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    Technique question , big steps

    Hello good people of the enduro scene . I have a question for a technical part that always psychs me out.

    Big steps , imagine that when my front wheel is at the edge of the front step the back wheel is on the edge of the previous step.
    Could you give me pointers as to how to approach this kind of thing ?

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    Ascending or descending?

    Up: I'd go for speed, loft the front and hope to keep it up while the back hits the first one and pops up, then let the front touch down beyond the top step.

    Down: send it. Slow kills on big steps. good way to end up on your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARandomBiker View Post
    Ascending or descending?

    Up: I'd go for speed, loft the front and hope to keep it up while the back hits the first one and pops up, then let the front touch down beyond the top step.

    Down: send it. Slow kills on big steps. good way to end up on your face.
    Yeah, speed, but practice on smaller steps to get yourself positioned correctly. Keep enough weight on the front wheel so it does not drift sideways, but not so much your fork is compressing on each step.

    A real man would just manual that section.......
    Crusin' on a fake duck with a Sharks jersey on and a pig's tail in my fork

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    keep weight way back on the bike and don't be too stiff on the forearms, stay loose to absorb the violence. You don't have to go super fast but worse is going super slow.

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    I'd definitely say this is a situation where speed is your friend, try to tackle it as fast as you can and make sure you have the front light and generally try to float the entire bike going down it. How big steps are we talking and how many in a row? Honestly doesn't sound too steep if you're only spanning 2 steps at a time, so follow above advice.
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    Its like this but the drop is about 50cm+ (2feet) to be honest I was taking it slow, I will try with more speed

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    Yep. Get your weight back and bomb it.
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    Looking at that pic of yours closer, those are sequential waterbars, not really steps.

    I'd attack that pic in a different way than my pic. Mostly by riding around it on the left. kidding.

    those waterbars need a bunny-hopping approach, and careful use of speed. Too much and you're gonna have a bad time, too little and you're trials riding- one log at a time.

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