Video: How To - Footjam Tailwhip

Mar 6, 2013 at 18:33
Mar 6, 2013
by Tyler Maine  
 
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Pro BMX rider Ryan Nyquist links up with tech trickster Rob Darden for a trick tip episode of Getting Awesome featuring Footjam Tailwhips! Rob Darden kicks things off highlighting the key steps and mellow progression from flat ground to the quarterpipe. Success! Ryan lands a Footjam Tailwhip of his own variety!
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39 Comments

  • + 103
 this is very hard with dual crowns
  • + 5
 lol ya I was just thinking that was my only excuse too, but still a great how to video
  • + 2
 I tried so hard in my dream just now, still couldnt do it.
  • - 4
 only Chuck Norris would do it whit a dual crown.
  • + 26
 have an allen wrench handy with you, when you get the bike swinging, quickly loosen the crown bolts, drop the stanchions, whip the bike, then catch it, finally raise up and retighten those bolts - you have just toe jam tail whipped a dual crown.
  • - 11
 @cookiemonsterman You don't have dual crowns...
  • + 8
 these are actually kind of a pain in the ass on a dirt jumper too, bigger gap between single crown arch and wheel and larger rim and frame to spin around, no biggie though. i should stop saying that actually it makes me sad reminding myself that biggie got shot :'(
  • - 4
 i did it with my dh bike Razz
  • + 1
 Finally a tutorial including a quarter!
  • + 1
 for people trying it with single crowns, do you wedge your foot underneath the crown or push your toes up against the back of it?
  • + 2
 just but your feet sideways on the tyre behind the crown. i find it easy'er whit a fork what has the arch on the back side.(like manitou circus). on the common forks that have the arch on front the slider tubes start to get scratched.
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  • + 8
 You can also start by putting your foot on the other side of the frame (riding side saddle) and use the foot to cause the back wheel to lift to get used to the back wheel flick without having to worry about missing the tire when you're jumping onto it, hitting the frame, etc.
  • + 3
 Thats how I do it too. Probably a lot better to learn how to do it that way first.
  • + 2
 I've eaten so much shit trying to jump back onto the bike that way haha. Forgot to think about what happens when you take your foot off the wheel to get back onto the pedals.
  • + 1
 a little tap on the front brake doesnt hurt to get the back wheel off the ground either, if you have one of course. and i found the best way to learn how to get back on the pedals is to practice by standing next to the bike and just jumping on, finding the pedals with your feet.
  • + 1
 quite obviously I have no front brake^^^
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 I think someone should do a full length street tutorial video. There is 'Tricktionary' with Chase and Lenosky, but it is getting pretty old and there needs to be a newer instructional videos. Then I would gladly pay money for that.
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  • + 3
 Foot jam tailwhip is cool but I wanna see them shredding the tall bikes! Hitting those jumps looks like a disaster waiting to happen!
  • + 2
 I'm thinking somebody needs to ride a trail in Whislter on a Tall DH bike...
  • + 1
 Preferably at the next Crankworx Whip off!
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  • + 3
 So... nobody calls it a whiplash anymore?
  • + 1
 haha Dave Mirra Pro BMX best biking game yet
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  • + 2
 Cool, i am gonna give this a try tomorrow tup
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  • + 1
 Better than the how to's that I remember trying to learn
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c-7UrXo0HY
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  • + 2
 This is the original old school tailwhip!
  • + 3
 Yes it is! Let me tell you youngsters something (well maybe not you, h82. You might be as old as I) -- I remember this was the first "real" freestyle trick I learned back in 1986 on my venerable old Hutch Trick Star. One of the magazines back then listed it as one of the 10 "basic" tricks all freestylers should learn. 'Course back then we didn't all it a foot-jam tailwhip. It was simply a tailwhip. 'Course back then, we all had brakes on our bikes. And 'course back then, this was rarely a skatepark trick ('cause 'course skateparks were extremely rare back then), but more of a flatland thing. The air came a few years later, after people kind of stopped doing flatland tailwhips in favor of cooler rolling tricks. Final bit of trivia -- magazines credited the invention of this trick to vert legend Brian Blyther, though there was probably some kid in a cornfield somewhere pulling these but didn't have the magazine exposure. Smile

Anyway, enjoyed the video. I really liked the intro music. Fun stuff.
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  • + 1
 just have to learn it on a 29ner now!
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  • + 1
 Might as well have been titled "How to fly."
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  • + 1
 Ok, i cant even tailwhip.
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  • + 1
 How to- make me feel bad about my biking 2.0! Smile
  • + 1
 what does it matter you don't bmx or ride street
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  • + 1
 Yeah roosevelt park what up
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  • - 2
 This is cool but it's kinda a bmx trick? Not some one would usually want to learn on an mtb if i'm correct.
  • + 9
 You could do it on a single crown dirt jumper the same way they're done on a BMX.
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