Depending on your environment dear newbies, and who else there is besides yourself riding trials in your area, you might piss and moan and get disgusted about how frustrating it is to get a handle on many moves. If you are twisting in the wind on your own, like me, its very easy to get down on yourself and your rate of progress. I wanted to make a post to say that if you stick with it and keep your mind strong in the face of such situations that trials WILL pay off for you, no matter how long it stinking takes you. The feeling and chemical release in your body when you start the advanced learning phase is very very rewarding and its worth your effort and sore muscles. Its taken me almost a year to pedalkick, for example. If I had friends to ride with and a willing teacher I could have done it in half the time. No question. But you know what? I learned pedalkicking totally on my own and that has its own rewards. One reward is that I'm the only one in my town who can do it (!) so obviously the jaws drop right to the floor when people see me lurch around or off something. Skaters around here practically want my autograph and grommie bmx'ers shit their pants when I let them pedal my bike around a bit. Maybe it will be the same for you when you get your techniques sorted out. I'm sure it will. Keep working at it-- STEP by STEP. Closing Advice: when learning to do a trials skill it *might* help if you daydream about something you would rather be doing right then, but obviously it has to be a really powerful and meaningful daydream. If you are old enough (?) I'd suggest a sexual daydream. Let a woman/women hog all the limelight of your daydreams and sometimes the trials learning takes care of itself. But remember- trials is one step at a time (unlike those daydreams.) cool.