Monday, April 26, 2010
Rad Dad's 1st Switch Hand Steam Roller
The Journey with the Switch hand steam roller started a few years back when I was toying around with the idea. I remember getting some great tips from Amahl Abdul-Khaliq about where to keep my weight and how to lean. He had confidence that I could preform this maneuver but I just put it on the back burner while I perused other stunts.
During the global flat online battles FO made a comment that made a little stir about the direction that I traveled in my tricks. He said that doing a switch hand steam roller must be very hard for me to preform because of the direction that I rolled my tricks. He had asked for a video clip of my switch hand steam but I had to decline to make one because I could not even hold it let alone ride in or ride out.
It was some where around January 2010 that I started toying around with it again and David Weathersby told me that it felt like it was like leaning fwd always trying to stay ahead of the position. That tip stays with me as well as I kept trying to just get used to the position. It started off feeling very alien and not easy at all. But I kept trying it over and over again and again.
For months I have been able to catch it from time to time but I could never switch back. I watch Alex "Magic" Johnson who learned this trick some time ago I tried to watch closely at how he was able to switch but I was just not catching on.
Keep on Riding!
Moblie Link http://www.vimeo.com/11254030
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great job man. pulling a trick for the first time always feels awesome. never quit and always keep pushing forward and have fun. that is what flatland is all about. signed TheLoyaltyGuy aka josh from globalflat.ReplyDelete
I love how you stomp the pedals when you know it's landed. Sick, keep it up.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much for the comments here. I was excited to land that trick especially since I really didn't think I was going to do it that day when I started.ReplyDelete
It's so cool to see ya all happy pulling that new trick in that video! Cool stuff mark keep that progression going!!ReplyDelete
Mark, you're the man! Such an inspiration!ReplyDelete
Mark, your smile says it all! Hope to see you soon. JoeReplyDelete
ALEXANDERBERNARDJOHNSON IS MY LOVER.ReplyDelete
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