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Old July 13th, 2017, 02:54 AM   #8
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For learning tips, keep your knees slightly bent. This lowers your center of gravity and puts you in the “ready” position to make balancing corrections with your feet. It might look funny at first, but after a while you don’t need to do this as much..
bending knees also helps when you fall. your wrists are most likely to get injured in a way that you will feel for days to come. if you have your knees bent, you will more likely fall on your rump or to the side (hopefully roll). also, this will lower your stance and you will simply have a shorter fall, that is, less a moment of inertia when you hit the ground, that is, less injury. in any case, wear protective gear and enjoy (it's safer than cycling)
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