Author Topic: Floor :c  (Read 1946 times)

Offline Bryansyodaddy

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Floor :c
« on: December 05, 2012, 04:56:36 AM »
Alright, Global-Flat...
I need your help.
Thursday, I have some sort of talent show thing going on at my school and I signed up.
I'm supposed to do flatland, in the dark, with E.L. wire on my bike like that tron bike video on youtube.
One ... BIG.... problem.
Went for a little practice go, I can do Hang 5s Messiahs around the stage, 180s fakieing around everywhere. All those rolling styled tricks..
SPINNING TRICKS- however..
EPIC FAILURE... the ground is terribly slippery... (the stage is pretty big and made out of black painted wood.)
I need some ideas on how to get the ground to grip a lot.  I've been thinking pouring soda on the ground but for now.. I want more ideas because I'm not sure if they will let me :c....  big carpet.... soda on the tires??? maybe it's all the dust on stage?? Anyone have any good ideas that might work?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks  :beginner:
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Offline wolverines

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Re: Floor :c
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 05:22:09 AM »
1. Take 5lbs out of your tire
2.run a soft compound tire
3. clean tire(s) with tire rag prior to show w/ some sort of alcohol based solution lightly saturated (windex is good, and cheap, but i am sure someone else may have another option)



btw; you mentioned riding on a painted wood surface.... i am assuming it is the ''smooth side''?


good luck

Offline K.Wong

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Re: Floor :c
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 12:03:47 PM »
good suggestions^.

some of the softest tires are comets, arestic a-class soft and white suelos.

mopping the floor down with soapy water pior to riding also helps; but not with coke - i don't think the custodians will thank you for that.

Offline londonflat

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Re: Floor :c
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 08:16:06 PM »
Coke? Havnt heard of that for years we used to use that on the vert ramp and the mini ramp when it got slippery if you use a small amount it doesnt go sticky just grippy fill a bucket of water and use 3 parts water to one part coke try not to over do it with the coke though the floor will get super sticky and it will be a bitch to clean.K.wong just pm,ed you about those bars dude cheers for the photos.
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Offline Bryansyodaddy

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Re: Floor :c
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2012, 08:59:46 AM »
Thanks guys.
Didn't get the pm
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Offline K.Wong

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Re: Floor :c
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 02:09:17 PM »
oh, he meant the p'm was for me. sorry for the off-topic discussion.

Offline londonflat

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Re: Floor :c
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2012, 11:39:06 PM »
Yeah sorry about that dude

Offline londonflat

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Re: Floor :c
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 09:30:12 PM »
Bryansyodaddy how did you get on with your talent show dude? How was the floor?