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  • #16
    It all starts with foot positioning.
    Balls of your feet,
    Limber up, stretch, Breath, relax, meditate.
    Mount like a jockey,
    Be a Ballerina,
    Look through the turn.
    Lead with your visor,
    Bite the bar und.
    Egg shell palms (if youd crack an egg between the glove and grip, you'te holding on way too tight.)
    Upper body must be fluid and flowing.
    pretend the bike doesn't have a seat
    Get stomp grip.

    Do 'Try' too hard to get the bum off or you'll do the Doohan twist.

    Do eleventy billion Group 2&3 trakdayz and Ridedayz.
    Work with coaches like Zimmer from Trakdayz and Arwon from Ridedays.
    Watch Arwons style on track, he's big, looks aggressive but he's just shifting upper body weight.

    Do the static exercises before getting on a bike,











    *Disclaimer, listen to the coaches on the day,
    Coaches rarely these threads
    you might have something obvious they can address.
    Road riding teaches nothing but bad habits without training.

    Ive done 40+ days working hard on BP first and foremost,
    its only been recently with customising bike that gels with me that its paid off.
    Last edited by Aufitt; 04-07-2016, 11:19 AM.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Aufitt View Post
      It all starts with foot positioning.
      Breath, relax, meditate.
      Be a Ballerina,
      Look through the turn.
      Lead with your visor,
      Bite the bar und.
      Egg shell palms (if youd crack an egg between the glove and grip, you'te holding on way too tight.)
      Upper body must be fluid and flowing.
      pretend the bike doesn't have a seat
      Get stomp grip.

      Do 'Try' too hard to get the bum off or you'll do the Doohan twist.

      Do eleventy billion Group 2&3 trakdayz and Ridedayz.
      Work with coaches like Zimmer from Trakdayz and Arwon from Ridedays.
      Watch Arwons style, he's big, looks aggressive but he's just shifting upper body weight.









      *Disclaimer, listen to the coaches on the day,
      Coaches rarely these threads
      you might have something obvious they can address.
      Road riding teaches nothing but bad habits without training.

      Ive done 40-50 days working hard on BP first and foremost, its only been the last two and a change of bike that fits me that its paid off.
      You forgot to mention weighting the pillion peg.

      It's the only way to avoid arguments over inside or outside.
      Do you remember the good old days before the internet?

      when arguments were only entered into by the physically or intellectually able.

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      • #18
        Accept that you will be uncomfortable.
        Accept you may be able to be faster in your usual ways.

        Spend your efforts thinking about your body postion and not your pace.

        Aaaaaaand, relax.
        The greatest excitement comes from besting who you were yesterday.

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        • #19
          Relaxing and becoming comfortable are the most important things. Body position transition from upright (road) to crouched (race) will feel alien but should not feel uncomfortable. Bikes have specific designs to help you fit where you need to be such as the cut outs in the tank. Grip with your knees and relax your upper body.
          The pics of Dillan above are a very good guide.
          RR VRT #100
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          Thanks to www.superbikesupply.com.au and ProFlow for assistance.
          A 1K throttle is like a hot blond, you really want to hit it but you are afraid of the consequences :black eye:

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          • #20
            I'm curious to know exactly how much weight the track/racer guys are putting on the seat in say the longer corners at barbs (left hander and basin)? for example is it 'always' x% weight on inside peg, x% tank, x% seat.. if that makes sense?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by anreV11 View Post
              I'm curious to know exactly how much weight the track/racer guys are putting on the seat in say the longer corners at barbs (left hander and basin)? for example is it 'always' x% weight on inside peg, x% tank, x% seat.. if that makes sense?
              The real top level guys its absolutely bugger all. The more weight you have on pegs the more control you have over the bike and more chance of moments not turning into anything.

              Of course fitness becomes a major issue after a few laps so fat lazy sods like me put quite a lot of weight on the seat.
              The Bend

              Hurry Up!!!

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Sprint View Post
                I'll do the RACtrak day and see what feedback i get from that, then book a few more.

                Are there any specific coaches that have been actively involved in developing riding style/body position with a long-time streetbike rider such as me?
                PM if preferred, again more than happy to pay for the assistance/feedback.

                S.
                The RAC day that was organised on the 23rd of July? If so - come find me, will be on a Husky FS450 Supermotard. Dont worry, I have raced superbikes and was a coach - I wont teach you to go more upright and stick your legs out alot.

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                • #23
                  Champions Ride Days offer 1:1 coaching [emoji6]
                  www.brandsense.com.au
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by out_in_front View Post
                    The RAC day that was organised on the 23rd of July?
                    That's the one
                    Looking forward to a few laps of a track... to give you an idea, the last track day i attended was run by Russell Gidley... $40.
                    PSB didn't exist.

                    Thanks for the posts all, i am keen to develop/morph an improved riding style and shed some bad habits accumulated along the way.
                    Maybe i can finally give up trail braking when i'm hustling... always bake my rear rotors.
                    Maybe my boots wil last longer - recently fucked both toes on a near new set of Sidis. Again.

                    Originally posted by MikeL View Post
                    6. Have fun (this is the easy bit)
                    Or simply this

                    S.
                    Chuck Norris is 1/8th Cherokee. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Indian.

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