Mountain Bike Skills: Blake’s Guide To MTB Car Park Tricks

Mountain Bike Skills: Blake’s Guide To MTB Car Park Tricks


– [Blake] Hello and
welcome to Blake Samson’s How to Impress Your
Friends in the Car Park Before Heading Out for a Jolly Ride. Arrive on time. At the right location. With fresh gear. Ahh, clean bike. Here are a few ways I
like to impress my mates when I’m in the car park even
before going out to the trail. First off, you gotta get on your bike. Woo-hoo! That’s the Cardinal, there’s
a pretty cool trick to do to show off to impress your mates, that’s pretty basic one. Scary, but basic. It’s all about practise on this one. First off, place your bike
on the ground drive side up. What you wanna do is have
your crank facing downwards. Have a flat pedal so you’ve got a surface for your foot to land. Next up, come into your
bike with a bit of pace, walking pace, slap your
foot into that pedal, and whilst you’re pushing down on it, your left leg is hooking your
saddle to bring up your bike. What you don’t want to do is go in with your hand on
your bars to bring up the bike. You wanna use your legs and your momentum to bring up that bike, and
then the bars, into your hands. Then pedal off. Okay, this is the Caveman
Drop, the Bomb Drop, the kind of drop to impress your mates. Never done this before, so I’m nervous. Take number one. (laughs) That was rubbish. I’m gonna do that again. It’s so scary. Which way do I do it? Right, take number two. (laughs) Ow! Take number three, that hurt. Right, this is the ninja
way to get on my bike. The Wheelie. A one-handed Wheelie. The Burnout. The Endo. I’ve showed you how to do the Cardinal, how to get on your bike, I’m gonna teach you, I’m
gonna pull out one of them, and I’m gonna teach you the Endo. Super-effective, but yet can
spit you out the front door and make you super embarrassed and all your mates are
gonna be laughing at you. Here’s a few tips on how to do that. Right, you wanna come in with quite a bit of speed to get that stopping going, and what I like to do is seat-bounce and use my hips to bring
up that back wheel. Right, you’re in this position, now you’re on the front
wheel, you’re riding it, so you’re gonna feather that front brake, you wanna get your arms straight, you wanna get all your
pressure on that front wheel, keep your legs bent,
and feather that brake to keep that back wheel up in the air. Keep your arms straight,
keep your legs bent as well, but if you find yourself
going over the front too much, lay off the front brake, bring your weight back a little bit. But if you find yourself
dropping the back wheel too much, bit more front brake, get your
weight a little bit forward to bring that back wheel up. And it’s all about modulating
it, there’s a balance point when it comes to the stopping. You’ll find it’s quite
far forward and scary, but whilst you’re practising doing this, it’s pretty cool to do and you
can go for quite a long time, a bit like Danny Mac. Endo! Wheelie out. Some spinny tricks. The Pirouette. Skid! Skid 180. Impressed yet? No? Alright. Beg me to bring out my
secret weapon, did you? Ha! Watch this! Bunny Hop. Not impressed, are you? Watch this. Bunny Hop Bar. Hey, gorgeous, little tree here. (laughs) Oi, that’s impressive, I hope. If none of those ones have
done impressive you, then who dunno. If you wanna know how to
learn any of these things, let me know in the comments down below and I’ll get back to you on that. Let me know if any other tricks that you haven’t seen in this in the comments as well and potentially could be volume two. Hit that like button if you’re impressed, smash that globe if you
haven’t subscribed already, and I’ll see you at the next one. ‘Cause there’s no mates
here to impress anymore, they’re all gone. See ya.