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General Flatland Forum / Re: Did you ride today?
« Last post by deacon on Yesterday at 09:44:01 PM »
Good stuff. I'm also riding tomorrow, if the dry weather we've been promised turns up. Really really want to land my first decade.
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General Flatland Forum / Re: Help starting flatland please :)
« Last post by deacon on Yesterday at 09:41:23 PM »
I'm riding 7bar (100psi) at the minute but I'll go up to eight and see how it feels.
My brakes are U-brakes on black rims, and the guy who I bought the bike off said it had been sitting in his shed for a year. I've just had a quick google and there's a bmx specific bike shop in my town. They sell clear Odyssey Pads and clear Savage Pads. They're only 4 a pair so I'll give them a try.

This is the bike I bought (if the link works).
https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/customised-flybikes-micromachine-flatland-bmx-rare-us-import-/1268555066
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Flatland Media / Uruguay: Charrua Jam Highlights + Results
« Last post by Mr News Bot on Yesterday at 08:57:37 PM »

The Charrua Jam was one of the first international contests in Uruguay. It took place last weekend in the capital city Montevideo. Owen Bohn took the first place - congratulations! You can find the top 3 below. Aerial TV made a really good highlight edit and it looks like Uruguay had a pretty good flatland weekend!

Pro
1st Owen Bohn
2nd Gonzalo Bellanti
3rd Mauro Aponte
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General Flatland Forum / Re: Help starting flatland please :)
« Last post by DaddyCool on Yesterday at 08:53:33 PM »
Some people ride 9 bar. But 7 bar or 8 bar should be ok in the beginning. It also depends on you weight...
What do you mean your brakes are not sharp? The braking power is too low? I assume you have a u-brake for both wheels, right? What kind of rims do you have? Black anodised, painted (mainly to be found at coloured rims) or chrome? This makes a difference...
You can try those clear brake pads like Baradine or similar. They are very soft and grippy. The disadvantage is that you can not brake only a little bit so easy anymore. You brake or you don't. But if you want higher maximum brake power you should try them. But expect them to squeak!
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General Flatland Forum / Re: Did you ride today?
« Last post by DaddyCool on Yesterday at 08:48:06 PM »
Ollie, you are right...
Deacon, I was riding on Wednesday and hope for dry weather tomorrow to have a session. I am practising steanroller combos, hitchhiker combos, tomahawks and decade variations (mainly with brake). Especially perverted decades are not easy for me and I spent a lot of time practising these. On Wednesday I could not land the variations I wanted so I hope for a better result tomorrow  :)
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General Flatland Forum / Re: Anyone below 5'9" ride a 19.5 or longer?
« Last post by DaddyCool on Yesterday at 08:40:16 PM »
Hi,
I am 1.88 m and I rode a 19.2" TT for many years. Then I tried 19.5" and thought I would hardly feel a difference. But there was. The wheelbase (which is the measurement that has a big influence on back wheel tricks and others, more than the TT) was 2 cm longer and I especially felt the difference when doing hitchhiker combos. I felt it was less comfortable to handle the bike. Whipping from a hitchhiker to a steamroller was not so nice any more because the back wheel is higher in front of the body during the hitchhiker.
A caboose for example felt a little more comfortable.
The seat was a little more far away from the handlebar (which I kept in the same position) and for steamrollers I did not like it.
So in the end I switched back to a 19.2" TT but the wheelbase is now between the old 19.2" TT frame and the 19.2" TT frame because of different angles.
I know that today many shorther riders use longer frames but it it personal preference. For me it is not so good.
Maybe you can try a used frame with similar angles and CS length but longer TT so you can try it by yourself. Then you can decide about future options.
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General Flatland Forum / Anyone below 5'9" ride a 19.5 or longer?
« Last post by thomas on Yesterday at 06:22:45 PM »
I'm interested to know what the difference is between a longer TT and a shorter TT.  Any feedback would be great, thanks. 


Interested to know, responsiveness with backwheel stuff, whiplashes, front wheel spinning, etc. compared to shorter frame.


Go Seahawks.


Thomas
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General Flatland Forum / Re: Did you ride today?
« Last post by bhuffman on Yesterday at 02:28:36 PM »
Rode a little, but until I get my indoor spot in two weeks there's isn't much time until it gets too dark
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General Flatland Forum / Re: Did you ride today?
« Last post by deacon on October 19, 2017, 09:55:56 PM »
No riding for me today, we're having torrential rain today but tomorrow is looking dry so I'll be back on it.

Seriously quiet forum though, it's like a ghost town!
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General Flatland Forum / Re: Did you ride today?
« Last post by ollie on October 19, 2017, 09:38:00 PM »
Sad to see such a positive post go unnoticed. So I just wanted to answer, NO. :D




PS: -tomorrow I am gonna bust my brains out.
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