Whatcha do during summer to ease the pain of not carving?

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Post by SITO » Monday 22 March 2010, 16:38

Istvan,
I also began my bike season on 17 april at Jerez!
I'm in black

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Post by István » Monday 22 March 2010, 16:45

Good for you, much warmer weather then here. What kind of bike is that?

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Post by SITO » Monday 22 March 2010, 16:51

Yes but this year had tons of water at the south of Spain! Till now we haven't gone to ride at Jerez because of the water and low temperatures, the asphalt was very cold, bad for grip tires.....
My motorcicle is a Kawa ninja 600.
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Post by István » Monday 22 March 2010, 16:58

Nice bike. I ride a full stock Yamaha R1, no modifications, I'm just a hobby race tracker.... this weekend I've tested an MV Augusta F4, man, that felt like a real race bike. Everything was so stiff, and the bike felt really small... smaller than a 600cc.....

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Post by Abrax » Monday 22 March 2010, 21:10

Try this ->

-18m, one breath... and a bus.
www.carvingskills.com
580km in 3 hours and 5 minutes completely legal!!! I love german highways!!!

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Post by nils » Tuesday 23 March 2010, 8:21

you are obviously not head of multi kids family :)
bike racing takes hours, flying takes long and is expensive..
i'm nto rowing which is much safer, and the quest for gesture perfection is quite similar to EC....
example of how it is done well:


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Post by pokkis » Tuesday 23 March 2010, 8:35

Nils
for family man i can recommend slalom-skate.
It is cheap, you can practice it on any flat parking slot with decent surface, and it is pure fun with same kind of body movements as carving.

Check http://www.coneracing.com/
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Post by caspercarver » Tuesday 20 April 2010, 0:10

uni-cycling is great exercise. builds core muscles and balance and is actually really fun. cheers!
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Post by tkc » Tuesday 20 April 2010, 12:33

Casper,

You're never short of original practices...

But are you able to "reverse-ride" with uni-cycle ? With your hand on the grass during turns ? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Can you do that while juggling with 3 differents sized Swoard boards ? :silly:


Seriously, it sounds good but isn't it hard to uni-cycling in mountains ? Can you really "climb" (excuse my english) ? Your wheel looks very large. Isn't it hard to start ?
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Post by caspercarver » Tuesday 20 April 2010, 17:25

I keep trying, i get bored easily :-) getting on the 36" wheel takes a lot of practice. you actually have to run and jump up to get on, all while maintaining balance. riding in reverse is very difficult, i cannot do that yet. i have a large wheel uni for going places quickly and a smaller wheel for riding in the mountains. we only ride down trails, we walk up. cheers!
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Post by starikashka » Tuesday 20 April 2010, 19:57

pokkis wrote:Nils
for family man i can recommend slalom-skate.
It is cheap, you can practice it on any flat parking slot with decent surface, and it is pure fun with same kind of body movements as carving.

Check http://www.coneracing.com/
fully support!! :-) especially for a guys who make lot of babies skating will be a geat training to be a head of bigger family :-)

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And somehow it helps to do this
:-) not sure about direct correlation but i believe :-)
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Post by Schneewurm » Friday 9 July 2010, 11:04

Thats great, uni-cycling must be realy a nice exercise for to move hisself with fun. On ours dedicated cycling adventures/travel stores there have been running videos during winter time. They shows uni-cycling on trails on Nepal's jungle trails and on Himalaya mountains.

At the First of July, I also switched back to summer sports. I was going swimming.
As an authentical snowboarder I took for that one of the steepest railway on the world (47° straight upwards, thats just only a well known steepness for to do riding a snowboard, isn't it?). Up there was a nice colored lake. The color of water was nearly at the same nice mint color, like you can find it on beaches of Bahamas or Cayman Islands too. We call that water "Gletscher Milch" (glacier milk), because water comes just down from the glaciers above of the lake.

Well, for to switch back to summer sports activities, for realy authentic carvers there is no better idea to seek for a nice steep snow-field for to do that. So I put my Speedo's on, walked barfoot some steps over the snowfield and I slide then on my buttocks down into this nice glacier-milk for to go swimming. Unfortunatly that water wasn't at same temperature like e.g. at Cayman's or Bahamas. So staying for hours in water wasen't practicable.
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Post by Silber » Monday 12 July 2010, 10:21

well....nice swim I guess, but I can't get a board off my feet!!!
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Post by pokkis » Monday 12 July 2010, 17:46

Man, no helmet :naughty:

But i have same board addict
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Post by Silber » Monday 12 July 2010, 18:21

u are right...but with 37degrees helmet is a problem...although broken skull could be a more serious problem..! ;)
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