Cool things with wheels since 2006
What is "tacoing the rim?" (I'm old)
google search tacod rim, and look at the images. When a rim is hit real hard, it will bend like folding a piece of paper. From the normal flat rim, it bends along an axis half the circumference of the rim, and just like a taco, attains a letter "U" shape. And then you throw it away and stop doing stupid stunts that break your rims!
That's a hell of a jump. That guy has some real skills.A note about taco'd wheels. If you put a lot of stress on the wheel in a direction not lined up with the plane of the wheel it can upset the equilibrium of spoke tension and you end up with a taco. If that happens, sometimes (depending on the wheel) you can take the wheel off the bike, lay it on the ground, and stand on the high points - and it will snap back into shape. This can be enough to get back to home/car, but it usually damages the wheel enough that it will need repaired or even replaced.
Thank you. For the record, I used to be able to ride a bike backwards. Sit backwards on the handlebars and peddle the bike forward. Good for bragging rights, thats all.