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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-18-2005, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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any tips on stopies

well i was in front of my house today practicing how to do stoppies, why? i dont know, i got board and figured i would start slow, an easy 5-10mph. i slowley rolled up and hit the front break, then, the back wheel came up , i think at least 2ft. man, it was thriling but fun.

now i just want to get to the point where i can hold the stoppie for a few seconds and bring the back wheel up to about a "2" O-clock position...

any pointers.?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-18-2005, 10:14 AM
 
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Should probably post this in the stunt forum, you are liable to get flamed here.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-18-2005, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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SORRY about that, i am still getting used to posting on this forum..
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 12:07 AM
 
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stoppies are retarded...they ruin your forks and suspension...
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 04:43 AM
 
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stoppies are retarded...they ruin your forks and suspension...
you wanna be cool, learn to leaaaaaann
Do you have any idea what you are talking about or do you just like flaming newbies?


636: You arent going to ruin your forks by doing stoppies. What you are doing is the static stoppie (the wheel only comes up once you are stopped). Those are easier, but abit more dangerous, since you got no way out if you over shoot the brake effort. Try rolling the stoppie. You have to start at a higher speed (at least 30mph, later 50). Try getting some consistency before you work on height.



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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 05:16 AM
 
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Yeah I've actually heard that the so called static stoppies (where you're stopped) can mess up your forks, but the normal rolling ones don't.
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 05:33 AM
 
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Niether one of them mess up the forks, they can mess up your shock, but not the forks. Hell I'll even explain where the myth comes from.

Wheelies. When you bring a wheelie too hard, the forks bottom out. Also all the oil is trying to rush from one chamber to another thru a very small hole. The hole cant flow enough oil, so the fork expiriences hydraulic lock. This is the time that the fork seals give out.
So people starts saying "Bottoming out forks ruins seals". Thats not true. Compressing forks too fast ruins seals. There is no danger in bottoming out a fork with straps in a bad of a truck, or in a stoppie. It happenes slow enough that oil can flow.



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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 06:40 AM
 
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stoppies are retarded...they ruin your forks and suspension...
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Stoppies are the one trick that i encourage new guys to learn. It teaches people brake modulation. This helps when they are in a crisis situation they know how hard they can grab the brake and not flip over.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 08:42 PM
 
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thanks for the info, and sorry to sound condescending to the original poster...it was more of a joke.

I always thought that the weight and the pressure all in the front would ruin the forks.
learn something new every day
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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I dont want to ruin the forks or shocks, but i do wnat to do some trix's.

wheelies i think may be harder to learn, but the stoppies seem to be easier to do while going into a complete stop, it seems harder to do roling stoppies, its like if i hit the front break hard enough while going 30 mph, i might flip over easier...

am i wrong or not getting the point.
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