Learning to ride backwards is similar to learning to ride forwards all over again. Here are a few things that might speed up the process:
1. Idle a few times and then ride backwards only one revolution and then finish back in an idle. Once you can do this consistently, try to do ride two revolutions backwards and go back into your idle. Keep adding revolutions, one or a few at a time, and eventually you’ll beable to ride backwards. 2. Ride backwards holding on to a fence/wall/etc… and then gradually put less and less pressure on it. 3. Have someone walk next to you that you can hold on to as you ride backwards.
I learned using this method the same week I learned to idle. After idling for a minute to get your balance increase the arc of your idle until you’re about to pedal backwards… then pedal backwards into another idle. After trying this for awhile I found it was actually easier to keep pedaling backwards once I had the momentum than to unsteady myself by dropping into an idle (I was horrible at idling at that point).
i started riding about 2-3 months ago and started trying backwards riding today
it seems to work for me if i push off hard from a rail and keep going, in about 20 minutes i got a few runs with 3-4 revs max
after two or three days when I could ride forward quite well I decided to learn to ride backwards as that was what seemed logical (I didnt know you could do jumps and stuff on them). The way I learnt was to just ride forwards then slow down lean back and pedal backwards. The hardest bit was leaning back the right amount at the start, I didnt hurt myself much (just a cut on my hand) and after about two days I could ride about 30 metres.
well i can consistantly get going backwards and going ten to twenty revo’s but the thing is i have such a small amount of control while doing this, i swerve and somethimes i get going too fast to control myself. then theres the issue of stopping and going forward again. i just practice without holding onto anything, i just wing it and ive ben getting a bit better, i dont really know what im doing to make it better but if you just go for it youll get it.