ASK THE BMXPerts: BMX OR SKATEBOARDS
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Dear bmx plus
My name Is Rowan and I am 10 years old. I can’t decide wether to do bmx or skateboarding. Skateboarding is fun but I think bmx is better but I am not strong enough to pull the Handel bars up to do a bunny hop. If I can’t bunny hop then it isn’t fun to just ride around and not do tricks. So should I wait to get a bmx or get one now and then just practice?
From Rowan
Toronto Ontario

Rowan, everything you do on a BMX bike is all about technique and has very little to do with muscle until you get into the really complicated stuff. We have seen 9 year-olds bunnyhop 40-pound bikes before, its just a matter of learning the technique and motion. Bikes are fun but getting good is a lot of work, this is why we suggest focusing on having fun, riding with your friends and taking progression in baby steps. The next thing you know, you will be a really solid rider and you wont event know what happened. So join the club and have fun with us Rowan.

 


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