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Trackstands

How long can you trackstand for?


what the hell is a trackstand?
40.6%
until alexey gives it up
15.6%
1 minute
35.9%
the length of a red light
7.8%
Total votes: 64
June 16, 2005, 1:42 p.m.
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How long can you trackstand for, say not moving forward or backwards for more than a foot?

So many freaks, so few circuses.

June 16, 2005, 1:49 p.m.
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until i get bored.

balance is probably the most fundamental bike skill … i used to work on trackstands for excessive amounts of time :)

June 16, 2005, 1:56 p.m.
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I can brakeless trackstand as long as I want pretty much, one-handed too. Also, trackstands pointing downhill are the hardest. I usually do trials-style and hop a bit in technical situations, like trackstanding on skinnies and stunts where necessary.

June 16, 2005, 1:58 p.m.
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I am very close to mastering the no handed trackstand.

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June 16, 2005, 1:59 p.m.
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As long as I want.

It is a very important skill to learn and master.

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June 16, 2005, 2:02 p.m.
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I can barely track stand, maybe a minute or two. But I can ride skinny skinnies very slowly. Go figure.

June 16, 2005, 2:14 p.m.
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As long as I want.

It is a very important skill to learn and master.

Werd,

turn your bar to your bad leg side, lean your bad leg's knee to your seat(or your stanchion to your headtube if you have DC) and rock sideways. and DONOT use your brakes.

not Ryder

June 16, 2005, 2:52 p.m.
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I can, but hardly use it on the trails, maybe if i'm lining up for a skinny. Falling takes way less effort though….;)

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June 16, 2005, 3:12 p.m.
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until my legs cramp, or start to shake like fXXX - usually about 30 - 40 mins (yes i have bothered to trackstand that long, it was a dull evening). :stupid:

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June 16, 2005, 3:55 p.m.
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until my legs cramp, or start to shake like fXXX - usually about 30 - 40 mins (yes i have bothered to trackstand that long, it was a dull evening). :stupid:

Holy shit. 30-40 seconds here. On a good day.

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June 16, 2005, 3:57 p.m.
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Rolling trackstand (which I think you guys are talking about) - 5 minutes at least - never bothered to try for longer.

Trials trackstand (the real trackstand) - 30 seconds tops.

June 16, 2005, 4:52 p.m.
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Rolling trackstand (which I think you guys are talking about) - 5 minutes at least - never bothered to try for longer.

Trials trackstand (the real trackstand) - 30 seconds tops.

Whats the difference?

plus, if you turn your front tire slightly uphill (ie on crown of road at a light) its super easy.

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June 16, 2005, 5:09 p.m.
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trackstands are easy. its all about the trackstand to backflip.

Being an agoraphobic adrenaline junkie would be pretty convenient, because you could get your rush from just going to the store to get some milk instead of having to jump off a mountain or out of an airplane.

they also call me "balloon"

June 16, 2005, 5:10 p.m.
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Forever. Oh trials backgrounds come to help:)

June 16, 2005, 5:16 p.m.
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i can do it forlike 2 mins

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