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ok, Andrew T stated this in another post, and from hearing it elsewhere by another rider i thought i would try it out.

when touch/tap/slapping up to rear on a wall it is very important to let your front wheel spin freely the entire time. i thought i was doing this (when i wasnt) so i kept my brake finger on the front brake lever when tapping. when slapping high (in the vacinity of 4ft/120cm) walls i guess i would freak out a little and subconsciously tap my front brake a little, even though my lever pulls pretty close to the bar before the brake pads contact the rotor.

i started tapping with the hand that pulls my front brake wrapped completely around the grip, nothing contacting the lever, so no matter what i cant slow down the front wheel in any way. Since then i have becoem more consistant in my slaps and can go higher.

i recommend people try this, no matter how skeptical you are, just trying to help

Alex
 

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it's like a pedal up but you slap your front wheel into the object as your going up. it's hard on a mod, i can't seem to get them, unless it's on accident. however, i can say when done on accident they do seem to give way better lift for your ups, although i tend to go slightly crooked....any other tips for learning? unfortunately i can only up 27" as of yesterday on my mod, so to learn taps i'd use a wall around 25", is that too low?
 

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I think for a stock the wall should be like 2.5feet or so. From what I understand is that you always want to tap in the same spot regardless of wall height (if it is a simple 90degree wall)
 

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I can tap on things 6" high just as 40" high. I learned it only when i was limited by my pedal up however.
 

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4o"..........wowser, thats high!!, could you put it on a vid??(i would buy), i don't know if hans rey can do that high
 

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4o"..........wowser, thats high!!, could you put it on a vid??(i would buy), i don't know if hans rey can do that high
Hans rey isn't neccasarily the best rider, and people can up over 50"
 

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40" isn't high, 666 knows this and he is just trolling. Basically doing what I did with tex avery but on this forum, I seriously thought you people would be smart enough to see this.
 

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Andy Ty, do u tap 40 all the time, or just once in a while? im curious, cause if you do all the time, then you must can tap even more than 40"!!!! :eek3:
 

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I'll give in




Dewd ey once saw this illamatic mizzy gap like 50", it was hella core niga...then my ****-a-dook homie was like "HOLLER" and we video taped then sent to real tv and they sent me around $400 dollars!! I'm on MTV and ESPN now!
 

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AndrewT said:
40" isn't high, 666 knows this and he is just trolling. Basically doing what I did with tex avery but on this forum, I seriously thought you people would be smart enough to see this.
the thought ran across my mind, but i decided he was too :greddy: ....guess i was wrong :ugh2:
 

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I`d like to post a big THANKYOU to alexm (which I belive is Alex Markwart of CanberraTrials ? ) for poiting this technique out ( at least it was here the first time I read it ) .I tried it today and it really DID help me ALOT . Abit weird at the beginning,but very useful.Cheers!

Paul.
 

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AndrewT said:
Dewd ey once saw this illamatic mizzy gap like 50", it was hella core niga...then my ****-a-dook homie was like "HOLLER" and we video taped then sent to real tv and they sent me around $400 dollars!! I'm on MTV and ESPN now!
Wat you been smokin boy? :cool:

seriously though? that be cool :bigthumb:
 
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