Transitioning from one foot vertical hop, to one foot idle
Finally I figured out how to transition from one foot hopping to one foot idle.
I push off the wheel with my free foot and then onto the post to idle.
I also learned to mount straight to one foot riding, thanks to ‘Danni’
What other one foot tricks are there?
I like those ideas. I’ve tried the backwards… scarey. curbs sounds doable.
sif I need to think about. Is your other foot still on the post?
Its not the hop or the idle I’m trying for… its how to get from hop to idle.
You’re saying its possible without pushing off the wheel?
hmmm… sometimes when I ft ride, I need a little push and put my pedal foot near vertical and push the pedal back. Is that the idea?
Stop the hop, tilt the pedal foot forward and push back to start an idle?
When you say ‘true 1 foot’, you mean have the other foot off the post?
I can hop and idle like that, but if you say its possible to transition too, I guess I’ll have to try.
Tricks I can practice in the office are the best
It gets dark way too early now.
To be a one-foot skill, the other foot can’t “help.” That means it can’t be touching the pedal, crank or wheel. But it doesn’t have to be on the fork crown either. That makes most 1-foot tricks easier, but some can be harder that way.
What I meant above was that if you hop without your other foot holding the tire in place, you’ll find out how hard it is to keep your pedal at the bottom. It will tend to start rocking on its own as you try to keep pressing it down and it keeps getting knocked one way or the other. Since that’s already happening (or easy to allow to happen) it’s easy to get from there to the idle.