• 09-29-2011
    Hutch3637
    Mountain Biking Skills Videos
    Found these videos on youtube and thought it woud be good to share here. For anyone just getting into MTB'ing or honing their skills in. It's a basic skills video. FB-AM-Skill videos as well.

    Enjoy.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/PiQGFX_RlW4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/3c8y1tMclks" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/IoNOvtwxpxo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/D4JXAAMJB5c" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/EWBxwlpjO58" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 09-29-2011
    edj
    Thanks a lot. Great information here. Can't wait to try out the many pointers in these videos.
  • 09-30-2011
    Hutch3637
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by edj View Post
    Thanks a lot. Great information here. Can't wait to try out the many pointers in these videos.

    No problem, just trying to help out. Not a lot of replys though. I see a lot of threads that could be answered here just by watching these videos. Wish a MOD in this forum would sticky this thread.

    Anyways, you can download the videos by going to: KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more!
    Just enter the url and go from there.
  • 09-30-2011
    Lost Biker
    Thanks for sharing these. Great find with keepvid.
  • 10-01-2011
    Supermoto Fan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by edj View Post
    Thanks a lot. Great information here. Can't wait to try out the many pointers in these videos.

    I'll second that!

    Thanks!
  • 10-01-2011
    juu-zo
    Check Danny MacAskill videos
  • 10-03-2011
    cj d.
    Thanks for the videos they helped me alot
  • 10-03-2011
    pattongb
    Great post thank you! Cant wait to try out the cornering techniques shown here~!:thumbsup:
  • 10-03-2011
    mountaink
    Thanks for the post.

    I cannot believe these videos have such few views.

    For my skill level the Straightline/Cornering video had great tips I am working on.
  • 10-03-2011
    Rush 29
    Nice, thanks for the links

    :thumbsup:
  • 10-04-2011
    Urbansniper
    excellent thanks! i have been trying to work on drop offs...:thumbsup:
  • 10-04-2011
    Bilirubin
    These vids have had a lot of discussion in the AM forum. I liked them so much that I went out and got the magazine/DVD it came from :tup:
  • 10-07-2011
    ronyc
    Thanks for posting the vids!
  • 10-08-2011
    Corey07
    For a noob dumbass like me, those are invaluable. Especially the cornering one.
    :thumbsup:
  • 10-08-2011
    ronyc
    Watch the videos several times and tried to apply the techniques today on my first real trail ride. All I can say is THANK YOU AGAIN OP!
  • 10-08-2011
    texasnavy05
    nice videos. IMO the hardest part of doing drops is acquiring the testicles to do it. Am I on my own with this?
  • 10-08-2011
    ubado
    Great videos ... especially the "Essential Mountain Biking Skills" ... it made me really think about why I ride the way I do. So much of my riding skills were picked up as a kid riding BMX; mimicking other riders ... not really putting too much thought into how I ride, and why. Just doing it. After years of being off a bike ... now riding again; it's good to know I picked up proper skills growing up, and have kept them in my muscle memory


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    IMO the hardest part of doing drops is acquiring the testicles to do it. Am I on my own with this?

    Right there with ya ... cause you know if you mess up ... it's gonna hurt.
  • 10-08-2011
    Cormac
    Thanks for the share!
  • 10-08-2011
    norcalchico
    Been riding for years and this helped a lot. Thanks!
  • 10-09-2011
    lazymuf
    Just started out..thanks..tis Vid helps alot
  • 10-09-2011
    dadstoy
    Just checked out the first video and thought it kicked ass! Im about to start the others, but,...

    did anyone notice that at the very end of the first vid,..the dog "waaas just about to lick his balls "?? :D
  • 10-10-2011
    BikeThreads
    Nice, love the drop-off video, now I just need to find the guts to give it a go.

    Wish I'd gotten into this when I was 20 something, not 40 something... D'oh
  • 10-11-2011
    Billy_Heckler
    Great info; thanks a bunch for sharing.
  • 10-11-2011
    chuyler1
    Great info...but I'm not so sure starting out with 60/40 front/rear braking is wise for beginners. If you are not in the right position with your weight on your pedals (most beginners won't be), the front brake might as well be an ejection lever.

    I think beginners should start by modulating their speed on steep descents by using maybe 30/70 braking until they are comfortable with carrying more speed through rough terrain. They might lock up the rear wheel here and there, but they'll be able to recover from it.
  • 10-17-2011
    madmarmot
    Nice, thanks!