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Discussion in 'Trials' started by fiep, Aug 20, 2009.
Somehow I think Huzband might know that already...
However, what about others that may not even know about such an awesome link. I was on ADV a long time before I ever ventured outside of the trials forum.
Thanks for the nomination, I never new that link existed either.
This is my trials erector set.
4 railroad ties.
Several sections of re purposed porch railings.
Anytime I get bored with it, I just rearrange it.
That's a great idea! I gotta get something like that going over here...
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Wow guy's I'm impressed. I always kind of thought of trials riding as a super small niche thing. I never actually heard of anyone doing it as a hobby. I may have made a mistake stumbling into this thread... may want another bike
The practice area is almost complete. You need one of those tires buried on end, not flat on the ground! Makes for a more realistic crash.
My dad and I have been building some stuff in his backyard. Thoughts on the setup or my technique?
Nice stuff you have there BP.
Only advice I have is to let your suspension do the work for you. What do I mean...impact/place the front wheel approximately 2/3 the way up the face of the obstacle and use the fork action (compression/rebound) to help you over the face, log, etc.
Plenty of good videos out there demonstrating the technique.
Thanks! I've managed to do that when I'm straight-on at the log, but when I'm not turned I haven't figured out how to let the suspension work that way. Maybe I need to get my floater down better so I can float it around more quickly then bounce it off the log?
You are doing great. Lots if guys will diss you for not hitting the front wheel but those are some different techniques. Aaaaaaand.......you will probably need them all at some time.
It looks to me like you have a small splat and floater going real well.
These could well develop into your "go to" method of getting over some stuff, but you will probably want to get the front wheel (and loading of the suspension) involved pretty soon.
Watch videos and figure out the double blip, zap, roll-up, etc and you will have a killer arsenal. Btw, your landing control over the entry zap is very impressive!
You could also do that obstacle as a roll up, zap or any number of things. I don't know if you are doing it without the kicker or not, but that is always a good goal.
Carry on and post more vids. I love backyard trials stuff!!!
Thanks, very helpful! I've zapped (I think that's what it's called, planted the front wheel really hard about 8" below the top of the face, gased it hard, hopped the rear about half way up, stuck it to the face, and rolled up and over) up the face without the kicker and splatted up with the kicker.
For control coming off the face I found that a fairly mild splatt where I just barely got it high and fast enough to clear comfortably worked well because then I didn't have much momentum to get rid of
Any ideas for additional obstacles or things we can build? We have lots of space, but almost all of it flat and sandy. We have many more boards of the same type used for the wood face/triangle thing. I was thinking about another triangle similar to the one we have, but taller (the current one is 3', I was thinking of a 4' version) with maybe a bridge to connect the two.
There are lots of ideas in this thread but in addition to that, I would work my ass off on sandy turns. They are a great indicator if you have things right and we get most of our points up here with loose turns. Ups are big fun, but loose turns seem to get the most points at anything less than expert level.
BP, No "dissing" intended in my comments, just saying that using the bike's suspension to clear obstacles will pay huge dividends at the end of a 36 section competition when you're dogged tired.
As for ideas, check out the video from my place a couple of weekends ago. At @ 4:20 into the video you'll see some of the stuff I built for my stadium section. And yes, all of this and much more is in my backyard.
Sorry, not responsible for the music. I personally like to hear the motor noise. Learn a lot more from listening to that than music.
"Dissing" is not how I meant it. I get a load of crap around here every time my front wheel doesn't make solid contact on anything remotely resembling an up.
You know who you are!!
The splatter (whether with a kicker or without) is IMO a valuable move to learn.
They are fun, they work ,where sometimes nothing else will, and besides that..........all of the top dawgs use them when the going gets huge.
This sport is really fun in that you can get through sections using techniques that other don't and vice-versa.
Pretty much outs himself!!!