Author Topic: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?  (Read 3267 times)

Offline iceqb25

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I was trying to do a wheelchair glide and i thought looking up some videos would help and i found a video of a crackpacker and it looks like the same trick. Is there just two names for this trick or am i missing the difference?

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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 09:54:38 PM »
Nothing really, though I'm sure that won't stop some flatland historian hung up on trick names from coming on here and trying to explain one. lol

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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2011, 10:08:37 PM »
wheelchair glide sounds retarded

crackpacker sounds like a trick

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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2011, 10:21:19 PM »
i think that the difference is that in a crack you don't scuff.
If I ever see a flat rider do a hop-to-wallride, my head would explode.

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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011, 10:31:36 PM »
bars forward or backward too i think?

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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2011, 04:31:14 AM »
no no no
wheelchair= scuffing
wheelchair glide= rolling
crackpacker= rolling with seat post between legs (think cliffhanger with body facing the back of bike)

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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2011, 04:52:57 AM »
Yeah, need Pete Brandt in here.  Wheelchair glides predate the crackpacker, but the above explanation is dead on, and a wheelchair glide is to a crackpacker what a hang five is to a cliffhanger.  Just very different tricks.

Doing a wheelchair glide, typically with bars forward, you put the seat in your crotch then take your hands off.

Not sure if this link will work, and I'll try to attach a photo of a proper crackpacker.  It does seem like any no-handed wheelchair glides may constitute a crackpacker, but no-hands is a must...
http://media.photobucket.com/image/crackpacker%20flatland/Timo2F/Skyway%20Street%20Beat%20Personal%20Replica/Vartsa19925editcopy.jpg

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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2011, 01:29:55 PM »
Crackpacker is just a double footed Wheelchair Glide...not with the seat between your legs as described above.  A backwards Cliffhanger is called a Coathanger.


Wheelchair Glide is one footed.


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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2011, 03:56:18 PM »
Always thought Crackpacker was spinning Wheelchair... atleast that's how Pete demonstrates it in that video he did recently about inventing it.

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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2011, 05:03:58 PM »
Crackpacker is a wheelchair glide with seat between legs.
It's as obnoxious to hear a wheelchair glide called a crackpacker as seeing someone spell "brakes" (the things used to stop your wheel on your bike or car) as "breaks" (what happens when something becomes damages beyond use).
The following is the truth.  The preceeding is a lie.

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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2011, 05:25:59 PM »
Tyler gets it...

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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2011, 05:35:27 PM »
check this video!Wheelchair Glide is not one footed!Sorry Tod!Watch the Ground Rules Video.




Crack Packer Origins with Pete Brandt for FlatMatters Small | Large
« Last Edit: October 10, 2011, 05:42:47 PM by Psychological »

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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2011, 07:28:29 PM »
the name lol

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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2011, 03:06:49 AM »
check this video!Wheelchair Glide is not one footed!Sorry Tod!Watch the Ground Rules Video.




Crack Packer Origins with Pete Brandt for FlatMatters


This video shows a Crack Packer, a Wheel Chair Glide(like Pete says, originally a scuffing trick) is one foot on peg, the other foot(the one that would be used to scuff) extended out for balancing.  I'm just going by what we and(Freestylin' magazine) called tricks in 88.  Maybe the name changed over time like a Dave Duster. 

Anywho, just all names...you call it Stick Bitch, I call it Caboose. 
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Re: Whats the difference between a wheelchair glide and a crackpacker?
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2011, 05:19:34 AM »
Tod, you can call it steamboat, and I'll call it a tea kettle =)