(sorry about the camera, a Google Nexus 1, refocusing so often)
They were cool and just said I shouldn't be doing it, and I mentioned that I was just going homeDid he give you a pretty hard time or just tell you to leave?
Yea, I know, I'm learning and am still practicing in a stright line, more or less.LOL that's called locking the rear tire with the brake, not backing it in.
Thanks for the advice, I understand the technique and occasionally I do get it right (you watched past 1:30, right?); 2:00, 2:25, 3:11 in the last video are examples. Unfortunately they don't happen often enough to pack out a video.Sounds like your pulling the clutch in and just using the rear brake. Backing it in is caused by engine speed not matching the rear tire speed (i.e. heavy engine braking). Going from a higher gear to a very short gear in a small amount of time, having the clutch disengaged.
Pound down from 4-3-2 or 1 with heavy front braking and feathering the rear. Don't engage the clutch when you're breaking, let the engine help you brake, and you'll end up skipping the rear tire.
Yeah, or just do this!Pound down from 4-3-2 or 1 with heavy front braking and feathering the rear.
Yea! saw that on another thread - ouch mate!Yeah, or just do this!
GAR, don't sweat it man. Everyone is not a Pro... practice makes perfect. Or at least gets you on your way. I applaud you for getting out there, riding, shooting some vids and working on your skills while having some fun! :thumbup:
In fact, your thread had me searching for chest protectors online
Thanks for the encouragement mate!gar, you got a great attitude man.
I'm far from a pro, and not a coach either, but try leaning the bike over a little more before you start feathering the clutch, and get your weight on the inside of the bike to help kick out the rear. And just remember - be smooth!
Hope that helps brotha, keep up the good work! You're on the right track for sure. A lot of people don't even have the balls to try.
And thank you for them.The more safety gear, the better, IMHO. I see guys in MX gear and it worries me.
Best to practice sliding around on a packed dirt road or lot. Rear end steps out much easier and at lower speeds. Plus with street tires on dirt, you rarely will ever get enough traction to have it hook up and high side you.
Just my thoughts.