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    MoJoMoRon bartman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by druber View Post
    Don't ride anything hard.

    It works for me.
    that's funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sherpaxc View Post
    Watch Bomber for a day. He will teach you how to survive any crash.
    Oh, snap!

    Seriously though, my sense is that there's not a lot you can do consciously once you are mid-endo. Just like any technique, practice will make you better. I know. I've had lots of practice.

    Just getting used to rolling itself may help. You could practice this on a nice soft lawn. No bike, just forward rolls. Wear your Camelback for extra cushioning. You might look like a dork (particularly if you use your neighbor's lawn), but what the heck.

    If I were to try and analyze how I fall, I'd say to stay relaxed, keep your head down and commit to the roll. Go with the flow. You know how drunks never seem to get hurt when they fall 'cos they are so relaxed - so I've heard

    Nando commented that I looked like a rag doll when crashing, I was so relaxed. Dunno how you can replicate that though
    "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go" - T.S. Eliot

    So why aren't I living here or here anymore? Oh yeah, the mountain biking sucks!

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    That doesn't look like a very safe way to roll to me. Get your timing wrong, and you'll do a head plant.

    You really need to tuck your head in and roll onto your shoulder.

    Come to think of it, I always roll on my right shoulder - I guess Hans Rey would call this my "chocolate shoulder"
    "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go" - T.S. Eliot

    So why aren't I living here or here anymore? Oh yeah, the mountain biking sucks!

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