#1
Today some of my friends and I made trails in a vacant lot in our neighborhood and we want to ride them. They have a lot of hills and no jumps (yet). I have an old crap bike that I'll use until I know if I like it or not, but what should I go about learning first? The trails are more mountain biking stuff but I'm tired of mountain biking.


Anyone else bmx? Got any noob tips??
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Learn how to bunny hop first.


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#4
Best tip: Don't fall off, it hurts like ****

Learn to bunnyhop as well.
#5
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Prepare for Body damage,and yeah Wear helmet!
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#7
backflips are a good starting point IMO
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#8
Don't let a bad experience with a bad bike take you out of the sport...
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#9
don't let your experience of a **** bike ruin it for you - remember that everyone has to start somewhere - my bike's dialed as ****, but it wasn't always like that. try doing some small jumps first - build a small kicker which lands to flat and keep making it bigger the more confident you get. then you can add a landing, gap etc. definitely stick to bmx as it will improves your bike control imeasurably as it did for me. bunny hops are good to learn also
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backflips are a good starting point IMO

Pfft.. Frontflips are where it's at
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if you're going to do any bmxing, make it flatland.
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#12
learn to control your bike in the air and not just dead sailor it up and also dont let a fall discourage you thats happened to me and its retarded.

Also ive rode ALOT of ****ty bikes just make sure everything is set up right and proper ie dont have your handle bars folded way back but rather in line ,or close to in line with your fork
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#13
there are only 2 types of riders. those who have been down, and those who are GOING down.

buy a good motocross style helmet. you will protect your face and brains, plus they have some pretty sick designs out there. those helmets that skateboarders wear dont do **** if your going more than 5 km/h so dont even waste your time with those
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those helmets that skateboarders wear dont do **** if your going more than 5 km/h so dont even waste your time with those

They do, I wear a full face for the more extreme MTB stuff but for general BMXing/MTBing piss pots are fine, they do give quite a lot of protection.

And good luck, learn to control the bike in the air (don't just huck and dead sailor) and don't worry about learning tricks for ages, focus on getting style down
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#17
I would stick to MTB... It's what I do... It's way better than BMX in my opinion.

...Also, more than half of the BMX'ers I've seen look super gay riding their little miniature, wanna be bikes.

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"Truth is the truth hurts don't you agree?"

And I know what you mean, but BMX can be good for learning to jump/just messing about in skateparks.
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#19
I suppose BMX can be good just for fun and messing around with friends, but hardcore BMXing is just... So terrible, when you could be downhilling or freeriding.

Just a matter of opinion I guess.
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#20
Yeah I suppose I'd rather out on my 26 inch than my BMX but I can ride my BMX at places near my house, there's nowhere to DH.
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#21
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#22
From the title I thought BMX was some hot new club and you and your underage friends wated to get in.