Just starting out in trials and was hoping for some advice with an issue I’m having.
I’m now reasonably confident with basic balance and control on flat stuff and going over small stuff (up to say 50cm).
Ive also starting rolling down banks reasonable confidentially, even steeper ones say getting on for 45deg+.
I’m having an issue that I’ve experienced twice now when trying a drop off. When I practice a drop off on a token ledge (30cm onto flat ground), it all goes fine. But when I try something bigger or a drop off that’s onto a hill, I’ve had this issue that the bike starts to rapidly accelerate around when my front wheel touches the ground, it flys away and I fall off! I’m convinced this is my fault and not the bike (as is usually the case)!
I managed to get some rough footage of when this last happened to me, and my assumption is this; when I approach a roll off, I position my body weight to the back of the bike at the top of the hill/step and roll down fine. When I try drop off initially I’m stood up to compress and initiate a small wheelie, when the front wheel goes over and the bike drops changing it’s angle my body position changes causing me to inadvertently twist the throttle….I think!
If this is the case, I guess it’s about getting the body position correct before the bike starts to fall…
If I’m correct in my assumption, surely this is a common rookie mistake that people make? Has anyone else experienced this?