Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ninja Secrets!!!

Pivot to Cross Footed HitchHiker. from FLATmode on Vimeo.

When regular footed backpackers aren't cuttin' it, you may have to pivot and use the cross footed attack! A few people have asked me about this flatland ninja technique, so I've attempted to illustrate it with the video above. At first you may think that logically, you need to shift one foot to the heel and the other foot to the toe before the pivot. If you do this, you'll find that the feet will pivot and slide off pegs. Since flatland will always be somewhat of a mystery, you only need to "slightly" shift your feet to the heel and toe...and I mean real slightly.... The more important point is to move your feet to the edge of the pegs. Once again if you go too much to the outside of the peg, it won't work, but you need to move both feet to the outside so that when you pivot, your heel or toe won't hit the spokes.

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