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My Tutorial Videos For Beginners

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I made these today in hopes they might help someone trying to learn. Let me know what you think of course.

(Best watched on YouTube, I added some annotations but I guess they don't show up when the video is embedded)

Basic Skills

Rear Wheel Hops

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" :rolleyes: " Is probably the first expression I did..

but I guess it does give beginners a kind of an idea.

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" :rolleyes: " Is probably the first expression I did..

but I guess it does give beginners a kind of an idea.

I don't know what this means. Do you mean I didn't give enough information?

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" :rolleyes: " Is probably the first expression I did..

but I guess it does give beginners a kind of an idea.

why even say that?

I like it dude good effort.

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Nice to see someone puttin the effort in to try and help others ..well done!

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Not bad, keep it up dude.

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Thank you everyone for the feedback, I really do appreciate it.

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I've made another one of these. Feedback welcome as always.

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I've made another one of these. Feedback welcome as always.

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great job, dumb question but im struggling with this have been for a while do you let go of the brakes when kicking the pedals? and if you do is it for the duration of the whole kick or what? i just keep throwing myself backward and landing on my ass

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great job, dumb question but im struggling with this have been for a while do you let go of the brakes when kicking the pedals? and if you do is it for the duration of the whole kick or what? i just keep throwing myself backward and landing on my ass

Yeah mate same with the "wheelie stops". What you should do is apply some pressure to the pedals, then let off the back brake. This way, you already have pressure on the pedals so if you are on an incline or something the bike won't roll back. Leave the brake off until you either land the pedal kick or start getting off balance in a wheelie stop

So to make it simple the steps are.

1. Rear wheel hops. Brake ON.

2. Lower front wheel. Preload body. Pressure to pedals.

3. Brake OFF and simultaneously throw hips and body forward.

4. Brake ON. Absorb landing with body and prepare for next move.

* Notice I only say "brake". A lot of people, including myself, get into the habit of locking both brakes. It isn't a good habit and you should try to only use the back brake. It will help you in the future.

Any other questions be sure to ask.

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You're videos are getting better, good to see. It must be hard to talk and concentrate as well. When I was learning pedal kicks I found practising the preload separately helped get them bigger, just stay still on your rear wheel and lower your front wheel up and down.

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Hi and thanks for your videos!

I subscribed to your youtube feed, and I find especially useful also those videos that show you as a beginner.

On the one hand, it's encouraging to see the progress you made (in quite a short time I have to say--good!). On the other, they give you many ideas on how to practice.

I've just started doing some simple excercises last week. I've started with the trackstand, the wheelie, and the endo (may I call it an endo? I come to a complete stop using the front brake and my rear wheel goes up..)

Unfortunately I don't have much time to practice. More importantly, I'm not as young as you are, so presumably my brain plasticity is less than yours ;-)

Nevertheless I'd like to learn some tricks, not to become a real trials biker, but to try and improve my technique on the MTB, when driving on some rough trails.

Unfortunately I never rode the BMX when I was a child, so basically I'm starting from scratch. Even a wheelie for me is something completely new--a real endeavour!

So I'd try to make it as simple as possible. I'm wondering whether training on a BMX/street/trial bike might be worth it. If it's simpler than on a regular MTB, I think I'd begin to appreciate some results earlier, and this would encourage me to improve.

What do you think? I'm considering to buy some fairly cheap used bike, and train my technique on it, while using my MTB for XC and trail riding.

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If all your interested in is improving your general MTB skills and techniques then I'd say stick with the MTB to learn on. Besides, we all used mountain bikes back in the day when there were no trials specific frames so it shouldn't hinder your progress that much.

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Good video's, looking forward to trying pedal kicks next time I'm out.

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I found your videos on you tube thw other day and withing 3 hours I can wheelie stop, just can't get my head aroumd the pedal hops but now I've read your tips I'll try again tomorrow, I too keep just wheeling off the back and not getting a hop in, so frustrating but I've only been riding about 10 hours, and only other riding I've done before is downhill mtb so I'm in a completely different style now, keep posting man you're helping me :)

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I made these today in hopes they might help someone trying to learn. Let me know what you think of course.

(Best watched on YouTube, I added some annotations but I guess they don't show up when the video is embedded)

Basic Skills

Rear Wheel Hops

I am very new to Trials and this is one of the best i have seen to get me rolling - literally!!

Thank you :-)

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I actually wrote to Peter and he wrote back to me. Not only has he improved and very helpful he seems like really good guy. I'm really happy he has posted videos of him learning it reminds me not to get too frustrated (although it's difficult not to) because I see how he has progressed and it gives me hope.

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After a long stop, I'm practising trackstand again. I wonder how Peter manages to get those backwards movements with a freewheel..

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After a long stop, I'm practising trackstand again. I wonder how Peter manages to get those backwards movements with a freewheel..

Either on a slight slope and simply rolling backwards or you can hold the brakes and push back and then release them.

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The thing that annoys me is that the freehub disengages when I release pressure from the crank, and when I pushpush it again the freehub pawls re-engage in a different position so the crank is lower then initially.

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The thing that annoys me is that the freehub disengages when I release pressure from the crank, and when I pushpush it again the freehub pawls re-engage in a different position so the crank is lower then initially.

You shouldn't let the freehub disengage. Instead of moving the pedals backwards you should let the pedals push your feet as the bike rolls back.

Try practicing facing up a slope that is steep enough that it takes a fair amount of pressure on your front foot to hold yourself there without brakes. That way when you wan't to roll back it will happen instantly. It is an odd feeling at first but it soon becomes natural. As you get the hang of it you can try it on more gental slopes and then on flat ground.

On flat ground you rely more on the brakes, shifting your body weight left and right and turning the bars.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks, I'll try and practice! So brakes may be helpful? I feel the front brakes helps me keep balance, even though some people say you shouldn't use brakes, e.g. this guy:

https://youtu.be/KgsC9l3i1iM

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You shouldn't let the freehub disengage. Instead of moving the pedals backwards you should let the pedals push your feet as the bike rolls back.

OK, maybe after a couple of weeks I'm beginning to get it. But I think I'll need months to perfect it.

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Practise pal all trials is practise lol :)

 

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