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Old 04-02-2012, 11:23 AM   #21
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Is it just me or is the camera mounted a special way? Awesome video.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #22
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wow very impressive Brandt. badass video
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #23
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Amazing stuff.

As these guys are Expert -- in addition to leading the Expert race -- I'll assume that you they are very experienced and very fast. With that in mind, I'll assume that their lines are "correct."

My question is this: why have I been shown such different lines over the course of my numerous days at TWS (Texas World Speedway)? (I ride intermediate generally, turn about 2:12s on a 600, and have had instruction from pretty much every track group that puts on an event there (Ridesmart, Lonestar, etc.)).

I'll break it down turn-by-turn below, but as a general statement the guys in this video are turning-in MUCH earlier on almost every corner than anything I have been taught or seen. I.e., they are getting to the inside and hugging it much earlier than I have been instructed.

Is it because these guys are just going so much faster than me that they require an entirely different way of getting around the track? Is it in part because they are racing and as such want to hug the turn earlier as to not give up position to someone else approaching?

Specifically, I've been taught to: intiate turns 3&4 very late; approach turn 5 from much more on the outside of the track; come wide after hugging the guard rail at the bottom of turn 8 (i.e., drift to the outside of the track once on top of the hill); turn kind of late in to 10; stay tight on 10 all the way around the carousel, for much longer than these guys do, cutting left in to turn 11 from very much on the outside of the track -- where there is usually an "x"; come wide after 12, going to the outside of the track and using a lot of room, hitting 13 from more on the outside. That's it.

Has anyone else been taught lines more like this? What's the deal?
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It's probably because the guys teaching you the line dont know the line. There are varying lines into T1 but everywhere else the line is the line and we're pretty much on it.

If you can run 2:12s take the ARC with Ride Smart @ TWS (Texas World Speedway) on 5/12. You'll be taught the line.

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It's probably because the guys teaching you the line dont know the line. There are varying lines into T1 but everywhere else the line is the line and we're pretty much on it.

If you can run 2:12s take the ARC with Ride Smart @ TWS (Texas World Speedway) on 5/12. You'll be taught the line.
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Isn't that Brandon?
That was mkgsxr wasnt it.....sorry mike, had to jab at ya!!
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Glad to have your input regarding what the line is. Thanks.

I should be able to make it on the 12th and would love to try the ARS -- good to know that my times are within range. I should have a few more days in at TWS (Texas World Speedway) before then as well (knowing the lines now...) so that should help. Will they have the ARS on the 13th as well?


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It's probably because the guys teaching you the line dont know the line. There are varying lines into T1 but everywhere else the line is the line and we're pretty much on it.

If you can run 2:12s take the ARC with Ride Smart @ TWS (Texas World Speedway) on 5/12. You'll be taught the line.
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Nice video!

Carlos sure is flying on that Kawasaki
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