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How To Corner With Anneke Beerten and Rachel Throop - Video
May 20, 2016
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(May 21, 2016 at 2:19)
Nah, all the local shredders around here know the secret is to over cook everything, then blast the tops/ends off the berms so no one else can get as rad!
Also, roll all the lips!
Seriously though, solid tips, a few i need to put to practice.
(May 21, 2016 at 0:09)
Yah, let’s be critical of the free tips we just got from a pro.
(May 20, 2016 at 23:12)
Guess they unveiled the real secret of cornering, and the Council of Pro Riders hacked the video site.
(May 21, 2016 at 9:07)
Any video with Rachel Throop is worth watching
(May 21, 2016 at 6:44)
Funny how much is similar about cornering in different disciplines, but also different. Road racing is a great example. It's normal to (at times) trail brake deep into a corner on the front brake (based on the situation).
That said, Rachel is spot on, but the terminology is awkward.
1) She mentions "braking speed" when it sounds like she means entry speed. Of course you use your brakes to set an entry speed, but once that's set you then transition off the brakes to not lose any more speed.
2) "Enter at the appropriate apex" sounds instead like it should be "select an appropriate turn in point". This of course is important because where you enter a corner (if you are carrying any kind of speed) will affect where you apex the corner. And the apex of the corner after all is not the entry. :-)
Where you enter has huge effects and the different ways into and through corners even have names. You can "square an entrance" (late apex), "square the exit" (early apex), or even double apex a corner. Blah, blah, blah....
Anyway, not to take away from Rachel. She's rad and she's killing it!
(May 22, 2016 at 12:09)
True. And while it's a good thing to also feature women in how to videos, cornering basics have been explained about a million times by now and no one gets even close to Brian Lopes in Mastering MTBing Skills.
(May 20, 2016 at 23:28)
they mention most of everything, but i still prefer to dive in the corner so my body position goes from front to neutral (middle), or even further back and i look trough the corner , cornering on a flow track has northing common with proper DH loose track, or off camber, or flat turn....
(May 20, 2016 at 23:38)
Yeah, these are berms, not 'real' corners.
(May 21, 2016 at 0:28)
I honestly didn't feel comfortable cornering on berms for the longest time.
(May 21, 2016 at 18:44)
The biggest issue I have with cornering is confidence and lack of experience. I don't know how far I can push entry speed, lean etc until I've gone too far and that hurts sometimes - I suck at trying to save a bad decision. :p And a lack of confidence does cause the body to lock-up and throw-off the fundamentals.
I guess following a more experienced rider would help a lot at finding those limits or a lot of riding, patience and gradual improvements.
(May 20, 2016 at 23:20)
They forgot to mention foot position, belly button, not steering and shoulders. Maybe elbows but some prole are different there. They did meniton not braking a good few times though.
(May 20, 2016 at 23:20)
Prole... people... auto correct... grrr
(May 21, 2016 at 1:10)
I would think these are just a couple tips geared towards the female riders. If you already know all the aspects of cornering, did you actually expect to learn anything from this?
(May 21, 2016 at 4:09)
: How is cornering female specific now?
(May 21, 2016 at 12:37)
: Guarantee Anneke is faster than you.
(May 21, 2016 at 16:43)
: It isn't.
I only mention that it's probably geared towards female riders because:
1) There's two of GT's female riders explaining the tips and riding.
2) The tips seem targeted towards more beginner riders. The tips aren't super in depth, any didn't mention many of the more advanced things
brought up. I'm not saying all female riders are beginners and wouldn't want more advanced cornering tips or anything like that. I'm just saying, the video seems targeted towards beginner riders, and judging by the fact that GT chose to have two female riders giving the tips and riding, maybe they're targeting it towards women.
(May 21, 2016 at 16:47)
Also, I didn't mean to write "the" female riders. I agree that sounds like I'm putting all women that ride into one group and skill level, my bad.
(May 23, 2016 at 11:20)
I didn't hear the tip I got years ago about railing big berms: counter-steer up the berm a bit and you will keep the fastest line as long as possible. Turning into the turn or 'down' the berm will take you to the slower flat line or even worse - washout. Obligatory PB sexism - Anneke looks hot. sry.
(May 23, 2016 at 11:24)
not sexism, objectification more like.
(May 22, 2016 at 9:28)
Watch EWS videos of her riding. Throop could use a cornering coach.
(May 21, 2016 at 12:34)
How to corner - don't think about the corner, think about exit speed and how much you want of it. Oh and probably more importantly look ahead for the love of cod so you don't shit your panties and lock up when you see a berm in front of you. The entire mountain bike community thanks you.
(May 21, 2016 at 23:12)
Fairly basic but basic is good, for more advanced cornering stuff I reckon lee McCormack (especially his coaching book) can't be beat.
(May 21, 2016 at 0:44)
I just learned there are a lot of "really important" things to remember when u corner.
(May 21, 2016 at 17:17)
You mean impor ent
(May 21, 2016 at 19:30)
(May 22, 2016 at 10:32)
: impor ent
(May 22, 2016 at 16:57)
: relly impor ent
(May 20, 2016 at 23:11)
(May 22, 2016 at 15:14)
went to school with rachel, glad to see she is crushing it
(May 20, 2016 at 23:57)
My 2 tips: Low / inside hip positioning and upper body strength. Leverage on superwide bars will only get you so far.
(May 21, 2016 at 23:24)
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(May 21, 2016 at 0:18)
By ek as basic as making beans on toast. There's much more to cornering....it's good starting pointers. Yup everyone's a critic. I've not seem Rachel race yet this year is she injured?
(May 20, 2016 at 23:05)
Showing a 'This video is password protected' message for me.
(May 20, 2016 at 23:07)
(May 20, 2016 at 23:34)
(May 21, 2016 at 0:03)
There are a bunch of great Dean Tennant edits that are password protected..... It's the worst
(May 21, 2016 at 0:39)
The last time I encountered a password-protected video was when I accidentally ended up in a porn site.
(May 21, 2016 at 2:05)
: Accidentally, eh?!?
I like your 'about me' comment too. I wasn't stalking you though, I just accidentally clicked on your name...
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