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Riding Technique For EnduroCross - Tire Tapping The Matrix

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This article was originally published in the January 2018 issue of Dirt Rider.

If there’s one obstacle in EnduroCross that every track is almost guaranteed to feature, it’s the matrix. Enjoyed by some riders and disliked by others, the matrix is a row of logs that are unevenly spaced apart, and a number of different techniques can be used to get through it successfully. Some riders prefer to jump through it like a rhythm section while others place their front and rear wheels on different logs to pick their way through it more methodically. In this how-to, we sought advice from three-time AMA EnduroCross champion, 2010 AMA MotoTrials National Champion, and recently crowned SuperEnduro World Champion Cody Webb to find out the proper way to tire tap through the matrix. Read the steps below and view the corresponding images of the FMF KTM Red Bull Racing rider in action as he picks apart the technical matrix on his personal EnduroCross track in Northern California.

Tip: I don’t use any brake for this because there’s not enough time to get your foot off the brake again to go into the next triple or double or log.

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