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#4301 2021-02-18 4:56pm

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A couple of combos from my part in the latest Doses video as well as some stuff from recent weeks. Hope you like it.

Love your riding !!!!! Would love to visit PR to session with you and DR to session with Polanco ...

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#4302 2021-02-18 5:01pm

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I don't know which was crazier, triple backwards whiplash, or the ride in to the double!!! All brakeless and really smooth!

Thanks Matt! The multiple backward whiplashes have really been difficult to dial.

Any tips on backward whiplashes?

Three important things to do when going for them:
1. Keep the rear wheel VERY high during the whole motion.
2. Give the rear end a good swing to get whip going.
3. Make sure you keep your head and chest well centered, if you place them too far forward you're gonna flip over. Instead, push only with your arms to remain in the correct position.

Hope this helps.

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#4303 2021-02-20 9:14am

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Thanks Matt! The multiple backward whiplashes have really been difficult to dial.

Any tips on backward whiplashes?

Three important things to do when going for them:
1. Keep the rear wheel VERY high during the whole motion.
2. Give the rear end a good swing to get whip going.
3. Make sure you keep your head and chest well centered, if you place them too far forward you're gonna flip over. Instead, push only with your arms to remain in the correct position.

Hope this helps.

very helpful- thanks!

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#4304 2021-02-20 3:27pm

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Got to ride all day.


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#4305 2021-02-20 4:12pm

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#4306 2021-02-20 5:15pm

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https://vimeo.com/514784355

Got to ride all day.

help for hang 5 like on intro
i see arms very slighly bent
how much pressure on hands?
just enough to keep seat tight to butt?
most weight is on foot?

practicing in house not rolling
same difficulty right?

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#4307 2021-02-20 6:08pm

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mac76 wrote:

Rideflat666 wrote:

https://vimeo.com/514784355

Got to ride all day.

help for hang 5 like on intro
i see arms very slighly bent
how much pressure on hands?
just enough to keep seat tight to butt?
most weight is on foot?

practicing in house not rolling
same difficulty right?

There is many variables to this ..height, setup etc....I learned these in 1988 and the best advice I will give is 1)  slam your seat ...this way you can push into it from a standing position...2) learn to leap frog over the bars..because you will fall and fall alot... 3) use parking spaces to gauge your distance and progression...4) your indoor idea ..just throw that thought in the trash 5) don't use your front break unless you like playing human catapult...6) my arms are bent and locked mostly because it's an 18.5 tt on 19tt they are a little straight and locked. 7) helps to have an understanding of rolling tricks...steam roller ,fork wheelie, side glide ,elbow glide , karl cruiser, peg wheelie ,manual...center of balance is pretty much all the same...just your position is different

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#4308 2021-02-20 6:27pm

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https://vimeo.com/514784355

Got to ride all day.

did you get a new bike?  thought you had a chrome one?

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#4309 2021-02-20 6:42pm

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NoJuice01 wrote:

Rideflat666 wrote:

https://vimeo.com/514784355

Got to ride all day.

did you get a new bike?  thought you had a chrome one?

My back would like like a new bike, my wallet doesn't feel the same...I have the red bike, white dk, I still have chrome frame, fork ,bars,wheels, pegs ...I should have that rebuilt soon. I have a hyper frame I'd like to rebuild ,just need a donor bike or donation parts ...I may just throw it out


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#4310 2021-02-20 6:46pm

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Rideflat666 wrote:

mac76 wrote:

Rideflat666 wrote:

https://vimeo.com/514784355

Got to ride all day.

help for hang 5 like on intro
i see arms very slighly bent
how much pressure on hands?
just enough to keep seat tight to butt?
most weight is on foot?

practicing in house not rolling
same difficulty right?

There is many variables to this ..height, setup etc....I learned these in 1988 and the best advice I will give is 1)  slam your seat ...this way you can push into it from a standing position...2) learn to leap frog over the bars..because you will fall and fall alot... 3) use parking spaces to gauge your distance and progression...4) your indoor idea ..just throw that thought in the trash 5) don't use your front break unless you like playing human catapult...6) my arms are bent and locked mostly because it's an 18.5 tt on 19tt they are a little straight and locked. 7) helps to have an understanding of rolling tricks...steam roller ,fork wheelie, side glide ,elbow glide , karl cruiser, peg wheelie ,manual...center of balance is pretty much all the same...just your position is different

cool thanks, im watching some videos
i can do backwards stuff on front wheel
this is just something i never tried
need to get outside and learn to bail otb

edit: ok i dont know all the names but i can do
all those except not tried karl cruiser and steam roller
gonna try those too

never had magazines or videos but been freestylin with pegs since 1980
just learning the names of this stuff now
watched khe flatland school few times, need to watch it few hundred more
people ask what that trick i just did was and i say idk lol

need to find more friends who ride flat

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#4311 2021-02-21 4:48pm

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Re: the old guys who still want to ride thread!

Rideflat666 wrote:

NoJuice01 wrote:

Rideflat666 wrote:

https://vimeo.com/514784355

Got to ride all day.

did you get a new bike?  thought you had a chrome one?

My back would like like a new bike, my wallet doesn't feel the same...I have the red bike, white dk, I still have chrome frame, fork ,bars,wheels, pegs ...I should have that rebuilt soon. I have a hyper frame I'd like to rebuild ,just need a donor bike or donation parts ...I may just throw it out

What is the red one? and the chrome one ?

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#4312 2021-02-21 5:03pm

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#4313 2021-02-21 5:49pm

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I turned 60 in November and came full circle back to bikes after 35 years. Started with MTB and once I could wheelie on that 29er I went back and built an old Schwinn stingray. I can still wheelie that just not quite as far as I used to. Haro x3 is my everyday bike. and will try to get some BMX race video next time I go. We did Chandler Bike Park (chit I never did before) and an urban ride today (mostly 20 inch BMX) mid and new school. Living the dream... behind bars!


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#4314 2021-02-22 6:56am

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Here's a discussion with a bunch of old heads I was recently asked to join.  It's not easy riding at our age but it's still fun and possible. 

https://rideon-bmx.com/panel-zero-1-give-me-strength/


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#4315 2021-02-22 7:46am

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Here's a discussion with a bunch of old heads I was recently asked to join.  It's not easy riding at our age but it's still fun and possible. 

https://rideon-bmx.com/panel-zero-1-give-me-strength/

Thanks - Yeah I guess I fit that category!

I like your signature, but maybe at this age it becomes "ride your bike until you break" big_smile


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#4316 2021-02-22 11:16am

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#4317 2021-02-22 4:49pm

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Rideflat666 wrote:

mac76 wrote:

Rideflat666 wrote:

https://vimeo.com/514784355

Got to ride all day.

help for hang 5 like on intro
i see arms very slighly bent
how much pressure on hands?
just enough to keep seat tight to butt?
most weight is on foot?

practicing in house not rolling
same difficulty right?

There is many variables to this ..height, setup etc....I learned these in 1988 and the best advice I will give is 1)  slam your seat ...this way you can push into it from a standing position...2) learn to leap frog over the bars..because you will fall and fall alot... 3) use parking spaces to gauge your distance and progression...4) your indoor idea ..just throw that thought in the trash 5) don't use your front break unless you like playing human catapult...6) my arms are bent and locked mostly because it's an 18.5 tt on 19tt they are a little straight and locked. 7) helps to have an understanding of rolling tricks...steam roller ,fork wheelie, side glide ,elbow glide , karl cruiser, peg wheelie ,manual...center of balance is pretty much all the same...just your position is different

Having just relearned hang-fives after a 20 year break I can attest to all the great tips here.

Learn to bail correctly for sure. I completely forgot how to do this and I had a couple of good slams, one which bruised my ribs pretty bad and I was out for awhile. Could have been avoidable if I remembered how to go over the bars correctly.

Absolutely do not use your brakes. EVER. Once you get a couple hang-fives you will see why you don't need to and how horrific things will get if you do.

One thing I will say, and I think this is probably different for everyone. I tried the lower seat method and it just made me go OTB more. I raised it until it felt more natural to me.

Here are some videos of me relearning. Maybe they will help...


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#4318 2021-02-22 5:12pm

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Here's a discussion with a bunch of old heads I was recently asked to join.  It's not easy riding at our age but it's still fun and possible. 

https://rideon-bmx.com/panel-zero-1-give-me-strength/

VERY cool read!!  thanks for sharing that!


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#4319 2021-02-22 6:02pm

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pwh4130 wrote:

Here's a discussion with a bunch of old heads I was recently asked to join.  It's not easy riding at our age but it's still fun and possible. 

https://rideon-bmx.com/panel-zero-1-give-me-strength/

Very good!


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#4320 2021-02-22 6:31pm

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razorlab wrote:

Rideflat666 wrote:

mac76 wrote:

help for hang 5 like on intro
i see arms very slighly bent
how much pressure on hands?
just enough to keep seat tight to butt?
most weight is on foot?

practicing in house not rolling
same difficulty right?

There is many variables to this ..height, setup etc....I learned these in 1988 and the best advice I will give is 1)  slam your seat ...this way you can push into it from a standing position...2) learn to leap frog over the bars..because you will fall and fall alot... 3) use parking spaces to gauge your distance and progression...4) your indoor idea ..just throw that thought in the trash 5) don't use your front break unless you like playing human catapult...6) my arms are bent and locked mostly because it's an 18.5 tt on 19tt they are a little straight and locked. 7) helps to have an understanding of rolling tricks...steam roller ,fork wheelie, side glide ,elbow glide , karl cruiser, peg wheelie ,manual...center of balance is pretty much all the same...just your position is different

Having just relearned hang-fives after a 20 year break I can attest to all the great tips here.

Learn to bail correctly for sure. I completely forgot how to do this and I had a couple of good slams, one which bruised my ribs pretty bad and I was out for awhile. Could have been avoidable if I remembered how to go over the bars correctly.

Absolutely do not use your brakes. EVER. Once you get a couple hang-fives you will see why you don't need to and how horrific things will get if you do.

One thing I will say, and I think this is probably different for everyone. I tried the lower seat method and it just made me go OTB more. I raised it until it felt more natural to me.

Here are some videos of me relearning. Maybe they will help...


Thanks to both of you for the tips! Way back when I had forward slide glides, elbow glides & steams on lock. Even had high speed feathering brake nose wheelies on ramps in the 90's, but never got hang 5's.  More recently I relearned frwd slide glides & steams but I could never get hang 5's (nor have I ever been consistant with squeakers either) I'm not sure if my block is coming from failure (fear) to lock into the seat (squeakers or hang5) or fear of going OTB now (horrible knees & wrists) but these tips do help if I ever get the balls to start playing with Hang5's again. Letsgo flat learned how to coast backwards squeakers (backwards hang5) and then unlocked them forwards. I have been playing with that technique more but my squeakers are still sketchy at best.

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#4321 2021-02-25 8:47pm

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Lots of very cool flatland and freestyle stuff in this thread.  Me?  Still trying to learn the basic manual.  We weren't doing those BITD. 

Hope u guys don't mind but I thought I'd share a vid of my race last night. I am 51+novice and was up against a couple of clipped inter guys. 


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#4322 2021-02-25 9:15pm

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Lots of very cool flatland and freestyle stuff in this thread.  Me?  Still trying to learn the basic manual.  We weren't doing those BITD. 

Hope u guys don't mind but I thought I'd share a vid of my race last night. I am 51+novice and was up against a couple of clipped inter guys.

I've never been on a race track so it's cool to see the trip around the track from a first person point of view.

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#4323 2021-02-27 6:14am

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#4324 2021-02-28 1:34pm

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Spring is coming. Got a great session in today..


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#4325 2021-03-03 7:04pm

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