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Old 10-21-14, 01:34 AM
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what's the first thing to do when starting bmx?

Hi guys, am new to bmx, i just got an old haro bmx bike. Pls as a beginner, what's the first thing to learn, i want to go street riding. I realy dont know much about bmx
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Wheelie, because it leads to bunny hops and manuals.
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Your welcome, good luck in your BMX journey. I just got back to it after about 14 years of not being on one so am having to learn everything again.
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The first thing to do if you want to go street riding is get on your bike and ride around. Go out to the skatepark and meet people, or find a 'spot' and go session it and meet people. Street riding isn't about tricks or who's better at riding. It's about riding around with your buds, if you can't pull tricks no one is going to give two ****s, they may rag on you, but when you spin a 180 or 3 off a curb those are the same dudes that watched you not be able to bunny hop. Or even the first time they see you hop out a curb cut the same dude that's throwing 180 bars will be like that was tight.

everyone has to start some where and that place is just cruising around hopping on and off **** and getting as comfortable as you can on your bike.

first thing to do is just go cruise around, carve around the skatepark and meet some people.
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And after that, what's next
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Let's go 3

Order a good helmet
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Learn how to bunny hop properly. Recording yourself with your smartphone will make it easier. Once you learned to bunny hop, start jumping soft obstacles (water bottles, cardboards), higher and higher. Make the city your playground and you are doing BMX. Next tricks would be fakie, 180 and barspin in this order. Be careful with the cars in the street corners as you dont have breakes, also you should always do a little warm up before a session to protect your joints health. Helmet is a good choice too, but mostly take care of your joints. Read about articular cartilage wear, meniscus tearing, ligament torn. This is an extreme sport, injuries are very very common, everyday you hear about someone losing a thooth, breaking a bone, having knee injuries, ankle injuries and I have seen close-to-death +2 meters falls without helmet. I had a knee injury myself, so I kept doing BMX for some months but I realised I should look for a less joint-aggresive sport since this kind of injuries will go along with you for the rest of your life and I didn´t want to have a worse injury the next time. Take care of your health, have fun.
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Focus on the basics: manuals, bunnyhops, wheelies. YouTube how-to videos can definitely help, but as others have said, you mostly just gotta get out there and ride. Find people who are better than you and ride with them. Have fun!!
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