- When did wheelies become “manuals”?
mattsccm – Member
Grandad!! I was only 5 then .No I reckon the term was invented by the same **** who invented the word “extreme” to make it sound new and trendy. Let me guess,, a journalist.
Jesus Christ you people are going to have try and get used to the idea that people will try and use language to describe apects of this “sport”. Was there an uproar when the frankly stupid term “mountain bike” was invented? After all it was probably just a standard cruiser with chunky tires.
And what about wheelie? That’s bloody stupid…in my day we called it getting the front wheel off the ground using pedalling force and shifting your weight back.Posted 9 years ago
The difference between a wheelie and a manual is not whether you are stood up or not but whether you are using pedalling to keep the front wheel in the air (wheelies) or just using balance to keep the front wheel in the air (manual) regardless of whether you are standing or seated.
They’ve been manuals for years. Originally came from skateboarding I think.Posted 9 years agostumpy01Member
laugh out very loud at theotherjonv…he has summed up my one wheeled skills to a tee.
When we all used to bmx as kids, there was a bloke called Ranjee (might have been Ranji) who could wheelie all the way from the bottom of my road to the top, turn round and come back down again. Road is a cul-de-sac with a turning circle at the bottom and a gradually increasing gradient the further you go. It is pretty steep at the top.Posted 9 years ago
I doubt he could have manualled up it, but perhaps down it.
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