Bikeskills and Santa Cruz Bicycles Release Their Latest FREE Instructional Video!

Oct 11, 2006
by Tyler Maine  
Bikeskills has just released the latest in its series of free, “How-To” videos. The new video was created to help mountain bikers understand switchbacks and develop skills to deal with them.

The switchback category was chosen by Bikeskills Joe Lawwill as a result of his experience in conducting clinics for Bikeskills. “We’ve found that few mountain bikers actually understand switchback turns. Even the ones that can make switchbacks on familiar trails often struggle when they encounter them on new trails and terrain. The objective of the video is to first explain what’s going on with a switchback and then provide the instructional elements to conquer them,” says Lawwill.Lawwill worked with veteran filmmaker, Thor Wixom, to get it right. Although the switchback video was a bit of a shift for him, Wixom said, “Many of the challenges we faced were the same ones I’ve had to deal with in my films. The difference here is that we have the potential to help a huge audience take their riding skills to a higher level.”

You can watch the Switchback video by going to Make sure to check out Bikeskills’s video page at and watch Bikeskills’ instructors Brian Lopes, Chris Duncan and Joe in more How-To videos.

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 nice vid, i hope you come out with a freeride, DH or street seggy soon

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