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Old 02-11-2008, 02:40 PM   #181
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fun fun weekend

pam how is "hillary"(i think her name was) how she holding up ...
tell her dont let those stitches put a scar on that pretty face

ya for now on people we are skipping phase 1 of learning aka feet down, im making everyone make the move to feet up and let the progress begin
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Old 02-11-2008, 02:51 PM   #182
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ya for now on people we are skipping phase 1 of learning aka feet down, im making everyone make the move to feet up and let the progress begin

Eh? Mekrew-Sensei, this is a radically different wheelie teachin' philosophy. Isn't that gonna be really hard for some of the new folks who are learning in first gear though? What brought this about?
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pam how is "hillary"(i think her name was) how she holding up ...
tell her dont let those stitches put a scar on that pretty face

ya for now on people we are skipping phase 1 of learning aka feet down, im making everyone make the move to feet up and let the progress begin
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:05 PM   #185
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Eh? Mekrew-Sensei, this is a radically different wheelie teachin' philosophy. Isn't that gonna be really hard for some of the new folks who are learning in first gear though? What brought this about?
after watching alot of the newer people start to learn i have noticed a few things.
1. for all of us that CAN wheelie ya wheelies with feet down is easy because we get the concept and dragging your feet is easy because we know what we are doing.

2. why not practice the way your going to be riding them in the future. im sure nba players dont practice freethrows with their left hand and then game time shoot with their right. so people should start practicing with feet up

3. the pull/throttle technique, ive seen tons of people want to start pulling up wheelies from a dead stop and the first thing they do it pull it to hard and stand up ...

so the new approach i am showing people is feet up and start from a slow roll. i have noticed that people are seeing the difference in having the timing of gas and pull when moving compared to when your still. when your at a standstill it doesnt take much gas/pull to loop out, but when your moving it take more work.

ask crystal , i was telling her to start from a roll and gas and pull it to TRY and loop it and she was having a hard time doing it, but the times she tried she was pulling the bike right where it needed to be

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i want to see you out there more and riding . you will get it

im sure soon in a few weeks or so i will organize another noob day, and going to start with phase 2 feet up and get things moving. i have confidence in everyone.
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yeah skipping step one helps a lot. It even make good exercise if you have the bike in second. No but I did notice that I was progressively getting better as I kept doing them. Watching Mekrew teach Crystal how to wheelie and hearing his advice while applying it to my riding style really helped. Once again Mekrew thanks for the input even though it was for someone else.
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:18 PM   #187
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no prob man , just let me know when you want to go out and do it again, im always game to teach people

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yeah skipping step one helps a lot. It even make good exercise if you have the bike in second. No but I did notice that I was progressively getting better as I kept doing them. Watching Mekrew teach Crystal how to wheelie and hearing his advice while applying it to my riding style really helped. Once again Mekrew thanks for the input even though it was for someone else.
I wasn't over there when Mekrew was giving lessons, but if you guys say it speeds things up, I believe ya. I guess the foot-dragging thing really is a crutch all the way around. I have noticed that riders who seem more than ready to start picking feet up hesitate longer than seems neccesary.

You know what's cool about this? The fact that Mekrew's been teaching so many new people to wheelie lately that he's starting to refine his teaching technique. I'm not even sure exactly how many new phifty riders I've seen this past month. . .
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I wasn't over there when Mekrew was giving lessons, but if you guys say it speeds things up, I believe ya. I guess the foot-dragging thing really is a crutch all the way around. I have noticed that riders who seem more than ready to start picking feet up hesitate longer than seems neccesary.

You know what's cool about this? The fact that Mekrew's been teaching so many new people to wheelie lately that he's starting to refine his teaching technique. I'm not even sure exactly how many new phifty riders I've seen this past month. . .
had a quite a few new one's at my spot lately
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Speaking of your spot. . .we gotta be careful not to have too many nights like Thursday, or we'll blow it up quick. :/: I don't wanna lose that spot and I know you don't wanna lose it.
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feet up was def easier ... didnt really had to pull hard to get it up just have to lean back n give it gas... but its the looping after its up... or learnint he thorttle control... and not falling over sideways ....
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