I finally went out and gave my bike a good beating this afternoon. I hit up some awesome single track with some large hills. Clipless was good for the climb up, but going downhill is another story.
I crashed, flipped, endo'd and slid over at least a dozen times. at each time, i was unable to unclip and fall properly. and instead, when i did fall, i was still attached to the bike. THis made falling 2x as bad because i could avoided falling into the brushes if i wasnt clipped in. My clips are loose so i should unclipped with ease, but i didnt.
Now im consdering moving to platforms. My friend tell me its better for XC and much better when you are falling off your bike.
Im hurting and sore right now, so this is all for now. Did i mentionn i landed on my "men"? I moved quickly and avoided much severe pain, but it still hurt.
God it hurts.