Yeah I was inspired to try it when I first saw Beau’s clip while back. Took me probably DOZENS of attempts to get a single full rev with both feet off the pedals. I guess you could call it a “rolling no-footer crank rev” also. Very difficult trick and just as tricky getting your feet back on the pedals! It’s at the very beginning of this video:
“Split coasting” would be a good name for it, since your legs are wide apart when doing it. This describes the trick well: It’s a given that your feet are off the pedals, and not in contact with any part of the the uni, since you are throwing your legs out in a “splits” fashion, and “coasting” while you do it. This differentiates it from traditional coasting, where both feet are in contact with the uni, via the crown. (and sometimes only one foot in freestyle.)
Wait a minute, I forgot what I thought it should be called back when I first saw Beau doing it. It’s Brake Gliding or a Brake Glide. Naturally it’s gliding, not coasting. How can you be coasting if the brake is on? At least, gliding is what we call it when your foot is the brake…
Yeah, I have a rough cut of the Vietnam footage…but I just can’t figure out a good way to put it all together. I got better at shooting in Africa, and have more interesting shots. I also added a wide angle lens!