Roxy Rockett wrote:keep your head up, always look at where you're heading.
bending at the knees helps with balance.. and it keeps you low to the ground for when you need to bail.
Hey Roxy, fancy meeting you here!
ShimmyFlash, what she said. If you have to bail, best to drop to one knee as soon as you can to avoid a hard fall (you are wearing knee pads, right?). Keep low, as it helps your center of gravity, especially when its changing if you are going down a radiused ramp. Once you get down a ramp once or twice you will begin to feel how you need to do it.