The track stand is one of the most fundamental skills you can learn on a bike. As the name suggests, it’s a skill that has come from track racing and is used in the velodrome, BMX and 4x racing but it’s use is vital in many other areas too e.g. trials & street. For most people developing their riding it’s not the first thing they focus on yet many elite level mountain bikers covert it as a key skill (for example Chris Akrigg makes a feature of it at the start of ‘A Hill in Spain’ and Danny MacAskill uses it extensively in his work etc).
Below are three of the more useful tutorials I’ve seen on learning this skill. First up is Andy White. The reason I like this video is because one of the first thing he mentions is the need to practice! If you combine this knowledge with the knowledge that you’re only 20 hours away from learning to improve your riding then you’re well on your way to achieving the track stand. The other two tutorials are from ThinkBikes and Seth’s Bike Hacks which are both excellent sites for a range of decent tutorials.
If you’re going to take the time to practice, practice like the elite