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#1 2012-12-12 2:25pm

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Who on here can do a Decade?

I'm gonna start on this one and would like to here some pointers from those of you who can. Did you first start in the grass or anything? LoL.

I'll try it in 3 parts I guess. Right now I'm workin on jumping off the seat post. haven't gotten around the bars yet.

Any advise appreciated.


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#2 2012-12-12 3:08pm

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

They're actually really easy to do. Just make sure your rear brakes work really good! You have to have confidence in yourself. If not, don't try it til you do. You basically have to make a leap of faith, and get around the head tube. It's almost like your just stepping over with a lil jump. You don't need to have the bike at a perfect 90 degree angle. Start out with your feet on the back pegs. Do an endo, and when the back wheel comes down hit the back brakes. Right foot on the seat post tube while pulling up on the bike, swing your left leg around as the bike is coming up, and jump! The momentum of your left leg will keep you going around. You don't need to do this fast. I've done it slow, and fast. You can progress to faster as you feel more comfortable. Hopefully that helps a bit. I'm trying to grow a pair to do it brakeless! You could always watch 101 Freestyle tricks on VHS, DVD, or I think someones got it on Youtube.


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#3 2012-12-12 4:41pm

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

one of the easier tricks that people seem to make hard.


once you get the basics down, you can do all kinds of things like no brakes, jump from rear pegs, cross legged, etc.


1. start with foot on peg and seat post. (I do left foot/left rear peg and right foot on seatpost)

2. do a tiny endo. when your back tire hits the ground, pull up the front of the bike and start swinging your foot off the rear peg, up and over the head tube.

3. here's the secret. YOU DON'T HAVE TO JUMP. (at first).
3-a. Lift your bike up, swing your foot over the head tube and LOOK at your foot that is STILL ON THE SEATPOST. Place your free foot ontop of the foot that is on the seatpost. only, move your seatpost foot so you don't stand on your foot.

4. Your momentum will finish off the trick.

it really is that easy. The upside to keeping your foot on the seatpost is, you aren't jumping so you lessen your chance of falling.

Once you get the above steps down, you can jump and do whatever.

get a camera and document yourself.

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#4 2012-12-12 6:19pm

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

I'll keep all this in mind. Thanx!!


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#5 2012-12-12 7:32pm

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

champ1173 wrote:

They're actually really easy to do. Just make sure your rear brakes work really good! You have to have confidence in yourself. If not, don't try it til you do. You basically have to make a leap of faith, and get around the head tube. It's almost like your just stepping over with a lil jump. You don't need to have the bike at a perfect 90 degree angle. Start out with your feet on the back pegs. Do an endo, and when the back wheel comes down hit the back brakes. Right foot on the seat post tube while pulling up on the bike, swing your left leg around as the bike is coming up, and jump! The momentum of your left leg will keep you going around. You don't need to do this fast. I've done it slow, and fast. You can progress to faster as you feel more comfortable. Hopefully that helps a bit. I'm trying to grow a pair to do it brakeless! You could always watch 101 Freestyle tricks on VHS, DVD, or I think someones got it on Youtube.

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#6 2012-12-12 7:36pm

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

they can be intimidating at first, but they are pretty easy.  check out Matt Wilhelm's "Ground Rules" if you can - or just youtube some tutorials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yd6Hruu47U

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz90/arittler/562863_10151163975165726_1532037311_n.jpg


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#7 2012-12-12 8:05pm

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

ghostrider wrote:

they can be intimidating at first, but they are pretty easy.  check out Matt Wilhelm's "Ground Rules" if you can - or just youtube some tutorials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Yd6Hruu47U

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/zz90 … 7311_n.jpg

Nice! Thnx


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#8 2012-12-12 9:12pm

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

ground rules dvd is a great $20 investment for learning new tricks. has helped me alot.


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#9 2012-12-12 9:58pm

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

I think Johns 42 a decade machine 3:02 is dope.



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#10 2012-12-29 3:26pm

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

Ive watched that video 10x since lastnight...very cool...It's true- Old is what you become when you stop doing the things you love.

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#11 2013-04-02 1:07pm

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

There are many variations of the decade.  The Smith Decade was the first that I learned.

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#12 2013-04-02 1:14pm

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

big_smile  man im gonna be 42 this month and im still rockin the dirt rythum section... my son who is 18 is still askin me ...DAd !!!!!! how did you do that...his buddys come to watch the old man ride....like they say its like riding a bike you never forget...


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#13 2013-04-02 1:16pm

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hahahaaa.. i tell him old bmx,ers dont get old...we get better...  smile


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#14 2013-04-02 1:27pm

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

billklein wrote:

big_smile  man im gonna be 42 this month and im still rockin the dirt rythum section... my son who is 18 is still askin me ...DAd !!!!!! how did you do that...his buddys come to watch the old man ride....like they say its like riding a bike you never forget...

cool love hearing this.


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#15 2013-04-02 3:28pm

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heres a pic of me and son bout 15 years agohttp://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag12/Becky-Bill_Klein/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa_zps4c659d71.jpg


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#16 2013-08-22 3:02am

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

Decades are one of those tricks that look and feel better when you do them slowly. Slow=smooth.

When I first learnt decades back in the day, I had to really phsyke(sp) myself to do that initial first jump. I'd literally be so close to doing the jump then chickening out at the last second. But when I finally did that first jump and got my confidence up I pulled the first decade just a day or two later. I'd love to relearn them again oneday.


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#17 2013-08-22 4:45am

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

Commitment is the key.  Doing it in 3 parts will not work.  Most guys get scared and stall out over the head tube.  Use your momentum and COMMIT!

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#18 2013-08-23 8:50am

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

^ well said, commitment is THE KEY. It only takes 1 time of getting over the head tube to know how easy it really is...
firehydrant to decade:
http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j362/polterdeal666/IMG_1021_zps5388aba9.png


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#19 2013-08-23 8:58am

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

Flatlander Scotty Powell always did some of the best Decade Combos I have ever seen in person . cool

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#20 2013-08-23 9:07am

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

Chip Riggs used to do a G Turn to Wilkerwhip to decade.  It was sick.


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#21 2013-08-23 3:54pm

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polterdeal wrote:

^ well said, commitment is THE KEY. It only takes 1 time of getting over the head tube to know how easy it really is...
firehydrant to decade:
http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j36 … 88aba9.png

Awesomeness. Nice bike too!


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#22 2013-08-23 9:57pm

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

You got this homie... keep banging it out amd you will land it fosho!!

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#23 2013-08-23 9:58pm

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Good advice here... and John Yull in the video above.... dude NICE!

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#24 2013-08-24 8:37am

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

When that pic of me was taken I hadn't done one in 20 years.  Took me about 10 minutes to ride out of it, and I am by no means a flatlander.  I would have pulled it the 3rd time, but I kept a white knuckle death grip on the bars and kept forgetting to let go of the front brake.  Get to work, you'll get it.  wink


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#25 2013-11-16 6:01am

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Re: Who on here can do a Decade?

Sort of reviving a post...
When I was trying to learn decades in the beginning, I would do the little endo and then yank the bike  up with my foot
on the seat tube / top tube to propel myself up and around the headtube. It never felt right. I always had a weird style and
weird way of learning things because the "typical" way of learning a decade never worked for me.

I learned decades by doing a faster fire hydrant and when the frame would come back at me, I'd use that momentum
to throw myself over the headtube and got successful at it fast. So my very first decades were actually fire hydrants
to decades, To the point where I pulled it 99.9999% of the time. Pretty funny. I was doing a combo just to do a decade.

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