Some great advice for riders looking to step their cliff game up from the master himself, Xavier de le Rue. Pretty simple stuff but thats the beauty of sending it…speed is good, pick landmarks to guide, commit. Also tactical butt checks are not something to be embarrassed about and are a valid way to control speed in technical terrain…it’s refreshing to hear a world class rider talk about hip/butt checks.
Just to remind you why you should listen to Xavier, here he is going huge at a Squaw Valley Freeride World Tour event back in 2010:
…what an amazing venue for an FWT stop. Need to bring that back to Squaw. Jackie Paaso went the biggest that day back in 2010. Check out her 45 footer: