You are definitively not insane.
The repetitiveness of those tricks is really boring.
To me, comp trials is all about clearing obstacles. But street trials adds another dimension, the creativity.
I like to find some new lines, some variations of them. I like to play with the obstacles (with my reduced skillset).
Some riders like Flipp, Ali C and yourself amazed me for their creativity. Unfortunately, the normal guy does not appreciate the difficulty behind this kind of lines. He will prefer a big 360 tap drop.
Please continue to have your own style! I love it so much!
And keep in mind that Danny was one of the first guys who throws some BMX moves...
Weather has been pretty bad lately, and I'm in need of a change of scenery to get stoked for a proper video. But, this has been on my mind for a while. The repetitiveness of "creative" street trials. Am I insane? Are these tricks like the smith-nose-bar in the bmx world, where everyone jokes when it's done because everyone does it? Or are they like a clicked, roosted table out of a big quarter, that never gets old?
Yep, +1 for doing some stretching. I found a really basic 5min morning stretch routine on YouTube that did wonders for me. It really doesn't take much to start get things moving in the right direction.
Went climbing for the first time tonight and man alive, my flanks are achey today... skin held together which was a bonus, although I mulched my hand into the wall and have damaged something in my hand/wrist. Proprioception was turds the whole time yesterday, but fun nonetheless!
Buying a house is also pretty sucky - we got past the possible issues flagged in the survey, but now we've found from our solicitor that their solicitor still hasn't replied to stuff that was asked way back at the start of the process. Still waiting for the Property Information Form which we should have had from the get-go. The fact they're really dragging out supplying it is a little concerning, and also fairly ironic considering they were giving us grief for "holding things up".
Usual solicitors/estate agents email ping pong shit going on, but we're hopefully still going in the right direction.
I've suffered with dodgy shoulders and back for years due to climbing and spending far too much of the working day in front of a computer. I've had to get in the routine of warming up and stretching out at the end of a climb, trapped nerves and muscle impingement occur fairly regularly if i don't. Lockdown was the worst for me, sat at my desk 5 days a week and out of the routine of stretching because no regular exercise/indoor climbing/motivation. Massively regret that now, stiff and sore and can't lift my left arm above shoulder height without pain, I've been back climbing two weeks and definitely feel better for the exercise having a regular stretch; the pain and restricted range of motion is easing slowly...
I'd get on it Dave, just some basic stretches to ease out everything; you'll be surprised by how much it helps!
On a side note, selling a house is stressful!!! Just want to move into our new house already!