Thanks. You are correct the handlebar is a trail tech high bend. I have seen a video on here of another ST1 rider using a setup that is lower than yours so I believe my setup is close enough to not be of concern. I too am a beginner with some previous trials riding experience. I will work on my technique. I can post a video but it will be awhile before I can get it done. This site used to have a lot of traffic. What happened?
the site went from our friends who started it because of the censorship on another forum, this was a free place for minds. Now it is owned by a weird conglomerate that shares nutjuice with turkey caling and it censors classic words like f a g g o t , turning itself into full ****** life. Unfortunately instagram and facebook probably make simple humans minds happier... “pretty pictures ! durrrrf”
But not to worry, that stem is fine... You can make it gonup easier w a 90x 30 deg stem- but it is always a trade off... later on a short and high stem will limit you on the amount of leverage you can generate for gaps- also makes hooks and moves where the front wheel is very high quite difficult...
trials has moved into a new world, watch jack carthy or charlie rolls- all the riding would be impossible on an old bike with old parts. The average human could never jump on their bikes and ride them around. Even trials riders find them odd... try putting a 160x17 on there !