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March 26, 2006 at 11:40 pm #24891AnonymousGuest
Hey guys just wondering if anybody has anymore input on clipping in, Ive recently come back and these pedals seem a little scary. is it true u can go much faster with them?
BrianMarch 26, 2006 at 11:47 pm #29244RFarsideMember
Scary yes. Can you go faster yes and no.
If you see me at the next race ask me about this and I can better explain in person then trying to tell you here.
RichMarch 26, 2006 at 11:55 pm #29245AnonymousGuest
cool, thanks.March 27, 2006 at 1:32 am #29254rideodybmxMember
im a real noob to clips lol
i just got them and today was my first race with them , they are a pretty big difference from flats, but i think most of it is a mental thing, once you get used to them im sure there fins, and do help you out with power in your straights and suchMarch 27, 2006 at 1:46 am #29256DigetyelaDMember
i have a little input on some clips if your a rookie dont bother clipping in start at learning some basic bike skills balincing gates manuals if your novice still let it go if your doing well in your class dont bother .if your in expert and your getting pulled down the fisrt striaght try them ride them on the street for a while then get used to them on a couple practices then try racing. i run clips but i really dont like them at all they take the fun out of bmx. basicly clips let you push down with one foot while pulling up with the other giving you more power than just pushig down on your pedals. it does take some time before you really get full benifit of clips. you will notice quicker gates and coming out of turns much faster most people ive come acroos run them because every else does and at a national level you dont want any one else to have that advantage .flats are more fun do sum sprints for a month and you will see a big differnce.maybe some day thell ban them but i doubht it to much money and politics invoved.when your on the gate and every one is clipped in and your getting smoked then maybe bite the bullet. unless you just have mad speed and can beet the people that are clipped in that is really the best could luck with your decision talk to rich he ha stons of experence this is only my opion talk to some other peopleMarch 27, 2006 at 1:48 am #29257
Flats Rule 😆March 27, 2006 at 3:26 am #29258bmiddaughMember
I am currently on my hands and knees praying that this does not turn into a clips, no clips thread.
Our father who might be clipped in, please keep those who are not clipped in from bringing about the pedal apocalypse.
Amen.March 27, 2006 at 3:28 am #29259
Clip are for coa- coa-puffsMarch 27, 2006 at 4:02 am #29266bmxlegendMember
flat pedals for LIFEMarch 27, 2006 at 11:15 am #29274rideodybmxMember
clips are good for those who know how to use them, but at the same time can be bad for others
flats are great park/street/flatland and for beginnners racing they are ok unless ur in a big race and all of the other ppl on your gate are going pop into thier pedals, then you might want to think about them to catch upMarch 27, 2006 at 7:23 pm #29288AnonymousGuest
Thanks guys, all the input was good ill see what happens,lolMarch 29, 2006 at 7:35 pm #29450LeadSled1Member
Clip are for coa- coa-puffs
1st = win
2nd = 1st loser
😆March 29, 2006 at 9:03 pm #29454CWCCRIDERMember
live to ride—ride to live 8)March 29, 2006 at 11:35 pm #29464
Jess, Iknow there must be some meaning to that, I jsut haven’t figured it out yet!!March 30, 2006 at 8:37 pm #29505LeadSled1Member
Chromo or Aluminum, clipless or flats, open face or full face, he who crosses the finishline first wins. 😉
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