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Besides women, men, beer, drugs or whatever else floats your boat. :rolleyes:

I meant bike skills related.

Personally, I need to get more comfortable with really big air or railing berms with no brakes.
 

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mine is making sure to hit the stuff after i hit something big. So like i will be thinking about hitting a drop, and once i do, i will relax and not worry about the stuff right after it, and usually get hurt by flying off the stuff after a big drop. does anyone have any advice for me?
 

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I like mud...

Jettj45 said:
The sloppy mud i encountered at whitetail last weekend is my weakness.
...I actually feel more confident on slightly slippery stuff.
 

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my weakness is when my brain tells me I can put off that big drop till tomorrow, or that I don't really need to push myself to try to ace that stunt today. I have to keep making sure I ride everything all the time. that and drops, drops make up the best and the worst of biking for me.
 

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Kinda curious what some of the real hardcore riders say.

It's all relative but for the guys that are killin' it everyday, wonder how/what they fear.
 

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...I actually feel more confident on slightly slippery stuff.
Yeah i do too, i usually like a wet trail. But this was beyond that. It rained the entire weekend and we got 4 inches on race day. By the time i went the pro and expert ripped apart any lines that may have still been there. It was just sloppy, but fun lol.
 

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definitely small doubles more than the huge ones, i feel that i need to have both wheels on the incline (instead of front, then rear on the small doubles) to get any kind of stability while in the air. on the small ones, by the time the rear wheel gets on the takeoff, the front is already in the air.

also no speed drops, i ALWAYS nose-dive them just a bit, just enough to make you worry, but not enough to make you crash.
 

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mine is making sure to hit the stuff after i hit something big. So like i will be thinking about hitting a drop, and once i do, i will relax and not worry about the stuff right after it, and usually get hurt by flying off the stuff after a big drop. does anyone have any advice for me?
concentrate
 

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recently its been drops, i dont know but drops i used to go off with no thoguht i roll up again ang agin and i cant do them, and there not even big...
 

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I need to work on being more relaxed and loose when it comes to drops. I tend to stiffen up after launching, which messes up the landing and followthrough....

Damn...I sound like a mountain biker or something.
 

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My broken arm is telling me it is overconfidence .
 

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Evel Knievel said:
My broken arm is telling me it is overconfidence .
i wish i had that. before a big drop im usualy so scared im about tp **** myself then you just have to forget about everything and do it even though your body is screaming stop wtf are u doing
 
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