10 Motorcycle Stunts that Could Lead to Accidents
Doing tricks on motorcycles is tempting for thrill seekers, but stunts carry inherent risks and some tricks lead to accidents and injuries. If you or someone you care about has suffered injuries due to motorcycle stunt or was hurt when a person performing a trick lost control of their motorcycle, it is essential to understand the available compensation options.
Reach out to a Bucks County personal injury attorney if you need guidance. An attorney can help you navigate the legal complexities surrounding motorcycle stunt-related accident cases.
Popular Motorcycle Tricks
While there are many types of motorcycle stunts, the following 10 are some of the most popular.
- Wheelie. A trick where the rider lifts the front wheel of the motorcycle off the ground and maintains balance while riding on the rear wheel only..
- Stoppie. Sometimes referred to as an endo, a stoppie is when the rider applies the front brakes forcefully, causing the rear wheel to lift off the ground while balancing on the front wheel.
- Burnout. Spinning the rear wheel of the motorcycle while keeping the bike stationary is a burnout and it is performed by applying the rear brake and simultaneously revving the engine, so there is smoke and a distinct sound of tires squealing
- Power Slide. A power slide is done by intentionally sliding the motorcycle’s rear wheel sideways. Staying in control is essential and the rider does this with a combination of throttle control, body positioning, and counter-steering.
- High Chair. The rider stands on the seat of the motorcycle for a high chair. The trick requires exceptional balance, core strength, and control.
- Superman. To perform a Superman, the rider extends their body parallel to the motorcycle while in mid-air. Typically done during a jump or stunt, the rider stretches their legs and arms out and it is done to showcase the rider’s ability to strike an acrobatic pose while maintaining control and balance.
- Backflip. When a rider launches off a ramp and rotates the motorcycle backward in a full flip, landing back on the wheels, it is referred to as a backflip. Highly technical, this dangerous trick relies on skill and timing.
- No-Hander. By releasing both hands from the handlebars while maintaining balance and control of the motorcycle, a rider is performing a no-hander trick and is demonstrating their ability to balance using body positioning and weight distribution.
- Nac-Nac. When a rider moves one leg over the side of the motorcycle while in mid-air, typically during a jump, it is a nic nac and is done to boost an aerial maneuver to an advanced style.
- Tail Whip. Adapted to motorcycles from BMX bike tricks, a tail whip is when a rider uses their legs to kick the rear of the motorcycle.
Any of these tricks can lead to accidents and injuries. If you are recovering from a Pennsylvania motorcycle stunt injury, seek legal representation from a Bucks County personal injury attorney to protect your future.
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