It’s a well-known fact that momentum plays a key role when tackling off-road terrain, but there’s often a tendency to confuse momentum with speed. Ideally, you want to match your speed to the terrain. But more specifically, you want to maintain that speed without making any major adjustments halfway through, because altering your speed once you’re in an obstacle often leads to a loss of momentum, traction, and control. To be clear, this doesn’t apply only to backing off the throttle, but applies to sudden throttle inputs, too – which is where most folks go wrong.
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