I don’t often read about techniques, I tend to discover and adopt them.
I’m not a skinny guy and so on a hardtail bumbs can seem more severe than they probably do for a 130 pound freak show. So I’ve been wrestling with how to make it better especially faster while climbing on bumpy stuff.
2 weeks ago at McDonald sport park I started treating my handlebars somewhat like monkey bars, where i hang off of them and hover about 2 inches above my seat while climbing in a harder gear than i traditionally do, so i can support my weight more off of the gear instead of spinning like a mad man. It gives me the addeed suspension of my knees, keeps my body from bumping all over hell and just generally gives a much faster and smoother climb. It also makes it obvious how much upper body strength can be important to our sport as well.
Know what i’m saying?