Okay…I mentioned this briefly in one of my other recent threads but here’s my new skill/trick in more detail. The 5 frames I’ve attached have been taken out of a video of me doing a different skill and are slightly different to how my skill would be done…but they’re close. I’ll try it out tomorrow morning.
Frames 1+2 - You’d probably want to start it off from riding backwards so frame 1 is incorrect but you ride backwards for a while and when the left pedal is at about 2 o’clock (behind the frame) you take the right foot off the pedal and hold it just above the wheel but not touching. Naturally, the frame should be tilting backwards a bit.
Frame 3 - At this point the frame should have moved so that it’s slightly tilting forwards but the rider is still moving backwards. The left pedal is a 12 o’clock and the right foot is still not touching the wheel.
Frame 4 - When the left pedal reaches about 2 o’clock again (behind the frame) jam the right foot on the wheel like you would in the koosh koosh technique. When you do this, the frame should tilt over with the rider until it’s leaning backwards again.
Frame 5 - Now that you’re back to the start you can release the right foot and repeat the procedure.
Pretty fun hey? So here’s an overview:
- You start off riding backwards and then go to 1 foot backwards riding (just for a tiny bit). You let this change your balance point so that instead of leaning backwards you end up leaning forwards but travelling backwards at which point you put the right foot on the tyre to change it back to how it was. And so on…
Is this a new trick/skill or am I too late?