So here it is....
How can you afford any PBR if you have to replace your tires weekly?
Show off, nice.
mp - those are pretty cool; but CMIIW : I don't believe too many folks here are really that much into
CMIIW = correct me if i'm wrong
Impressive! Was is scary the first time? I can't quite imagine doing it at all. How many teeth on your chainring and cog?
(I will drink a PBR if anyone gives me one, or if I'm somewhere without any better alternatives or if I'm running low on cash and my tastebuds are already killed by several IPAs.)
I ride a single-speed so maybe I'm wrong, but most people I see skid usually aren't that far forward?
Either way, pretty impressive for two days in!
I'm not a skidder, but I think Blair has as point. If you lean forward, you are throwing less weight to your rear wheel. I suppose if you want to stop faster or more dramatically you'd shift weight back. A longer skid.... would you want your weight forward?
Want to whip skid? Watch this video
Years ago I had a Giant Bowery FG/SS. It was incredibly easy to skid with 48x18 gearing.
Sounds like you're geared pretty high. I wouldn't be that comfortable cruising on that gearing. I ran 48x15 for a little while and hated it.
Sheldon Brown had a tip for choosing gear ratio, so you won`t rub the same few parts of the tire over and over. Came to my mind while watching the vimeo clip. You don`t want to blow a tire while skidding down those mountain roads.
Save the tires, skid on bare rims.
You leaning into your stem like that is a no no. Try to build your legs to the point that you just barely elevate above your seat to initiate a skid. Otherwise you can try hopping if you have a retention system going.
My daily is a 48x17 and usually get about a year on the rear tire with a mild amount of skidding. if your going distance stay leaned forward but keep the rear straight. for quick stops just lift your but a few inches off of the seat and lock up the wheel. you can stop pretty quick. If your going to be skidding a lot clipless is the way to go.