Hunka Hunka Burning Love Posted October 3, 2016 Share Posted October 3, 2016 I've been riding for some time now, and I would say that my riding skills are fairly good although I can't do any tricks on my wheel. I do find that I need to practice my launches on my non-dominant foot more as I usually take off with my right foot on the Ninebot. Can you do a launch equally as well on either foot? I recently tried taking off on my left foot, and I got my right foot onto the pedal way too far forwards so I had to step off and ended up skipping to catch the wheel as I wasn't able to stop it. In hindsight I should have applied backtilt pressure onto the left pedal I think or leaned back more to come to a complete stop before stepping off. Also do people practice pivot turning? I think there are three common ways of turning. The usual ways are a combination of leaning to one side, bending one knee up slightly, applying more pedal pressure to one side, but lately I have been playing around with pivoting. That is, I am adding in a sudden twist to the wheel while riding. You see a few people doing it in their contest entries to make sudden turns on tree stumps and sharp corners while riding on concrete walls. It's a bit of a jerky or jarring motion like when you are counter steering at low speed to maintain balance, but it gives you a sharp change in direction as if you want to avoid running over a piece of dog doo doo you see at the last moment. It might come in handy for some situations. Since you're on one wheel, why not pivot since you can I figure? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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