BMX: How To Do A Tailwhip
If you are a BMX bike rider, learning how to do a tailwhip may be very exciting to you. Doing BMX tricks are a good way to display your skills to spectators as well as fellow riders. Though these stunts can add uniqueness and energy to your riding experience, performing tricks like the tailwhip require skill and caution. Here's how to perform a tailwhip successfully on your BMX bike.
In order to perform a tailwhip you will need:
- BMX Bike
- Bike ramp
- Helmet (optional)
- Knee guards (optional)
- Put on protective gear. Protective gears such as a helmet and knee guards are optional, but it help ensure that you will have the safest ride possible. A tailwhip involves aerial action so you are at risk of injury if you do the trick incorrectly. The protective gear will not affect the likelihood of you completing the tailwhip successfully.
- Test your area for ideal conditions. Make sure that there is a normal wind speed. Also, make sure the round is as level and free from debris as possible. This will reduce your chances of having an accident or becoming injured if you do. If you are unfamiliar with your surroundings, it is best to test ride your bike for a few minutes. Make sure the ramp you will be using is sturdy and free from debris also.
- Pedal the bike slowly until you are balanced and have a steady speed.
- Increase your speed when you are getting closer to the ramp you intend to perform the tailwhip on.
- Stand in an upright position and lean slightly to the side. The direction you lean depends on the direction you want to land.
- Position the right pedal so that is it ahead of the left. Then move your right foot to the opposite side of the bike. Afterwards, move your right foot to the front of the tire.
- Bring the back tire off the round. The bike should spin at this point.
- Return your feet back to their normal position when the back tire is back in place when airborne.
- Ensure a proper landing by steering the bike upright before landing.