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Old 05-13-2014, 10:40 AM   #41
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I'll agree that body position probably isn't that important for picking levels. I was at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and some guy blew by me around a corner completely crossed up and one of the "worst" body positions I've seen. He was even on an older slower bike as well yet he kicked my . Eventually he will run out of lean angle that could be gained by hanging off the inside.

When you are comfortable then move up.
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i wouldnt suggest level 3 unless its a tight track like gss.

at msrh i run a 2:05-2:08 on the 250 and ride in level 2
smh I ran the ninjer in lvl 3 all last year =P

and body position..... as long as you can get some downforce on that outside peg when sliding...who cares. of course "perfect" body position is ideal but it varies bike to bike, per setup and per track. hang off of it like a monkey on a tight track, just be ready to put pressure where needed, when needed.
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I'll agree that body position probably isn't that important for picking levels. I was at TWS (Texas World Speedway) and some guy blew by me around a corner completely crossed up and one of the "worst" body positions I've seen. He was even on an older slower bike as well yet he kicked my . Eventually he will run out of lean angle that could be gained by hanging off the inside.

When you are comfortable then move up.
uh...bp?? lean angle? saw this on another forum and had to share...

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lol...yeah lets use Rossie as an example..kinda outta context but then so was my image.
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lol...yeah lets use Rossie as an example..kinda outta context but then so was my image.
I'm glad you agree yours was out of context. I mainly shared because it's an awesome picture of Rossi.
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Sometimes I think perfect body positioning like is like a jump shot. Everyone who starts with knowing the basic text position will eventually adapt to their own version of it. Their are people that have ugly jump shots that can shoot better than those who have a somewhat text book jump shot
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i started to do 100mph in turn 7 topped out


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Sweet! I can't wait to race 250s there in july.
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You will get passed in the straights in any level. Go advanced so you can pass 4 cyl bishes in the corners!!!!

Ninjas are truly fun once you start to scare yourself on one
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Careful Mike you might get laught at for saying you can pass an advance lvl rider in 3 on a 250... Lol then again. That's subjective riiiighhht!!!
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:50 PM   #53
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I guess this is as good of a thread as any. Should I be able to run msrh just as fast both ways or does one seem to take longer?
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:35 PM   #54
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It's about the same although I have run just slightly faster CW. I think Diamonds Edge is a little slower CCW since the corner leading up to it is closer to the turn giving a shorter braking zone, then then the exit onto the long straight is tighter than the sweeper at the other end. But I go through the bus stop a little quicker.

The big sweeping carousel feels faster when we run CCW (although we're going "clockwise" around the carousel itself) since you can build speed through it going onto the straight instead of watching your speed to make it through Joe Bone smoothly and stay off the wall.
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Yeah I think I'm most excited for the carousel the other way and the key hole. I don't know how I feel about going into diamonds edge or coming out of it. Definitely lots of turns to help me build confidence in my "aggressive" throttle roll on coming out of turns.
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yea diamonds edge actually becomes an edge

i actually run ccw faster, mostly because my lefts are better than my rights
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Here is a video from my first time running CCW, it's on a member day so only a few of us on the track. This is from a $30 gopro knock of that I had mounted on the lower right fork leg so it is not the best quality. You get the idea of the flow even with my crappy lines.

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yea diamonds edge actually becomes an edge

i actually run ccw faster, mostly because my lefts are better than my rights
I'm an oddball (for more reasons than this one) but I prefer right turns. I feel like I have more finesse on the throttle and brake when the controls are closer to me instead of on the other side of the tank.
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Oddball maybe. Never even thought of that. Lol
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