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    Walk machine stance, a better way

    I've been riding side to side foot style for so long,
    First saw it done on the Brazilian walk machines.
    Made a dot Scoot with the foot pads, and wanted to try to do it with a goped.

    I emulated a Brazilian walk machine with a skateboard deck on my gsr40 and it's so so stable.
    Yes, it looks odd now, but this is just a prototype.

    When you turn corners, you lean into the curve,
    And push the bike out of the curve, it's such an amazing feeling,
    It feels like when you're moving over a moto and putting your knee down.

    It takes a while to feel comfortable with this stance,
    But I think it's so much better than any other goped stance for me.
    I stand facing straight ahead, feet planted side by side.
    You are not cramped, as when you're not balancing foot after foot, you can have thebars
    much closer to your waistband.

    So if you're in the mood, try it.
    It's so very very stable.
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    This is my daily errand maker, heavy hauler ped.
    With the feet on the outside, all of the deck can be used for hauling too
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    I ride with feetbside by side as well. For those who don’t know what a walk machine is:

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    What's weird is the huge increase in stability by just moving each foot out about 6 inches each side.
    It's like, if you're standing with your feet close together side by side, I could push you over pretty easily.
    But if youre planted with your feet in a more natural stance, it's much harder to knock you down.

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    If your gonna try to knock me down I’m not gonna ride with you bro. Hehe

    Couple months ago a burning man hippie tried to sell me three kragen zooma standups with home made decks he added out of water drop shaped wood cutouts that were about as wide as your standup moped foot boards maybe little wider. Curious to try something like that out for a ride he said it’s luxuriously more comfortable.

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    I'm gonna throw you down the stairs haha

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