I rode platforms last year, just switched to clip ins. i have the adjustable shimanos too. They are awesome, way more efficient. But I have fallen down a couple hills, backwards, down rocks, up rocks, i keep eating it. However I learn something everytime I do and dont do it again. But god it hurts. Trial and error buddy you will get it down. I smoke my friends with platforms now. I feel more in control of my bike being clipped in now. I can bunny hop very easy and i can swing my back end out easier. Just feels more stable, plus on the rocky down and drops my feet arent sliding all over the place they stay right on the pedals!