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Old 11-04-2011, 05:57 AM   #1
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Body Position Critique

OK guys, below are 4 pictures from MSRH. This time out I was practicing on maintaining a smooth line. Next time around I need to work on my body position. Let's here it, the good, the bad and the ugly. I have an idea of everything that I "think" I'm doing wrong with my BP. Let's have your input.


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You appear to look a bit "tight". Loosen up a bit, lower your upper body and lead with your elbow.
The rider in the 3rd pic behind you has pretty good form; loose on the bike, upper body down and leading with his elbow.
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And hang off the side & scoot your over more
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To add what Patrick said, hang off the bike a bit more. Your toes look close to the ground but your knees are now where to be found (not literally). Get your head towards your bar end and can't really tell but it doesn't look like you are on the of ur foot....
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the most important position, is a comfortable position for you. what you are asking for here is info, this you will get for sure but, will it be the correct info??

some (very few) people can use the body position you're using above and be very comfortable and at the same time go around tracks very fast! it's not for everyone, so most importantly, find a riding position that is firstly comfortable for you and then work on improving that.

don't take away everything that you are going to read here. you want instruction, get it from an instructor on track, not on an internet forum, remember, most of the people on these forums, they know everything!

Patrick has great advise, he's been around for many many years, knows what he's talking about.
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This is proper form
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What I found easier to bring my upper body down was bring my head down as far as I could and bend my elbow so naturally my upper body goes down as well. Also when you stick your knee out, make sure there is a "triangle of light". My BP isn't perfect but this is the result of bringing my head down more.

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Ive stopped trying to fight the BP war on both sides. I do whats comfortable to me. You do whats comfortable to you.


One thing I do, is upon accelerating hard out of a corner, I try to hang off so the bike can stand up more for more traction. This happens more on the pit strait at MSRH and the Sweeper going on to the back strait.
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I ', still working on my BP, but something that's working for me is to extend my outside arm, and scooting my to the inside of the turn, pretty much the inside cheek hanging off the seat, that prety much sets me up for a better BP, t was a little hard at first, then it starter feeling better.

I'm still working on lowering my torso more.
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Looks like you need to stick your knee out more, turn your hips into the turn. Get on the ball of your foot on the inside foot. Like patrick said get your elbow out.
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You appear to look a bit "tight". Loosen up a bit, lower your upper body and lead with your elbow.
The rider in the 3rd pic behind you has pretty good form; loose on the bike, upper body down and leading with his elbow.
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fudging aweomse dwayne!! Man I wish I could've gone with you that day! that weather looks awesome, and your colors glow!
I plan on hitting up the track 6-8 times next year, hope to see ya out there. I'll be taking the travel trailer each time as well, so you and Whitney are more than welcome to crash on the sleeper sofa.

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To add what Patrick said, hang off the bike a bit more. Your toes look close to the ground but your knees are now where to be found (not literally). Get your head towards your bar end and can't really tell but it doesn't look like you are on the of ur foot....
It felt like I was on the of the foot.

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the most important position, is a comfortable position for you. what you are asking for here is info, this you will get for sure but, will it be the correct info??

some (very few) people can use the body position you're using above and be very comfortable and at the same time go around tracks very fast! it's not for everyone, so most importantly, find a riding position that is firstly comfortable for you and then work on improving that.

don't take away everything that you are going to read here. you want instruction, get it from an instructor on track, not on an internet forum, remember, most of the people on these forums, they know everything!

Patrick has great advise, he's been around for many many years, knows what he's talking about.
Trust me, I will ALWAYS do what is comfortable for me. As far as the internet goes, I take things with a grain of salt. Been around MH long enough to know how to sift through the garbage.

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Looks like you need to stick your knee out more, turn your hips into the turn. Get on the ball of your foot on the inside foot. Like patrick said get your elbow out.
Stick that knee out more? I have it so tight up against the bike I could crack a walnut open.

Thanks to everyone's input thus far.
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Senator posted an excellent body position on one of my threads. Would have posted it, but as usual I was being an on it.

EDIT: just search "when can you tell if you are pushing it too hard" if interested
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If your body position doesn't look like this, you are not riding the bike properly

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If your body position doesn't look like this, you are not riding the bike properly

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Relax and have fun. Just keep trying what works for you. For me, I would def relax my arms a but more.
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The exception. I am sure there are a couple of people out there that are the exception.
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I think he was more the exception to the rule......

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Thanks, that does help.
glad that helps, since i am not experienced rider, i am not going to open my mouth for something i only know so little of.
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