CERTIFIED TRIKKE TRAINERS & DEALERS BY STATE
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Once completing the 6 hour Associate Clinikk you’ll become a Trikke Academy Associate. You may then refer sales directly to us and earn a 10% referral fee for ALL sales generated by you. You’ll also receive a customized business card in the form of an electronic file. Simply have it printed and you’re on your way to earning some extra cash for answering that question….”Hey, what is that thing?”
~ See the full list of what’s covered and more details about this program in our FAQ’s
Cost: - $225
Why should you buy from a Certified Trikke Trainer or Certified Dealer?
Certified Trikke Trainers and Dealers have been through a specially designed intensive 3 day course where they learn how to teach people the right way to ride, get started, improve their riding abilities, basic service and are knowledgable on our entire product line. They will make sure that you purchase the right Trikke CV for not only your size and ability but also one that fits your lifestyle, they also provide demos and training.
Already purchased a Trikke elsewhere?
That's OK our Trainers can still provide the Training you need to get the most out of your purchase. Simply enter your zip code to find your closest Certified Trikke Trainer or Dealer in your area.
~ A Few Quick Riding Tips from the Trikke Academy ~
First Things First:
1) Read your Owners Manual, especially the Riding Manual. It’s good stuff.
2) Handlebars should ALWAYS be pitched forward, away from the rider. (40-45 deg.)
3) Always wear a helmet.Now that that’s out of the way…
Understanding Your Carving Vehicle
Carving Vehicles (CVs) don’t operate on the normal principles of propulsion. So, there is definitely a learning curve. Unlike a bicycle, a CV is designed to turn, not just go straight. (*Example: Leave your CV unattended and the handlebars will end up turning and facing backwards.)
The key to propulsion is allowing the momentum of one turn to fuel the next turn, and the next,.... Each turn should build momentum. For a carving vehicle, turning is like pedaling on a bicycle. Stop turning and you stop going. Now, lean into the turn, and you’re “carving”.
Make sure you're on level ground. You're not ready for hills yet. Make sure the brake cables run free, and are not wrapped around the steering column
Now, make sure your CV is set for your height. Your hands should be somewhere between the belly button and belt loop.
Handlebars should ALWAYS be pitched forward, away from the rider at approximately 40-45 degrees. (For safety purposes, please ensure your handlebars are set correctly.)
Get comfy standing on the vehicle. This is a sport, so assume an athletic position with your weight on the balls of your feet. (*Do NOT lean back or stick your butt out. This can un-weight the front wheel, causing it to lift up and a possible loss of control.)
Did we mention, always wear a helmet? Please do.
In order to get started, feel free to kick start like a scooter. Then, start turning rhythmically. Consider the pace of a standard military march. Don't stop turning. (You don't need to turn more then 45 degrees each way.) Keep both arms strong, your elbows out, and turn from your core. Each turn will generate a small amount of momentum. Find your rhythm, and as you try to build momentum with each new turn, you will eventually find that you just keep going, even if it is a bit slow.
It takes practice, but eventually, you will start to have little Ah Ha" moments, as you start to develop the easy, rhythmic feeling of shifting your weight and carrying your momentum. This is commonly referred to as the "sweet spot".
Like most learned things, it's easy once you get it. With practice, your body will soon develop muscle memory. So, don't give up. It is a challenge, but the first time you feel yourself starting to control your momentum, propelling yourself simply by carving into turns like a skier or speed skater, you will find that it was worth every minute.
TRAINING & LESSONS
Just like any sport, learning is an experiential process. Training is something that we would hope could be passed on to you on a personal level, with lessons and classes offered in your own community.
This is why we created our Trikke Trainer Program. It is an important part of our brand, allowing us to help get people quickly up to speed riding, and enjoying their carving vehicle. You can locate a trainer near you, under trainers and testimonials
Our Trainers are everyday people, who started out just like you and became avid riders. Trikke Trainers go through an intense 3 Day Trikke Academy where are trained to teach riding skills and represent the Trikke brand in their communities, earning money in the process.
Trikke Trainer Academies are held all over the country at various times throughout the year. We also have different Trainer levels (1,2, or 3) based on riding skill.
So, get out there and practice, and perhaps you'll be interested in becoming one of our Trainers.
Feel free to contact us for more information.
We believe in you. So, good luck, and...