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Title: Beginner, i need help
Post by: leebrian33 on October 22, 2009, 11:22:40 PM
ok so i have recently got into flatland bmx, i have gotten my bike the dk opsis, specailly made for flatland but now i dont know where to start or how to do anything ? any1 help out?
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: That Joe Miller on October 22, 2009, 11:25:09 PM
Matt Wilhelm has a video with instruction in it available @ flatlandfuel.com
L8r, Joe
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: GRFN.FLAT. on October 22, 2009, 11:33:49 PM
look in the tricks section on global-flat. i would suggest starting with peg wheelies, fork glides, squeakers, and track stands.
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: leebrian33 on October 22, 2009, 11:35:19 PM
can you give me a direct web adress i went to this site soo many times before i only found things to do wid flatland bikes and store type of things
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: froghammer on October 23, 2009, 01:05:56 AM
Oh boy.
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: JDubbin on October 23, 2009, 06:28:14 AM
Ride and watch videos. :) try to focus on something you wanna learn aswell
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: Prasheel on October 23, 2009, 01:41:38 PM
http://www.global-flat.com/tricks/7/Fork_Glide (http://www.global-flat.com/tricks/7/Fork_Glide)


Get back to us once you can do this.

Also, how old are you?  Where are you from?  Riding with someone who knows the basics will help a lot and keep you motivated.
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: AJ 1 on October 23, 2009, 02:26:35 PM
www.flatlandfuel.com/ (http://www.flatlandfuel.com/)

Buy the DVD: Ground Rules, it's great and has many trick for beginners. You can also buy it directly from Matt Wilhelm.
I hope you enjoy your new bike, I heard a lot of good things about the Opsis. Now go ride...

AJ
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: sbroflatland on October 23, 2009, 03:31:33 PM
here is the link to the DVD ground rules. it is supposed to be pretty good but i havent seen it

http://www.flatlandfuel.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=630 (http://www.flatlandfuel.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=630)
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: havok on October 23, 2009, 05:28:34 PM
here is the link to the DVD ground rules.
[url]http://www.flatlandfuel.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=630[/url] ([url]http://www.flatlandfuel.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=630[/url])

i've ridden alone for over a year and the 'ground rules' dvd will take you step by step
thru any beginner trick you'd want to learn.  it's an integral part of my progression.
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: leebrian33 on October 24, 2009, 12:12:52 AM
thanks for the advice right now im about 13 i am in long island new york, unfortunately im on my own on this, and im not planning to buy anything, righht now im depending on my own motivation and internet information,
i can do the first part of the forkglide but i cnt balce it and and keep goin i can probably scuff 2 times at most and id tip over and i have no clue on how to land it
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: havok on October 24, 2009, 12:20:39 AM
go to the 'rider hook up' section, cause you're not the only NYC rider.
someone will be willing to help you.
that's the best thing about this sport, everyone's willing to help everyone else.
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: leebrian33 on October 25, 2009, 03:07:49 AM
what other basic tricks are there other than fork glide?
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: Pat on October 25, 2009, 05:19:36 AM
peg wheelie on back
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: Scuffy on November 18, 2009, 10:00:20 PM
I will be getting back into flatland in the next two months after a 12+ year hiatus.

What I would do if you're having trouble with the footjam tailwhips is:

Start with a regular endo,once you can balance the bike on the front wheel keeping the back wheel in the air for a good bit of time move onto front wheel hops.From there you can move to footjam tailwhips.

When executing a footjam tailwhip you should be moving at a slow comfortable pace.keeping your left foot on the left pedal bring your right leg over the frame to the left side and jam your foot/toes inbetwwen the fork and the front wheel jamming it causing you to go into an endo.As soon as you feel the back tire come off the ground you need to kick your frame out from under you with your left foot (still on the pedal).Keep your balance with your arms as the frame swings around.When the frame is close by grab it with your left foot on the toptube nearthe seatpost,put right foot on the right pedal and ride away!


From there you should try tailwhip front wheel hops....this is what helped me out when I started riding 20 years ago and it should help you too.
Title: Re: Beginner, i need help
Post by: sumthinluv on November 20, 2009, 06:37:43 PM
I know, I know... You can thank me later:

Fork Glide
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQGOkFwIdxk[/youtube]

Backwards Steamroller
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNr1iH3N0hM[/youtube]

Bunnyhop (so it's not flatland but EVERYONE should be able to hop)
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYEEIOiZhJo[/youtube]

Flatland Barspin with MATT WILHELM!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20GcwIrKILc[/youtube]

Bunny Bars - the ultimate in cool...... :mellow:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JNNEff_Cq8[/youtube]

Footjam Tailwhip
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c-7UrXo0HY[/youtube]

That should keep you busy for a while .... NOW GO RIDE!

:ph34r: