Originally Posted by reducedfatoreo
Hmmm, I'll give this a try on my road bike and see how well it goes without suspension
. His body position while he's making the turns is something I'll have to take a closer look at...
I'm just starting to bring out my MTB more and more, so I'll ask the obvious question: when and how would you use this technique on the trail? Is the pump and the lean (for counter-balance) just a good way to take a tight turn without losing speed?
And bringing it back to skiing, would you go so far as to make an analogy between the bike's suspension and a skier's legs?
Thanks for the vid, a good post!
you can do this on a road bike it is harder but it is possiable. suspension doesnt matter in fact long travel FS bikes would make this harder. If you notice he is riding a a Dirt Jumper bike.
you would blend the pressure built from pumping into your on trail riding. This drill covers several things but the main thing about the pumping aspect is the pressure control and how to apply to turn aggresively. If you also check out my other recent thread you can watch how the pressure control can actually make you go around a pump track with out pedaling.
some secondary things IMO you can pick up from this video are ..
-upper and lower body separtion
-absorbtion between turns
the actually pump action though has its merits imagine instead of losing speeds in turns you are actualyl accelrating out of them like a kid on swing set pushing and pulling thier legs up and down. The best mountain bikers XC/4x/DH all know and do this same skill.