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Old 12-13-2006, 04:56 PM   #101
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That is interesting do they sound weird? What about ceramic pucks like teknic high end ones? Those last a while.
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Old 12-13-2006, 04:59 PM   #102
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They are pretty loud.
One of the corner worker told me they could hear my knee slider grinds over the track.
Have no idea how ceramic ones are like.
I think Dainese also have those.
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:03 PM   #103
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dahm i can go almost the whole season with a set of knee pucks
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:05 PM   #104
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They are pretty loud.
One of the corner worker told me they could hear my knee slider grinds over the track.
Have no idea how ceramic ones are like.
I think Dainese also have those.
I was reading some mag that said the ceramic ones were very noisey also.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:50 AM   #105
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Here you go, im not leaning the bike way over cuz i was on some smurfed out m1's but you can check out the body position, lean off more= more weight off the bike i remember Dr. Beasley telling me to get my head off the tank as well and that 20lbs or so actualy does help
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Old 12-14-2006, 07:30 AM   #106
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How much of the body positioning in the riders on track days are over exagerated?
I also noticed a lot of VERY fast riders not touching pucks at all.
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Old 12-14-2006, 07:35 AM   #107
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dont even bother about draggin knee man. from wat i have learnt after watching tons of fast guyz, two things that ll really make u go fast as far as body position r concerned are:
-getting ur friggin head right to where the miror wld have been (and then of course lookin thru the turn). this makes LOTTA difference. Majority folks dont do it, even experts. when i was cornerworking CMRA race weekends, this was THE biggest diffference i saw between top 5 experts and the rest.

- opening ur hip out, instead of rotating ur hip forward. when u watch motogp, watch how their heads get untucked and hips open up when they r braking after a long straight. they dont rotate forward much.

(i also remember larry myers stressing these two points during one of buck's trackdays)
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:14 AM   #108
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I really noticed the diffrence when I started to open my hips to the turn but, i need to get used to the feeling of staying tucked and turning my body in at the same time.
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:21 AM   #109
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And sometimes it's just a must...(note avitar pic) :icon_bigg Remember guys there is always freash rubber on the sidewall, if you run out on the tire.
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:33 AM   #110
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-getting ur friggin head right to where the miror wld have been (and then of course lookin thru the turn). this makes LOTTA difference. Majority folks dont do it, even experts. when i was cornerworking CMRA race weekends, this was THE biggest diffference i saw between top 5 experts and the rest.

- opening ur hip out, instead of rotating ur hip forward. when u watch motogp, watch how their heads get untucked and hips open up when they r braking after a long straight. they dont rotate forward much.

(i also remember larry myers stressing these two points during one of buck's trackdays)
I know I know. He tells me that after EVERY session. What is so weird I feel like I am doing it right and he still says no. Last session he did say I at least had my head in the right position by the mirror.

Maybe I will pratice some this weekend out the in country and hope a rabbit don't jump out to screw up my day.
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Old 12-14-2006, 09:35 AM   #111
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Maybe I will pratice some this weekend out the in country and hope a rabbit don't jump out to screw up my day.
I'm soooo glad to hear this.
I practice my body positioning on the back roads too.
Not really as quick as on the track but still trying to hold form regardless.
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:02 AM   #112
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hey swift what you need is to be in a couple of sprint races. that will push you to go faster right away. your gonna be like those ****ers are pullin away and thats when your gonna push. thats what makes you faster
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:05 AM   #113
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I lean this much and I barely drag my knee
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:07 AM   #114
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hey swift what you need is to be in a couple of sprint races. that will push you to go faster right away. your gonna be like those ****ers are pullin away and thats when your gonna push. thats what makes you faster
You know, I really noticed this on Saturday too.
Riding with the faster riders seems like I was gaining speed rather quickly.

I may start to ride in the B group at TWS (Texas World Speedway) to see if I can pick up pace quicker.
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Old 12-14-2006, 10:13 AM   #115
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I lean this much and I barely drag my knee
and those look like street tires
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and those look like street tires

Yeah, but I trust my street tires
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Yeah, but I trust my street tires
i used to run street tires also, till the last two trackdays, and then i ran the 002's, much more comfy on those..
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'what tires'???
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