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Old 10-23-2008, 08:10 AM
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jamming on the brakes mid-corner

Really don't understand why so many noobs do this. I understand "target fixation", been there, done that. Also understand "about" to go into a corner to hot and jam on the brakes which make you over shoot the corner (or slow down so much you are now taking a 50mph corner at 25mph....lol), been there, done that.
What I don't understand is flying around a corner then seeing you are not going to make it, then start braking. Which makes you either lowside or stand the bike up running off the road.

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Old 10-23-2008, 08:13 AM
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noobs don't understand that...

they learned from driving a car that jamming on brakes slows you down. So they do.



I learned that lesson the hard way.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:18 AM
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Pretty much what he said ^^^

Oddly enough I'm going to guess if someone learned to ride a motorcycle exclusively, and then went to get their driver's license later on to learn to drive a car, you'd have a lot more spinouts mid-corner from people turning harder and just throttling it through...

Be a hell of a lot more entertaining that way though.

And professional drifters would be out of a job.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:20 AM
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dunno about "jammin" on the brakes in mid corner, but I do sometimes brake mid corner b/c I can...mostly to practice the "feel" of it for the times I might need it....its a definite happy/medium control technique like the throttle IMO but can also lead to squareing off...and why I sometimes "practice it"

Kinda like draggin' the front brake in a burm to stay in it offroad while still on the wood
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:56 AM
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hum....I'll have to experiment.

Pretty much if I'm not already dragging the brake mid-corner, I don't use the brakes.

*you know what i mean.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:26 AM
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I didn't mean that "b/c I can"...meant more b/c Im able to. I have many bad habits for street riding I do know, I also dont really push it tho either. Out of everything Ive ever been into...these things are definitly my weakest point...that and the shit can cost alot

I's po

Thinkin about sellin' it lately ...kinda want a yoda wheeler, jeep etc
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:09 PM
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I like to play it safe. I don't go around corners.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:18 PM
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I like to play it safe. I don't go around corners.
Never thought of that lol
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:08 PM
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Been there done that.

Drifting ass around corners is fun though.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:34 AM
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I guess I learned not to do that from riding bicycles.
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Old 11-02-2008, 03:50 PM
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People do what they are most programmed to do when they are scared.

For most accustomed to 4 wheels that amounts to jamming on the brakes.

We can't all be perfect like the Inspector.





Jk added so he knows I'm not really picking on him.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:39 PM
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this thread reminds me of the supermegacool song "jam" by the original chimo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iL_NzaDv4yY
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:23 PM
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I like to play it safe. I don't go around corners.
mine never leaves the pitstand. but even then i still manage to crash it.
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