How To Roost A Corner | Mountain Bike Skills

How To Roost A Corner | Mountain Bike Skills


– Welcome back you beautiful people. Yes it’s time to do some roost! How to roost coming right up. But we need to find the perfect turn. Just like this one right here. Look at this, it’s perfect, it’s loose. It’s what we need. We need loose and inside looseness too. Let’s get on with the first technique. (upbeat music) Right, first thing’s first, bike setup. There’s not much you need to know about it but you need to have good
tire pressure in your tires. So I’m running 30 PSI front and rear because if you run lower tire pressures, you’re going to get called out on it and you’re going to be called a cheat because it makes it a little bit easier, plus you can hear that tire going (imitates tire sounds) That’s a sign of low tire pressures. Also, you want to lower that saddle down. You want to get that thing way out the way so you can get down and
just dig into them turns. Right let’s move onto how to hit the turn. (upbeat music) When it comes to roosting the turn, it’s all about line choice into it. Also, brakes. If you use brakes to get that
back wheel to lose grip, that’s cheating. Your braking has to be
done before the turn. Now, the entry point. You want to come in quite inside. So, you can see that’s the
natural line to hit the turn. But we don’t want to do that. We want to go inside line. So you can see I’m all the way here. All the way, through here. You can see where the roost
starts to happen, bam! Inside turn, you can
see my tracks all ready. You’re insiding this turn. You’re going through the rough stuff. You’ve done the braking way before. Now, you’re coming in. You’re going to square off this turn. So, basically you’re going to try and make the apex of the turn even smaller. So, you’re going to come inside. As soon as you get in here, this is where your body position changes. You want to let go. You want to turn, you’re
looking down the trail, but you can use your hips
and your feet on your pedals to drive your bike in,
drive your bike in there! Drive it, yes! You’re going to come in sideways, and drive your bike into
the turn, and fire down. Sounds easy, but there’s more to it. (upbeat music) So you can see my inside
line happens way back here. Right there, right there
is the inside line. Normal line, inside line. When you take this line, look. You’re coming in, you’re
going to fire right there, on that bank. So your back wheel’s going to lose grip, and you’re going to get
quite scared and intimidated. But don’t worry, because that
bank is going to stop your wheel from sliding all the way past, and you do a humongous 180 degree turn, and you land on your bum. But that bank is going to
stop your wheel from sliding. As soon as it hits, that’s when your bike’s going to
kind of bounce back up straight from laying down, to bouncing
straight up straight, and you’re going to go
firing down the trail. Okay, before we hit the turn, let’s talk about body position. Right, you don’t want
to have your elbows in. And you want to be looking ahead, you want to be in that attack mode. You want to have elbows up, wide
stance, knees slightly bent. You’re looking ahead down the trail. And when it comes to the turn, it’s all about taking the inside line, driving your bike into the turn, trusting in that grip you’ve got. Drive your bike, you’re
pumping it into it. You’re looking ahead down the trail. Using your hips to push that bike up. Be a bit aggressive with this thing. You’re going to look at the turn, you take an inside line,
you’re looking at your exit. And you’re going to drive it. Move your hips into it,
pump into that turn. It’s a little bit better when
it comes to different turns, especially when it gets
a little bit smaller. So, let’s go to a smaller turn. Right, tighter apex turns are way easier to learn how to roost. Because the apex of it is really tight, and you can come into it,
kind of squared straight on. And then just fire, like
exactly the same technique I showed you up the
top, with that big burn. You’re going to use your hips, you’re driving your bike into the turn. You’re letting that back wheel slide. You’re not using the back brake, and your tires are fully inflated. Little tight turn like that,
you can have so much fun! But it is key that you come
in a little bit slower. You do all your braking
before you enter the turn. And when you’re doing a roost, you’re going a little
bit slower than you would if you were just riding
the whole apex of a turn. Just remember that, but it’s
not all about speed, is it? It’s all about having fun! (upbeat music) Oh, ho, ho, ho ho! Even roosting stuff like that! Roosting is super fun! It’s fun to have a little
practice on the trail, especially if you’re following your mates, you can cover them in dust, and they’re a bit blinded
for a few seconds. Super fun! Now hopefully, this
video’s helped you out. Do, yeah a little bit of understanding on how to do a roost on the trail. If you want to stick around,
and watch more GMBN videos, click over here for
“How to Shred a Trail.” Have a bit more fun on the trail. Don’t forget to hit the globe to subscribe if you haven’t already. And give us a thumbs up
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