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This is not an easy trick to do... It is, in fact, the ONLY trick in these how-to's that your friendly neighborhood webmaster can't do yet. So this description will probably be rewritten later on when I have the trick fully dialed... But in all honesty- I'm not working on them to hard. There will be another person that will be giving some input on this trick soon so watch for revisions.
Anyway- this trick can be damn hard to do. But it is also HIGHLY linkable when you are into a lot of front wheel tricks. People like Chad Degroot use this trick all the time in their runs. Trevor Meyer makes use of this trick as he works his way all over the front wheel. It is VERY useful in barflip tricks where you jump and flip the bars in the middle of pinky squeaks or freak squeaks and land in a tomahawk and then continue on to funky chickens, or steamrollers, or some other crazy front wheel trick.
You MUST know fire-hydrants first and you are going to need a way to ride out- The way described in this how-to uses a funky chicken...
Begin by doing a slow/medium speed fire-hydrant... as was stated- you MUST know this trick so don't start trying these way before you can do a fire-hydrant really well... NOTE: Your handlebars should be BACKWARDS when you do the fire-hydrant.
As soon as you have completed the first 180 of the fire-hydrant take your left hand off the grip and reach forward and grab the back of the seat.
Lean back enough to get the seat off the ground but do not let it swing around like you would for a normal fire-hydrant. Hold the seat in place in front of you...
You should now begin to coast in a circle on the front wheel... As the circle tightens a little push forward slightly with your right hand to push the handlebars slightly to your right and at the same time bring your left leg to the LEFT and bring it around the handlebars so it is now in front of the bars.
You want to try to avoid using the brakes of your bike on this trick so do your best to learn to avoid your brakes on this trick- but you will have your right hand on the brake lever to help as needed...
When your leg has cleared the bars you now want to get your body closer to upright and lean the frame in to the spin. Typically this means to your left.
Your right foot which has been floating in mid-air the whole time should now begin to press down on the front tire. You are scuffing BACKWARDS- so it is more similar to squeaking the way you would for squeakers- but at a much faster pace and under much more difficult conditions.
You should be able to scuff through one or two circles during this trick. Maintaining your balance by adjusting the seat slightly and varying how hard you kick the front tire and how much you lean the bike in or out of the spin.
To ride out is another big challenge... For this example you will give the front tire a solid kick and then try to get your body AND the bike to be as vertical as possible (straight up and down).
Now VERY quickly grab the front brakes with your right hand- at the same time put your right foot on top of the front tire.
Put all your weight on your right foot and bring the frame around to the FRONT of the bike. As you are doing this take your left foot off the front right peg and put it on the front LEFT peg.
You are now in the position for a cross handed funky chicken. Begin scuffing and switch hands on the bars... This is actually so difficult that it doesn't appear in it's final form in the how-to video... so good luck with it!
Ride out of the funky chicken as you normally would.
HA! As stated- this is one of the most difficult tricks out there right now. There are combination tricks, and truly 'pro only' tricks that really are much more difficult. But the balance and coordination required to get this trick dialed in perfectly usually takes hours, weeks, and MONTHS of practice. Consider yourself very lucky if you learn it in less than 2 or 3 months on a consistent level.
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