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Parts & Bikes / Re: 2021 WTP Utopia frame
« Last post by metalbmxer on April 02, 2021, 10:37:03 PM »
I was going to wait until flatlandfuel or flat society got stock of the 2021 utopia hybrid before I ordered one, as I prefer to support our domestic flatland companies whenever possible, but I admit to getting too impatient... so I went ahead today and ordered one from kunst form . Hopefully they actually have it in stock as their website suggests and that delivery doesn't take too long.

I went with the 20.5" TT. Had a really hard time deciding between black or translucent purple but decided on black in the end. I'm excited, I love getting a new frame and this one is as close as I've been able to find to what I've discovered is my ideal geometry.


Edit: oh sweet I got a shipping notification already, I assumed it would take them a couple of days to get it out not ~16 hours. Now begins the long wait. Apologies for being annoying, just excited!

Friggin sweet I'm sure you are excited aliasdck and you can never go wrong w black. Problem with some of the louder colors is they can wear on you over time and become an eyesore. Happened to me with the space blue Strowler and mint green Matthias frame.

That is A+ customer service emailing you < 24 hours after purchase. Now I wonder how long it will take for overseas shipping. And the shipping costs???? Keep us posted man
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Parts & Bikes / Re: Far East Cycles Titanium parts
« Last post by Mambocowboy on April 02, 2021, 04:21:40 PM »
Yes and I just got the news the slightest bit too late. Had I known a few days ago I coulda spent my stimulus money very differently. I'm kidding mostly, I like light parts as much as the next person but

a) I'm not willing to spend outrageous sums of money
b) I don't want my bike too light anyways, especially when riding on windy days

These look very cool though. I wonder what a bike composed of all these parts plus everything else as light as can be - how low do you think the weight would be? Under 12lbs (5.4kg)? Even lighter? It's hard to imagine how something so light would feel to ride.
Viki Gomez has just about everything ti possible and his bike weighs 14 something pounds.
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General Flatland Forum / Re: Leg/foot positions
« Last post by Mambocowboy on April 02, 2021, 04:19:40 PM »
I have spent a lot of time lately working on the 4 peg wheelie positions in the image below, not just in a straight forward line but also trying to work on variations like carving in a inside circle and outside circle in each of these 4 positions, then learning to pump and better control each one. Finally learning all of this again but rolling backwards. And then also being able to turbine everything. Haven't even really thought about dark side yet... and then learning to pivot from one to another where possible. So many possibilities when you consider it this way. I am trying to work my way through this with the intention of being as comfortable as I can be all around the bike.





For most of my time riding my strong leg for standing on is my left, right leg is better at counter balance. So hopefully I got the leg/foot position names correct in the image based on which is my strong and which is my weak leg or did I get #3 and #4 backward?


I made this post because I am curious what it is like for other people when they try to learn a trick that they already can do regular but now learning opposite, switch foot and opposite switch foot. Normally the easiest for me to learn a new trick position is my regular position since my left leg is my strong leg and so it is good at supporting my weight and my right foot is better at doing the counter balance. However, when it comes to switch foot type positions, I find this usually flips backwards: With switch foot I am usually better standing on my right (weak leg) and using my left (strong leg) as counter balance. In the above photo, I found #1 easiest, then #3 a little more difficult, then #2 which was was even more difficult and finally #4 which was really hard for me to learn even though in that case I am standing on my left (strong) leg so it shouldn't have been so hard to learn?


I am curious if this is common or unusual for most riders? It seems to me that I have a much easier time learning tricks on the left side of my bike and much more difficulty on the right, it seems like which foot I stand on is less important then which side of the bike I am on.


If you managed to follow along let me know what you think, hopefully this doesn't read like a bunch of nonsense.
I'm better with weight on my right  foot regardless of side of bike, but work both feet every session to avoid/correct imbalances
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General Flatland Forum / Leg/foot positions
« Last post by aliasdck on April 02, 2021, 08:23:48 AM »
I have spent a lot of time lately working on the 4 peg wheelie positions in the image below, not just in a straight forward line but also trying to work on variations like carving in a inside circle and outside circle in each of these 4 positions, then learning to pump and better control each one. Finally learning all of this again but rolling backwards. And then also being able to turbine everything. Haven't even really thought about dark side yet... and then learning to pivot from one to another where possible. So many possibilities when you consider it this way. I am trying to work my way through this with the intention of being as comfortable as I can be all around the bike.





For most of my time riding my strong leg for standing on is my left, right leg is better at counter balance. So hopefully I got the leg/foot position names correct in the image based on which is my strong and which is my weak leg or did I get #3 and #4 backward?


I made this post because I am curious what it is like for other people when they try to learn a trick that they already can do regular but now learning opposite, switch foot and opposite switch foot. Normally the easiest for me to learn a new trick position is my regular position since my left leg is my strong leg and so it is good at supporting my weight and my right foot is better at doing the counter balance. However, when it comes to switch foot type positions, I find this usually flips backwards: With switch foot I am usually better standing on my right (weak leg) and using my left (strong leg) as counter balance. In the above photo, I found #1 easiest, then #3 a little more difficult, then #2 which was was even more difficult and finally #4 which was really hard for me to learn even though in that case I am standing on my left (strong) leg so it shouldn't have been so hard to learn?


I am curious if this is common or unusual for most riders? It seems to me that I have a much easier time learning tricks on the left side of my bike and much more difficulty on the right, it seems like which foot I stand on is less important then which side of the bike I am on.


If you managed to follow along let me know what you think, hopefully this doesn't read like a bunch of nonsense.
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Parts & Bikes / Re: Far East Cycles Titanium parts
« Last post by aliasdck on April 02, 2021, 12:33:44 AM »
Yes and I just got the news the slightest bit too late. Had I known a few days ago I coulda spent my stimulus money very differently. I'm kidding mostly, I like light parts as much as the next person but

a) I'm not willing to spend outrageous sums of money
b) I don't want my bike too light anyways, especially when riding on windy days

These look very cool though. I wonder what a bike composed of all these parts plus everything else as light as can be - how low do you think the weight would be? Under 12lbs (5.4kg)? Even lighter? It's hard to imagine how something so light would feel to ride.
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Parts & Bikes / Master Bikes Guidão FS-01
« Last post by out~riding on April 01, 2021, 10:46:38 PM »
New bars from Master Bikes in Brazil
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Parts & Bikes / Re: Far East Cycles Titanium parts
« Last post by DaddyCool on April 01, 2021, 04:00:12 PM »
Damn it, these are very sweet parts  :P
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Parts & Bikes / Re: 2021 WTP Utopia frame
« Last post by out~riding on April 01, 2021, 01:05:49 PM »
Lol I'm sorry I never go on Facebook or Instagram so I didn't know. I should probably take a look at the whole picture next time before drawing conclusions about it. I'm really glad to hear about this promotion you're talking about, I think I'm liking wtp more and more.


here is there latest post:

Quote from: wethepeoplebmx
We’re stoked to have Wethepeople OG and Flatland legend @franklukas onboard one of our new 2021 #UTOPIA frames. Frank’s been killing it for so long now and seeing him shred his hometown spot will never get old for us 🖤

go check out a small clip:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNFpqtQHqgD/
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Parts & Bikes / Re: Far East Cycles Titanium parts
« Last post by out~riding on April 01, 2021, 01:00:57 PM »
Quote from: Far East Cycles
flatlandfuel just received a FRESH BATCH of our BMX FLATLAND 160MM Ti Cranks. Now is the time to get yours ! Lightest crank on the market ! Only 451 grams.
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Parts & Bikes / Re: Far East Cycles Titanium parts
« Last post by out~riding on April 01, 2021, 12:59:09 PM »
Quote from: Far East Cycles
...also Ti forks in Zero or 10mm offset some with and without removeable brake mounts in stock at @flatlandfuel . Make a huge change on your bike weight, 566 grams ! Limited quantities.
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