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carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« on: September 28, 2015, 01:26:11 PM »
anyone feel like their wheel is about to collapse if they carve a bowl hard with low psi? like 65psi or so? and then maybe dont get that sensation if the tires are pumped up higher... or is that just me?
feels like my wheel is about to taco sometimes if i hit a bowl corner hard enough

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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2015, 02:13:03 PM »
Definitely, my spokes tend to unscrew themselves too.

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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2015, 02:34:09 PM »
Yeah, smooth bowls call for high tire pressure for sure.

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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2015, 02:44:22 PM »
i feel like low psi gives me more grip

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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2015, 02:57:05 PM »
Either low tire pressure is 75+ or you're going slow. If my shit is under 70psi and I go through a corner it just smashs down and I lose effectively all my speed.

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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2015, 04:08:46 PM »
90+ is definitely best for bowls and general ramping. 65 is pretty much unrideable for me

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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2015, 05:36:33 AM »
Well yeah, of course. Try and pump or carve on a low preassure tyre and it will give after and possibly make you slid out. Just pump that tyre up
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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2015, 07:57:59 AM »
Every time I read the subject of this thread I just think to myself "No!  Don't do that!"  haha.  If I show up to a cement bowl and I have low PSI it fucking ruins my day.  I try to always have a pump in my car to make sure this doesn't happen. 

Another indicator if you are running too low of PSI is if your valve stem starts to go crooked from your rim (assuming it was straight up and down to begin with). 

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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2015, 08:33:28 AM »
Of all the tires I've ever run, the first gen Aaron Ross tires are the worst for this. I swear I can feel each key click when I'm carving if my air pressure is below 85 psi.

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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2015, 11:14:58 AM »
It's like, "yo bro, you gettin' this on your GoPro, bro? Feels like my tires are low. Think I need air if my shits feel like jello bro?"

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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2015, 07:02:59 PM »
would tyre sidewall thickness be a factor in this? i know youve been running skinny lightweight race style tyres before blue. maybe you could get away with lower psi with tyres that have more substantial support on the sides?

i run like 50-60 psi normally, anything more feels disgusting for hops and stuff, but yeah more pressure deffos feels better for bowls and stuff. i just dont ride transitions and stuff enough to merit it though so i go for what feels best for everything else
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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2015, 10:02:51 PM »
You don't think smashing through a berm on race tires is equivalent to carving a bowl?

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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2015, 04:58:25 AM »
yeah but what pressure do racers run? with low psi i bet theyre a lot squishier than tyres with thicker sidewalls
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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2015, 07:17:09 AM »
My Donnasqueaks feel ducking terrible carving around the bowl with anything under 70psi. Could be 2.25" on the rear or that I weigh 210lb.

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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2015, 09:24:13 AM »
yeah but what pressure do racers run?
Legit question.

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Re: carving bowls with low psi in the tire?
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