How to Tailwhip a BMX Bike

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Anyone who has tried to learn tailwhips on a BMX bike knows how hard they are.


  1. Make sure you have enough speed to clear the ramp.
  2. Swing your forward foot back so that you can kick the bike out with your back foot.
  3. Whip the bike around, the motion is all in the arms.
  4. Bring your "back" foot up so that the frame can come back under you.
  5. Bring your "forward" foot to the forward pedal.
  6. Bring your "back" foot to the back pedal.
  7. Also if it helps you, you can also plant you feet on the cranks arms.
  8. You might get it on your first try, but if not keep trying. This is a difficult trick to master.
  10. Another thing to think about is keeping your bars in the ride position. As if you were riding and doing no trick. This will help you land more balanced and riding away strait. Its very hard to tailwhip when your arms are far away from you . Keep it tight and low under your feet.


  • Commit to it. You can not land this trick without your full effort and commitment.
  • Hold your back brake if you have one. This stops the pedals from moving forward,however they can still move backward due to the motion of the free wheel.
  • Keep your weight over your bars. a key thing to the tailwhip is to stay OVER your bike.
  • Keep your legs tucked into your body so you can get your back foot over the top tube.
  • Circular motion with your arms.
  • Spot your pedals.


  • Wear shinpads, if you miss/slip the pedals it will hurt.
  • Wear a helmet.

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