How To BMX Flatland
Learning how to BMX flatland requires a nice amount of care and precision. BMX flatland was first made a part of the X games in 1997 and has been a hit ever since. Flatland BMX is performed on flat and smooth ground and is how this particular BMX style got its name. Flatland riders receive points in competition for being able to combine tricks smoothly without touching the ground. Special types of BMX bikes are used to complete flatland tricks. Here are a few steps that will help you learn hot to BMX flatland.
To BMX flatland, you will need:
- BMX flatland bike
- protective padding
- Control your bike and tricks. To be able to smoothly transition from trick to trick you need to be able to maintain a certain level of control over your bike and body. A common technique used to do this is scuffing. When you scuff, you place your feet on the tires of the bike. This will help you keep a constant speed, brake, or even stall your BMX bike.
- The hitchhiker is a popular BMX flatland trick. This involves the rider to hold the back tire of the bike upwards while they have their feet on the front pegs. The handlebars should be facing the ground as you do this. This trick can be somewhat difficult because you need to be able to balance to maintain this trick for a long period of time.
- Whiplash. The whiplash is a twist on the tail whip. The tail whip involves moving your BMX bike around 360 degrees. When you do a whiplash you place your feet on the front pegs of the bike and whip the back end of the bike around 360 degrees. You should start off by making the bike as still as possible and making sure your body is balanced then use all of your weight to whip the bike around.
Learning how to BMX flatland is no joke and requires a great deal of practice.