I learned to ride last year, and this year wanted to work on mounting and perhaps idling. (I currently mount using the “Tire Grab” method, and want to switch to something more… uh, honorable.) We see a lot about learning to mount, but I don’t think the advice goes far enough; it seems to always come down to “this is what should happen, what the mount should look like,” and doesn’t specifically describe how to get there, how to make “it” happen. What about details on weight distribution, applying directional forces with feet/hands/body, and such? Surely that comes into play, right? Does anyone have advice on either of the two standard mounts (Static or Roll-back), specifically the subtleties of executing them?
Some background, for the interested:
I had first decided on learning the Roll-back Mount over the Static Mount, because I have a big fear of the potential Shin Smack which comes with a failed Static Mount, and because practicing the Roll-back is also good practice for Idling, which I intended to learn next. But my Roll-back isn’t going too well; I only hit it about 5% of the time, while usually the result is a 6-and-12 position and intentional dismount. Now I want to switch to trying the Static, and have even bought shin guards as a precaution.