Added reply in a thread Ankle protection and more 5/19/2020 5:13 PM

I think some mountain bike flat pedal shoes have raised and padded inner ankles. High top shoes would do something in the direction of padding too.

Added reply in a thread Need chain guard for my sons bike 5/11/2020 6:23 AM

Yeah clean off the chain a bit and maybe add some chain tension.

Added reply in a thread Please help me with 360s 5/9/2020 2:00 PM

As kind of a mental thing, I like to picture where I will be facing after the spin before I jump, then like a bunch of other people said, look that way and your body should guide you there with practice. This goes for all rotations, 360s, 270s, 180s, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Haro BMX back brake not working properly - help please. 5/6/2020 1:27 PM

It seems like you've replaced everything that might be the issue. If I had to guess I'd say maybe the cable isn't able to move properly within the cable housing. When I had brakes on my bike, they would stop working, kind of like how you're describing ... more »

Added reply in a thread 180 weight shift help 5/3/2020 9:28 AM

I actually just learned to 180 nicely. What I was doing before, and what looks like you're doing here is doing 40% of your spin while your rear wheel is still on the ground. That's easier at first, but since you have a very small amount of time in the ... more »

Added reply in a thread How to adjust my BMX for dirt jumps 5/2/2020 7:30 PM

I don't entirely know about BMX, but at least in mountain biking, yes longer reach improves stability, but only really when that's achieved by a longer top tube. In my experience when the stem is long, my hands are farther out over the axle and it feels ... more »

Added reply in a thread Oil/grease for bmx 4/30/2020 6:54 PM

I use pedro's chain lube. Unless you ride a lot of dirt, you should be fine not cleaning before lubing. I do tend to clean some of the excess off after so it doesn't get all over everything the chain/sproket touches (my pants).

Added reply in a thread Fakie after 180 4/30/2020 5:29 PM

Sorry bout that, yeah I thought I was putting a video directly into the comment, but it turned out to be a link, and I suspected that would happen. I don't know what I did this afternoon, but I kind of reinvented how I spin because now all of a sudden ... more »

Added reply in a thread Fakie after 180 4/30/2020 1:30 PM

/Users/rosemaryteegarden/Downloads/0430201546~2.mp4 Just got it today. I'm so f*cking stoked on it. The one I managed to get on camera isn't the cleanest, but it's something. Thanks a lot, the tips on leaning and weight really helped me.

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Added reply in a thread Fakie after 180 4/29/2020 6:15 PM

Thanks dude, the encouragement is appreciated too. If there's one thing I've learned, it's that BMX is often very frustrating. I've managed to keep my cool on this trick however.

Added reply in a thread Can you use ski wax on rails/ledges? 4/29/2020 8:10 AM

Haha, nice. Thanks for the insight guys.

Started new thread Can you use ski wax on rails/ledges? 4/28/2020 7:13 PM

Just wondering if you can use the wax used for waxing skis and snowboards on ledges. I've got a bunch of it and I don't know if it's worth it to buy skate specific wax if ski wax will work just fine. Recipes for candle based wax are also appreciated. ... more »

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Added a comment about video Lara Lessmann at Eurocamp 4/28/2020 5:13 PM

She should do Crankworx. It would be sick to get a woman in slopestyle mountain biking.

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Started new thread Fakie after 180 4/27/2020 7:57 AM

Hi, I'm not crazy into BMX, I came here from vitalMTB, but I do like to mess around on my BMX bike a bit especially now that we're all quarantined. One trick I really want to get is the 180-fakie-half cab. I can 180 just fine, I can half cab just fine, ... more »

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