Hi and welcome!
You can learn these lessons in any order, but we suggest starting at the top and working your way down.
The fundamental skills underly all great riding. As you master position, braking, cornering, riding up things, riding down things and pumping bumps, it’s a series of simple steps to more advanced skills.
OK! Let’s get started:
Use your hips!
Triangle of Awesome
Off the bike: Master this movement
3 essential positions: off/on the bike
The overall mission
The low “attack” or hinged position
High hinge, low hinge, crazy-low hinge
The extended power position
Don’t lean forward or back!
Lock your core
Team CRC-Mavic’s riding positions (Sam Hill!)
Fabio Wibmer’s Triangle of Awesome
Triangle of Awesome and your heels
Riding over things:
kung fu master style
Intro: the ultimate way to learn and ride (public)
Pull-push: simpler and more adaptable than the old school manual
Nose bonk to hop progression NEW
Real bunny hop: smooth, balanced and powerful
> Hopping higher: adding pop to your hops
Pump manual: dead sexy when done right
Pump-manual hop: a big bite of BMX badassery
Kung fu power wheelie: the pro way to get up steep faces
Read this before you jump
Essential jumping technique
Step-ups and step-downs
Flying high vs. staying low
When good jumps go bad
Jumping: another perspective
7 common jumping mistakes
Dangerous jumping advice
Teaching pro rider Dani Arman how to jump
Hitting a jump for the first time with Coach Greg Romero
Joy of Bike: How to jump NEW
This Grand Unified Theory of Shred integrates bike setup, body position and the row/anti-row cycle to dynamically lock you within your bike for ultimate power and control. Light Hands/Heavy Feet has been a useful model. This is next level.
At this level we’re rowing, anti-rowing, cornering, pumping, hopping and jumping on a perpetual wave of awesomeness. I’m excited to flesh out this section. To start, check out Next-level pumping.
Cornering 3.0 (read this first)
Steering through turns
Sweet video about this NEW
Weight vs Power
Fore-aft weight distribution
Initial steering angle
Initiating a single turn
Foot out, flat out
Are you a carver or a schralper? NEW
Rock gardens are rad!
Types of rock garden features
Rock gardens use all of your skills
Unique skills for rock gardens
Bike choice/setup for rock gardens
Tips for all rock gardens
Tips for riding down rock gardens
Tips for riding up rock gardens
Riding wet rock gardens