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Roose87

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3/2/2017 12:46 PM

I thought it would be fun to get a thread going of everyone's progress and that it might compliment the "Shot of the Day" thread started by EskimoJay. Basically just post anything that you've recently learned or improved on. It could be a good way of tracking your own progress and trick lest as well. Sorry if something like this thread already exists.

Last night I learned:
nosey up banks to manual
Consistent 360s bank to deck
Sub box Ice Stalls
Feeble to easy 180s (still sketchy)


Kestonnr

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3/2/2017 12:49 PM

i've been getting higher bunnyhops
longer and more consistent manuals

Roose87

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3/2/2017 1:04 PM

Kestonnr wrote:

i've been getting higher bunnyhops
longer and more consistent manuals

Nice man keep it up. Two of the most important skills you can have on a bike.

Kestonnr

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3/2/2017 1:11 PM

Kestonnr wrote:

i've been getting higher bunnyhops
longer and more consistent manuals

Roose87 wrote:

Nice man keep it up. Two of the most important skills you can have on a bike.

thanks

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3/2/2017 1:13 PM

Today I learned that one of the web apps I support will allow up to 4,294,967,295 concurrent connections.

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3/2/2017 1:32 PM

Today I learned that riding when it's windy sucks

Roose87

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3/2/2017 1:36 PM

grumpySteve wrote:

Today I learned that riding when it's windy sucks

lol yeah agreed. Especially when its 20 degrees out (-6 Celsius).

GMGuinn

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3/2/2017 1:57 PM

grumpySteve wrote:

Today I learned that riding when it's windy sucks

So true. In fact, if what you're doing doesn't rely on wind to be a thing, wind sucks.

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3/2/2017 3:09 PM

grumpySteve wrote:

Today I learned that riding when it's windy sucks

I refuse to believe that you JUST learned that today.

I learned that beers before noon are amazing. Actually, I already knew that...

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3/3/2017 10:15 AM

I re learned rocket airs

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3/3/2017 10:51 AM

I didn't ride today...

BUT I am picking up a replacement fork over the weekend, gonna toss that on and ride some if I have time/weather is nice later in the weekend.

I am sick and tired of the "cliques" that this sport has recently developed. We should embrace the fact that we all ride a little kids bike, and not worry about the small details. When you take riding in its most basic form, we are all the same.

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3/3/2017 11:08 AM

Been winter here in Canada been training to get in shape on the diving board at the local pool just learned double barrel rolls last they are hard I still crash a lot of them , tonight me and the crew are going to go check out a new gymnastic place tonight

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3/3/2017 11:16 AM

eskimojay wrote:

Been winter here in Canada been training to get in shape on the diving board at the local pool just learned double barrel rolls last they are hard I still crash a lot of them , tonight me and the crew are going to go check out a new gymnastic place tonight

Sounds like a blast.

Rode last night. DIdn't learn anything new but landed a clean feeble easy 180 off an up ledge we put at the top of a bank. Was pumped on manualing it too as it was high enough to go over the bars off the end. Had to hit it with speed. No 1mph ledge tricks here.

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3/3/2017 12:48 PM

I got better in manual.

Roose87

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3/8/2017 2:11 PM

Improved my fakies. Figured out that looking forward helps a lot instead of straight down at the front wheel. Gonna learn backlashes now.

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3/8/2017 4:09 PM

Got the replacement fork-Sunday Octave for 40 bucks from a homie who didn't trash it. Sweet.

Next up, front wheel, cranks, and eventually frame.

Once I get my fatbike sold, I can get the road bike I want, then use the spare cash for BMX stuff.

YAY!

I am sick and tired of the "cliques" that this sport has recently developed. We should embrace the fact that we all ride a little kids bike, and not worry about the small details. When you take riding in its most basic form, we are all the same.

JonnyGanja

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3/8/2017 4:38 PM

i can take 5 dab hits back 2 back

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3/9/2017 7:18 AM

feeble up the hubba to smith the flat part

hop up the hubba to 360

half cabs to nose manuals

Roose87

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3/9/2017 9:44 AM

bmxChuck wrote:

feeble up the hubba to smith the flat part

hop up the hubba to 360

half cabs to nose manuals

half cab to nose. That's sick. Got a clip?

Kestonnr

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3/9/2017 9:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/9/2017 9:46 AM

my 180 rollout progress is getting one step closer to doing it (i can fakie for longer now)

Roose87

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3/9/2017 9:58 AM

Kestonnr wrote:

my 180 rollout progress is getting one step closer to doing it (i can fakie for longer now)

When you're practicing fakies look up in front of you instead of down at your bike. This little change helped me a lot.

Kestonnr

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3/9/2017 11:18 PM

Kestonnr wrote:

my 180 rollout progress is getting one step closer to doing it (i can fakie for longer now)

Roose87 wrote:

When you're practicing fakies look up in front of you instead of down at your bike. This little change helped me a lot.

yeah i'm starting to do that now

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3/10/2017 11:28 AM

Finally got switch 180 backwards manuals! Stoked!

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3/10/2017 11:56 AM

readybmxer wrote:

Finally got switch 180 backwards manuals! Stoked!

nice man. I was trying switch backlashes last night and I think I'm better off just trying it opposite. I'm really fuck footed so those type of tricks are tough for me. I did a bar height hop up manual to feeble that I was really happy with. My back hates me for it today lol.

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3/10/2017 2:09 PM

Today I learnt that things that feel impressive look shit and small when filmed on a phone.....
Currently saving for a gopro.....

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3/10/2017 2:15 PM

grumpySteve wrote:

Today I learned that riding when it's windy sucks

pnj wrote:

I refuse to believe that you JUST learned that today.

I learned that beers before noon are amazing. Actually, I already knew that...

Sorry for double post!

I only just saw this! I re learn that riding in the wind sucks every time I convince myself it'll be OK. Then I remember it sucks and I should've stayed at home, drank coffee, and watched zombie movies all day

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3/12/2017 6:46 PM

I learned that I should not second guess my foot placement on my pedal in mid-jump...



BUT, I also had a 5 hour session with my step son today in a completely empty park. A park that is normally so full that you can't see the cement. (Love 25 degree weather!!). We both built, and refound some skills. I got over some drop in "fear of heights" stuff, as well as was able to get about a foot of air out of a 6 foot quarter pipe....for most every one on the board that is nothing, but for me it is a major step...once again, eclipsing some major "fear of heights" stuff that I have had all my life

We played some "follow the leader" as he started being able to see some lines and was learning to pump. I was honestly doing some stuff in bowls and on ledges at speeds I never would have even considered a year ago.

also practiced fakies some more and straight out bunny hops, and ran into a friend I had not seen in 10 years with his kids. He just bought himself a Fit Benny 2 and is getting back into it with his kids as well....

I am in that good kind of pain right now where everything hurts because it got used.

Lastly, I learned that I should not take long breaks between park sessions, and how awesome this activity is, no matter how old my body feels...

I've Got sXe!!!
Up The Antix/Up The Punx
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2015 Surly Krampus

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3/13/2017 5:28 AM

sXeBMXer wrote:

I learned that I should not second guess my foot placement on my pedal in mid-jump...



BUT, I also had a 5 hour session with my step son today in a completely empty park. A park that is normally so full that you can't see the cement. (Love 25 degree weather!!). We both built, and refound some skills. I got over some drop in "fear of heights" stuff, as well as was able to get about a foot of air out of a 6 foot quarter pipe....for most every one on the board that is nothing, but for me it is a major step...once again, eclipsing some major "fear of heights" stuff that I have had all my life

We played some "follow the leader" as he started being able to see some lines and was learning to pump. I was honestly doing some stuff in bowls and on ledges at speeds I never would have even considered a year ago.

also practiced fakies some more and straight out bunny hops, and ran into a friend I had not seen in 10 years with his kids. He just bought himself a Fit Benny 2 and is getting back into it with his kids as well....

I am in that good kind of pain right now where everything hurts because it got used.

Lastly, I learned that I should not take long breaks between park sessions, and how awesome this activity is, no matter how old my body feels...

Sounds like a great day!

I finally landed a clean feeble easy 180 on a flat bench and learned oppo 180s.

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3/13/2017 8:51 PM

I learned that only YOU can prevent wildfires....

Jokes aside I haven't learned a whole lot more lately aside from starting to hold tooth hangers but I've been steady with my riding otherwise

Welp, broke past 1000... yeeeee

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3/14/2017 4:51 AM

I learned that no matter how loud the squeak is from a wet shoe stopping a wet tire, pedestrians will not look up from their phones. But the moment I attempt a 180 at a crosswalk and bust my ass, EVERYONE(especially girls) will notice.