Thursday, January 3, 2008

How to mount rollers

Keeping a padded weight bench beside the rollers helps in 2 ways, 1, to use as a stepping platform and 2, the pad helps in a drift off tumble.
Sometimes the penalty for failure is a slingshot into the bike stand to my left but I’ve found I’m usually thrown to my right no matter what side of the rollers I come off.

A trick I picked up somewhere is to run a strip of tape around the front rolling cylinder in 2 places about 3 inches each side of center. This allows me to watch TV and if I stray the bumping of hitting the tape alerts me that I’ll soon be jetting across the floor and adding another skid mark to the collection.

It also helps to hold your mouth right.

1 comment:

Mana said...

Well written article.