--- Making a Permanent Impression Since 1994 ---
June 4, 2001
X Trials Primer
Text by Sam Yosafi
Drawings by Jennifer Plonski
put, BMXing is the sport of bike riding.
know, the thing with two wheels that are held on with a piece of metal in the
middle? Yeah, that thing that you have collecting rust in your backyard.
actual meaning of BMX is Bike Motocross -- and if you're wondering what the
difference is between the names, I have the answer.
main difference between BMX bikes and its larger counterpart, mountain bikes, is
that BMX bikes are intended for doing tricks so they are much smaller and
lighter in size.
Mountain bikes, on the other hand, are primarily used for off-road terrain or as a means for transportation.
thought that riding a piece of wood with four wheels on them would become so
which is now at its peak of popularity among teens and young adults alike, has
definitely made its mark in the world of sports.
so many superstars in today's pop culture, with Tony Hawk leading the way,
skateboarding is a pioneer of many of the sports new trends.
skateboard itself has such a wide array of moves that can be done on it to wow
the crowd, which is why the sport doesn't become redundant or played-out.
also adds to the spice of skateboarding is the ability to ride it on the street
and using any and everything as a prop to pull out some risky tricks.
with wheels, huh?
these shoes with wheels have gave many people all around the world much
enjoyment for many years.
both a men and women's competition, it provides the sport with a wider spectrum
of play and an array of stars for aspiring skaters to admire.
particular sport is more about finesse and smoothness compared to other extreme
sports. Many of the skaters hitting the vert ramps get major air while pulling
some awesome tricks.
What you will see used most often during a competition is a large number of grinding tricks, and spin moves.
more detailed explanations of X Trial sports, click here