Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd January all tracks open from 9.00 - dark. Mini track is in good condition, the MX is dry and a bit rough in places (cannot be groomed until we get rain). The Trail loops are in great condition and a good ride to escape some of the heat.


Avoid the Duck-Footed Blues

Toes-In Technique

maddix park mx  By Daryl Ecklund

Ken Roczen displays perfect toes-in technique. A duck he is not. 

Most people stand, walk, and even squat duck-footed. When living your daily life this way, then jumping on a dirt bike, automatically your feet will face outward. This is normally not an issue if your feet slightly face outward when going about your daily life, but when it comes to riding this will lead to a number of problems. 
    Try this out. Face your feet outward and do a squat. Where do your knee go? Out! The same thing happens when you ride. Your feet and knees face out, which creates a space in between your bike and your legs. This allows for the bike to move side-to-side very easily. This can create a swooping motion, which nine times out of ten leaves you on the ground. This also makes you death grip the bike, since you’re unable to grip it with your legs, which leads to the dreadful arm pump. You will feel an immediate difference in the whoops by keeping your feet and legs in nice and tight against the bike. 
    The easiest way to cure this is to become aware. Be aware of the way you walk and stand. Try to keep your feet facing straight ahead as much as possible. This will then correspond directly when you get on the bike. Keeping your feet  in when riding takes a lot of practice, but it will keep you off your head and give you more confidence to get to the next level of speed you have been looking for.

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