still stand and skinny help

still stand and skinny help

Post by SkierAle » Mon, 12 May 2008 14:24:57


Quote:

> Practice still stands on both crank positions. You should be able to
> hold each side for 5+ seconds before you should try a handrail.

> Another good way to become handrail-ready is to practice on a long 2x4
> skinny side up. Try and go as slow as possible and maintain your
> balance.

> Another important factor in skinny riding is being able to mount on a
> rail. This takes practice, so find something relatively near the
> ground.

> Also gapping to a skinny and riding it, jumping up (depending on your
> skill level) and riding it out, etc are all important trials skills.

> The more you do it, the better your control will become. Dedicate a
> little bit of time each practice and you should have it fairly quickly.
> Avoid trying to go fast: go slow and in control.

Why do you need to go slow? I can only ride skinny's fast.

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Post by Magixaus » Mon, 12 May 2008 14:36:30

I suck at skinnies...alot..for a while I dedicated all my time to
practicing...I was practicing on a long piece of wood about 3'' wide,
and I was bad..so I've given up some. Jumping came a lot more natural.
After half a year of riding I hit 80cm, but I've had trouble w/
skinnies. I thought to myself that if I just practiced more street and
jumping I'd automatically get better...but I'm guessing that's not
gonna work..so I'll probably start practicing more...I'll try and set
up a rail that might work

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still stand and skinny help

Post by ntappi » Mon, 12 May 2008 14:30:28

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> Why do you need to go slow? I can only ride skinny's fast.

For longer, curving, or uphill skinnies particularly rounded ones or
really small ones any side to side motion of your wheel will throw you
off.

I too suffer from going too fast on skinnies, but its more a habbit
thing. I can do them slowly I'm just so used to plowing through them
that I havn't taken the time to practice it.

Really all it takes to get better at either of these things is
practice. I also find that natural trials helps alot at getting rid of
stupid hops, because on some surfaces if you hop around you will loose
your grip or balance.

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Post by Magixaus » Mon, 12 May 2008 15:04:47

any suggestions to keep it up..cause I don't really know

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Post by Dann » Mon, 12 May 2008 14:48:18

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> I suck at skinnies...alot..for a while I dedicated all my time to
> practicing...I was practicing on a long piece of wood about 3'' wide,
> and I was bad..so I've given up some. Jumping came a lot more natural.
> After half a year of riding I hit 80cm, but I've had trouble w/
> skinnies. I thought to myself that if I just practiced more street and
> jumping I'd automatically get better...but I'm guessing that's not
> gonna work..so I'll probably start practicing more...I'll try and set
> up a rail that might work

A steadied 2x4 skinny side up is very easy to make, and costs next to
nothing. Any trials course should include this.

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