Join Date: Feb 2013
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First of all, that parking complex is nowhere near a safe environment to practice stunting in. Too many obstacles in the support pylons everywhere along with regular traffic that'll come in and out. It's very easy to injure or kill someone with a ghosting bike and the last thing you need to worry about are random people driving or walking through that particular lot. Even though people say that should be plenty of room, people hit trees at the edge of ski slopes all the time and die and that's a much wider path to be working with. All of the people I've known who took up and practice stunting do so in an entirely empty lot with nothing on it. Pretty much turns it into a giant skid pad. A common place they used to use were the empty lots at a college campus on the weekend until the cops come to kick them off. You should also get fully licensed with training as you've probably gained a whole lot of bad habits and the longer you wait to take the course, the harder it will be to learn proper technique. Also, in a lot of places, stunting, even in a parking lot, can be considered reckless driving which gives it's own citation and can prevent you from getting your license proper having a citation (or in some places a misdemeanor if no one is hurt or no damage involved,) along with skyrocketing insurance rates. Wear all your gear as coming off at any speed sucks. Ask a cyclist that's had a major road crash and they'll tell you that crashing below 30 mph can suck just the same.
Stunting a bike is one of the most stressful things you can do to a bike and it's forcing the bike to operate well outside of its design. This is why many stunted bikes, barring any nasty crashes, tend to not last long at all. Wheelies especially are probably the worst thing you can do to a bike as you're putting a huge strain on the engine, transmission and when you come back down, the suspension. It's very common to see blown fork seals, bent forks and rims from one too many wheelies where the suspension can't take the load and the rest of the bike end up absorbing that energy.
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