SX prep

In the heart of supercross season I’ve recently come across something I think anyone just starting to ride SX/AX style tracks for the first time will benefit from.

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 I’ve been traveling to this new facility in NC (Ball Creek) to do training with riders, and they just built an AX/SX track and i was watching a few guys starting out riding sx/ax for the first time, a common mistake i see, is everyone wants to go straight for speed right away myself included when first starting SX.

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 Break up the sections you struggle with and work them at a pace slow enough just to complete the section. Your goal should be to get to where you can complete laps without holding your breath.

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 SX can be sketchy until you learn how your bike handles on it, and I think that’s the thing that will click for you to get it. You have to get a feel for how your bike handles in whoops and how to properly unweight the bike in rhythm sections, and I think this is mostly an experience thing that will just take time, so start slow.

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It’s mostly confidence as well, aim to leave safe, just go to the track to learn for now. Once you can do 5-10 laps smooth without getting really out of breath, then you can start to dial your speed in

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What do you guys think? I’ve had success implanting these methods in my classes, doing this in SX let me know if it works for you

 

 

IAN TRETTEL