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COW MANEUVER

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The Cow Maneuver (often called a Smith Decade) is a pretty good ending trick for several tricks. It is possible to do them out of Rope-a-Ronis and Pinky Squeaks. It is possible to do them while rolling and there are hundreds of variations of the trick.

Why is it called a Cow Maneuver here? Because Pete Brandt was the person who came up with the trick in the late 80's and came up with that name. A few months later there was an AFA Masters event in which Gerry Smith debuted the trick in a national contest. Once again the magazines misrepresented the sport and started calling the trick a Smith Decade. If you have any doubts... the VERY FIRST Cow Maneuver done in a contest is (or will be) in the video section of BMXTRIX- check it out!

Prerequisites: It is good to know how to do cross-footed half lashes to ashtrays (see Gerator how-to).

Cow Maneuvers are not that difficult but they are kind of different. If you can do decades then it helps out on this trick a ton. You will already be comfortable with the whole concept of going over the top of the bike. This is one of those tricks that you can be REAL close to for a few weeks and all of a sudden you will be able to land them and you won't ever mess up doing them. In the end this is one of those 'fun' tricks to do. You can practice a bunch of different ways into and out of them. You can see how long you can stall one at the top. You can be bored and just use it as an easy way out of tricks. Whatever you want!

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

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