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CHERRYPICKERS

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Old school can probably be defined by several tricks- Miami Hoppers, Nourie Stands, Gut Levers, and this one: The Cherrypicker. Cherrypickers are not something that you will find splashed across the pages of a magazine or even see you average beginner doing them in a contest. But if you are riding to compete and make lots of money then you are at the wrong site. Cherrypickers are just fun to do- not horribly difficult to learn, and very impressive to see.

In the end if you are looking to improve your overall bike control then you can use that as an excuse to learn this trick. If you are just looking to ride for fun then you don't need an excuse- you just need to have fun learning this.

Make sure you can do Endos and can hop on the back/front pegs in place before attempting this.

As was said before you won't go to any contests and see this trick happen except (maybe) in the beginner class and sometimes a pro will decide to bust out one old school trick at the end of his run. That doesn't mean the trick isn't fun and worth learning. Variations of this trick include Pedal Pickers which are done using a coaster brake. Instead of standing on the rear tire and seat post tube you would stand directly on the pedals and hop, using the coaster brake to keep the wheel from moving.  Yes, this can be done using hand brakes instead of a coaster brake.

If you have a question about this trick please feel free to e-mail it in...

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