Hi all, just wondering, has anyone got advice on what sort of technique to use when riding a long travel HT? I'm interested because even on 100mm travel if I ride a moderate sized hit, e.g straight into a kerb at a reasonable speed, my fork swallows the bump but my rear wheel thuds and slows me down. If I was using a 140mm fork I would be able to ride bigger obstacles, but surely the rear wheel issue would get even worse?!?
On a related note, I hear people talk about 'working the fork' when talking about hardtails in particular. Does this mean shifting your weight forward so that the fork takes the brunt of the hits and the rear 'skips' more? If so I can imagine this works OK on smaller hits, but on anything where you are reaching the limits of your forks travel surely you have increased risk of launching yourself over the bars...?
Sorry for the long post, any advice very welcome!