Step 4: Push down into the landing

As you hit the ground, you want to push down into the landing. If you don’t push the bike down, you might find yourself flying a little further than anticipated. The best way to visualise it is think about pumping down the backside of the transition. This gives you some extra speed and also gets you on the ground sooner. Lead with your front wheel and push down your rear wheel with your legs. Once both wheels are on the ground, centre your weight on the bike.

 

Step 5: Shift your weight back as you roll out

As you roll out, aim to shift your weight slightly back on the bike. This will give you a little extra stability by transferring the weight onto your legs and weighting both wheels more equally. If you end up to far over the front, you also run the risk of going over the bars if you happen to hook up on something. Keeping your weight back also helps generate a little more speed as the energy transferred through your legs helps you pump through the landing.