Let's assume the following saddle heights:
- ultra low (bmx, DJ)
- low (slopestyle)
- ultra high (XC)
In videos on the internet we sometimes see pro DH riders riding with a medium to high saddle height. I understand that this needs experience and works for them because on some ocasions they may control the bike by pressing on the saddle or something like that.
But how can they absorb impacts from 5 (or more) feet drops? Either drops to flat or drops with a bit of a transition.
My problem is that even when my saddle is at low to medium position I'll sometimes crash my b@ll@cks when trying to absorb landings. So I either:
- decide not to absorb anything and let the bike (suspensions) handle it, or
- absorb a bit by leaning my back (humping) which is obviously super wrong and dangerous and has already caused me some lower back pains
Any ideas on how they do it and whether  is the key on those situations?