Australian Trials Training Videos
These videos are from the Western Districts Trials Club. These guys have put together great training material that is practical and humerous. Love the accent also.
Pre-trial Inspection & Checklists
How to Walk a Section
Basic Trials Techniques
Full Lock- and Pivot- Turns
Wheelies on a Trials Bike
Riding in Soft Sand
Riding on Rocks
Hopping the Front Wheel
Hopping the Rear Wheel
Double-blips and Zaps
Using the Bashplate
Steep Descents, Drop-offs & Downhills
Which Trials Class Should I Ride?
Examples of Clubman Class
Our 'Clubman' class is in-between the Australian 'Intro' and 'Clubman' grades. A defining feature of our Clubman class in the Cape is that no obstacle requires commitment, and every section is safe. If you feel you cannot make it, you can always put your feet down and paddle over...
Examples of Experts Class
What the Australians rate as their 'C' grade is probably slightly harder than our 'Experts' class. We seem to need fewer wheel hops, though that might just be due to the personalities in the Cape.
Examples of Masters Class
In Australia, the 'B' and 'A' grade riders are equivalent to our 'Masters' class.
If you would like to give trials a go in Cape Town, pop in to our weekly practice session on Thursday evenings from 16h30 till dark at Zonnebloem School.
Thesse videos are invaluable.
Sorry i've been so scarce. Life has thrown some curve balls. Getting on top of it all slowly.
Keep well and hope to see you soon.
Filmed at Esk I see. Good venue. Very pretty. Esk is typical Aussie town. The farm is owned by the Wager family. Son Tom is really good. World youth level rider. Not surprising with a venue that good.
Just a word of warning, this guys monotonous voice is addictive. I started with his cross training vids, as that was my interest before the trials bug bit. I now can't wait for a new vid.
Queenslanders have a very dry sense of humour especially if they're from the country towns.
'spose you could say the same of any farmers or country folk. Some of the funniest people I've mey have Afrikaans speaking farmers. Their sense of humour is often so dry you miss it completely.
Thanks for the links, invaluable especially if you train mostly by yourself.