as motorama nears, i find myself focusing on specific training routines.
what is your training routine?
here is mine
1- practice crank grabs. i find that this warms me up for hopping practice pretty well. i usually start with something i know i can do but near the boundry of what i cant do/never tried. i work on increasing my success percentage and reducing time between the grab and going to rubber.
2- hopping practice. first i do high hop. i usually start at about 22" and work up to about 26" (my limit). i work on reducing preparation hops and correction hops once ive landed it. then i work on endurance. this usually involves hopping up the amphitheatre at my school. it has maybe 20-25 steps, each about 6’ wide, with a foot of concrete making the initial step and then the remainig 5 feet before the next step grass. each step is probably 15-20" high (they vary in height). i do one hop onto the concrete step, then another onto the grass, and then up onto the next step. it is very tiring by the time i get to the top.
3- gaps. my gap distance is pitiful. my best is probably 4-5’. i work on snapping the tire and twisting 45 degrees so that i dont fold over the tire on landing. i hop at a 45 degree angle from the hopping direction to prevent the tire from folding over.
4- stillstand. this is usually incorporated into the other practice. i work on seat out and seat in still stand, between hops and just by itself.
5-control. this involves freestyle style riding with backwards. hopspins, mounts, etc. just things that will help on the trials line.
6-lines. my campus has horrible trials lines. mostly just benches and walls. there are a few lines and i practice them. i want to practice on some sandwich boards but i have none and its hard to get them since i live in a dorm and have no car.