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    DJs at a skatepark - how much of a difference does weight make?

    How much difference does a few pounds make on a DJ for park riding?

    I got into BMX a couple years ago but it beats up my knees (nearing 40). I also have a P.Slope for dirt jumping which I just tried at the skatepark... way easier on the knees but at 28 pounds and change, and bulkier in general, it's a lot less flickable.

    I watch the Godziek brothers video blog and in a recent one Dawid says his new DJ feels almost as good as his BMX. The geo doesn't look hugely different, but his bike is six pounds lighter.


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    I also happen to have an Octane Zircus One frame I never built up.

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    Most of the 'less flickable' is due to size more than weight IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slapheadmofo View Post
    Most of the 'less flickable' is due to size more than weight IMO.
    And geometry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 93EXCivic View Post
    And geometry.
    Yes, that too!
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    My bmx race bike was about 28 pounds in the 90's! Thats not light, but I was about 10 years old and still did pretty well on it. All the kids had bikes around that weight though.

    Its definitely not the weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Pivot View Post
    My bmx race bike was about 28 pounds in the 90's! Thats not light, but I was about 10 years old and still did pretty well on it. All the kids had bikes around that weight though.

    Its definitely not the weight.
    Yeah - my kid's non-race BMX bikes when he was younger were around 30lbs (better than half his body weight at the time) and it was no issue.

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