One thing you’ll see with super fast downhill riders is that they pedal when ever they can.
Quinton Spaulding LOVES to pedal.
I’ve learned that when I have an opportunity to pedal, I should. It will deduct seconds away from your time if you’re racing. So if there a clear section or any place where you can pedal, don’t coast it, PEDAL DAMMIT! Pedaling through a DH trail will also enhance your riding experience as well as elevate your skill level.