Otabmx's Forum Activity

Reply to bar rise for height 6/16/2020 10:03 PM

You did what everybody should, you found out what's best for you. I see hundreds of people riding not what's best for them, but riding what's 'trendy'. I saw some guy once, he was riding a very tall top load stem with a 9,5" or 10" tall bars, but the ... more »

Reply to buying used bikes online advice 6/6/2020 9:04 PM

There are many posts already, so forgive me if this has been said before but: Do not buy from a person that clearly doesn't know anything about bmx. I see this all the time, a bike that seems legit but the seller goes "yea, I dont really know if this ... more »

Reply to Those Kind of Days... 5/31/2020 10:28 PM

#1 rule should be 'to have fun'. Forget about everything else, and just have fun doing whatever you like doing. I've had awesome days riding with my friends, riding by myself, and I've even had awesome days not riding, but still related to BMX. Once ... more »

Reply to What tricks/combos do you want to see done? 5/20/2020 7:04 AM

I know it's been done already but It's been a while since anyone pulled Dave Osato's tailwhip to manual to tailwhip back in... maybe someone could spice it up a little bit with a 360-whip to manual to 360-whip or something like that.

Reply to What tricks/combos do you want to see done? 5/13/2020 12:22 PM

With bikes being light and strong nowadays, when will someone pull a 1260 on vert? (that's a 1080 + 180 for ya). You gotta be a real beast (and suicidal at the same time) to even try one, but I bet Mat Hoffman, DMC, all the old school vert riders would ... more »

Reply to What does everyone think the next major change in bmx will be? 5/10/2020 12:13 PM

- Tires are gonna stop getting bigger. At least they should, it's getting ridiculous. - At the same time, street frames should stop getting shorter and shorter backends. I mean, 21 " top tube with a 12" rear?? Are you guys gonna ride a bike like the

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Reply to Introduce Yourself 5/6/2020 4:13 PM

Otávio Raupp From Brazil Riding since 1987 - I'm 46 <-- The picture is actually me! This was some costume party, it was my attempt to be some kinda 70's cop

Reply to Pedals, what is your favorite and a question about what's out there. 4/22/2020 2:11 PM

Yea, but... $$$$, aren't they?

Reply to Pedals, what is your favorite and a question about what's out there. 4/22/2020 2:08 PM

These also look great! My next choice for sure

Reply to Pedals, what is your favorite and a question about what's out there. 4/22/2020 2:07 PM

That's >exactly< what I ride! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Reply to Pedals, what is your favorite and a question about what's out there. 4/21/2020 3:17 PM

Metal pedals, always! It can be aluminium or magnesium (my choice), and from the millions of choices of plastic pedals, there are probably one or two that I kinda like, but that's it. Metal pedals forever! Leave the plastic for the pegs. Now that was ... more »

Reply to So since some of you are bored, lets discuss shoes..... 4/16/2020 8:56 AM

Hate: low tops Love: Hi tops (half tops like half cabs are cool too) I'm an old school rider, so I used to love those big old school shoes like Airwalks or Vision 14000... Those were the shoes!

Reply to Front Brakes!!! 2/19/2020 9:00 PM

My front brake setup is 100% Odyssey F25 fork medium monolever a simple but very effective springbrake ghost pads slick cable. It works like a dream, and having rear brakes opens a whole new world of tricks, having a front brake opens a universe of possibilities, ... more »

Reply to Does Everyone True Their Wheels Every Month, or is it Just Me? 1/9/2020 12:54 AM

Whenever I say those magic words ('48 spoked wheels'), almost everybody thinks I'm talking about going back to huge flanged hubs and triple wall rims also. C'mon now, you should know better. Of course I'm talking about taking advantage of today's technology, ... more »

Reply to Does Everyone True Their Wheels Every Month, or is it Just Me? 1/6/2020 5:40 PM

It takes me some months too, but I have a 48 spoked wheel in the back. I wish more companies would go back to making 48s... Bonedeth knows what they're doing, the weight difference between a 36 and a 48 is minimal, almost laughable, since the strength ... more »

Reply to Shoes, do they matter? 5/16/2018 9:00 PM

Hell yes they matter! For me it's: - high tops, always! Or at the very least, mid tops.I'd rather ride high or mid tops and 'regular' shin pads than low-tops with those 'ankle-protection shin pads'... - a flat, grippy sole. Vans' are the best ever but ... more »

Reply to What do you predict the next trend will be? Or the next one to "die"... 3/16/2018 2:27 AM

Brakes! Hooder is riding brakes! Street riding! So, soon kids will start riding brakes again! 48h wheels! Seans Burns is riding them! Street riding! So, soon kids will start riding 48h wheels again!

Reply to Best Videos Of All Time? 1/16/2018 12:04 AM

That's an easy one: Animal - Can I eat? Nowhere fast Criminal Mischief Ride On And the very best BMX video EVER: Matt Hoffman's Head First

Reply to Companies that aren't what they used to be? 1/14/2018 11:51 PM

To me, these are the companies that once were on the top of the game but now they seem to have lost their momentum: * Hoffman - They used to be really big, but now 90% of their line is kind of mid-level. Still love them thought. * Flybikes - I remember ... more »

Reply to Worst Tricks 1/5/2018 10:51 PM

I also forgot to mention tricks like brakeless abubacas / fufanus and foot jams... what's the point of taking your brakes off and doing adapted brake-type tricks? I know I'm gonna get a lot of bombs for this but they look stupid, even foot jams! Add ... more »