MTB Tricks & Tips - How to Endo
Ever wanted to raise your technical skills on your mountain bike or be able to show off with a trick or two in the car park before and after a ride? Female Riders are here to show you some tricks and tips to up your game. The two most important steps are 1 -trying the trick in the first place, the 2 - practice, practice, practice until you'll get it right. Just remember everyone starts somewhere and while you might look at bit silly at first, when you do eventually get it, it will all be worthwhile no matter how long it takes.
Here's 15 year old Polly Henderson from Female Riders Race Team with tips on how to endo.
ENDO Definition: Derived from “end over end,” originally used to describe a crash where the front end of a bike stays fixed while the rear rotates up into the air fling the rider over-the-bars (OTB). In this skills version of the endo the bike is controlled. The front wheel is stopped by applying the front brake, while at the same time the rider tips their weight backwards then forwards, rotating the rear wheel upwards, but instead of going over the bars the rider keeps the bike balanced at its tipping point.
It's a great bike handling/control skill that can be used out on the trails as well as just impressing your mates. The longer you can hold it at the balance point the better your skills of controlling the bike.
It can also called Stoppie or Front Wheelie, although people often differentiate the terms by subtle variations of the trick, and different people have different thoughts on which term applies to which subtle variation. But regardless of what you choose to call it, have fun practicing & probably best to wear a helmet for this one!