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  • @Elra I forgot to mention I can skid with one foot as you described. Left leg extended forward foot almost close to the ground, hips/pelvis against the handlebar and right leg pushing backward against the pedal. But once I put me leg over I can't find a position where I can push against the handlebars with my pelvis in the same way. Maybe the frame is too big for my size or something (I made the mistake of buying a 55 frame while I'm just 5'7, so top tube is 53.8 cm but I replaced the stem with a short one to make up for the oversized frame). I would blame my technique instead of the equipment though :)

    To be clear the skid I am trying to do is the #1 (leg over same side as locked pedal leg) in the 3 skid sequence in the video link Jason Yim is performing. #2 is the one I don't dare attempting for now as it is hard to bail out, and #3 is seemingly impossible (both legs to the same side as the locked pedal).

  • It sounds like you'll get it if you just keep trying.

    I just jumped on my flatmate's bike to see how I remember it and I think the no. 2 in that sequence you posted is the easier way. If you bring your leading leg under your hand on the opposite side you have more leverage. Maybe just practice skidding one-footed just using your hands on the bars with your leg not touching first - I'm not sure you need the extra leverage if you get your weight forward enough.

    Good luck!

  • Thanks for tips.

    Where are the London riders showing off their tricks now that the fixedbeermissions is on hold due to rule of six?

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