Tip: Keep the front end light and your feet on the pegs. If you dab or end up sitting down it's really difficult to build your momentum again. If you get hung up in the rocks it's crucial that you at least try to keep one foot on the peg at all times, and it's really helpful to, as you dab, weight that peg and keep pushing along to keep momentum going. If I sit down I'll put weight on the seat to get out of something, but I always try to stand up again as soon as possible because I'm in more control standing. If you're sitting down it's just a direct line of travel through your butt and through your back and you're just working against yourself. Sure, you're getting a lot of traction, but you're not working with the bike. It'll be hitting you and it's out of sync and not balanced. And if you have a foot on the peg and you're pushing, that kind of lets the bike do its thing and crawl through like a caterpillar [laughs].