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  • Euro
    Free Member

    Just packed the jump bike in the car for a wee run at the indoor bike park tomorrow night after work. They’ve just had a foam pit installed and i’m (man-flu/chest infection permitting) going for my long awaited attempt at a back flip 😯

    I normally try and visualise how things are going to turn out and for the life of me I can’t get this at all. I’m positive i can get upside-down but after that……?

    Bricking it.But in a good way 😀

    Any tips?

    Junkyard
    Free Member

    yes video your first attempt at post it up

    sweepy
    Free Member

    Ive always wanted to backflip, ive never managed it and its always hurt trying but not too much so far.
    I reckon im close to getting too old to do it now, so id say go for it.

    MarkyG82
    Full Member

    When I worked for a ski season there was a kicker with a ‘bag’ behind it to land on. Bouncy castle style. Kept eyeing it up then one day I went for it. Couple of runs just jumping, then tried a 360 and failed. One of the lads suggested a flip as all you have to do is pull back. He lied…….. didnt hurt though 😀

    Duane…
    Free Member

    Where are you going?

    I’ve backflipped into a foampit, it’s surprisingly hard even with a fair bit of speed, a steep kicker, and a lot of pulling back.

    But yeah, first time just go in with as much speed and pull up/back. Oh but don’t let go of the bike mid air, keep hold of it 🙂

    shaxi
    Free Member

    Oh but don’t let go of the bike mid air, keep hold of it

    you are right ! 🙂

    Euro
    Free Member

    Going here Duane [T-13 in Belfast].
    [video]http://vimeo.com/32296916[/video]

    You can see some ejit hitting the kicker for the foam pit @ 2.34s – though he accidentally jumps clean over it.

    Junkyard, I charged the gopro last but forgot to grab it this morning (one too many hot whiskeys last night…hic). Also forgot my civvie clothes so i hope i don’t get my work stuff covered in blood.

    So, go fast, pull back and don’t let go of the bike? It ain’t going to be pretty 😆

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