting to turn them but that's from starting in position


I have also got in and out of a few


Videos up tomoz




Thanks Mark!!!

You da man :beer: :beer: :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: melon lover on January 02, 2013, 05:58:19 PM
First ride of the year and the weather is beautiful :P :P :P


here is a few attempts


Karl Kruisers TOTM on Global flat 02/01/13 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cEdcY6g5UA#ws)


And here are a few roll ins


Karl Kruiser for global flats TOTM 02/01/13 part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I02JR-Umtlo#ws)


Sorry about the shaky kids video  B) B) B)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: Vic Román on January 03, 2013, 07:02:54 AM
I stopped riding for a bit (almost a year) still hit some parks though.I'm back,I'm down and I'm motivated Mark.Let's do this!

I just changed my username a while back this is Vic, Mark.Just in case.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: dan4130 on January 03, 2013, 08:44:08 AM
i  bet Mark still honeymooning  ...............he got married 01/01/13

Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: Jesa on January 03, 2013, 10:11:09 AM
First ride of the year and the weather is beautiful :P :P :P

Your road is quiet!! never really participated with trick of the month but might give it a go, hopefully there is a few dry days approaching as its been raining almost solidly for a few weeks haha!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: locky on January 03, 2013, 12:44:33 PM
May need a better form of posting each months trick.

Each month has a seperate post. Im new to actually followin this so sorry if it is already like that.

Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 04, 2013, 02:40:41 PM
Each month I change the head title. Usually I make a list but I have not had time to do so thus far. I will keep it with the standard Trick of the Month tricks. Things that many new riders want to learn and some expert/pro riders can help with or even challenge themselves with a new variation or entry or exit with. We will keep it fun for rear and front wheel riders.
Keep on Riding!
 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 04, 2013, 08:37:34 PM
First ride of the year and the weather is beautiful :P :P :P


here is a few attempts


Karl Kruisers TOTM on Global flat 02/01/13 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cEdcY6g5UA#ws[/url])


And here are a few roll ins


Karl Kruiser for global flats TOTM 02/01/13 part 2 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I02JR-Umtlo#ws[/url])


Sorry about the shaky kids video  B) B) B)


The ride in is tough to learn.  You rolling looks good. I need to get some bike time in this weekend. Stepping in and rolling I think is the best way to learn Karl. After awhile the position will become more natural. I prefer to ride in from Steamroller becauce popping in can be tricky for me at times. When I am feeling dialed its not much of a issue. I guess I focus keeping my weight over the stem and keeping my seat about waist high. I also keep my tumb pressed on the bar for additional support. I don't remember who taught that too me but thats pretty much the only way I ride it consitantly. I can just hold the bar but I tend to loose my balance. I hope some of these things can help out.

Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: melon lover on January 04, 2013, 08:54:57 PM
I have got some really nice ride ins over the last two days

Yeah I do the thumb hold aswell but I can't pop into it though :-( I have been just holding the bar popping in getting balanced then lifting/pressing my thumb 

I love TOTM I've got some motivation again

Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: Reeceflat on January 04, 2013, 09:38:50 PM
Would you say you could learn the Karl kruiser in a month ?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 05, 2013, 03:38:28 AM
Every one learns at a different rate. I guess if your doing other fwd rolling tricks that are similar it could be done. Some people learn very fast. The point of trick of the Month is not so much that you learn a trick every month. That would be very cool if you could but it gives riders a focus point to work on. Motivation is built when everyone is working on the same thing. I have seen a few riders learn Trick of the Month in a month. So its not so far fetch. Post a video of your riding and everyone will try to help you out. I will re post the How to that I made.
Keep on Riding!
 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 05, 2013, 03:39:57 AM
How to Karl Kruizer on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/10739047)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: Jesa on January 05, 2013, 09:16:53 AM
Things that many new riders want to learn and some expert/pro riders can help with or even challenge themselves with a new variation or entry or exit with. We will keep it fun for rear and front wheel riders.
Keep on Riding!


Im planning to have a pop at learning all the variations of the trick of the month aswell. Can already do normal kk and op side kk so im going to try and focus on learning switch and switch op side kk as it would help with a few other things i want to learn, around the world variations in particular!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: Vic Román on January 05, 2013, 06:47:56 PM
How to Karl Kruizer on Vimeo ([url]http://vimeo.com/10739047[/url])


***
If anyone is having problems watching this video on here just click on watch on vimeo button and it should work.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 07, 2013, 03:56:30 AM
trick of the month january 2013 karl kruizer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QtXEGR9B8I#)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: melon lover on January 08, 2013, 08:25:21 PM
Here is my progression:

I feel much more confident popping into them

I'm rolling them longer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0moPgFxsTA&feature=player_detailpage#t=1s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0moPgFxsTA&feature=player_detailpage#t=1s)




Would you say you could learn the Karl kruiser in a month ?



My 1st video was taken about 2-3 sessions after i first tried to pop into them


So i say YES B)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 09, 2013, 01:38:35 AM
Your making great progression. I was thinking about making a bail video as well. I was falling all over the place trying to land one clean. I had not rode in about a month. Its hard work to get tricks all the time.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: melon lover on January 17, 2013, 06:49:47 PM
Who's in this month??


I had a great sesh today came off pretty hard (1st time really hard) >:D


Started trying to get into it from a steamroller and just swinging the frame in and out of a steamroller but not grabbing it until it got back round behind (which is when i took my spill)


Also tried opposite (don't know if there is a certain name ??? ) with my right foot on the left front peg swinging in and out of a half lash and grabbing it when it came back around


Then the snow turned the ground wet  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: mad.scientist on January 18, 2013, 03:08:46 AM
should i give this one a try? i've been riding for about 4 months now still not really good but i dunno... im working on hang 5s so what do you guys say? should a give it a shot with this trick? could it help if i get hang5s down before or could learning the karl kruiser help me get the hang5s?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on January 18, 2013, 02:52:07 PM
The balance point for a Hang 5 is very different from the Karl. It will however teach you the concept of rolling. You can learn either one first. I personally think Karl is much harder than a hang 5. That's my personal thought though. The easiest way to leran to balance point is to keep walking into it. After awhile you will learn how to just pop in and find that point and keep it. Give it a go just remember to have fun while trying and don't get frustrated if you don't do it in the first 100 tries. What I used to do was work on 2 tricks at the same time so I would not get board. I would do one trick going one way and I would get back to my starting point in another trick.
 
Hey Melon,
   Great update! I only had time to ride that one day to shoot video. I have not rode since then. I really wanted to pull a new combination this month too. Back Wheel trick next month.
Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: Budz on January 19, 2013, 12:56:46 AM
should i give this one a try? i've been riding for about 4 months now still not really good but i dunno... im working on hang 5s so what do you guys say? should a give it a shot with this trick? could it help if i get hang5s down before or could learning the karl kruiser help me get the hang5s?
If theres ever a trick you want to learn, you just gotta go for it. Doesnt matter if people think youre ready for it or not. Karl Kruisers are much harder than hang-5s in my opinion as well. KKs take much more upper body strength than the hang-5 also. Go for it dude. Youve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. Its also an excellent "set-up" trick. Once you get it dialed, you can just put your balance foot onto the other peg, and walla! youre doing a half hiker. Have fun with it!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: melon lover on January 19, 2013, 11:08:53 PM
I say go for it as stated before go for the straight step-in practice the rolling side
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: londonflat on January 20, 2013, 07:51:29 PM
I say go for it as stated before go for the straight step-in practice the rolling side

Sweet progression on the kk Matt,keep it up the karl kruser was a bitch for me learning it,still havnt got it 100%
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: melon lover on January 22, 2013, 11:17:53 PM
Thanks mate i was having so much fun with them but i havent practiced since the 18th thanks to the snow


I ride my workshop everyday but it's not quiet big enough to get long rollin'  >:D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: londonflat on January 23, 2013, 12:06:09 AM
No probs mate,its one of those tricks i always put off learning,lol,trying to get time machines at the mo but like you the snow sucks and its just started snowing again,roll on the summer :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: Richi@Bremerhaven on January 23, 2013, 07:32:35 AM



[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0moPgFxsTA&feature=player_detailpage#t=1s[/url] ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0moPgFxsTA&feature=player_detailpage#t=1s[/url])





I never really trained them a lot, only tried sometimes when I got bored... I couldn't roll it longer than a half metre... A week ago I changed my Crankset, my seat and my spokes... No I can roll the Karl Kruiser :D. 1 time I also landed it with ride in and out. Without ride in I also got it in a circle, but I am not going to practice it because there is nothing to link it with at the moment, so maybe in some months ^^
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: melon lover on February 02, 2013, 01:29:40 PM
What have we got this month Mark??  Rear wheel i think i read  B)


I will try film my progress of the Karl Kruiser but i didn't get much riding in in the second half of January Thanks to the beautiful English weather  >:D >:D >:D 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month January 2013 - Karl Kruiser
Post by: manniedamaniac on February 02, 2013, 04:01:32 PM
Im down to try a new trick!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Yard Lard
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 02, 2013, 07:06:17 PM
https://vimeo.com/17470340 (https://vimeo.com/17470340)
 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Yard Lard
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 02, 2013, 07:09:59 PM
I was a bit slow and never made it to the PC yesterday. Yard Lard is used by several people that ride rear wheel. Also it can be done it tiny places for those that have too much snow to be outside riding.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Yard Lard
Post by: melon lover on February 03, 2013, 11:35:53 PM
Hell yeah  this trick is something i've wanted to learn for a long time i started working on it not long ago (it's a lot harder than i thought ;D )
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Yard Lard
Post by: mad.scientist on February 03, 2013, 11:49:59 PM
Hell yeah  this trick is something i've wanted to learn for a long time i started working on it not long ago (it's a lot harder than i thought ;D )
(thats what she said) (sorry, had to do it)


going back to the conversation:
i love this trick, i give a try from time to time but it is very difficult

Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Yard Lard
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on February 05, 2013, 01:28:44 AM
Lets use the daily conversation to help keep us motivated. I tried a bit today...YEAh very hard. Its going to take awhile for me with this one.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Yard Lard
Post by: locky on February 05, 2013, 01:55:59 AM
Nice indepth how to, thanks
I got some parts on the way this week. Hope to get some riding this weekend

Hollah
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Yard Lard
Post by: melon lover on February 05, 2013, 10:52:46 AM
I've only just set up a dual brake bike to start this one  :beer:


Funny but i always thought it would be one of the easier tricks (i don't know why)


It has taking a fair bit to just get a full spin but on the weekend at the UK battle vibes i got a few brakeless (not landed but 1 -2 full spins) with ride in and it felt pretty good


I have been able to do to half lash ride in for a while but never tried the actual trick until i set up rear brake  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Yard Lard
Post by: kchez on February 05, 2013, 06:51:32 PM
Isn't it Lard Yard?  lol
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Yard Lard
Post by: OldYeller on February 05, 2013, 09:03:57 PM
I learned back yards pretty quickly but never learned lard yards for some reason.


If my foot heals up before the month is out I'll give it a shot.

Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Yard Lard
Post by: Jake4130 on February 06, 2013, 02:11:28 AM
A couple lard yards at 00:25 in.
Getting It All Back (Part VIII) on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/58962646)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Lard Yard
Post by: Keneken on February 11, 2013, 08:48:45 PM
My effort before moving house and having to wait for decent weather to ride :)

lardyard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TIGTO8Y_vk#ws)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Lard Yard
Post by: melon lover on February 24, 2013, 01:34:44 AM
I really have been trying these every chance i get but i'm moving from London (after 15 years) back home to OZ and is suuuper stressful


As much as i love TOTM & wanna get this trick "I JUST CAN"T CONCENTRATE" >:D


I am going to keep working on this one next week in Aust and next month as well as march's TOTM B) B) B)




P.S Ken-e how long have been working on these until this ^^^^^^^point
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Lard Yard
Post by: Keneken on February 24, 2013, 09:19:22 AM


P.S Ken-e how long have been working on these until this ^^^^^^^point

Probly a couple of week only ride about 3-5 hours a week if im lucky tho (work/weather)
Just recently moved so no garage to play in when it's raining now :( only been out on the hybrid this year aswell so only really tried a couple I need to work on the ride in I'm soo bad at halflash!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month February 2013 - Lard Yard
Post by: melon lover on March 03, 2013, 09:01:33 PM
Hey Mark have we got a new TOTM March???

I've just got to aust and i have about 5 beautiful spots to ride and have been riding 4-5 hours everyday  ;D
 
I'm working on Lard yards (extra hard to make up for last month :P ) and Karl Kruisers
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2013 - Hang 5
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on March 06, 2013, 06:46:06 PM
Sorry it took so long for me to get to the PC. We are back to one of my fav tricks for TOTM. I get more question about doing a Hang 5 than any other trick out there. If you have the basic hang 5 down. Try it on your opposite foot. If you have that one down try it one handed. If you have that one down try it with your opposite hand. Try it backwards. If you have all the variations mastered. Help some one else learn.
Keep on Riding!
 
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2013 - Hang 5
Post by: OldYeller on March 06, 2013, 11:12:54 PM
I wrote this over in another thread, but it fits here too.  Hopefully copy/paste doesn't screw this up too bad.


I won't say this is the absolutely perfect advice, but it works for me.


The biggest tips to me are:



Lock in between the grips, seat and peg.  You make this nice solid connection with the bike and suddenly it's stable.


If your bike wants to flop to the side, you're not on the seat well enough.



Instead of hanging on for dear life, you're really just resting on the seat, grips and peg, but your arms are pretty straight but not elbow locked and your fingers are really not doing much.


Quit trying to correct with your arms.  It's your leg that does it.  If your arms are even able to correct forward and back much, then reread my first point again.


Don't look at the front wheel, look a little ahead of you.  It will feel like you're looking up more than you really are.


Don't flail around.  Smooth easy motions with your whole leg from the hip, not just bending at your knee.


If you're putting your foot straight down or even worse, forward, then you're not committing enough, you need to get the bike up higher.  Your leg will be between slightly back and very far back when it works.


Don't snap up into it and for all that's Holy don't hit your brakes.  Unweight your back wheel, take your balance foot off the pedal and straighten your arms until the seat is in position.  Done.  No force needed.


If you need off, just step over the bars with your balance foot.  I don't think I've ever not caught myself in way too many years of falling on these, it's just intimidating at first.

Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2013 - Hang 5
Post by: melon lover on March 12, 2013, 06:14:12 AM
Hey one i can do  ;D ;D ;D
 
I learnt these in sept last year i have this little edit a guy made of me last month i will try to get some more up soon
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=G6gVCSqWYRw#t=28s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=G6gVCSqWYRw#t=28s)
 
 
I'm trying opposite footed, one handed and backward this month :beer:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2013 - Hang 5
Post by: melon lover on April 04, 2013, 01:03:49 PM
What have you got for us this month Mark ???
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2013 - Hang 5
Post by: Jake4130 on April 10, 2013, 04:27:48 AM
A little late on this one, but here ya go. Just learned it a month or so ago. This is the first day of getting them in confined areas. I have them pretty good when I can go where ever I want in a big spot. lol
https://vimeo.com/63437717
Title: Re: Trick of the Month March 2013 - Hang 5
Post by: khe killah™ on April 16, 2013, 06:05:21 PM
Right come on people, let's smash it this April... Whats the next trick then Mark?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2013 - Locomotive
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 17, 2013, 02:11:59 PM
This months trick is special thanks to Jake Umberger (http://www.facebook.com/jacob.umberger?hc_location=timeline) it will be the Locomotive. I remember when it was trick of the month a few years back. There were a ton of photos being submitted. Sorry I am so late but lets make it the best 2 weeks that are left. Rear wheel tricks are not in my bag so if anyone can post just this single trick and help others out that would be great. Thanks Jake for hitting me up on Facebook.
Keep on Riding!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2013 - Locomotive
Post by: khe killah™ on April 17, 2013, 02:23:18 PM
Good work, lets get tricking.... ;-)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2013 - Locomotive
Post by: melon lover on April 17, 2013, 08:01:07 PM
This is what I've found about it  ;D

I'm having soooooooo much grieve learning lard yards I don't know why but they just sh*t me :angry: still haven't got them since totm in jan/feb (which ever it was) ive learnt a fair bit in between but just can't get motivated to push for that one  :wacko:

I'll give it another try :beer:

http://youtu.be/t3USz76icvQ (http://youtu.be/t3USz76icvQ)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2013 - Locomotive
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on April 17, 2013, 11:23:21 PM
Nice video!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2013 - Locomotive
Post by: Jake4130 on April 18, 2013, 12:53:53 AM
Ha! Thanks for the shout out Mark!
I actually already have this trick down, but I have been meaning to get them rolling instead of scuffing. Guess I know what to work on!

Melon, the trick to lard yards is making sure you are pushing the tire along the tire and not sideways. You also need to hold the grip right at your hip to get the right angle. Actually learing locomotives might help as you are right over the tire so you kick along the tire. Might train you for lard yards at the same time.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2013 - Locomotive
Post by: Keneken on April 18, 2013, 03:41:00 PM
Really can't wait to get started on these tonight!!! Been given a boost to get my halflash done aswell need to learn a ride in lol
Title: Re: Trick of the Month April 2013 - Locomotive
Post by: Keneken on April 18, 2013, 11:16:10 PM
Really can't wait to get started on these tonight!!!

Spoke too soon it started raining before i got finished up at work!!!  :angry:
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2013 - Mc Circle
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on May 02, 2013, 11:27:03 PM
Here is a trick I still want to personally learn. I have never got the hang of any spining tricks. It has been trick of the month before and I have heard of some success stories. They weather is getting nice I think in most places in the world. Lets see if we can make some success stories happen.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2013 - Mc Circle
Post by: melon lover on May 03, 2013, 04:57:14 AM
Yes,Yes,Yes and Yes  ;D :beer: ;D

I've just finished the move from northern to Southern Hemisphere I've got my new riding spot and a double garage for riding in and these I wanna get

Thanks mark
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2013 - Mc Circle
Post by: Jake4130 on May 03, 2013, 07:04:03 AM
I want this one back really bad. Learned this one on accident bitd. (called it a spastic McCircle back then when you kicked the tire.) Now I can't seem to get it back. Will be working on it for sure!
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2013 - Mc Circle
Post by: locky on May 09, 2013, 11:26:22 AM
Is anyone getting these mccircles. I havnt had a great deal tryin them. Is there anyone with some helpful pointers.
Each time i try a trick of the month i end up not gettin that trick but getting a total different trick instead. Its wierd but i guess its getting somewhere
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2013 - Mc Circle
Post by: melon lover on May 17, 2013, 09:29:28 AM
Yes I'm having some progress  ;D

I was trying them the other night and I got a few small ones but it is a weird feeling I have been able to spin backward steams for a long time but never tight I'm learning them opposite foot out of a fork glide and regular footed out of a forward steam but instead of a fire hydrant im scuffing into a mccircle

Each time i try a trick of the month i end up not gettin that trick but getting a total different trick instead. Its wierd but i guess its getting somewhere

I hear that the last couple of weeks I've been learning time machines but TOTM is awesome as it keeps tricks that I wanna learn but forget about in my head and my tip is to lean forward when spinning tight I was always leant back as I do in a normal backward steam
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2013 - Mc Circle
Post by: locky on May 18, 2013, 07:20:52 AM
Hmm lean forward. Will try that now cheers
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2013 - Mc Circle
Post by: melon lover on May 19, 2013, 12:11:42 AM
Hmm lean forward. Will try that now cheers

Yeah sort of lean forward as you go to scuff :-)
I got a few more (still heaps sketchy) yesterday so it is still pretty hard for me to explain exactly how to yet but I did notice I was leaning forward at the scuff
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2013 - Mc Circle
Post by: melon lover on May 29, 2013, 10:10:22 AM
I'm finally back online after nearly a month so i will try get a vid up soon

How is everyone else getting on with this one ???
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2013 - Mc Circle
Post by: Vic Román on June 02, 2013, 05:27:26 AM
New Month, New Trick.What's next on the menu?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month May 2013 - Mc Circle
Post by: LennonStephens on June 02, 2013, 05:57:07 AM
getting pretty tight spins from them now- lean forward a bit as the hydrant comes around, bending your knee on the inside foot helps put you over the top of the spin, balance is more with your torso going from looking in the direction of the spin to down over the spin, but i find it easier to really get it flying by bending your peg knee- when you bend the knee your able to lean the bike farther over and get it locked in. Ive been working turbining them but every time I get one to go forward, I have little to no speed. I see guys get the turbine almost as soon as they hit the mccircle...mine are happening at about 200 degrees from starting position- anybody got any tips?
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2013 - Stick B
Post by: raddad67 (Mark) on June 03, 2013, 03:00:37 PM
The new trick of the Month is a Stick B! Its still a hard one for me. Last time I tried I got maybe 3 scuffs. Let do it.
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2013 - Stick B
Post by: locky on June 10, 2013, 02:06:05 AM
Ahhh shot think im out on the stick b. still messing with these dam mccircles.
Man i could scuff as a kid. Then i got lanky and sh*t basically.
I cant keep my foot above the tire . Ive got this thing where i just through my foot back for balance to quick . I can float them round in a big circle but dam if i can scuff them into a tight circle.
Grrr
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2013 - Stick B
Post by: badgerSR20 on September 23, 2014, 09:13:52 PM
Hate to bump an old thread but I wanted to thank everyone who was involved with or contributed to TOTM for so long, and to GF.com for leaving it up as a sticky.

Haven't been on a bike since I quit riding vert/park about 10 years ago, but I've been sick the last few days and killed time by going through pretty much every page and video in this thread. I think I'll kill the next few days by shopping for new bike parts. :)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2013 - Stick B
Post by: Vic Román on June 07, 2015, 07:21:51 PM
Let's bring back Trick of The Month Rad Dad!  :-)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2013 - Stick B
Post by: sakis on June 07, 2015, 09:36:00 PM
If this topic starts again i am posting the first video.
stick b april 2014
https://youtu.be/Z5Gp9djkVzM (https://youtu.be/Z5Gp9djkVzM)
Title: Re: Trick of the Month June 2013 - Stick B
Post by: khe killah™ on February 02, 2019, 01:11:23 AM
Yo... Raddad... come on back! I hope your still riding man, you were a real inspiration!