On the ‘trials skills levels’ list, I’m about a 6. To make it to 7, I need to still stand for 6 seconds.
I like these trials skills way more than the ‘standard skills’, but most people say I’m better than average at still standing, and I can definitely do it sometimes, but its hard to do 6 seconds consistently. So I was pleased with myself when I got it on the first try.
Then from a film editing point of view, I took that first take, single one clip, and tried to make it interesting.
Also, it symbolizes that I’m back from my injuries. The torn mcl, sprained neck, shoulder and wrists… all healed… I’m good to go.
And then my harddrive crashed… so I better post this while I can… enjoy
Haha! 0:35 was funny!
Where would I find this ‘trials skills level’ list?
I liked 0:41 where I have a huge bum and no head.
I hadn’t planned to do that effect… just worked out perfectly.
Its fun challenge to make a video from one take and one clip.
Ultra low budget film
I dont think the skills chart is quite done/public… here’s the level 7 bits, which I find alot more sensible than ‘standard skills’. But the drop and 180
s are too easy, and still stand is hard to get consistent.
mount on the narrow edge of 2X4, 1 foot off the ground, ride at least 4 feet on skinny, no hopping
high jump - hop over 7 2X4, stacked up, freestanding, can’t knock over. Seat in
high jump - hop over 7 2X4, stacked up, freestanding, can’t knock over. Seat in front
long jump - hop over 7 2X4, side by side, can’t touch boards on start or landing. Seat in
long jump - hop over 7 2X4, side by side, can’t touch boards on start or landing. Seat in front
platform jump - jump up 1.5 feet to platform, can jump any way
jump down a 3.5 foot drop
hop-twist 180 degrees to the left, minimum of 180° and less than 225°
hop-twist 180 degrees to the right, minimum of 180° and less than 225°
skinny - 6 feet on narrow side of 2X4, need to jump/ride up to 2X4
skinny - jump up 1 foot to skinny, ride 4 feet on wide side of 2X4
skinny/gap - 4X4 6 feet long, in the middle gap 2 foot to parallel 4X4 and finish distance
pedal grab - pedal grab to rubber - jump up, pedal grab, hop up to rubber
stillstand - on wide side of 2X4, 1 foot off the ground, stillstand for 5 seconds
i would prob be level 2 trials… when i measure trial levels i think how far and high you can leap and also biggest drop + landing skinny riding etc. good job
+1 It helps me so much to force myself to do a still stand when I’m on a skinny.
I do have a small 2x4 I like to keep handy.
I’d like to see 180 hop twist on 2x4 be added to the skills list. Its hard not to do a corrective hop after doing a 180.
Still Stands I like to practice at work. Theres only so many skills you can practice in a confined office environment… although there certainly are some tempting lines…
Ah… train tracks… hadn’t thought of that.
Thats the kind of skill I like… ones that can be used in the wild.
I mostly do trials that I can apply to muni. So I was thinking skinny logs that come to an obstacle or crazy drop. The seat drop is an elegant way to wuss out of those too