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Here are some pictures of the first teter I have ever built. The original plan was to have a small drop at the end, but that proved deadly. It sent two people over the bars including myself. I only made it once with the drop by manualing off it, but it still wasnt pretty. I fixed it with a connecting peice so you can just ride down it now, Nice and safe for everyone. The last picture shows it completed with the transition. Check out www.formulaxdesign.com withing the next 24 hours for before and after video, and video of a nast crash by cooter that resulted in a cracked helmet! Enjoy!
 

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NRTH SHORE said:
nice teeter looks like tons of fun. once u progress make the teeter into a teeter drop.
Well the problem was that by the time it came down, you had a split second to pull up,your front wheel is already almost off the end before it teters. It needed a longer section after the pivot to be able to prepare for the drop. But we deciced to just make it ridable for eveyone, there is a very small number of us in Tulsa doing this stuff, but a lot of people are starting to come out and wanting to learn, so this is now just something fun and safe.
 

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FormulaX said:
Well the problem was that by the time it came down, you had a split second to pull up,your front wheel is already almost off the end before it teters. It needed a longer section after the pivot to be able to prepare for the drop. But we deciced to just make it ridable for eveyone, there is a very small number of us in Tulsa doing this stuff, but a lot of people are starting to come out and wanting to learn, so this is now just something fun and safe.
atleast u can still manul the whole thing or go super fast so your front tire is of the end before it starts coming down and launch it.
 

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FormulaX said:
Well the problem was that by the time it came down, you had a split second to pull up,your front wheel is already almost off the end before it teters. It needed a longer section after the pivot to be able to prepare for the drop. But we deciced to just make it ridable for eveyone, there is a very small number of us in Tulsa doing this stuff, but a lot of people are starting to come out and wanting to learn, so this is now just something fun and safe.
that's nonscense (jokingly put). at keystone in the skills park (in CO) i would go fast enough where my rear wheel would almost be off when it started to tip. you just have to lean back.

and on another teeter, i would use it as a jump and not even let it tip at all.

and if you guys might not think that you are up to that level, i was doing this my first summer of DH/FR and i'm not very good. i guess i was comforable doing it.

it still looks fun though.
 

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I totally agree. Especially if you ride a recumbent. :eek:

ironhorsebike1 said:
that's nonscense. at keystone in the skills park (in CO) i would go fast enough where my rear wheel would almost be off when it started to tip. you just have to lean back.

and on another teeter, i would use it as a jump and not even let it tip at all.

and if you guys might not think that you are up to that level, i was doing this my first summer of DH/FR

it still looks fun though.
 

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FormulaX said:
Well the problem was that by the time it came down, you had a split second to pull up,your front wheel is already almost off the end before it teters. It needed a longer section after the pivot to be able to prepare for the drop. But we deciced to just make it ridable for eveyone, there is a very small number of us in Tulsa doing this stuff, but a lot of people are starting to come out and wanting to learn, so this is now just something fun and safe.
Your problem may be that the teeter angles down too much after it tips. If you re-did it so it angles up to get on it then is closer to level after it tips the drop may be more doable.
 

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ironhorsebike1 said:
that's nonscense. at keystone in the skills park (in CO) i would go fast enough where my rear wheel would almost be off when it started to tip. you just have to lean back.

and on another teeter, i would use it as a jump and not even let it tip at all.

and if you guys might not think that you are up to that level, i was doing this my first summer of DH/FR

it still looks fun though.
Im not saying it can't be done, I did it my second time, a little sketchy but a few more times with speed would be no problem. But do to the level of riders where I ride I wanted it to be used by more riders other than myself and cooter. It's still super fun. Could be the first teeter in Oklahoma! I doubt it though.
 

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Coot, are you really hurt?

That sux. I will be up there to ride nex weekend...

Hope ur OK

C
 
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