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Old 06-15-2007, 05:10 AM   #41
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What should you do incase of a highslide (besides prey to ). Is it best to land on your back/ and ust try to slide. Definitely dont want to land on your head....maybe just land on your shoulder then slide? Low slide is pretty self explanitory but a high slide is a whole different ballpark.
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:19 AM   #42
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What should you do incase of a highslide (besides prey to ). Is it best to land on your back/ and ust try to slide. Definitely dont want to land on your head....maybe just land on your shoulder then slide? Low slide is pretty self explanitory but a high slide is a whole different ballpark.
In case of high sided, try to land on your feet of course but if it is not possible then just pray that you will come out with nothing broken.
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What should you do incase of a highslide (besides prey to ). Is it best to land on your back/ and ust try to slide. Definitely dont want to land on your head....maybe just land on your shoulder then slide? Low slide is pretty self explanitory but a high slide is a whole different ballpark.
try to land on all 4's like a cat, it will allow you to cushion the fall (from the throw of the highside) then roll as much as you can to limit road rash.
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Old 06-22-2007, 10:56 AM   #44
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try to land on all 4's like a cat, it will allow you to cushion the fall (from the throw of the highside) then roll as much as you can to limit road rash.
I did that once and now I have 2 pins in my wrist...
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I did that once and now I have 2 pins in my wrist...
better than having a rib in a lung or plates in your hip b/c you didnt cushion that fall. my wrists and ankles are not the best, but other than that my body is good, and i fall alot.
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Old 06-22-2007, 11:24 AM   #46
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I just go with the flow... I landed on my shoulder on a highside (unaviodable) and got a broken collar bone to show for it. Most of the time there isn't alot of time to react. So you just got to remember not to let your arms and legs go wild and try to roll as much and as soon as possible...
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All this martial arts BS isn't gonna help at all. We are learning to fall from a 30-60mph crash not from martial arts! Best way to learn how to fall will be on a dirtbike or better yet a 50. I busted my numerous of time on my fifty(20-30mph) and learn new ways not to hurt myself bad everytime.
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i've learned everything I know from riding BMX and jumping on trampolines...ok maybe I didn't learn much from trampolines...
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All this martial arts BS isn't gonna help at all. We are learning to fall from a 30-60mph crash not from martial arts! Best way to learn how to fall will be on a dirtbike or better yet a 50. I busted my numerous of time on my fifty(20-30mph) and learn new ways not to hurt myself bad everytime.
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J/K is no way anyone can tell you how to fall unless you have a reflex of a cat and land on all four or two whatever the case maybe.:dontknow:
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according to haner.. he says keep yoru arms up in the air and slide on your back, when u tuck or cross your arms or somethign thats when you start rolling and tumbling. dont remember too well but when i highsided and came to a stop i was hugging a cone heh
didn't open your eyes long enough to see?
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Put all your gear on.. ride your bicycle down the road as fast as you can. go into the grass and jump off... that is a very slow impact fall. and gives you an idea of what it is like...
stand on the bike.. and ram it to a gutter.. u'll fly off ... get up.. do it again.
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In case of high sided, try to land on your feet of course but if it is not possible then just pray that you will come out with nothing broken.
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I searched the forums but I didn't find what I was looking for. I have been riding my gs500e for about 1.5 years but I haven't been in an accident thankfully. I wear my gear MOST of the time to be as safe as I can.

I just wanted to ask some of you who have crashed or who know about crashing......what is the best way to crash? Please give examples of a certain situation and what you should do. How should you position your hands and legs? Do you curl up on a ball or slightly curl up?

Please give specifics and possibly a story of how you crashed and what you did to minimize the damage. The best thing would be to avoid crashing obviously but it will eventually happen to most people so how do you make the best of a crash.

First and foremost, obviously wear your gear and follow the 50 tips listed in the sticky but what if something goes wrong and you go down? What do you do?

I have crashed my fiddy plenty of times but I normally just bust my onb a wheelie and sometimes I ghost ride it. Please discuss in term of big bikes and riding on the streets. Thanks a lot and ride safe.

If you know you going down for sure.... and have tim to bail. Tuck into a cannonball so you either bounce or roll with the flow.... just make sure to tuck your head as far in between your lags as possible. This has save me so many times.

Either go for that.... or do the superman! With one arm out. If you going to hit hard. Do it in style
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i've been down once and i just slide on my back for a lil while. Of course i was wearing leathers.
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not really much you can do it happens to fast, most peeps dont even know it till there airborne, and when that happens your body will naturally use its spinal reflexes to keep you out of danger, like you throw'n your hands out in front of you, now a lowside you can prepare for
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drop, tuck and roll?
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or check the vid in my sig, that shows you how, lol
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12 years of Downhill snow skiing all over the world and I still can't answer this question for you. Just happy I'm still alive but snow is easier to crash in than concrete or dirt. Everyone learns differently of course with SPEED & Gravity it take time. Always rotate the body towards your back facing the pavement trying to keep you arms and legs up. Back protectors are a must. Go water sking and wear the back protector, helmet and have the boat run 50-100mph. Let go of the rope as many times until you develop you own style.

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