How To: Do a fakie on a BMX

Do a fakie on a BMX

In this How To Video Kurtis Elwell will walk you through how to do a fakie on a BMX. The best place to start learning how to roll a fakie is on a steep hill or incline. As soon as you start to lose momentum on the hill you will stop for a moment then start rolling backwards. If your BMX is equipped with a cassette wheel it will start to force you to pedal backwards. Then, when you are rolling backwards and want to turn around, turn your front wheel to a 45 degree angle. Lean back a bit so all of your weight is supported on your rear wheel. Shift your weight to prompt your bike to spin around into the new direction. When you are first starting it is acceptable to lift your front tire rather than dragging it on the ground as you spin. As you get stronger and with more practice you'll learn to spin without having to lift the front wheel. When you shift your weight to turn, make sure you'll be starting your roll out with your natural foot first. Keep in mind quarter pipes are good for practicing fakies as they'll give you more speed.

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