2. Right before the obstacle, he leans back and lofts the front wheel to clear the hole. Just before the front wheel crosses the hole, he starts shifting his weight forward while keeping his butt slightly off the seat. This weight transfer releases the pressure on the rear shock to allow the rear to soak up and drive through the hit without deflecting. If he were to lean back with the rear wheel fully weighted, there’s a chance the rear wheel could kick him or swap when hitting the square edge.
3. Because the square-edged hole extends to the outside edge of the track barrier, there is no real way to avoid it unless you ride completely around it on the inside, which would cost way too much time. In this sequence, Gosselaar avoids running through the main line where the hole is the deepest. He veers as far outside as possible to miss as much as he can without going off the track.
4. A small berm lines the track so he had to be careful not to catch his boot or footpeg on the side. Although the hole is less pronounced, this move does require more accuracy, and the margin for error increases. If the rear wheel were to kick, it could send the rear end off into the berm or into any banners lining the track. Try these moves at lower speeds until you feel comfortable hitting a square edge at your full ability.