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I think this takes some experience.
Not the sort of thing to try before it's had its first service!
I'm getting too old to fall off backwards, I don't bounce the same as I did when I was younger!
 

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Ok, so I have been riding for a decade now and have never had the balls to try any of this type of stuff. Having the scrambler now, I am thinking it would be fun and smart to learn how to ride like this. How would one start? dirt bike? I have never even tried to do a wheelie... just no confidence.. but I WANT to be able to handle this bike like that!!!
 

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It would be really cool to be able to ride like that but at my age I've got nothing to prove :D. The only thing I'd achieve would be to somersault over backwards :confused:
 

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Ok, so I have been riding for a decade now and have never had the balls to try any of this type of stuff. Having the scrambler now, I am thinking it would be fun and smart to learn how to ride like this. How would one start? dirt bike? I have never even tried to do a wheelie... just no confidence.. but I WANT to be able to handle this bike like that!!!
Having started many many years ago on dirt only I would suggest getting yourself a real beater and learn the ins and outs of riding off road. Be sure to wear good gear as well since you will fall off when off road. Not sure personally I would subject my Scrambler to that hard of off road riding though. If thats what you want to do an adventure style bike may be more suitable.
 

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It would be really cool to be able to ride like that but at my age I've got nothing to prove :D. The only thing I'd achieve would be to somersault over backwards :confused:
30 years ago I would have loved to try that stuff. Now I do not heal as quickly
 

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Ok, so I have been riding for a decade now and have never had the balls to try any of this type of stuff. Having the scrambler now, I am thinking it would be fun and smart to learn how to ride like this. How would one start? dirt bike? I have never even tried to do a wheelie... just no confidence.. but I WANT to be able to handle this bike like that!!!
Grab a cheap trials bike, brilliant to learn all sorts of bike handling skills and you don't have to go so fast you hurt yourself ( not badly anyway). And great fun
 

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Now that I own the scrambler I can appreciate how hard is is to ride a Scrambler like this. The power is so twitchy that you lose a lot of control you have with a dedicated thumper dirt bike. And the suspension is completely terrible for off road traction and control of any kind.
 
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