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#1 2012-01-03 8:43am

TheBigKahuna
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Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

I don't recall ever wanting or needing my eat to point nearly straight up.....so I'm curious why so many kids now ride with their seat pointing nearly vertical?

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#2 2012-01-03 8:44am

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

Because the posts are so small nowadays, they can't reach the seat unless it's pointing straight up! lol


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#3 2012-01-03 8:46am

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

A slight example...and oddly enough, I've seen worse. It takes work to even get some of them that far! Is this a local thing?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7148/6628851793_1900e1b777.jpg
bmxseat by NCBigKahuna, on Flickr

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#4 2012-01-03 8:50am

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

kids in my hood duct tape their seat to the toptube.


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#5 2012-01-03 8:51am

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

TheBigKahuna wrote:

I don't recall ever wanting or needing my eat to point nearly straight up.....so I'm curious why so many kids now ride with their seat pointing nearly vertical?

It looks like the seats busted and makes the bike look kinda crappy ,but hell thats just me must be a new school thang ! smile


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#6 2012-01-03 8:55am

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

I'm sure there is some crazy reason for it...what it is, I can't figure it out either.

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#7 2012-01-03 8:56am

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

I haven't seen that yet. I thought the slammed seats looked uncomfortable enough to ride with, having one looking like it's ready to give me a prostate exam is even worse big_smile .

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#8 2012-01-03 8:58am

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

May just be a local thing then....I see it all over around here. makes my butt hurt just looking at them!

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#9 2012-01-03 9:01am

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

Maybe the 14mm is lost...


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#10 2012-01-03 9:08am

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

Its simple biomechanics...
the lower the seat the more tilt back it should be..
You would be sitting on your tail bone if it wasn't tilt back.


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#11 2012-01-03 9:49am

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

Hang 5's.

with the seat pointed up, when your feet are on the pegs, and the seat pops into your "seat" it fits correctly.

also, biometrics a bit too.


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#12 2012-01-03 12:42pm

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

I see it alot in my town too, and I have no clue! At that point it would almost be better to ride with no seat at all. I asked a kid why he ran a slammed seat, he said "for a quick bail, duh". Yet I never see him do any tricks? I'm 6'6" and I could never slam my seat, my knees kill me as it is! I usually roll with tools to work on my bike if I'm out and about, or help others. But at the very least I always carry a 6mm to adjust my seat, bars, etc. I raise my seat for transportation and lower it when I want to get busy. I feel it is more of a fad than anything, I'm mean who wants a seat aenima?. BMX, much like MANY things in life, is about preference! I'm not bashing anyone here, to each their own, as long as they love to ride! WORD!


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#13 2012-01-03 12:43pm

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

When you love your bike......



...................... your bike will love you back


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#14 2012-01-03 12:45pm

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

lol


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#15 2012-01-03 12:50pm

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/images/products/medium/edco-bike-lube-biodegradeable-100ml-IMG6648.jpg


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#16 2012-01-03 12:55pm

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

they like sitting on the pointy end lol


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#17 2012-01-03 12:55pm

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

63v-dub wrote:

they like sitting on the pointy end lol

+1


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#18 2012-01-03 12:59pm

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

It's easier to grab when doing a miami hopper cool


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#19 2012-01-03 12:59pm

adamdawson
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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

this is nothing new

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#20 2012-01-03 1:01pm

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

its like that so its not in the way ...im sure you guys knew that but its not as humorous as the other ideas in this thread .............. lollol


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#21 2012-01-03 1:03pm

deveus33
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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

you guys are not that dumb .......ARE YOU ?


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#22 2012-01-03 1:05pm

63v-dub
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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

its for doing butt pogo


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#23 2012-01-03 1:09pm

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

63v-dub wrote:

its for doing butt pogo

lollollollollol


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#24 2012-01-03 1:14pm

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

deveus33 wrote:

63v-dub wrote:

its for doing butt pogo

lollollollollol

lol


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#25 2012-01-03 1:15pm

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Re: Just curious.....why the vertical seat?

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r299/calm114/102_0949.jpg
http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss169/SC-SAVERAGE/BMX/Hang5.jpg

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