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VIDEO: If This Guy Can Learn To Fork Glide, So Can You
« on: December 19, 2011, 11:39:48 AM »

It's often said that the first step in any journey is the hardest and most intimidating. With that in mind, it's no wonder that so many beginners need a lot of help with the most basic, foundational of tricks: the fork glide.

But anyone who really wants to do so can learn this trick. And once you have this one down, it serves as a building block for learning more and more tricks; and from there, the sky's the limit.

To demonstrate that anyone can do this, we took a total non-BMXer, taught him how to fork glide, and documented the whole process from the beginning. Our friend Dan is a master fisherman, a father of two, and is a huge fan of Roxette and mixed martial arts. But he doesn't know jack about BMX or flatland, so he's as raw a beginner as you can find. Spoiler alert: on his 22nd try, we had him busting a full fork glide circle around a basketball half-court! He didn't ride into it or ride out, and he didn't necessarily have it totally mastered; but it became clear that he could learn this trick, and any others that he were to put his mind to.
And the same is true for you: whether it takes 22 tries or a million, you can do this stuff if you really want to.Check out the video of Dan's learning process from the very beginning:
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