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Old 2007-04-04, 01:15 AM   #1
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Superman tutorial video

I saw this on youtube, so I thought it would be helpfull to a lot of people.

No sound and I could understand almost none of the text (Polish?), but I think just the vid is enough.

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Old 2007-04-04, 10:44 AM   #2
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Is there someone who can translate it? I`m gonna learn it when I come home.
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Old 2007-04-04, 07:35 PM   #3
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Thank you for the find. I tried it today, most parts seem pretty easy. Now to put it all together.

The only thing, though, is that he puts the cranks vertically. I find it's easier for me to put them at an angle. I think the reason for that is: my ride is a 24" with 170mm cranks. The high crank is too high up to reach it. Other than that, it's great.
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Old 2007-04-04, 09:28 PM   #4
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Thank you for the find. I tried it today, most parts seem pretty easy. Now to put it all together.

The only thing, though, is that he puts the cranks vertically. I find it's easier for me to put them at an angle. I think the reason for that is: my ride is a 24" with 170mm cranks. The high crank is too high up to reach it. Other than that, it's great.
You could do like he does in getting your feet back on the pedals. Put your foot on the down pedal, stand up, and then put your foot on the top pedal. He does it just like this in most of his "attempts"
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Old 2007-04-10, 05:51 AM   #5
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I keep my cranks horizontal when I attempt it.
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Old 2007-04-10, 06:47 PM   #6
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Ok guys, I've just seen this thread and as I'm Polish I translated this tutorial for you (after the 3rd part I started marking text slides with "---"). Have fun:
The tutorial has been made by the guy nicknamed citro1.

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1. Before you begin
you should start with warming up your wrists,
abs and legs (just ride normally for a while :-)
I would recommend not wearing a belt while learning.

2. Positioning
it's easier to learn when cranks are vertical (and pedals
horizontal of course :-)

Put your stomach on the seat, so that you have your sternum
(j-n: is this the word for the place where ribs join together and the
ribcage begins?) more or less on the front of the seat. Grab both the tire
and the frame with your left hand. Right hand still keeps the seat in place.
Put the right foot on the pedal.

3. Mounting..
start mounting with your right foot on the pedal and the left hand
grabbing the tire.
---
Then repeat the exercise, now with both hands grabbing the tire and the
right foot again on the pedal.
---
Now try to mount grabbing the tire with both hands but this time start
with both feet on the ground and then put the right foot first and then
the left foot.
---
Now the last phase: do just like before but now try to put both feet on the
pedals at the same time.


4. Transition to superman

At first try to draw up your legs lightly to get accustomed. Start with the same
stance as before.

---
Then draw up legs even more...
---
To get better feeling of "the superman" you can flail your legs alternately.
---
Now you're ready to try position your legs horizontally
---
Then try to balance yourself horizontally for a longer time.
---
5. Finally: the superman trick.
---
Now merge the superman and mounting
---
Don't get discouraged: you can make it!
---
Practise horizontal balance and fluent triansition. Good luck!
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hello!

it's good to hear that somebody find it useful, in future i'll try to do some more (but also with eanglish version )

Big thanks for u Jędrzej for urs translation

greetings, citro
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hello!

it's good to hear that somebody find it useful, in future i'll try to do some more (but also with eanglish version )

Big thanks for u Jędrzej for urs translation

greetings, citro

I wonjoy more from you. You dont just say, you do this and that, and your done. You actually step through it and practice each part before throwing it all together, which makes it a lot easier.
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hello!

it's good to hear that somebody find it useful, in future i'll try to do some more (but also with eanglish version )

Big thanks for u Jędrzej for urs translation

greetings, citro
I may just take this video and use the translations by J-n and voice over it in english for anyone else who may want it.... I'll post the link when I get it up....
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I may just take this video and use the translations by J-n and voice over it in english for anyone else who may want it.... I'll post the link when I get it up....
That would be very nice
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when i do supermans i find it easier to do it with the cranks horizontal.

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Bump

This is one of the more impressive lower level tricks IMO, especially if done well (body perfectly horizontal & held for 1-2 seconds). Unfortunately I only rarely see it in videos.
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