Author Topic: Riders Progression.  (Read 2372 times)

Offline JamesH

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Riders Progression.
« on: June 27, 2006, 01:21:27 AM »
I noticed a cool thread in Pedal, so I figured it'd be nice to have one here seeing as I'm somewhat partial to Global-Flat myself.

What are you working on and how are you progressing?

I'm usually ride about once a week with Chris Woodling.  I just started riding again in February, so he's the lucky one getting to play mentor. 

I'm currently playing around with steamroller variations (turbines, switch handed, no handed and g-turns).  My main goal was just to be able to pump.  I don't keep my tires aired up like I should, so keeping momentum can become a problem. 
 
Another trick is hikers.  I finally managed a half-hiker for about 5 feet or so.  It's an awkward position to get used to and feels really twitchy.  I can roll backwards hitch hikers as far as 10 feet, using what I refer to as the cheap hiker.  Stand the bike up, get on the pegs and rock foward for momentum.  The ride in is still sketchy.

Pinky squeaks are near dialed until I go for multiples and I'm trying to get into funky chickens from them.

And, as always, hang-5's.  I love'em but it's still difficult to keep the balance point once I ride into it.

Who's next?

Offline Chino

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Re: Riders Progression.
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2006, 02:42:49 AM »
hey cool...

ryt nw,im workin on hang10 to xFooted wheelchair..
the bail is terrible..makes you fall on the ground..hehehe...

Offline alonso

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Re: Riders Progression.
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2006, 03:51:26 AM »
progress yeaa :wacko: i´m working in some tricks:   deathtruck to stick-b ,  hitch hiker and cliffhanger spinning, and tomahwks--normal--and--switch. and some  pedaling tricks. aaaaa and wilplash---2 spins for now. 

Offline Chino

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Re: Riders Progression.
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2006, 12:15:11 PM »
hey alonso,
where are you from?
where did you start on doing all the trix that you are working on right now?

Offline Ovidiu M.

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Re: Riders Progression.
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2006, 07:46:42 AM »
i progress very eazy i learn caboose and i want to learn in to and out of the caboose and time machine into caboose i did is a cuple of times  :P ;D ;D
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Re: Riders Progression.
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2006, 05:25:09 PM »
keep it going adam!!!!

your slowly but shurely getting there!!!!

cant wait to mive down by you guys  b/c  it will be nice to ride w/ someone  again


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Offline alonso

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Re: Riders Progression.
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2006, 07:15:33 AM »
hey alonso,
where are you from?
where did you start on doing all the trix that you are working on right now?

hi chino , VERY good your trick , i practice also the X foot half hiker and the bails is horrible, i fall on the bike.

i´m from of costa rica, I start in flatland aprox 4 years ago,  frequently i practice spining tricks and long links. and you?
« Last Edit: July 01, 2006, 07:23:16 AM by alonso »

Offline JamesH

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Re: Riders Progression.
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2006, 07:42:54 AM »
A good session was had by all tonight.

Chris Woodling busted some new stuffI dout anyone has ever seen before.

I pulled a decent combination:

- Turbined steamroller - switch handed steam - funky chicken

Half hikers are becoming more comfortable.  I can roll them for about 10 feet consistently.

Hitch hikers are pretty much down for short distances, minus the ride in.

I can ride into tomohawks, but I usually lose it pretty quick.

I also expect to start busting multiple pinky squeaks soon.

...and progressing slowly.  I thought I was doing pretty good for only flatlanding a couple hours a week for the last four months.

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