Okey. It's time to share some secrets of BMX. I wanted to talk about turns. Most people know the theory of high low and low high. Some might even heard questionmatk. But can you show those in race.
I feel that turns are the best place to pass. You can be the last one going in and the first one coming out. You just need to anticipate, be little rude and have lots of guts! You still need to be able to hold your speed on streights but I wouldn't underestimate the power of turns.
Let's think that you are the first one going to the turn. I recommend you to concentrate only to get out as fast as possible. You can push yourself little out before the turn. But you should not bother to block otherones. That is the exact thing others are waiting for you to do: Second one is right after you, pushing little up, you could force him to brake. The very same moment you do it, he will drop down and you will be watching his back.. Even if the second one don't do it, the third rider will most likely take advantage of situation.
But the second one has all the cards in his hand. The best thing to do is to wait for the moment to drop in. Riding high low means that you go fairly above the first one and when you can you drop down. Going safetly high makes you be safetly far from the podium. If you have more speed than the first one, you could try to go high and push the first one down. I don't really recommend that cos it hardly never works.
Couple practices for turns: Two going in to the turn at the same time. The one who comes from inside has less speed. So he wants to block the otherone. The one coming from out, want's to ride high low. When it becomes too easy take more riders. Elbows out everytime. If you brake it means push ups!
Other practice: Pretty much different from the first. You go to the turn with full speed. After the last jump and before the turn you try to take pedals. Those couple pedals makes huge different when you are fighting about who is going to pull back. The one coming with less speed will brake :) believe me. One more pedal does matter. Here kids are pedaling even on pump track. They don't have enough power. They take one crank pedals over the pumps while pumping. That's crazy :D
I should not write too much at the time.. and there is already some thoughts about turns.