I find it easier to bail when not clipped in!A3d.... get rid of those pedal and get some clip ins!
It takes some practice, but you will learn with clips how to pull them out fast if needed. I can do it just as fast as with pedals believe it or not. The ride is 100% better with clips, you will be faster, more efficient and not have to worry about losing your pedals. My suggestions if you like mountain biking, GET CLIPS and practice in your yard for a while, it really is alot easier then it seems and they will make your ride so much more enjoyable.I find it easier to bail when not clipped in!
Plenty of times where putting a foot down has saved a crash and allowed me to keep riding without stopping, whereas if I was clipped in I would have looked like an upside down turtle.
maybe some day......