So I've had a decent all mountain bike for two years, but sadly after shelling out $3k on a bike, I barely did any MTBing and just used it for commuting.
I've finally been doing some real MTBing the last month or two, mostly easy stuff and have been struggling to progress, feeling like I was going way to slow and was never going to get the hang of it.
Today I went to a new track went round a couple times and it was pretty good, also the first real jumps I've been on, even if only about a foot or so high. I then for some reason decided I'd try drop my seat a bit and bam, all of a sudden it just worked. I could take everything faster, fly around corners without heavy braking, and even managed to go over the fore-mention jumping without feeling like I was going to go over the handle bars.
Seems pretty silly I didn't try this earlier, I also see why everyone is raging about dropper posts.