Question about going brakeless....

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7/30/2013 6:26 PM

I'm not here to argue which is the better method. I'm just tired of my breaks not working properly and messing up. I'm also tired of me using them constantly to chicken out of anything that needs speed. I've never rode brakeless but I think it's time to give it a shot. I ride in an empty parking lot and at a concrete park (which is usually empty when I ride in the mornings).

My question to you experienced brakeless riders: Any tips? Any warnings? Anything I should keep in mind?

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7/30/2013 6:33 PM

tips i would give is get etnies brakes or and valconized shoes, warnings it will take a lot of getting used to and you will go threw alot of tires and shoes, and stuff to keep in mind would be going brake less is not permanent you can always go back, and going brake less will teach you more bike control

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7/30/2013 6:44 PM

learn basic things to control ur speed without putting your foot in ur tire. i stopped doing it completely and just do the scrub thing or just plant my feet and stop like that

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7/30/2013 6:46 PM

DeviantBMX123 wrote:

learn basic things to control ur speed without putting your foot in ur tire. i stopped doing it completely and just do the scrub thing or just plant my feet and stop like that

What basic things? Most people complain that they go through a lot of shoes because that's how they stop. What other ways are there?

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7/30/2013 6:47 PM

DeviantBMX123 wrote:

learn basic things to control ur speed without putting your foot in ur tire. i stopped doing it completely and just do the scrub thing or just plant my feet and stop like that

Futon wrote:

What basic things? Most people complain that they go through a lot of shoes because that's how they stop. What other ways are there?

going threw grass and just doing random tricks that eat up speed

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7/30/2013 8:02 PM

Slow down using your surroundings such as grass, banks, tire sliding, ledges.


If you don't want to do it, don't. I bought breaks after 4 years of breakless

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7/30/2013 8:02 PM

DeviantBMX123 wrote:

learn basic things to control ur speed without putting your foot in ur tire. i stopped doing it completely and just do the scrub thing or just plant my feet and stop like that

Futon wrote:

What basic things? Most people complain that they go through a lot of shoes because that's how they stop. What other ways are there?

jj0996 wrote:

going threw grass and just doing random tricks that eat up speed

Ya what I do if I'm bombing a hill too fast and there's cars I jump in the grass and plant my feet in the grass I doesn't wear through ur shoes too much

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7/30/2013 8:04 PM

future FBM wrote:

Slow down using your surroundings such as grass, banks, tire sliding, ledges.


If you don't want to do it, don't. I bought breaks after 4 years of breakless

I do want to. I'm so sick of these brakes messing up all the time. That and I use them to sabotage myself when i'm about to try something.

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7/30/2013 8:07 PM

future FBM wrote:

Slow down using your surroundings such as grass, banks, tire sliding, ledges.


If you don't want to do it, don't. I bought breaks after 4 years of breakless

Futon wrote:

I do want to. I'm so sick of these brakes messing up all the time. That and I use them to sabotage myself when i'm about to try something.

Take them off and go have fun. It's truely not gonna better you right away and it takes certain tricks away. But fuck it, your life not mine.

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7/30/2013 8:23 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2013 8:24 PM

If you have to ask, you probably don't have enough bike control to ride brakeless.

Also, get off your lazy ass and learn to work on brakes properly lol. Learn to tighten them down right and get a decent brake setup.

Also, if you pussy out on something with brakes, you're going to pussy out on it brakeless, too, expect you'll fuck yourself way worse with no brakes.

And finally brakes open up a ton of more tricks and limit nothing, whereas brakeless limits tons of tricks and opens up none.

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7/30/2013 8:48 PM

I like the feel of breaklessness so much because of how smooth it can be if done correctly. Im also a huge adrenaline junky. so going thru traffic full speed kinda makes me feel good lol and i am a born brakeless rider really, i never had breaks on any bike really other than when i had my Stolen Casino and i liked having them, not really that i can stop freely, it is a BMX bike, it is made for tricks, not really to be practical, so brakes arent necessary. I still wish i had breaks but i havent had the time or money lately to get a set of breaks. I really want a set of breaks but they make barspins kind of a pain, they can be a butt for turndowns, and all sorts of stuff. but they can make a lot of riding easier and all kinds of stuff! haha So if your breaks never work, and they mainly screw you up, toss em. I think if you can afford a gyro or something and you can get some nice breaks, stick with em. I think breaks make riding really interesting when you arent riding on them all the time. Just use them for tricks, that is is and you will love life haha.

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7/30/2013 8:54 PM

My tip is don't break with your shoes or anything, i know i don't just go fast and if something gets in your way turn or bail. I haven't had any problems yet and its really good when you are doing something big. got one friend who kept on breaking when he was coming up to this set so i tore the breaks out and gave him money to pay for them but he had to spend to on something else and what do you know he got it on his next try

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7/30/2013 8:56 PM

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7/30/2013 9:00 PM

future FBM wrote:

B
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oops typo

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7/30/2013 9:06 PM

If you ha e to ask then you're not ready for brake less

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7/30/2013 9:11 PM

Damn it i spelled it both ways throughout that paragraph... lol woops. I spell how it sounds sometimes haha

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7/30/2013 9:12 PM

tomdon wrote:

If you ha e to ask then you're not ready for brake less

I enjoy that logic. If you ask questions you aren't prepared. But if I don't ask questions i'm not prepared either.

The circlejerk noob shaming that goes on here is pretty pathetic.

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7/30/2013 9:14 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2013 9:16 PM

Brakeless is the best way to ride IMO. Only time I've had a problem was some dickhead cop wrote me a ticket for it once, when the guy in the car came out of a side street and didn't even stop at the stop sign and almost hit me (ridiculous, I know). Like stated, it teaches you control, and all you have to do is slide to stop. Better to learn this so you don't go thru shoes. But also like stated, if you puss out WITH brakes, it's not going to help you at all to not have them. Lol. Oh, and if you're hauling ass and have to stop quick, sticking your foot in your front wheel isn't your best option. Haha. And always be prepared to get hit by a car, someone else in the skatepark, etc. Gotta be a little more aware of your surroundings.

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7/30/2013 9:17 PM

Shut the fuck up couch, tomdon is right, you are going to faceplant trying to stop before a 6 set. And its vital, no one has feelings here

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7/30/2013 9:19 PM

I always try to get thickass shoes that are mostly flat on the bottom of the shoe cause I honestly hate fat, bulky shoes. I kinda scruff the ground or just plant my feet and stop, I never drag my shoes cause it just kills them unless you're one of those swagfags who wear Jordans and that gay shit but you wouldn't be riding bikes anyways cause you got "cooler" things to do.

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7/30/2013 9:19 PM

SickDude wrote:

Shut the fuck up couch, tomdon is right, you are going to faceplant trying to stop before a 6 set. And its vital, no one has feelings here

Eat a dick. Who said anything about a 6 set? I ride a little park and in a parking lot. I'm already awful can't get much worse. Acting like a dick doesn't make you cool. Get out of your high school mentality you mental midget.

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7/30/2013 9:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2013 9:22 PM

SickDude wrote:

Shut the fuck up couch, tomdon is right, you are going to faceplant trying to stop before a 6 set. And its vital, no one has feelings here

Not even for you, GTFO before I rape your mom.

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7/30/2013 9:26 PM

I rode 8 years without brakes, threw them back on last summer, bombed a huge hill And just fish tailed a skid at Mach speed yesterday.....so much fun.......I notice you have to ride much slower when Coming to intersections without brakes

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7/30/2013 9:28 PM

hahahhahaah okay I'm back to not giving a rats ass about sick dude
plus if you don't have brakes you will be forced into doing the six set if you do and you are coming at it fast then brake at the last moment you will eat it. so go home and fuck your dog or something

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7/30/2013 9:42 PM

jamiespadina wrote:

hahahhahaah okay I'm back to not giving a rats ass about sick dude
plus if you don't have brakes you will be forced into doing the six set if you do and you are coming at it fast then brake at the last moment you will eat it. so go home and fuck your dog or something

The fact you gave a rat's ass in the first place surprised me. Lol. And if dude can't even clear a 6, he probably shouldn't be considering going brakeless yet.

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7/30/2013 9:48 PM

jamiespadina wrote:

hahahhahaah okay I'm back to not giving a rats ass about sick dude
plus if you don't have brakes you will be forced into doing the six set if you do and you are coming at it fast then brake at the last moment you will eat it. so go home and fuck your dog or something

This.

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7/30/2013 9:49 PM

jamiespadina wrote:

hahahhahaah okay I'm back to not giving a rats ass about sick dude
plus if you don't have brakes you will be forced into doing the six set if you do and you are coming at it fast then brake at the last moment you will eat it. so go home and fuck your dog or something

-Havok- wrote:

The fact you gave a rat's ass in the first place surprised me. Lol. And if dude can't even clear a 6, he probably shouldn't be considering going brakeless yet.

well after that week where he caused all that shit for himself i felt a bit sorry for him and tried to keep his back at times, you know just being a good Samaritan but he just keeps on fucking himself over, and how can't someone go don't a 6 set, that was like the beginner stuff for me and what I'm taking my little brother to now that he is starting and he can fly down on his bike and has never eaten shit on something like that. only time I've come off on something like that was when i was trying to nose manual down one haha

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7/30/2013 9:57 PM

I'm a brakeless rider, so naturally I'm gonna say I like brakelessness, but I was once in your situation. I hated how my brakes would squeak, take paint off my back rim, get in the way, and just make me puss out of ledges and jumps. There are times that I would like brakes, but I also love being brakeless. It's all personal preference! If you ride empty parks and you don't want brakes, go for it! You shouldn't have a problem! Just be careful. Grass helps you slow down, just a quick tip.

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7/30/2013 10:12 PM

Stocksy wrote:

I'm a brakeless rider, so naturally I'm gonna say I like brakelessness, but I was once in your situation. I hated how my brakes would squeak, take paint off my back rim, get in the way, and just make me puss out of ledges and jumps. There are times that I would like brakes, but I also love being brakeless. It's all personal preference! If you ride empty parks and you don't want brakes, go for it! You shouldn't have a problem! Just be careful. Grass helps you slow down, just a quick tip.

Lol. I ride packed parks all the time and have been brakeless for years. Actually spent all day at the packed local park today and went all day without hitting anyone, even tho people were cutting me off like crazy, dropping in on the same quarter while I was airing, etc. Then wouldn't you know it, last trick I tried before I left, I smashed into some skater. He was pissed cuz he ate shit and I didn't, but oh well. Lol

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7/30/2013 10:15 PM

Futon wrote:

Eat a dick. Who said anything about a 6 set? I ride a little park and in a parking lot. I'm already awful can't get much worse. Acting like a dick doesn't make you cool. Get out of your high school mentality you mental midget.

Well if you can't do a 6 set then don't

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