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How To Ride BIG MTB Drops With Chris Smith | Mountain Bike Skills

Even small drops can be intimidating for the most experienced riders. So when it comes to big drops, you’ve got to know your boundaries, work up in size and have confidence in your mountain biking technique and ability. The guys checked in with Chris Smith at Windhill Bikepark to get some pointers.

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Chris, Blake and Neil are all professional Mountain bikers with years of experience and confidence in their ability to hit big features such as these. The main techniques for big drops are learnt by starting small and building up in size.

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zack green says:

is a giant talon 3 a good bike for beginners?

Caleb East says:

why is it called the boner log? haha

Max D says:

So judging speed is super important and properly judging speed comes from years of experience. Pretty much means this video is useless. Just get out and ride your bike.

Cameron Ealey says:

RIP GLC drop

JorgePT says:

Niel: small drop off
Me: can't even drop 1 foot…

RoostVille says:

Yeww nice shredding boys!!

Daniel Moore says:

I have a 2016 trek 9.8 slash… would these drops be to much for it? Would I need something a bit more DH?

ibanez2010 says:

Practice? Like dropping off my effing roof!?

Harry 8642 says:

the thing is, it's just scary -.-

Kaleb Peterson says:

The trail at 0:56 is called viagra falls lmao

Phillip Windell says:

Last drop I did,…blew the landing somehow,…broke the right shoulder blade,…and worse, the 6th vertebrae in my neck. Since then I never let the wheels get more than maybe a foot or so off the ground. Never have gained back the confidence,…but at least everything below the neck still works, so I can still get out on the bike.

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