Hopkin Learning Curve – Managing Space

Always stay in your lane and respect YOUR limits

From Hopkin:
When you are mobbing a big hill in a group, what is important is staying out of the lane of oncoming traffic and maintaining a safe distance from riders around you.
One of the biggest rushes in downhill skateboarding is skating safely with other riders in a tight pack, however it can add extra risk and cause an accident if not managed with the right skills.
Being able to simply hold another rider at a certain distance from you without giving him an extra speed boost or slow you down can get you out of those tricky tight situations. Barging through and hoping for a gap is always going to end in carnage.
Via Hopkin

Tuesday January 24th, 2012
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