Has anybody ever tried a leash on BC wheels, so they don’t go flying away from you? It wouldn’t have to be much, just maybe a string tied to the axle bolt… but were would you put the other end? Probably not your leg, maybe an arm…? Ever tried that?
I almost lost my BC into busy traffic the other day. And also, there’s this big downhill near my house I want to ride, but it’s a bumpy dirt road, and immediately at the bottom is a big river, with a bridge with sides a BC could easily fall over.
it seems like it could be dangerous when you fall. i dont know though. pm spencer or evan, they probably would know if it would work better than me. maybe a springy leash like the ones on body boards would be good?
When/If i get a BC i’m going to drill a smallish (10mm dia.) hole near the corner of the plate so that i can clip on a dog leash and just hold it in your hand. That way it is easy to remove if it is not needed.
I thought about this but haven’t tried it for fear of getting tangled up in it. My BC has hit numerous thing including paked cars and neibourgh’s houses, it would definately be a good idea if you could get it to work
Yes, I tried a bungee cord, a little. I had the other end on a belt loop. It’s really akward when falling off the front, it drags behind you. And I wasn’t even on a hill or anything. So I guess that’s out…
A leash sounds like a good idea. I mostly know how to dismount with a little twist, so the wheel kind of drops in place. But if you’re trying all kinds of hard stuff, I’m sure there are plenty of times when it runs away from you.
The higher you attach the leash on yourself, the more line you can have. Attaching it to your wrist might leave you more flexible so you don’t lose your balance when it tugs on you.
Horrible idea, Bc wheels can accelerate a lot when they get shot out from under you, if it snags around your wrist it could easily sprain or break your wrist. Personally, I would rather dent a car than break a wrist.
Also if oyu had it attatched to your ankle, it would fuck up roll mounts, skate mounts, no footers, and many many many many many other tricks.
That could be a good idea…the only bad things is it might get tangled in the spokes, possibly, but that would be easy to avoid. Also, if you’re going real fast, it might like pull your arm out of its socket or something.
haha i got it … get one of those variable length dog leashes… that spring back and clip it to the platform …on the corner … then velcro it to a belt loop on the side of your leg (so that the velcro gets undone if its going too fast and it will get undone b4 the belt loop tears off your pants