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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by genpowell71, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. genpowell71

    genpowell71 Turbo Monkey

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    I'm looking to cross over to the FR side of the house, any advice would be appriciated.
     

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  2. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Whats your current bike?
     
  3. lovebunny

    lovebunny can i lick your balls?

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    just buy a vp free. i mean it has free in the name. premium freeride machine
     
  4. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    Buy a Stinky and live the Stinky lifestyle.
     
  5. lux

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    Amen, brother, Amen.


     
  6. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    Ride whatever you want... but get knee/shin and Elbow pads. A full face is a damn good idea too.

    You will crash and you will break things... Welcome!
     
  7. jebfour

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    This from the guy who rode down a freakin' cliff with a XC lid??? :p
     
  8. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    I have no clue what you are talking about... :sneaky:
     
  9. droplover

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    Specialized BigHits aren't too shabby either! Like others said, just be sure to buy the proper protective gear.........and ride within your limits!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. pangeist

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    Yeah all that, but what do you ride now?
     
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    shin guards....always, 24 stiches in my shin off a 2 foot drop taught me that. full face always for a while, until you stop falling and crashing hard a ton. Replace broken components with heavy durable stuff until you stop breaking stuff.
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  12. genpowell71

    genpowell71 Turbo Monkey

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    I have my buddy's (whose in Iraq right now) Heckler.

    Ok, I got the idea about the pads
     
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    don't rush into anything, if you're not ready for something you could freeze up before you hit the stunt and seriously screw yourself over. just work your way into it and build up confidence on the little things before your hucking off cliffs and dropping 8' to flat concrete.
     
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  15. pangeist

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    On a Heckler you can do alot. If you are looking for a bike to start freeriding on Transition makes some good ones. If you are looking to retrofit the Heckler you have a pretty good platform to start with(if your buddy doesnt mind). A bigger fork and some beefy rims and tires go a long way towards instilling confidence when trying more technical lines and bigger scarier stuff.
     
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    Great rig to get started on. Pads will only help your confidence so that can only help, then try to progress by working your way up.
     
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    I spy syncros mental pedals on that stinky, someone's shins have been tattooed.
     
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    point your toes down when you catch air.
    activly try to scare the **** out of your self
    if ya ain't havin fun, stop
    ride the heckler for a while, once you know your gona get into this, invest in a good bike, like a VP free or a stinky, it will make a world of diffrence. you can do a lot on a heckler, but you gotta KNOW how. when pushing your own limits it's best to be on a bike who's limits are far above yours.
    ride with people who are a lot better then you if you can. it will help you progress better then a personal coach.
     
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    preload before the face. knees always bent. stay off the seat as much as possible. way back on the bike through those steep rocks.