Picking lines is an art. Do it right and you can pick up free speed, do it wrong and you might end up off track. The key is being creative. That’s where following friends or locals can really help you get faster, but just knowing what to look for is also helpful.
One trick the crew at GMBN espouses is trying the high line. They can look scary, but the benefits include smoother lines, better braking, and more space for turning. This technique is also really helpful for hitting switchbacks.
One thing to remember, the GMBN crew is showing this technique for closed-course racing. Don’t take it upon yourself to start burning in new lines on your local public trails.