One quick wheelwalk question

so i know that when you wheel walk you are supposed to lean backwards, but are you supposed to angle the frame back and you lean fowards, cause whenver i lean back i fall back and it hurts,
thanks to anyone who helps

When I wheel walk I lean back wards with the frame. You just have to get use to it. At first it feels really weird but you’ll get it.

Key word… PRACTICE.
~Taylor~

I have fortunately never fallen back while wheel walking or while I was learning to ride. I think that you shouldnt worry too much about leaning back, if you are falling back you are obviously either leaning too far back or concentrating too much on leaning back and forgetting about your foot placement on the wheel which is far more important. You should find an area with a slight incline and a lamp post or something to start off. Start off in wheel walk position and start walking on the wheel.

I think you’ve got it right, habby… the way I achieve the position for wheelwalking is to sit up straight then “stick my butt out”, tilting the frame back but effectively leaning my upper body forwards just a little. Try not to hunch over so much as sit up straight, as the taller you can sit up, the better you can balance.

You’ve already found out the consequence of leaning back too far… leaning forward too far will cause your wheel to end up rolling too quickly and your feet won’t be able to keep up with the wheel. Try to tilt your frame back without changing your balance too much, so you don’t have to roll very quickly. I find I can wheel walk further when I go very slowly.

I agree that foot placement is crucial… try to start with your foot above the frame and just your toe on the tire, and push the wheel with your foot for as long as possible… you’ll end up pushing until just your heel is touching the tire. The longer you can keep your foot on the tire the more control you’ll have.

My longest wheel walk so far is about 10 feet, and I’ve been trying for months… just keep practicing! Good luck.

As a note, wheel walking requires you to lean back because your feet are further out front, and you need to balance that. When you do 1ft ww, you notice that the balance is slightly different, due to the change in position of your other foot.

the more you know, or something :q