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Old 12-12-2006, 11:53 PM   #81
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^^^ dang, the pavement is horrible there! I don't remember it looking like that when I was there in July.
IMO it got worse now. they put a patch there and the groove was horrible last time i was there. maybe buck or dr.gonzo can give us a good line there.
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Old 12-13-2006, 12:00 AM   #82
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IMO it got worse now. they put a patch there and the groove was horrible last time i was there. maybe buck or dr.gonzo can give us a good line there.
I need lots of good lines there, haha... I couldn't get into a rhythm at all. :confused2
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Old 12-13-2006, 02:36 AM   #83
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it seems to me that the lines just start to fall into place the faster you are willing to go. once you learn how to take a turn (any turn) and get though it quik the rest will just start to come together. if that makes sense
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:21 AM   #84
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it seems to me that the lines just start to fall into place the faster you are willing to go. once you learn how to take a turn (any turn) and get though it quik the rest will just start to come together. if that makes sense
That does make a lot of sense to me.
We were just discussing this yesterday.
Once I get up to pace, I'm sure that things will start to click (like dragging pucks). As Moody had pointed out, I think I still may have an issue trusting my tires in a turn. Once I get comfortable with the tires I'll lean the bike more and be able to utilize more of the tire when in a turn.

Steve O: Thanks for the clips side by side. I notice that my upper torso isn't leaning into the turn as much as the rest of you guys. Next time out, I'm going to make an effort to turn my entire body into the turn.

BTW... If you guys can help me shave times off of my laps, I'm not to concerned with dragging a knee. Once this comes together, I'm sure the puck will scrape when needed.

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Old 12-13-2006, 08:14 AM   #85
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it seems to me that the lines just start to fall into place the faster you are willing to go. once you learn how to take a turn (any turn) and get though it quik the rest will just start to come together. if that makes sense
Doesn't make any sense to me... :laughing6 :laughing6 sorry.

I was pretty quick in some turns and then just parking it in others. Most of it comes down to not having solid braking markers here.
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Maybe it'll be easier to scuff my pucks with car tires on the bike

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Maybe it'll be easier to scuff my pucks with car tires on the bike

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Old 12-13-2006, 02:28 PM   #88
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I think I'm leaning and hanging off way too much for the speed I'm going.
I probably need to go at least 30mph faster than what I'm going, but I'm just having fun.
I guess I should stop posing and start going, huh?

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Old 12-13-2006, 03:34 PM   #89
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It took me about 2 and 1/2 trackdays to drag knee. I know exactly how you felt I wanted to do it sooo bad. So I finally did in the afternoon session at TWS (Texas World Speedway). It felt wild then I wanted to do it everywhere. So I totally screwed up my body position so I could get the knee on the ground and now I have to listen to Larry yell at me at every trackday that I have it wrong. Now I am having a heck of a time breaking my bad body position problem. But hopefully one day I will. For now I will just have fun drag'n knee on the street to trip cagers out. (I know I am shallow)

Like others said focus on correct body position and being smooth and it will come especially on turns like the carousel and the keyhole. And really it don't matter about the knee at all. Look at Radar he HAULS and he don't even get off the bike. That crazy rascal turned a 1:44 at MSR Houston. And we use to run pretty close to the same speed. Dang TWS (Texas World Speedway) ruined me.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:14 PM   #90
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Don't worry about it Swift. We will be wearing pucks out soon enough.

You will actually start getting tired of having to buy them every track day. :eh:
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:15 PM   #91
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Don't worry about it Swift. We will be wearing pucks out soon enough.

You will actually start getting tired of having to buy them every track day. :eh:
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:16 PM   #93
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I don't.
Leathers last forever.
Actually, when I turn my hips into the corner on long ones like the horseshoe my stupid leathers grab. Wearing a hole in the knee. Grrrr!
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:23 PM   #94
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No, no.
I'm talking about leather knee pucks.
They last much longer than plastics.
Feels and sounds a little funny, but you get use it.

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Old 12-13-2006, 04:27 PM   #95
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No, no.
I'm talking about leather knee pucks.
They last much longer than plastics.
Feels and sounds a little funny, but you get use it.

http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...--37-AG-1.html
do those stick weird when they touch like your actual leathers do or they harder?
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:30 PM   #96
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do those stick weird when they touch like your actual leathers do or they harder?
They are hard as rock.
Actually, they look more like wood than anything else.
But last much longer than plastics.
Just have to get use to it.

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Old 12-13-2006, 04:35 PM   #97
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They are hard as rock.
Actually, they look more like wood than anything else.
But last much longer than plastics.
Just have to get use to it.

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Very interesting!
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[QUOTE=nutmegchoi]No, no.
I'm talking about leather knee pucks.
They last much longer than plastics.
Feels and sounds a little funny, but you get use it.

How many sets of pucks have you gone through? I'm still on my first set.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:39 PM   #99
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These are my first set that I put 12 trackdays (didn't get my knee down on the first trackday).
I did turn upside down and rotate.
They are wearing down all around.
Now that I'm actually trying not to get my knee down, I'm sure they can last another season just fine.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:41 PM   #100
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Very interesting!
I think Colin Edwards uses leather sliders.
I saw his leather sliders from one of the charity auction.
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