For Your Safety:
• In downhills place both feet on the footboard diagonally
• While braking keep your center of gravity low.
• Always wear a helmet
Kicking is simple: Take long and relaxed kicks. Let Kickbike do the work and roll between kicks.
- Let kicking leg swing forward. Higher the speed higher the knee lift.
- Toes touch the ground just behind supporting foot.
- Extend kicking leg and ankle. Keep your arms straight.
Relax after kick: Straighten the supporting leg for a moment, while kicking leg swings forward. To use both legs equally, switch feet every 3-10 kicks. In uphills increase kick frequency and switch feet more often.
Harder the kicks more frequent the changes.
Basic foot change
This is the only change method you need if you are not racing or riding very steep uphills. Learn to do basic change without looking at your toes. Take your time – foot change doesn’t need to be quick.
1. Left foot toes off -> 2. Right foot toes on -> 3. Left foot off -> 4. Straighten right foot
The hop is quick and best used in climbs, where speed is low. It requires some confidence in riding.
1. Left foot is moving forward -> 2. Hop -> 3. Land on footboard with other leg
The Flying Dutchman
The Flying Dutchman is a variation of hop switch for higher speed on flatland.
After switch kicking foot swings forward to enable more powerful kick.
1. Left foot is moving forward -> 2. Start switch with heel lift -> 3. Left foot replaces right foot that now swings forward