It is currently Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:26 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 63 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:13 am 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:37 pm
Posts: 2261
Location: Past. Future. Present.
Given: 6965 thanks
Received: 4466 thanks
Bike(s): Enduro Trophy Truck
Favorite Trails: I'll know it when I find it.
Good start.

_________________
_______________________________
Image

"it can go full porno alley"

- Kimba - One love, many bikes - 2020


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:58 am 
Offline
Sticker Shock
Sticker Shock
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:20 pm
Posts: 2562
Given: 1614 thanks
Received: 2638 thanks
Bike(s): Sentinel
Favorite Trails: Unpaved
A few quick thoughts that I'm sure you already have in mind.

With your bunny hops, try lifting the front higher first then pull the back up, rather than jumping up evenly with both wheels. You will get higher with much less effort.

With your jumping, try to use a longer faced jump. It will be smoother and not kick the bike as much when learning. Also, find a way to keep the ramp from moving, you are losing quite a bit of energy from that.

Other than that, fuck yeah, keep that shit up! :bang:

_________________
Ride it until they CDFW it.


Top
 Profile  
 
The following user would like to thank 24v for his or her post:
OldDogDan
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:28 am 
Offline
Moderately Obsessed
Moderately Obsessed

Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:07 pm
Posts: 998
Location: 5 Min from a tiny park with no trails.
Given: 26 thanks
Received: 1216 thanks
Bike(s): TallBoy LT, Woodie, MB-2
Favorite Trails: Calavera, 5 min from house
24v wrote:
A few quick thoughts that I'm sure you already have in mind.

With your bunny hops, try lifting the front higher first then pull the back up, rather than jumping up evenly with both wheels. You will get higher with much less effort.

With your jumping, try to use a longer faced jump. It will be smoother and not kick the bike as much when learning. Also, find a way to keep the ramp from moving, you are losing quite a bit of energy from that.

Other than that, fuck yeah, keep that shit up! :bang:



Thanks, jump was placed against the curb to reduce the drop on the backside (reduce wussout factor) because of that the base wasn't fully supported as the back was in the "gutter". If I use it there I'll put a board under to support it. If I use it in the road or sidewalk it should sit flat.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:54 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:42 pm
Posts: 3421
Location: PQ
Given: 8225 thanks
Received: 6740 thanks
Bike(s): Pivot, Specialized Levo Expert
Favorite Trails: Wonderland of Calavera
OK, so where are your BMX skills at now guys? You can do this in your kitchen, driveway, down the stairs, neighbors wall. Post up some updates :cheers:

_________________
You never know what tomorrow will bring so go ride your EBike today or walk your pooch
Fear the Yeti

Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 2 users would like to thank Dirtrider for his or her post:
Ld00d, OldDogDan
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:35 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:56 pm
Posts: 6467
Location: Vista
Given: 20832 thanks
Received: 12047 thanks
Bike(s): Spec Epic, Trance X0
Favorite Trails: crooked & winding...
I’d actually rather work on bunny hops and wheelies in the dirt. Concrete hurts. However, I have improved my track stands slightly.


Top
 Profile  
 
The following user would like to thank OldDogDan for his or her post:
Dirtrider
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:43 am 
Offline
Active Participant
Active Participant
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 12:20 pm
Posts: 207
Given: 242 thanks
Received: 418 thanks
Favorite Trails: ???
I got a 30 day free membership to Ryan Leech's online set of courses. Currently working my way through his track stand class, but with my MTB. It's really helpful to have a skill broken down into a bunch of separate lessons to work on individually. Totally different (and better) than the instruction you typically get on YouTube.

_________________
I do not think it means what you think it means.


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 5 users would like to thank Inconceivable for his or her post:
Canaan, Dirtrider, Ld00d, OldDogDan, Ray Dolor
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:55 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:56 pm
Posts: 6467
Location: Vista
Given: 20832 thanks
Received: 12047 thanks
Bike(s): Spec Epic, Trance X0
Favorite Trails: crooked & winding...
^^^ I agree. His videos and newsletters are clear and well-presented. He seems like a good teacher. I subscribed years ago and still watch the new videos, but honestly I have improved very little. Not his fault — I’m just too lazy to actually work at repetitive practice. I just wanna have fun.

Here’s something to check out since we’re stuck at home:

https://learn.ryanleech.com/blog/backyard-mtb-obstacle-building-guide


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 3 users would like to thank OldDogDan for his or her post:
avidtest, Dirtrider, Inconceivable
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:32 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 10:18 pm
Posts: 5320
Given: 14439 thanks
Received: 5467 thanks
Bike(s): Marin 29'er; Budget SS
Favorite Trails: Cuyamaca


There's another 50 or so minutes in the full feature which is also available on YouTube. Search "Hot Dogs Who Can't Read" if you're interested.

_________________
A bicycle is a splendid thing.
~Ernest Hemingway


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 2 users would like to thank Canaan for his or her post:
avidtest, Dirtrider
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:48 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:37 pm
Posts: 2261
Location: Past. Future. Present.
Given: 6965 thanks
Received: 4466 thanks
Bike(s): Enduro Trophy Truck
Favorite Trails: I'll know it when I find it.
Maniac!

_________________
_______________________________
Image

"it can go full porno alley"

- Kimba - One love, many bikes - 2020


Top
 Profile  
 
The following user would like to thank avidtest for his or her post:
Canaan
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:03 am 
Offline
Sticker Shock
Sticker Shock
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:20 pm
Posts: 2562
Given: 1614 thanks
Received: 2638 thanks
Bike(s): Sentinel
Favorite Trails: Unpaved
I haven't been riding shit, but I did build a bad ass 26".

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
Ride it until they CDFW it.


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 5 users would like to thank 24v for his or her post:
avidtest, Big Clyde, Canaan, Dirtrider, OldDogDan
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:15 am 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:56 pm
Posts: 6467
Location: Vista
Given: 20832 thanks
Received: 12047 thanks
Bike(s): Spec Epic, Trance X0
Favorite Trails: crooked & winding...
Nice. And sippin’ on a Lil Sump’n.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:22 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:37 pm
Posts: 2261
Location: Past. Future. Present.
Given: 6965 thanks
Received: 4466 thanks
Bike(s): Enduro Trophy Truck
Favorite Trails: I'll know it when I find it.
Can't recall ever seeing a Brooks saddle on a BMX bike. Nice ride.

_________________
_______________________________
Image

"it can go full porno alley"

- Kimba - One love, many bikes - 2020


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 2 users would like to thank avidtest for his or her post:
24v, Canaan
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:39 pm 
Offline
Sticker Shock
Sticker Shock
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:20 pm
Posts: 2562
Given: 1614 thanks
Received: 2638 thanks
Bike(s): Sentinel
Favorite Trails: Unpaved
avidtest wrote:
Can't recall ever seeing a Brooks saddle on a BMX bike. Nice ride.

It's actually a pretty popular choice for old dudes trying to build fancy bmx bikes. #guilty
Mine also has Ti rails and copper rivets. :mrgreen: :cheers:

_________________
Ride it until they CDFW it.


Top
 Profile  
 
The following 2 users would like to thank 24v for his or her post:
avidtest, Canaan
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:13 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 10:18 pm
Posts: 5320
Given: 14439 thanks
Received: 5467 thanks
Bike(s): Marin 29'er; Budget SS
Favorite Trails: Cuyamaca
avidtest wrote:
Can't recall ever seeing a Brooks saddle on a BMX bike. Nice ride.


...my thought exactly.

_________________
A bicycle is a splendid thing.
~Ernest Hemingway


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: BMX
PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:16 pm 
Offline
Obsessed
Obsessed
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 10:18 pm
Posts: 5320
Given: 14439 thanks
Received: 5467 thanks
Bike(s): Marin 29'er; Budget SS
Favorite Trails: Cuyamaca
24v wrote:
avidtest wrote:
Can't recall ever seeing a Brooks saddle on a BMX bike. Nice ride.

It's actually a pretty popular choice for old dudes trying to build fancy bmx bikes. #guilty
Mine also has Ti rails and copper rivets. :mrgreen: :cheers:


Paradoxical AF (it occurs to me that this may be the first time that "paradoxical" and "AF" appeared next to each other in the same sentence).

_________________
A bicycle is a splendid thing.
~Ernest Hemingway


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 63 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group