The fakie is one of the most basic tricks in BMX.
It’s one of those tricks that can be tied into so many other combos to add a bit of flavor to any line.
The Synergy BMX | Skate | Scooter team grew up riding cassette backs and pedaling backwards to fakie. No one really rode free coasters; they were around, but not very common.
With increased machinery and technology, the free coaster has improved, and younger riders are gradually starting to make the switch. But why?
The pros of today seem to be making the change to free coasters for street riding. Some of the best riders in the industry are riding them: Garret Reynolds, Stevie Churchhill, and Aaron Ross, just to name a few.
It seems as if these guys have been pushing the free coaster more, and their sponsors keep designing their own models. When kids see their idols riding these new bikes, they’ll start rushing out to get their hands on a coaster of their own.
The world of BMX is constantly evolving, and each new generation is going to try to keep up with the changing times. This is actually a very good thing; new trends keep everything fun, complicated, and exciting, and opens up a whole new book of tricks to nail.
If you’re looking for the newest trends, stop by and talk to us. It’s our job to keep you updated with the latest and greatest!