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    hey guys...new to forum and FR/DH. just wondering what advice you have for keeping you feet on the pedals. my feet come off during fast rooty descents. i've got specialize low pro pedals and i think they're good.

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    Get grippier pedals. Or new shoes. It should be easy to grip on...
    Quote Originally Posted by <sL4yEr>RuLz
    All good suggestions. What kind of "ass-orderant" would you recommend?

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    draken....any any recommends for pedals/shoes

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    get 5.10's problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by novato kid
    get 5.10's problem solved.
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    yea, those are some solid pedals you have there mate. just work on ya technique and maybe pick up some 510s cuz i reckon they help ya grip right well. mine are mighty fine

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    sorry guys but what are 510's?..........man this sport IS expensdive

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    510s are the grippiest shoes on the market. they come in a few models, all of which are pricey. But they will grip any pedal extremely well and last quite a while. They are well worth it in my oppinion. you can get them here among many other places (expensive though):
    http://www.ride-this.com/Marzocchi-B...-40150028.html

    If you look hard enough you can probably find them cheaper. Happy hunting

    edit^^ see above post for more inexpensive link

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    Can't find 5.10s? Try skater shoes, IMO Vans makes excellent ones.
    Hunter, Simmons, Berrecloth, Watson,Vanderham, Semenuk, Schley, Gulevich, Bourdon, Smith, Moreland, Shandro, Boyko... Bieber.

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    try rotating your feet backwards so the tops are slightly facing backwards, instead of being bucked up, they will have some more grip cause they are slightly more vertical

    also, try unweighting the back of ur bike by preloading your legs then springing back up with the bike, but only in short rough sections so the back tire can skip along the tops of the bumps instead of returning to the ground after every hit
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    Quote Originally Posted by heng
    sorry guys but what are 510's?..........man this sport IS expensdive
    510 are very grippy, but I get by with cheap Nike Flight high top basketball shoes (don't get the shoes with the plastic arch though)....they protect the ankle from hits and give ankle support.....also run them with some Azonic A-frames or Kona Jack Shict precision pedals....

    I have a lot of grip with either of these combos
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    I run Wellgo Air's (white of course) and use the new 5.10 lows, and this combo seems to work great so far. Easy to re-position my feet around the pedal surface but with no slippage.

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    Before you go running out to buy some 5.10's (which are amazing shoes btw), it might just be that there is a problem with your technique...

    Try letting off your rear brake over the rooty sections. Some of the suspension designs experiance "brake jack" which is basically the rear end firming up when the brake is applied. If this is the case it can turn what should be a smooth ride into a choppy one, and subsequently your feet might get bucked off the pedals.

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    thanks for the tips everyone.....i'll try moving my feet more vertical(thnx spastik) and letting off the brakes a liitle(thnx x-ker, wicked pics btw)

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    Teh grippiest shoes in the world won't help if you ride through a rock garden (or roots) stiff as my boner on prom night. Loosen up and your feet will stay on the pedals. You have more suspension in your body that you will ever have on a bike.

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    or you could use clips like the mallets it's nice to have them sometimes but other times it can be a pain

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    flats are cool
    but go with clips
    your attatched to the bike so you can move it around alot
    easier
    you and your bike pretty much become one
    its alot easier to control the bike
    with clips you can move the bike around below you without having to move your entire body
    this can really help in rock gardens and stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by heng
    thanks for the tips everyone.....i'll try moving my feet more vertical(thnx spastik) and letting off the brakes a liitle(thnx x-ker, wicked pics btw)
    Thanks for the comment about the pictures, but that credit should entirely go to both Hizzity and Ferday as they're the ones with the mad camera skillz (I just ride with them a lot, so I end up being the subject of quite a few pictures!)

    I see that you're in Calgary...if you do end up looking to buy a pair of 5.10's I'd suggest checking out MEC. That's where I bought mine a few years ago, and their prices matched the best prices I could find online (I also found a few LBS' that sold them as well...for about 30 - 50% more than MEC).

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    go clipless... XD

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    I haven't used the 5.10's, but everybody around here loves them. I use skate shoes (Etnies usually, but they're all pretty similar) and they work great. Chances are you just have some technical issues you need to work out.
    Are your pedals smacking the rocks as you ride through the rock gardens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heng
    hey guys...new to forum and FR/DH. just wondering what advice you have for keeping you feet on the pedals. my feet come off during fast rooty descents. i've got specialize low pro pedals and i think they're good.

    The lowpros are a very nice pedal.

    things you need to remember

    #1 stay loose
    #2 Bend your knees
    #3 keep your heels down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpercussive
    go clipless... XD
    going clipless will only make his technique worse by teaching him more bad habbits.
    Shoes shouldnt matter
    pedals shouldnt matter

    I can ride down a rooted trail in my flipflops, its all in the technique.

    as far as shoes go, I've never ridden 5'10s. They seem WAY Overrated.. just doesnt make sense to spend extra money on a pair of shoes that wont really do anything special for me. Sure they're grippy, but I can get the same grip for half the price out of a nice worn pair of vans waffle bottoms... I've never had problems with pedals slipping.

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    clips all the way, love them

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