Originally Posted by Motogymkhanaman
An old timer once told me that it wasn't launching a wheelie that was so much of a problem, it's landing it that counts!
Yup, that's what gets me either the horrendous crash of putting the front down too hard or landing the on the handle bars. The DT wheelies like a trials bike but I just don't have the confidence to really hoist it. A wee float over an obstacle is one thing, getting it up to the balance point & holding it totally another.
A common mistake (I have made it) is to grab a handful of front brake whilst there is little or no weight on the front wheel which makes the wheel lock almost immediately.
Oh good, I've done that too.