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If You Could Learn One Trick, What Would it Be?

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7/1/2016 12:22 PM

I'm not a trick guy... at all. I'll send gaps if they're on a track or the hits on A-Line or Fade to Black at Whistler, but a bar-turn or slight tweak is about all I can manage. It's sad, really. Personally, I've always wanted to be able to do a good shoulder buzz // invert. I don't know why but everytime I see someone throw a big one, to me, it just looks so damn good.

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So, If you could learn one trick that you could nail every time and look steazy as hell every time you do it, what would it be?

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

7/1/2016 12:27 PM

I've always been a fan of a nice sideways whip to a table on the way back down. So sick.

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7/1/2016 12:40 PM

Ever since my bmx days, I've always loved a good Superman seat grab. For now I'll just dream (not my pic):

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7/1/2016 1:10 PM

Actual scrubs. Or, fake scrub bar turns to whips, for pics.

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7/1/2016 2:16 PM

Always style over tricks on dirt.

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7/1/2016 4:24 PM

bturman wrote:

I've always been a fan of a nice sideways whip to a table on the way back down. So sick.

Andreu Lacondeguy style??

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7/1/2016 4:26 PM

I'm working on getting flips. A relatively "easy" trick that wows the crowds.

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7/1/2016 4:49 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/1/2016 4:50 PM

Flat, nasty whip. We used to call them tabletops on BMX bikes in the '80s, as in, "flat as a tabletop."

I have friends that can throw them more than flat on motorcycles and it blows my mind. You'd think after this many years of trying, I'd be able to do it, sort of. Nope. :-(

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7/1/2016 5:11 PM

If I could lay down the nastiest scrubs whenever I wanted it would probably really help with racing, otherwise, imagine being able to bust a front on every jump with ease

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7/1/2016 5:15 PM

tabletops to fly low on the jumps or a good whip like really sideways.

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7/1/2016 5:27 PM

I'm a man of simple dreams...I wish I could manual for more than 1 meter.

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26 years in the woods

7/1/2016 5:32 PM

^this

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7/1/2016 8:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/1/2016 8:34 PM

no handed banana grab. bar none.

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7/1/2016 8:50 PM

Always wanted to be able to 360. I reckon the 360 is most stylish thing you can pull over a jump or off a drop, especially when you can steeze it out like Lacondeguy

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7/1/2016 8:51 PM

Not crashing.

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7/1/2016 10:09 PM

Nose manual

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7/1/2016 11:30 PM

Mr. P wrote:

Not crashing.

^ this

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7/2/2016 1:48 AM

I'm with JLutzy - 360 ftw. Or a backflip but I reckon the 3 would feel nicer and you can style em so many ways. The flip would be just one of those tricks that I'd be stoked to be able to show off but a nice 3 would be what id unlock.

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7/2/2016 7:27 AM

t-bog or 3 and do em' smooth like BF.

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7/2/2016 8:57 AM

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7/2/2016 9:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/2/2016 9:52 AM

I'd like to do huge high speed manuals anytime I like as Brendog did in his section with Semenuk when they rode that amazing trail in Hawaii or Fiji

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7/2/2016 11:04 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/2/2016 11:05 AM

FredLikesTrikes wrote:

I'm not a trick guy... at all. I'll send gaps if they're on a track or the hits on A-Line or Fade to Black at Whistler, but a bar-turn or slight tweak is about all I can manage. It's sad, really. Personally, I've always wanted to be able to do a good shoulder buzz // invert. I don't know why but everytime I see someone throw a big one, to me, it just looks so damn good.

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Photo: Sven Martin

So, If you could learn one trick that you could nail every time and look steazy as hell every time you do it, what would it be?

Inverted tables like the OP. I'd love to do them like Kyle Strait.
And doing whips like Aggy or Semenuk.
And manuals.

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7/2/2016 11:23 AM

Nasty whips, or scrubs... One of the two.

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7/2/2016 12:51 PM

FRONTFLIP

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7/2/2016 3:55 PM

Legendary Bar humps. All day

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7/2/2016 4:32 PM

definetly a nacnac like fairclough does them
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7/2/2016 5:05 PM

VDBMED wrote:

Legendary Bar humps. All day

this wins

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7/2/2016 6:38 PM

Always been able to whip, table, 360 and even barspin.... However the real show stopper of the backflip variety always eluded me.

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7/2/2016 9:50 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/2/2016 9:51 PM

I used to tell kids in my hood that learning a trick on a mtb is like chopping a tree down with a steak knife ........it takes a long time, but eventually the tree falls, and then you will always be able to do that trick for the rest of your life. You may get rusty at it, but once the "neurological pathway" or "muscle memory" is established .....it is always there.

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7/3/2016 6:23 AM

Invisibility would be cool, but in the meantime on a bike extended stoppies would be my choice. Working on them. devil
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