Learning drops is tricky. Cam Zink teaching you his secrets makes them easier. In this tutorial, the big-air master known for his Red Bull Rampage heroics shares his pro insights in confidence-building step-by-step details to make drops comfortable and fun. This lesson is awesome for first-timers, as Zink begins with slow rolls off a mini-drop, working up to larger drops. As he explains, the secret is speed, and becoming more comfortable with it as you progress, to help maintain better control.
With drops ranging from ladder bridges to rocks and logs, the techniques are essentially the same; Zink keys in on the fundamental mechanics so drops become intuitive regardles of type. While nothing can replace repetition and practice at your local bike park, the fundamentals help increase confidence and safer riding, while also preparing you to add some flare to your drops, with manuals and nollies—as Zink showcases at the end of this tutorial.
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