Get faster (awesome skill to pick up during lockdown!) – Learn how to corner faster with these tips thanks to @mtb_skills_sydney
Move your hips, remain active on the bike.
From berms to flat corners, the key technique is to move your hips and remain active on the bike. This sometimes feels easier on a berm, as it naturally guides you, but people struggle to replicate on flat.
Think laser precision
A great tip is to imagine a laser beam that fires direct from your belly button, and where the laser beam goes, your eyesight follows, and so will the bike.
This can be done in a park, using some cones or sticks as markers, and you can progress to faster and faster turns. Almost all riders have a preferred way to turn where they are faster, so double your reps on your ‘slower’ side.
You will be absolutely surprised how much speed you can gain in some practice sessions.
No need to switch feet or move stance at the start, just focus on turning those hips and aiming that laser beam!
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