yo all, this is almost a rant, im just a bit tired of seeing so many people demanding flat crowns here and there when thye dont need it at all or even know the backlashes of it. for example in every single custom frame thread people keep saying get a flat crown get a flat crown even if it is not meant to be a street or flatland frame… its stupid
which brings me to my next point:
For Street and Flatland riders… seriously tell me, how many of your tricks need a flat crown? No, really…
This is all I can think of:
- Coasting (and all of their variations)
- Donkey Kicks (and their variations)
seriously i cheked out loads of flatland vids, and the crown is hardly ever touched. I watched the CFM flat battles and i reeckon that someone like spencer hochberg could have won the whole battle on a frame like the XTP! I bet you an xtp user would have done well in that comp… No one really even did that much on their crowns i mean for gods sake flatland tricks involve things like:
crankrolls, tyre-step-overs, legwraps, unispins, and linking this combos together… A flat crown is not necessary!!!
And hohoho for you street riders… you really dont need a flat crown at all… seeing as all we do in street is flip variations, unispins, grinding, rolling hopping, spinning, etc… but we never really need to use the crown at all!
I think the only reason why most riders would even need a flat crown is so that they can Coast and Glide… that’s it! Aside from that, a flat crown has no real benefits… all it does is bash your legs on sloppy hops and stuff and looks a bit crap too. Thnk about it guys, logically, and THEN and only then, try to argue against me.
FREESTYLE RIDERS AND UNICYCLES ARE LET OFF… because the crown forms half of their tricks… whereas flatland and street hardly touch the crown.