The title refers to me trying to hop up 36 stairs, in 36 seconds, on my 36er! (Actually I did it in 32 secs!:p) That had to be the hardest thing I’ve done yet!
The stairs were so narrow that if I was just a tad too forward or backward I’d either go off the stairs, or hit the hand rail behind me!
Also some other 36er stuff like hopping some stair sets… not wanting to risk rim damage I decided I’d better not try anthing too big, like a 6 set, lol!
Oh, and one thing I discovered today…it’s really really hard to go down stairs backwards on a 36er, let alone backwards on flat, level ground! If you fall it tends to shoot out from under you like a watermelon seed and becomes a runaway train! Glad nobody was in its path lol! 'twas all fun!
It looks really hard period. It makes running up stairs look restful. I liked the other tricks as well.
I got an idea watching you jump down the stairs. Maybe you could set up the camera to do a closeup slow mo of the wheel as you are landing. Not so much for entertainment, but to see how much the rim or spokes are bending. To sorta get an idea how much stress, sets, the wheel might take.
Anyway, thanks for the vid.
Terry, you make me ashamed to be 35. I usually take a cigarette break halfway up those stairs. Thats was just very cool to see, and very damaging reason for me to spend for another uni next month after seeing that-- I am thinking … “Can I afford a 36” that want?" You are fun to watch as always.
I usually use 152’s for offroad and for tricks and stuff, but in this video I thought I’d try my new 165mm alum. sugino cranks. Length-wise, they don’t seem much different for hopping and stuff than the steel 152’s, but they are definitely lighter.
Yeah that’s a good idea! I’ll try that next vid.
Glad to hear you can still get the deluxe…did you order it from UDC US? It’s not on their website as of this posting; only the steel-rimmed version.