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rockhopper said:
...and after reading on...it's not something I want to do is it?
Nope. It's not. It's when you're going fairly fast and hit the front brake hard. The back of your bike goes up off the ground because you still have some forward momentum, and you get flung forward off the bike over the handlebars.
 

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some_guy282 said:
Nope. It's not. It's when you're going fairly fast and hit the front brake hard. The back of your bike goes up off the ground because you still have some forward momentum, and you get flung forward off the bike over the handlebars.
Learning how to do a controlled endo is desireable though, and it also helps you get used to the feeling of going OTB, and what to do to save your a$$.

http://users.aber.ac.uk/sjs9/Tutorial/endowalkthrough.htm
 

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endos are particilarly handy if you can do a 180 after them... this allows you to turn around in a trail that is very narrow, and also is much faster than finding a place to turn. Not to mention its way cooler looking. Also the endo can subsitute for side hopping off of a ledge or log ride. You mearly pop the back wheel off and then hop down off of whatever you are riding on and then swing the front around off of the log... works well. Also another cool trick is a 180 endo off of a ledge (still working on that one... can sorta do it but not well yet).
 
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