I'm a few events into my third year of competing on my trials bike. One thing that I've learned is that if I'm patient and don't dab immediately I can get away with some pretty big mistakes. The video below is a good example. I blew the approach and completely missed the log with the front wheel. That meant no compression and no lift. The log is elevated enough that I didn't expect to make it after screwing up so badly. I resisted the urge to stop on top and waited to see what would happen. It was ugly, but over is over... I did get it right on another attempt, but of course, there's no video of that. <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/JyyXH2US0FA" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe> I share this embarrassing moment with you all to pass on that little pearl of wisdom. Resist the dab until you're sure you need it. Easier said than done!