In the late 90s/early 2000s, I ran a site called Bob’s Trick Tips, on which I posted video and still image instructions for lots of tricks, including basic freestyle tricks.
As broadband internet became widely available, and Youtube became popular, I eventually let the site fade away, feeling that it had done its job.
Over the last year, numerous people have expressed an interest in seeing the old videos. Rather than recreating the site in-full, I’ve uploaded the videos here. Just the videos. Tony, Matt, and I will be adding new better trick tips to the Freestyle Podcast in the future.
A few words about the videos…
At the time I did these videos and the site, there was nothing else like it. Paying to make the videos available to thousands of people a month cost a lot of money. I was the only one dumb enough to do it, ha ha.
They are small. The quality is not great by today’s standards. These videos were created for ease of viewing with dial-up (slow) internet connections. Thus, I had to keep the size and video quality small. This is what they looked like. They were good enough back then to get millions of views. I hope they might still prove useful to you.
Here is the first group – more coming in the next week.
EDIT: It appears that these links didn’t actually work. They’ve now been changed to link directly to the file in a new tab/window, which might trigger an automatic download of the .mov file, depending on your browser settings. Sorry about that – but at least they’re all tiny files!
1-Footed Nose Wheelie
Varial (180) Fingerflip
2-Footed Nose Wheelie
Rail to Casper
1 1/2 Kickback
Walk the Dog
540 Gazelle Shove-It
180 Casper Hop