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  1. Hi buddy, most people will suggest to try a street bike, either 24” or 26” (like the hex you’ve mentioned) which is probably the closest to what you’ve been on 20 years ago. Any of the new style comp bikes will feel alien to you but why don’t you try to look for some old deng frames circa 2006-2008? The old echo pure frame (2006ish?) had a seat and a pretty universal geometry, the 2008 pure or control are both seatless but bb height is rather neutral so won’t be too much of a shock, also those frames were made indestructible. And last advantage is that they’re old now and people would be selling them cheap.
  2. I’d say just practice drops and gradually increase the height? Not sure how high 4ft is (I work in centimetres) but if you’re coming from a 2ft drop straight onto a 4ft drop, you will be scared and that’s normal. Start with your comfortable height and add a few inches every time. Then it won’t seem as scary and before you know you’ll be dropping off that 4ft wall without even thinking about it. Another issue is that it’s probably a bit too early for you to drop off major heights - and that’s quite normal too. When I first started riding I had almost 0 bike control but I would throw myself from 3 meter drops with just 2 pedal kicks like it was nothing haha I just wanted to be too good too soon. The more I ride, the more rarely I find such heights to drop off (or at least the need to), so in my case it went the other way round - I started with higher drops and I’m going lower.
  3. Man! That was amazing, so much power, control and playfulness, really enjoyed that!
  4. Woooow you’ve got some great spots there mate! Really enjoyed the video, scenery, tune.. well done!
  5. Remember seeing that tutorial by James Barton doing taps on a rock and he’s making it look so easy. Also, pick any old school video by Phil Williams, James Porter, Neil Tunnicliffe and the likes.. they all used to smash their front wheels way under the edge. I’ve only proper tried once and I ended up mid air in a superman position nearly smashing my face in the wall. Having said all that, I’ve noticed that whoever does touch ups are always riding 26” bikes and walls seem pretty high too. Following........
  6. Not him mate. It’s Michal Nowak, a big name in Poland together with @Pisanka
  7. That’s definitely my all times favourite. So playful and creative, always makes me want to go out and ride!
  8. What kind of clamps do you use? If not washerless ones, is it possible that you’ve got some worn seals which might be causing the play? Even though plastic backings aren’t as stiff as the metal ones I don’t think there should be that much play so it’s noticeable when on rear wheel.. I mean we’re speaking about 1-2mm play
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  10. Not too sure but I think I bought some rockman carbon bars from you some time ago. I sold them to a guy who’s now selling them again. I know with carbon bars you need to be careful as they get weaker with time but those seemed to hold pretty well and if they were in fact yours I can link you up to the guy?
  11. Did you ride an old school bike before the echo? 26” lower bb, heavier frame? Just keep going and you’ll get used to it. Don’t do the mistake to go lower gear. When I first started riding I couldn’t get hold of parts so I had a 18-18 gear ratio on a mod bike. It basically feels as if you had the chain off. Obviously that’s an exaggerated example but it thought me to do all the essential moves like pedal kick, side hop, gap etc by just throwing my body without kicking on the pedals. End result is I can’t do a proper pedal kick on a wall without finding the end of it so I could take my front wheel out the edge.. or my side hops are something like back hops in a way. I’ve been trying to relearn moves but it’s proving really difficult to break a habit.
  12. I’m having exactly the same issue and I’ve noticed a long time ago but I haven’t really done anything to change it. I don’t feel weak when holding the bars with a full hand but it somehow feels weird and I feel like I have less control of the bike which isn’t a thing anyway. I agree with @isitafox there - just take your front brake off and you’ll have no other option but to get used to it. Might end up learning frenchies as well haha. Its definitely a thing you and I need to address though. Remember ages ago I was doing a pedal up and as per usual I had my front brake locked. I went too close to the wall and my front wheel hit the edge, so I ended up in a “superman” position nearly smashing my face in the wall. I knew a guy who broke his nose doing that and since then I’ve always been shitting myself when doing taps. If I had the brake free, I would have just done a touch up..
  13. I only just shaved today and by the time you were over with that static at 1:10 my beard had grown up again! I liked the mix of doing something playful on a wee kerb and in the next clip you’re doing a 1.40cm hook up. Super chilled, well controlled and enjoyable to watch!
  14. Think the riding was decent but the edit didn’t do it justice. When I saw a big TGS title I was like “yesss” and kind of expecting a more aggressive feel to the video. You suit that ozonys!
  15. I’ve got the headset cups with bearings in them but I’m missing a race crown and a bearing cup and I can’t seem to find any online. Are there any other brands which are compatible with Chris king 1 1/8 nothreadset? Cheers Nas