How to Carve on a BMX

Learn how to carve on a BMX from expert Francisco Colón in this Howcast video.

When you’re going to do a carve or when you’re carving, well what you’re doing is essentially you just, you’re gonna get a really strong pump out of a corner or a quarter pipe. Bowls are really great for caving. You can carve around a bowl all day long.

What you’re doing is, is you’re gonna, as fast as you can without being super afraid , you wanna, you wanna go into whatever it is you’re carving, a bowl, a corner, and you wanna compress. As you get to the top of your carve or the peak of your carve you’re gonna kinda decompress and make sure that both of your wheels stay on the transition. As you’re coming back down you’re gonna, you’re gonna suck everything back up. And as you arrive at the bottom of the transition, you’re gonna decompress, you know, as hard as you can and really get like a nice pump out of the carve.

If this is done correctly you’ll come out with more speed than you went in. So, like I said, in an instance where you’re in, say, like a kidney bowl or a really nice corner, sometimes on quarter pipes you can also do carves. It’s really a lot of fun. It’s as close as you can get to surfing on a bicycle.

And that’s how you do a carve.