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    Backflip?

    I want to learn.

    Anywhere around SLC where we could build a kicker into deep water?

    Any foam pits around SLC that I might be able to get my bike into?

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    I like the way you think!!! if you find something, i'm in. i'll look too.

    I probably should learn to jump proper first though.

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    if only Lori Laughlin would come show us how its done..... ".. just let your head lead, your body will follow naturally... "


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyW98...lated&search=/

    watch the end.
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    Can we hire her to help?

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    Maybe they will let you do that up at the sports park in park city where they practice aerials for the olympics?? Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMMAROO
    Maybe they will let you do that up at the sports park in park city where they practice aerials for the olympics?? Just a thought.
    Never heard of this place. They have a foam pit to jump into?

    I might be talking out my butt but it kinda makes sense how to flip, I really want to try. Just not onto hard ground...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Err
    Never heard of this place. They have a foam pit to jump into?
    No, but they do have water ramps. I kinda doubt they'd let you do it on a bike cause the ramps are always covered with that plastic grass stuff and water so they are slippery. It's setup for freestyle ski jumping. It doesn't hurt to call and ask though.

    http://www.olyparks.com/default.asp

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    that would be awesome!!!! i am in!!

    some of my friends have done it in alpine and i saw people many years ago at utah lake.
    there's two options. i wouldn't want to use a nice bike though

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    I've got an inexpensive haro mx24 to use if we jump into the water, no disc brakes or anything fancy on it.

    That Olympic park looks cool but sounds like a long shot to get access.

    I bet one of the lakes will be our best bet.

    Just build a small wooden kicker with a bunch of lip on it to haul out there.

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    these look like good lake jumpers (who needs brakes!!)... i'm open this weekend. my truck seats 4 with gear. bring towels though.

    http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/bik/349198494.html

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    Maybe Sunday? Need to get a kicker built and find a place to set it up.

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    Have you guys tried looking at OGIO? They are located right by the Point of the Mountain kid of by the prison off of I-15, and I am about 99% sure that they have an indor foam pit that pro bmx guys use. You might want to do some calling around before going the lake route.

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    true... i guess you can't just get a kicker at IKEA. I'm going to secure a lake bike, and look for acceptably deep water.

    could we do this in any obvious spot? I'm assuming state parks are out (such a shame, they would be ideal).

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    Well I don't have the kicker built yet and I missed riding at Wolf today so I think I'm going to go up there tomorrow rather than do the lake jump thing. Once I get the kicker built and we figure out a place to go, I def want to get this going.

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    I've been wanting to learn a backflip for a while but I . . like you prefer to find a foam pit if vs. breaking my wrists if at all possible. I'm 38 and don't heal as fast as I used to. I've heard of the Ogio one but know no-one that works there or has access. If you can get something going I'm totally in!!


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    I'm outa town this weekend, riding Downeiville, but maybe the following we'll at least get a lake jump setup.

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    I can confirm that OGIO has a super nice indoor foam pit with a nice big roll in. the problem is you gotta be a pro rider or sponsored by them to get in. unless you know some one in there you guys are going to be swimming

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