Rich Drew is an MTB skills coach.
I think most of his tips are spot on.
1. Pedaling too close to the jump
2. Pedals not level
3. Hips too far back (I slightly disagree*)
4. Lifting the bike
5. Shooting the hips back in the air (I slightly disagree*)
6. Rigor mortis
7. Landing rear wheel first
*I believe you should hinge. Rich appears to ride in more of a squat.
The main difference between Rich’s and my approach seems to be this:
Rich says, “As the bike’s angle changes, my torso stays with it.” Here he is:
I say, “Keep your torso level and make the bike rotate independently from you.”
Fun stuff. What do you think?
PS: Here’s pro rider Joe Barnes.