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5/26/2013 9:06 AM

when you manual do you kinda like push your pedals forward to start it? or no

just a noob looking for answers ;


5/26/2013 9:10 AM

No you do not, the start of my manuals, i just simply pull up the bars. as you are manualing you kind of force your back wheel into the ground, you do this by moving your feet.


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5/26/2013 10:10 AM

I can't Manual for shit bu I've been told don't pull back on the bars but shift your body weight back to pop it up and find the balance point


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5/26/2013 10:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/26/2013 10:48 AM

It's sort of a combo of pulling up/leaning back, you don't want to overly do either.

So you get the bike up first. Then go into a position as if you're sitting in a chair. Your arms should now be locked straight.
Now you search for your balance point. To find it you'll be thrusting your hips and knees every which way to stay up.

-Straighten your knees(push on the pedals, same thing) when the front end is falling. Works the same with sticking your butt up.
-Bend your knees when you feel yourself leaning too far back. Works the same with bringing down your butt, to center your gravity.

How much you have to straighten or bend your knees+ass, depends on how much force you are trying to counter. It's all about doing the right adjustments to stay up. Manuals are a very dynamic trick. Think of the balance meter in Tony Hawk video games.You want to stay in the middle. Making the wrong adjustment at the wrong time, or with the wrong amount of force, will send you either too far back or too far forward. Feel the balance point, keep the balance point.

And most of all be patient.


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5/26/2013 4:28 PM

do what he ^ said, bht it takes alot of practice and ALOT of time


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5/26/2013 6:06 PM

on thing that helped me is when you start have your front fooot foward pedal higher than the other