(1) Don’t be an idiot, (2) sit up straight, (3) watch where you’re going, and (4) get real low.
Yes. Everyone and their grandmother wants to go as fast as possible, otherwise you’d be playing bridge this weekend instead of tearing up the Back 40. But it is the proper yin yang between your power and braking that will give you the control you need to achieve maximum endo-free speed.
For many of us, pulling Gs is what makes life worth living. Pay a little extra attention to the right line for your speed, the trail surface, and your suspension set-up, and that stupid grin just might become permanent.
You can’t always see what is around every corner, so mastering the drop is a cornerstone of having fun and staying safe. The good news: Little drops and big drops share a similar technique. You can start small and then work your way up.