«Moto Expert» magazine article
Our first installation was the first in Moscow and surely enough it caught the eye. «Moto Expert» magazine journalists found Boris in a short time, tested an installation and wrote an article ( you can read it in a high resolution just by clicking on a page). Despite first experience for everyone, it was judged as useful and high potential invention.
Two guys from Podolsk: Boris Galuzin and Nikolai Kazakov (www.stuntex.ru) flashed a brilliant idea of getting a wheelie machine as soon as they have seen american promo of such a unit on YouTube.
Nikolai found all of the details and wrote to a producer in the USA, but the price THERE for such a machine was $ 19500, also shipping and customs are more to come. They had no choice but to construct a wheelie machine by their own. Guys rifled the internet for quite a long time and discovered as many as some designs: there were options with different number of rollers transferring motorbike wheel rotation energy into fluid mechanics and retarders; also there were other inertial alternatives where rotation energy was transmitted just onto heavy-duty instrumental reel and wasted for turn rate changing. When they seized their technological capacities, they realized that it’s not possible to assemble such a device at an adequate level, that’s why they had to find executives. They monitored several plants before finding specialists willing to take the job which is far from drawings and even without the precise conception of the final result. Since guys called upon the Chief engineer of Machine Engineering plant up to the tow truck moved-out freshly painted wheelie machine off the workshop, more than three months have passed away. In the meantime we have been spoiled a pile of metal, purchased few extra but totally useless mechanisms and exceed the planned budget by several times. Sometimes we felt utterly discouraged and even brooded of dropping the plan and accepting the loss of time and money. But we had enough strength to drive a nail home.
Famous Moscow STUNT CREW riders were invited for the released machine first test-drive. Just after the ride guys made a decision of purchasing the installation for motor school.
A BIT OF THEORY AND PRACTICE
Before striving to rise up your bike at the rear wheel you have to get acquainted with a theoretical. Interned is fulled up with articles describing this process in details. In the next issue you can also find such a write-up. The root problem at the initial stage of wheelie riding is to get over your fear.
Self-preservation instinct does not allow you to put all the theoretical knowledge into practice. And all the recommendations would be useless at this stage because the lift-over feeling will stop you of raising the fore wheel more than a half meter up for a long time
All the anxious-to-learn rear wheel driving pass through this. You will have to get the fore wheel off the ground and drop it down directly to banish fear and getting closer and closer to the balance point.
«All inclusive» telecast at Russia -2 TV channel
Later, when we have made the third installation which exceeded all the domestic and foreign equivalents, Boris was invited for scene shooting at «All inclusive» telecast at Russia -2 TV channel. It was dedicated to stuntriding. You can see the clip below.