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post #1 of 6 Old 09-05-2007, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Wheelie school

Would you rather learn in a controlled environment for a few hundred bucks or an empty parking lot witha trusted and skilled friend ?

(The basic wheelie)

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-05-2007, 04:11 PM
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in a controlled environment for a few hundred bucks

on their bike

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post #3 of 6 Old 09-05-2007, 04:18 PM
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I think it is a funny subject. I did not try to learn to wheelie. I just learned to ride and wheelies were a bi-product.
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I know guys that can wheelie like there is no tomorrow, but when the road turns and they are on two wheels, they have no idea what to do. No different than the busas and zx12 riders that want to drag race down every straight line, but hold up everyone on the exit ramp....

I consider neither a skilled rider. They have developed a skill, but never learned to ride their bike - I am not even going to use the word properly hear. I simply mean they have no clue of mastering their machine, they have only mastered one simple task - throttle control in a straight line.

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Now that I have aired my un-asked for opinion... I would say controlled environment.

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Save the money and watch this.

[youtube]qncPBZ9DRRk[/youtube]

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post #5 of 6 Old 09-05-2007, 07:30 PM
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Learn on a dirt bike. Dirt is far more forgiving than asphalt and the same physics apply to both. If you're lucky, you can borrow a buddy's dirt bike to learn with.

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-05-2007, 11:05 PM
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Save the money and watch this.

[youtube]qncPBZ9DRRk[/youtube]
That's a well done video. In this day & age of Extreme everything, I like how they emphasize on start small, going slow, & learn one step at a time.
Everyone should learn how to do an on demand wheelie.
Not a big, all for show one, just one that can loft the front tire to clear an obstacle that would otherwise derail the front tire.
I Know on the dirt it's a life saver, My front tire is always in the air.

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