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Postby Sammydude » Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:36 pm

Thats a good attention grabber in the mountain bike world. Many people have seen it attempted in the trailer for Union off a cliff. It crossed my sick little mind; what if you could do that from a lurch off a large wall. Crazy, dangerous, and I'm pretty sure its physically impossible, but the possibility intrigues me. I can't really decide. I mean when you do it off a cliff you can just slam your front brake and let your 8"+ travel pop you up and over. Piece of cake :D . But on a trials bike youd have to lurch out and and throw your self out and down. I dont think you could possibly get the rotation going from no speed, unless you were going off a 20 foot drop, in which case, you couldnt land it anyways, but that would be the coolest trick ever to have dialed. Of course until you mess up once and permafuck yourself, but we'll ignore that fact while this is still all theoretical. Disregarding risks and how you would learn how to do it, does anyone think it could be done?

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Re: Front Flip

Postby Shibby » Sat Mar 13, 2004 5:19 pm

i bet you could learn it into a foam pit somewheres... i recall there being many a foam pit in many a skatepark that's right next to a very tall halfpipe... thus: deck -> frontflip -> foampit.

also i think it would be the funniest looking thing ever.

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Postby Toshi » Sun Mar 14, 2004 1:08 am

i'm not sure if you could do it from the rear wheel, but who knows, someone might pull it off. you sure won't see me trying that anytime soon. or crying about its absence from my life.
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Postby Kevin » Sun Mar 14, 2004 1:50 am

actually it would be easy (by easy i mean less impossible) to do it with a rigid fork off of a nose hop. like roll up to an edge, then get on your rear wheel, then hop to front wheel, and while youre on your front wheel you just throw all your weight forward and hope you keep spinning!
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Postby Sammydude » Sun Mar 14, 2004 1:17 pm

interesting...the only problem is that i was expecting people to tell me that it was impossible...now im just tempted. PS are there any foam pits in Massachussetts? I kno they have one at woodward... but thats a good ways away, and would they let mountain bikers who arent enrolled at the camp use it? Anyone know? This might be better suited to the park forum...
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Re: Front Flip

Postby Philly758 » Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:46 pm

Bridge to water?... something into water would prolly work
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Re: Front Flip

Postby madbiker » Wed Mar 31, 2004 11:45 pm

Shibby wrote:i bet you could learn it into a foam pit somewheres... i recall there being many a foam pit in many a skatepark that's right next to a very tall halfpipe... thus: deck -> frontflip -> foampit.

also i think it would be the funniest looking thing ever.

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Ya they try that in Union, off the deck into the foam. I think it looks kinda funny when people try it.
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Postby M.W. » Sat Apr 10, 2004 4:46 am

Matt Beringer has been doing them over doubles for years...
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Postby serb » Sat Apr 10, 2004 11:32 pm

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Postby isabbisr » Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:40 pm

DeChamp has them on box jumps.
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Re: Front Flip

Postby Flying Nut » Tue Jun 15, 2004 2:34 pm

Or a funny way to do them (not like there is a cool one to do one on a trials bike) but to just go to a really tall wall, balance on the rear wheel, make sure both brakes are locked, sit back and let the front wheel slowly come down....the just wait until your front wheel eventually just touches the wall, and lean a little forward....not quite a front flip, but I think it'll do the trick if anyone is dumb enough to try it.
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Postby bowhers » Thu Aug 26, 2004 4:18 pm

Nelson Reis did one on his Brisa Mod bike. Just went really fast at a drop, endoed way big and flipped his shit.
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Postby notquitejdm » Sun Sep 19, 2004 11:02 pm

Jim just landed one at the bike battle today
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Postby bowhers » Mon Sep 20, 2004 1:10 pm

but he didnt do it from a pedal kick (or a lurch) off a wall which was what this thread was about...
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Postby notquitejdm » Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:22 pm

who cares?
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Postby bowhers » Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:43 pm

Well dechamps front flip (which is sick dont get me wrong) has nothing to do with the front flip described...trials forum....
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Postby wish_I_was_thor_wixom » Sat Feb 05, 2005 4:09 pm

Scotty Cramner Front flip turndown. Figure that one out. And if you want to do a front flip off a drop, just learn vander rolls.
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Postby M.W. » Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:50 pm

Vander rolls are so f**king awesome.
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Postby wish_I_was_thor_wixom » Tue Feb 08, 2005 7:08 pm

Dude, you still haven't seen free styling usa. You have to watch that movie, its f**king kickass.
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Postby M.W. » Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:56 am

Alls I know is that I wanna see a vander roll off the lip of a jump so bad.
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Postby M.W. » Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:00 am

So in the xgames park contest Gary Young was trying to do fronflips off a small drop into a bank, front brakeless. Essentially it was like, a vander roll off a drop.
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Postby bowhers » Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:01 am

still raises the question "why is this in the trials forum?"

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Postby Anthony » Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:35 am

M.W. wrote:So in the xgames park contest Gary Young was trying to do fronflips off a small drop into a bank, front brakeless. Essentially it was like, a vander roll off a drop.



I don't think he ever came close to geting enough rotation though, but good for him for trying it so many times.
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Postby joe » Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:56 pm

how about him or maybe someone else i was at a bar i dont know what was happening...
anyway, front flip turndown anyone??
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Postby M.W. » Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:58 pm

Anthony wrote:
M.W. wrote:So in the xgames park contest Gary Young was trying to do fronflips off a small drop into a bank, front brakeless. Essentially it was like, a vander roll off a drop.



I don't think he ever came close to geting enough rotation though, but good for him for trying it so many times.


He landed on his back. That's pretty f**king close, considering it was like a 3' drop, at most.
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