Todays Switchbacks practice

Discussion in 'Skillz' started by JbalColgate, Mar 27, 2022.


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  1. JbalColgate

    JbalColgate Member

    Location:
    Big Bear
    Name:
    Local legend
    Current Bike:
    lv301
  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    That's a really good skill to practice. I should learn it, but right now, I'm not pushing any envelopes fast or slow. Thanks for posting. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    Tail swag, rarely need it but handy when you do..... It is best done in one up and over, you do not have time to bounce around. Try it on steep SB's that are also tight. Come in a little early, just a little. Up weight the rear while still moving down the chute. Hold the front brake to allow slow a roll, but not a stop. Continue the up weight of the rear while projecting your CG towards the outer part of the turn. Once you come down you are directly on the fall line and with the steep tail of the SB we are off to the races.
    There are places I practice and places you need it. Those tight SB's at the bottom of Correganville, one on Rosewood, one at the bottom of Lilly Tomlin, the bottom Los Dos Vientos at Reino. The bottom of Backbone is marginal. I have seen that one eat a few riders. Space has lots to practice on and they will not get you in trouble.
    Happy skillz improvement trails
     
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  4. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    Moxie Mx3, SC Lizard & a Sutra
    There are definitely a few switchbacks that I'd get with a higher frequency if I practiced this...
     
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  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Those all seem rollable to me.
     
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  6. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I have more problems going up those tight ones. Especially the tight steep ones
     
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  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I solved this problem by avoiding them. :whistling:
     
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  8. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    Slid in to the bank and exfoliated my right forearm on my local loop yesterday.
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    Maybe the steepest but not the tightest of the 15 or so going down the west face of the hill.
     


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