there are lots of different ways you can ride a BMX but most people will start right outside their front door riding street before you start learning tricks and combos there’s some basic techniques you should be practicing first let’s start with the most important one the bunny hop a bunny hop is a combination of jumping straight up in the air and pulling your handlebars to your waist these two actions must be synchronised perfectly in order to bunnyhop so it does take a little practice first practice pulling the bars to your waist just to get a feel for it roll along at a comfortable speed and start experimenting until you can get your crossbar all the way up to your body to make the bike hop pull the bars really hard and rock it straight upwards with the jump you should be jumping your body as you’re pulling your bars finishing the springing action in your legs just as the bars reach your waist don’t worry about your feet coming off the pedals as just holding the bars it’s sufficient to bring the bike up with you once you learn how to get up in the air you can experiment with pushing the bars forwards to level out the bike then you can practice applying this technique by jumping on to and over things the next technique we’ll learn is a manual which is riding on your back wheel not to be confused with a wheelie manuals are a great way to connect two tricks together and they’re pretty low risk to learn when compared to some other things since BMX bikes are so short all you need to do to get the front wheel up is throw your weight back beginners sometimes have trouble with this mentally as they fear falling backwards to get over this stick around the grass and maybe even fall off purposely you’ll find that just by putting your foot back you can catch yourself once you learn this you’ll realize that falling backwards isn’t as likely as it once seemed in a manual your arms should be straight out with your legs doing all the balancing work bending your knees brings the front end of the bike down while extending your legs brings the front end up staying low over the rear wheel will make things easier manuals take a ton of practice to master so don’t get discouraged even if you can only do it for a second or two that’s enough to do a lot of things like manual in a small ledge next we’ll learn how to ride fakie and come out riding forwards fakie just means backwards so riding fakie means riding backwards you should learn how to do this as early on as possible since it’s a prerequisite for a lot of tricks like 180s to get going fakie you can push off a wall or roll down a hill you’ll need to crank backwards unless you have a free coaster hub which you usually only find on a higher-end BMX either way you don’t need to roll far by pushing your peddle and turning your wheel you can whip your bike around to go forwards again at first you’ll only be able to turn a few degrees but as you get more comfortable riding fakie you should be able to get the bike all the way around even if you can only fake you for a couple of feet and come out it’ll prove to be really valuable later on the next technique is jumping which is getting airborne from a jump or a bump in the pavement as it turns out this technique isn’t much different from a bunnyhop but the lip or launch will help you get a lot more air just ride a lip at a comfortable speed and pull your bars to your waist as you get to the top it’s important to synchronize the pulling with the jump so that you start pulling at the bottom and snap the bars to your waist just as your back wheel leaves the top of the lip it’s surprising how high you can get off such a small lip so those are arguably the four most important BMX Street techniques since you can’t do much else without them learn these skills and you’ll be primed to learn other things like 180s 360s wall rides gaps and grinds you better practice too because next time we’ll be learning how to spin your BMX to do 180 or 360 thanks for riding with me today and I’ll see you next time

4 BMX Skills to Learn First

100 thoughts on “4 BMX Skills to Learn First

  • January 26, 2018 at 8:50 pm
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    He mastered manuals

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  • February 2, 2018 at 9:36 pm
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    Thanks

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  • February 6, 2018 at 10:14 am
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    How i can't understand

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  • February 12, 2018 at 2:29 am
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    This is really helpful!!!!

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  • February 23, 2018 at 2:04 pm
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    Thanx

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  • March 5, 2018 at 2:27 am
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    You mean a J hop not a bunny hop

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  • March 15, 2018 at 11:21 am
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    I have a bike that looks like a small road bike:-)

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  • March 17, 2018 at 1:34 pm
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    how can I pull my front wheel higher? I'm afraid of fall back.

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  • March 24, 2018 at 1:49 pm
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    that pug ninja is lit af

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  • March 26, 2018 at 11:07 pm
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    After watching this I still can't do them. 😞😞

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  • March 30, 2018 at 7:35 pm
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    Hola seths, im 28 yrs old is it too latte for me to learn riding bmx with stunts?

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  • April 2, 2018 at 8:03 pm
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    Can you link me to a good bmx

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  • April 8, 2018 at 7:59 pm
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    im afraid to whelie cuz im scared

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  • April 11, 2018 at 12:08 pm
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    Super helpfull

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  • April 25, 2018 at 7:53 pm
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    I remember watching this when I just started it’s cool to know I learned all this in like 4 months

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  • May 3, 2018 at 1:49 am
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    Your where my school does senior graduation in the first clip

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  • May 14, 2018 at 4:20 am
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    Great video blood

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  • May 16, 2018 at 6:29 am
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    i like bmx but my mom will never get me a bmx and i like your videos

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  • May 24, 2018 at 4:44 pm
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    very detailed thank you

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  • May 29, 2018 at 11:17 pm
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    But what do I do I'm ten years old but I'm not strong enough to lift my bike

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  • June 7, 2018 at 10:27 pm
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    I’ve been doing this wrong ;(

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  • June 8, 2018 at 2:04 am
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    I'm learning bmx "street" skills from a nigga named seth

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  • June 9, 2018 at 6:17 pm
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    Help I got a free coster how would I do a fakie and then come out forward?

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  • June 13, 2018 at 11:13 pm
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    Me

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  • June 14, 2018 at 5:25 am
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    Seth can you do a video when you teach us how to bunny hop higher

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  • June 15, 2018 at 1:02 am
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    OMg thanks for the help i learned all of these in 2 days! Best vid i have seen yet!

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  • June 15, 2018 at 10:18 am
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    thankyou so much

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  • June 22, 2018 at 12:34 am
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    i have a moongoose L20 bought it yesterday is it GOOD?

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  • June 25, 2018 at 11:17 pm
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    I cant even get the front wheel off the ground im leaning back and pulling as hard as possible any tips?

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  • June 28, 2018 at 10:50 am
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    Can you buy freecoaster and test it? Then tell us what would you ride.

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  • June 29, 2018 at 4:48 am
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    get a FUCKING SCOOTER!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA XD I AM SERIOUS

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  • July 2, 2018 at 7:19 pm
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    I’ve been riding BMX for around 10 months and I STILL can’t manual

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  • July 20, 2018 at 1:31 am
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    Should upload videos to riders

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  • July 22, 2018 at 11:21 am
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    Just ordered my c1 bmx from collective bikes 😀

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  • July 24, 2018 at 5:41 am
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    So I've been riding ever since I can remember and I always was a mountain biker. I started downhill a solid 6 years or so ago. I am always out riding in the suburbs and at local parks(not skate parks; local township parks) I am torn between getting a BMX or a hardtail mtb. All I have right now is a full suspension Kona. Any tips or suggestions?

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  • July 26, 2018 at 9:39 pm
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    Just subscribed good content

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  • August 3, 2018 at 12:04 pm
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    I finally got an bmx. I learned the bunny hop from this video. Thanks a million.

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  • August 7, 2018 at 12:02 pm
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    Where can i buy good bmx
    It cant be very expensive

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  • August 17, 2018 at 12:12 am
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    You make it look so easy

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  • August 17, 2018 at 12:14 am
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    I can do the airborn one already tho

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  • August 17, 2018 at 4:06 am
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    dude, you may practice alot, you are also a natural….
    When you hop onto the picnic table it looks effortless, it does not look like ROCKETING UP.
    When I put all my energy into a hop, my front tires gets pretty high, I wsh I could get the back as high as the front, it also feels out of control..

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  • August 18, 2018 at 5:24 pm
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    I learned a bunny hop with a small crack in the sidewalk idk how but it helped me learn

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  • August 27, 2018 at 1:31 am
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    OMG! One of my home towns! Ft. Lauderdale! I rode my BMX all over there in the 90s!

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  • September 4, 2018 at 10:36 am
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    Are all the tricks here easier to learn on the BMX compared to a mtb?

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  • September 27, 2018 at 5:57 pm
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    I have a custom BMX that was passed down to me (I’m lucky and grateful) from my older brother that is worth £900+ . The bike is quite heavy for me so learning bunny hops takes some effort, idk either I’m out of shape or my technique sucks. I can 180 on quarter pipes easy, but ground tricks are hard for me.

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  • October 17, 2018 at 9:40 pm
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    I have pedal brakes in my bmx

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  • October 20, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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    Guys be careful. I learned to manual and I put my foot back to catch myself from falling and I completely destroyed my knee and now I'm in a cast and I can't even walk for a month so be very careful. Of course is not seth's fault is all mine but is very careful with your bike

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  • October 25, 2018 at 2:52 am
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    Can you come to my house and help me build something magical like Washington

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  • November 8, 2018 at 7:40 pm
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    I get my fit bike soon

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  • November 10, 2018 at 3:12 pm
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    I've got dirt jump. Is it much harder to learn them on it cuz the wheels are 26 inch and it feels scary when you do roll back or try to manual

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  • November 11, 2018 at 10:07 pm
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    2:25 "A higher end BMX" uhhh I got mine at Target for $150 and it has one and most of the other parts are darn decent

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  • November 14, 2018 at 6:54 pm
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    Can you do stunts on a GT Race BMX?

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  • November 26, 2018 at 6:59 pm
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    Which bike is this?

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  • November 29, 2018 at 9:14 am
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    This is the best BMX beginners tutorial out there. Thank you!

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  • December 7, 2018 at 4:01 pm
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    I just discovered these and I'm glad I did, I'm 37 and about to start riding again after a 10 year hiatus. Really cool to see you rediscover bmx and I'm looking forward to doing the same thing! Thanks for posting!

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  • December 18, 2018 at 6:03 am
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    nice video ♡

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  • December 23, 2018 at 10:23 am
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    Came back to this, getting one for Xmas!

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  • December 28, 2018 at 2:29 am
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    I have a mongoose it was 148 dollars can I do these tricks? 2019 question

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  • January 29, 2019 at 2:54 am
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    Is it possible to do tricks with a 20×1.50 size wheele… I have a powerlite bike?

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  • February 18, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    The music is a lil sad but fucking pro

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  • February 20, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    I think my bike is to heavy because I tried for a month strait but still can’t bunny hop or any hop I just want to quit.👎🏼😢😣

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  • February 24, 2019 at 12:14 am
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    That looks like a publix in s fl…? Lantana? Ft Lauderdale?

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  • March 10, 2019 at 3:15 am
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    NEWBIES: I’ve learned that all YouTubers aren’t very good at telling how to bunny hop. The first part he said was true, the bring the bars to your hips part. But it’s not just all in the arms. Use your dominant foot and tilt your pedal slightly down and leave your other foot flat. After you finish the bar to hip motion, push back and pull up with your dominant foot that you have tilted forward and you WILL get your back end off the ground. Remember, timing is key.

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  • March 11, 2019 at 11:38 pm
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    2 years ago i used to watch this and be super impressed and now i’m better than him

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  • March 22, 2019 at 9:58 pm
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    1 millionth view

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  • April 14, 2019 at 2:12 am
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    Good job!

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  • April 19, 2019 at 8:08 am
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    I watching it and want to be the best rider in my area

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  • April 20, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    The bunny hop I did it but the back wheel slightly went up

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  • April 21, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    Watching this after having a BMX for a few weeks. They were never my thing but then I did a hop out of instinct one time and wanted to see if I could do more.

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  • May 6, 2019 at 3:45 am
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    i just got a steal on a bmx bike 700$ for 300$

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  • May 19, 2019 at 10:43 am
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    i have bullet bora is a good bike for a bigginer to start or not?

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  • May 20, 2019 at 1:24 pm
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    My bike was to heavy. I can't do any skills 🙁

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  • May 23, 2019 at 8:19 pm
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    I can fakie fine and turn around fine but I can't pedal off afterwards . any help?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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    4 skills first to learn at bmx 360 and 180 at first part Xd

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  • June 7, 2019 at 11:21 pm
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    34 years old and i soooo want to buy a bmx again just for a bit of fun……. can't make up my mind. My MTB got stolen from the shed but i think i could keep a bmx in the cellar… so tempted right now

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  • June 11, 2019 at 3:26 am
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    This probably sounds really dumb but does his bike actually ride backwards? I'm newbie with a BMX and is very confused how he rode backwards.

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:47 am
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    Imagine casing a 3 stair

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  • June 17, 2019 at 5:13 am
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    Why do seemingly no BMX bikes have a coaster brake? I like it because I can have a brake without the cables.

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  • June 21, 2019 at 7:25 pm
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    How to do a fakie with a freeweel

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  • June 22, 2019 at 2:58 pm
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    Hey Seth I love your videos and I been practicing😀

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  • June 23, 2019 at 6:56 pm
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    I can’t even bring up the front wheel

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  • June 25, 2019 at 2:14 pm
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    Ninja drama @28:00

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  • July 4, 2019 at 5:03 am
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    Pray for me and my WALMART bmx bike

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  • July 9, 2019 at 2:02 am
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    When I practice wheelies I fall off the back alot and I have never landed not on my feet. It freaked me out at first but I don't get frightened by it now. This is on my mtb

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  • July 14, 2019 at 3:09 pm
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    I subscribe and like this guy but I’m bummed to see he chose to ride/play around/film at a war memorial :-/ there aren’t any other places in FL to go?

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  • July 22, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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    Bike always make me feel better

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  • July 24, 2019 at 12:35 pm
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    Thank you

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  • August 8, 2019 at 5:39 am
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    I need to improve my hops and fakie but I'm scared to do manuals and when I bunny hop I feel like I'm going to fall backwards

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  • August 19, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    Actually no offence but it's easier to do a fakie by lifting the back tire up it takes a lot more practice but a lot more helpful and could you do another 10 things to learn while riding bmx and include that as one of them and how I said it if so sorry if I sounded mean there btw cutter kicker board ramp I'd cool but I'd make it bigger

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    Just got my setup it was worth $300, and the seller was desperate so i got it for $100. it sucks i want to ride but im at work😶😒😔

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  • August 30, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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    im going to start bmxing in a week or so im learning all i can

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  • September 3, 2019 at 5:43 am
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    When he calls them skills instead of tricks you know you can trust him

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  • September 5, 2019 at 12:49 am
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    What bike dose he have

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  • September 8, 2019 at 2:08 pm
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    I do a combo of a Manual and a wheelie

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  • September 8, 2019 at 11:52 pm
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    Well i wish my bmx wasn't heavy or I'm just weak

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  • September 10, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    I was really surprised how much I learned in 1 month: 15 meters manual, bunnyhop to where the stem is, 180 and whiplash. All the sweat, blood and repetition pays off real fast

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  • September 27, 2019 at 7:09 am
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    Can’t wait to get a bmx for Christmas

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  • September 28, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    00:34 that looks like drama

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