Hey fellas i guess it's obvious i'm NEW, well i just started getting into trials riding... actually i shouldn't even say that because it's misleading... i know nothing. I've read i should start with the basics, Trackstand, Pivoting, Bunny Hop... etc. So that's what i've started to do... My Trackstand started out hideous... the way i was flapping around with my arms, it looked like i was just learning to ride a bike. I couldn't imagine how it could be done when i constantly had to take one foot off the pedals and get my balance... but with perseverance i've noticed a steady improvement, it's not perfect and i wouldn't wanna try it on a ledge but it's improving, (it's only been about 5 weeks. I could go on and on about how frustrating it is but this is my first post so i'll try not to be so annoying. I guess what i'd like to know from you guys out there is if i'm heading in the right direction with the Trackstand and Pivoting or at least trying to learn these first. Seems to me that the TS is the basis for just about everything. I have an ok bike that may or may not be good for those things... I have a 2004 Jamis Komodo FX, and my brother has a 2004 Norco Rampage... can we use these bikes for some of those tricks like side hops and stuff... ok i'm rambling. I don't even know what i should be asking... anyway any feedback would be cool... thanks.