Do scooters help with bmx?

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8/19/2019 12:26 PM

Do scooters help with bmx?

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8/19/2019 12:34 PM

Definitely. Tons of stuff transfers over.

I rode a scooter yesterday and was able to do grinds, stalls, 180's half cabs, nose pivots, tire jams, x-ups, etc.

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8/19/2019 12:54 PM

fuck out of here with that scooter shit

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It’s all bmx

8/19/2019 12:58 PM

Frustratingly, it helps loads. There was some pro scooter kid at my local not long ago. Jumped on a bike, instantly learned tuck no handers, learned bars after a few attempts, nearly got whips, and got 360’s. Obviously it’ll depend how good you are on a scooter. And some people are just natural with doing stuff. But I thought about quitting that day. Little bastard.

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8/19/2019 2:21 PM

adamnmexican wrote:

fuck out of here with that scooter shit

Whats wrong with scooters?

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8/19/2019 2:29 PM

.pegless. wrote:

Frustratingly, it helps loads. There was some pro scooter kid at my local not long ago. Jumped on a bike, instantly learned tuck no handers, learned bars after a few attempts, nearly got whips, and got 360’s. Obviously it’ll depend how good you are on a scooter. And some people are just natural with doing stuff. But I thought about quitting that day. Little bastard.

I had a similar thing happen. Scooter kid tried my son's 16 one day and was airing the hips at the park like he'd done it a million times. First time on a bmx.

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8/19/2019 3:20 PM

adamnmexican wrote:

fuck out of here with that scooter shit

Bulletpup wrote:

Whats wrong with scooters?

Those things aren’t scooters real scooters died out in the 90’s

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8/19/2019 7:41 PM

Ryan William's is a perfect example of how it can be a lateral move

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8/20/2019 5:34 AM

They give you the idea/logistics of a lot of tricks with something that is about 1/3 the weight of a BMX.

Trampoline bikes can help in some ways too.

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8/21/2019 2:13 AM

Can tall people ride scooters?, like really really tall.

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8/25/2019 4:18 AM

.pegless. wrote:

Frustratingly, it helps loads. There was some pro scooter kid at my local not long ago. Jumped on a bike, instantly learned tuck no handers, learned bars after a few attempts, nearly got whips, and got 360’s. Obviously it’ll depend how good you are on a scooter. And some people are just natural with doing stuff. But I thought about quitting that day. Little bastard.

Got a mate who is damn good on a scooter, and first time ever on my bike he could 180, air out, disaster and manual. Definitely helps.

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8/25/2019 11:17 AM

Raspberry wrote:

Can tall people ride scooters?, like really really tall.

Yup, bars can go from 30” tall as low as 15” tall. Many different sized decks will accommodate anyone that exists.

I’m still a scooter rider who happens to have a BMX. It helps immensely. I made it a habit the last few months to practice manuals on the scoot, and soon enough my manuals on BMX became consistent.

Overall control on the bike helps with the scooter, even though my scoot is 6.5 LBS and my bike 24. Ramp skill and technique transition over well for me, as does many others.

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Scooter kid trying to ride a bike.
@scootereyn

8/25/2019 11:56 AM

Scooters are good for kids until they grow enough to ride a bike.

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8/25/2019 2:59 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/25/2019 3:00 PM

To call scootering merely a gateway towards BMX is flawed logic IMO. We’re all in it for the same things no matter what you ride.

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Scooter kid trying to ride a bike.
@scootereyn

8/25/2019 5:01 PM

Bulletpup wrote:

Definitely. Tons of stuff transfers over.

I rode a scooter yesterday and was able to do grinds, stalls, 180's half cabs, nose pivots, tire jams, x-ups, etc.

You didn't just get on a scooter and do all that.

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8/25/2019 5:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/25/2019 5:56 PM

readybmxer wrote:

To call scootering merely a gateway towards BMX is flawed logic IMO. We’re all in it for the same things no matter what you ride.

Agreed. Plenty of riders find joy on other vehicles besides a bmx. Thats like saying bmx is only good while you're a kid until youre old enough to ride a dirtbike.

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8/25/2019 5:57 PM

Bulletpup wrote:

Definitely. Tons of stuff transfers over.

I rode a scooter yesterday and was able to do grinds, stalls, 180's half cabs, nose pivots, tire jams, x-ups, etc.

streethack wrote:

You didn't just get on a scooter and do all that.

Yes I did. Literally

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8/25/2019 7:14 PM

Off topic but I enjoy power lifting and cardio, helps tenfold for bmx as well. Goot.

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8/25/2019 9:46 PM

Raspberry wrote:

Can tall people ride scooters?, like really really tall.

Yes, I ride 30” tall affinity t bars because I like big bars and I’m tall too haha

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8/25/2019 11:06 PM

readybmxer wrote:

To call scootering merely a gateway towards BMX is flawed logic IMO. We’re all in it for the same things no matter what you ride.

Fuck off furry scum

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8/25/2019 11:22 PM

Krooked wrote:

Fuck off furry scum

no u

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Scooter kid trying to ride a bike.
@scootereyn

12/11/2020 12:35 PM

honestly, my friend had a lucky crew scooter, and within 3- days I could bar spin an almost 180 yet when I used to ride BMX it took me 4 times as long to 180

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12/11/2020 12:37 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/11/2020 12:39 PM

Bulletpup wrote:

Definitely. Tons of stuff transfers over.

I rode a scooter yesterday and was able to do grinds, stalls, 180's half cabs, nose pivots, tire jams, x-ups, etc.

streethack wrote:

You didn't just get on a scooter and do all that.

Bulletpup wrote:

Yes I did. Literally

it doesn't take long to learn the basic scooter tricks plus custom scooters are like half if not a third of the price of a bmx

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12/11/2020 12:48 PM

i can truck flat on a scooter cause to me they're like a lightweight bmx so all the tricks i can do on bmx transfer over to scootering. say what you want but scootering actually is kinda fun...for about 20 minutes haha.

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12/11/2020 1:25 PM

Jeremy Malott, Brandon Loupos, and Ryan Williams (probably more, but those are off the top of my head) all have roots in scooters that seemed to translate well to BMX. I think air awareness and body positioning of some tricks is similar.

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12/12/2020 12:45 PM

it seems to

but i don't know first hand, scooters weren't a thing when i was growing up

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12/12/2020 7:56 PM

kylecarlson wrote:

Jeremy Malott, Brandon Loupos, and Ryan Williams (probably more, but those are off the top of my head) all have roots in scooters that seemed to translate well to BMX. I think air awareness and body positioning of some tricks is similar.

Charlotte Worthington, Brock Horneman, and Jordan Clark are a couple more.

Dunno about anyone else who watches Jordan, but his progression on a BMX and MTB is unmatched. Dude is a complete powerhouse on anything with wheels. Anyone would think he's a pro rider on a BMX.

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Scooter kid trying to ride a bike.
@scootereyn

12/12/2020 9:37 PM

I hate to say it, but yeah.

Just like how many professional sports players are also really good at other sports too (i.e. a pro basketball player who is good at football). There is a certain amount of athleticism that carries over. In the case of team sports, I would say it has to do with agility, self awareness, strength, competitive edge etc.

For action sports I would say it has to do with air awareness, gaging speed, taking hard landings, balancing, spinning, etc.

Travis Pastrana is another example of someone who is just an all out beast of an athlete in action sports. The dude I'm sure can double flip a scooter (and likely already has).

I am of the belief there are just naturally good athletes that would kill it at whatever they apply themselves too. So, if you find yourself good at BMX or another sport with no money in it, quick switch to a sport with actual money in it.

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12/13/2020 7:59 AM

No usually the ones who transition to bmx are just flyout kids. I haven't seen anyone who transitioned really do anything cool.

Scooters are alright though. Hep Greg is real good on a scooter. But just like bmx there's more mainstream stuff that makes the whole culture look lame.

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12/13/2020 8:08 AM

no.

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