How To Fakie Bmx
How To Fakie Bmx
All about the fakie BMX, this video is going to teach you how. Or maybe how to do some tricks on a BMX bike for sport or entertainment.
In this video, you're going to learn how to fakie on a BMX bike. So, the best place I find to learn this is on a small quarter pipe, because you can ride directly straight up, and let the bike roll back just to get the feel of it. Because you don't want to jump in straight in the deep end and end up hurting yourself, so find a small quarter pipe and we'll let it there.
Step one, you don't have to go too fast with this just to learn, just walk in pace. Just ride the bike straight, and just let it roll back just to get used to it, get used to how it's rolling. Now, see on your first attempt, you're probably not going to roll back as far as that.
You're just sort of going to roll back and maybe stop off the side as, obviously, you have done before. It's all about getting used to pedalling backwards because you obviously can't stop pedalling when you're travelling backwards. So, it's all about getting the weight right and getting in the right position, to pedal backwards.
And that's step one. Step two, you're going to roll the quarter again, same speed, and what I like to do is do a little hop and as you land, start to peddle backwards. Just a steady pace.
So, to quickly recap that, same speed as before, I like to do a little hop as you stop, and start pedalling as soon as you land. Just pedal nice and steady, you don't need to race backwards. Otherwise, it will throw you off, just a nice steady movement of the pedals backwards.
So, while you're in the fakie, you got the roll, you got a little hop, you got the pedal. You got to keep yourself balanced now. Now, see, you're going backwards, so you're going to start to get a bit squirrelly.
So, the way to correct that is if you're going to topple one way, see, I'm toppling to the left, just turn the bike under you. So, the bike turns under you, plus you're going in reverse, you got to turn the opposite way. So if you're falling left, pull back on your right handle, so fall left, right handle.
Fall right, left handle. So, again, if you're toppling left, just turn right and turn the bike under you, and straighten it back up. So once you got your balance back, and the bike is back upright and straight and backup so the bike is ready for the next time you're going to lean over.
Okay, step three, just showing you that in motion. Okay, so you got the roll back, just see I'm turning, turning the bike, keeping it under me. So, you can see there that the bike was swerving.
I just have to keep it under me. So when it was swerving to the left, that's because I felt I was toppling left, keeping it under me, and the same for the right. While in the fakie, you're trying to keep your weight quite far back because you'll be quite nervous if it's not.
The handle of the bike and my weight is back, arm's length. So, step five is going to be trying to exit from the fakie. Up, opposite turn, backwards, ways back, and you totally skid round and turn the correct way, which we know now and you can just roll out of it.
Step six, okay, so this is going to be the final exit from the fakie. To the forward, turn to the fakie, exit by turning, stop pedalling and pedal forward. So, the key is just a tiny pedal, right, so as you start to turn left hand back, which I'll wait for it to come out.
You need to stop pedalling to give yourself room to turn. So, stop pedalling, and this leg goes forward, and you just put in a little bit of weight on the pedal. And that's how to fakie on a BMX. .