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Old 05-06-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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The famous leg dangle

So it seems that not only are more and more motogp riders doing it but even other fast guys at the higher level.

So my question to the fast guys out there, has anyone tried it to see if it actually helps and what benefit it gives under hard braking? I am pretty sure they aren't doing it because it "looks cool"

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Old 05-06-2013, 05:39 PM   #2
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Yup seeing it allot more.
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I would think it helps to some degree (moves COG)....whatcha wanna bet those boys learned it in the dirt?
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I'll also throw "blocking" in the hat.
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I'll also throw "blocking" in the hat.
THAT too.
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blocking is the main purpose of the dangle.
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Mental. Lots of articles talking about it.
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Kind of like putting your foot down I own this, or blocking.
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blocking makes sense yet they do it when their all alone on the track as well?? I say its just the cool factor. Rossi did it now everyone follows.
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I always thought that it evolved from the "slip off" on their foot peg as they banged (up) away at downshifts (reverse shift pattern) before they enter a turn. I used to see it from the likes of Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz when they raced in MotoGP back in 1989-93.

fwd to min. 7:27 watch Kevin #34


fwd to min. 1:10 watch Rainey #03

fwd to min. 1:53
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I did it once going off the track... Worked cuz I slowed down pretty fast.
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from what i've heard and read, it's to move cog lower, further back and more to the inside. supposedly it helps when trail braking. however all of this could just be bro-science.
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I have NO experience in it, but I always assumed it was to steady their body and let the bike have a little wiggle under them. Basically, let the bike step out a bit and snap back without unsettling all the rider's weight.
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I would think it helps to some degree (moves COG)....whatcha wanna bet those boys learned it in the dirt?
nope, been riding off road my entire life. NEVER seen someone hang a foot like that. Foot out like an outrigger, yes.

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Mental. Lots of articles talking about it.
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:09 PM   #17
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I think its something that Rossi started doing because it somehow fit his style before all the electronic granny systems got to MotoGP.
Probably just a "edge of the riding cliff" mental thing and 80% of all the other riders started doing it because he did.

But heck, at this level, even if it helps get that fraction of a second who am I to argue?
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I still think its hard to believe top level pro riders do it because rossi does, if it doesn't have some sort of benefit to it.
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I still think its hard to believe top level pro riders do it because rossi does, if it doesn't have some sort of benefit to it.
agreed. there has got to be a benefit.
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Just rewatched the bbc version of the jerez race. They went over it and what the commentator said was
and the leg acts like sail pulling them into the corner
it helps transition body weight more to the back of the bike

http://kat.ph/motogp-2013-spanish-gr...-t7385720.html
torrent link for those who care
@11mins in he talks about new riding styles

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