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Old 07-31-2007, 12:34 AM   #1
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any of yal read books

i just got twist of the wrist 1 and 2, an total control in the mail today with one more comming during the week, hopefully i can learn something and apply it to street riding and a track day when i feel comfortable with myself.
are there any other books or dvds that touch base on the general stuff like braking, body position, choosing lines and stuff?
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:49 AM   #2
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i just got done with the 1st one
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any good? is it a "dry" book or does it get into the topic a good bit?
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j/k i dont know,just go sign up for a track session will learn better hands on instead of a book in my opinion.
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any good? is it a "dry" book or does it get into the topic a good bit?
DRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Read the first one, started on the second and gave up. His DVD is even worse, like a cheap 70's , but about motorcycles instead. The info is there if you can stand to watch or read them.

Others that I have read.

Sport Riding Techniques: How To Develop Real World Skills for Speed, Safety, and Confidence on the Street and Track by Nick Ienatsch, Kenny Roberts, and Tom Morgan.

Performance Riding Techniques: The MotoGP manual of track riding skills by Andy Ibbott and Keith Code
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i dont know,just go sign up for a track session will learn better hands on instead of a book in my opinion.
Nope, a book will teach you things the easy way, and will bring up lots of things you would not think of on your own, or make you aware of stuff that you need to know to help prevent learning the hard way when you smack the pavement. Will agree that you still need the hands on though.
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well i think im going to start reading them this weekend since the bike will be apart. if i can pick up one thing from each book and apply it, ill be a happy camper.


(anyone catch the 10dollar bill picture in twist of the wrist? instead of the pres. its a guy tucked in with a helmet and such haha)
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Try Sport Riding Techniques by Nick Iensatche (sp?).
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got that one too, im just waiting on it to be delieverd.
is the information from these books strictly track info, or can it be used and executed on the streets too(while still obeying speed limit signs of course)
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They have books on this stuff?

I have read a small portion of TwT2 and got bored.
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I read TwT2 and maybe 10% is good info, the rest is really boring.
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The only thing I got from twist was to watch out for your SR's(survival reactions). The only way you become faster is to push them further and further until.... well IDK i'm not there yet.
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I read and re-read Sport Riding Techniques and Total Control quite often. It is a good refresher and I constantly focus on new things. I usually keep them in the bathroom for handy access during otherwise unproductive time. :icon_bigg

I'm not a big fan of the Twist series.
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haha well shoot if i read on my unproductive time.. id be reading at work all day. they pay me to come to work and sit pretty much, i ask for work and get nothing ha. oh well.
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haha well shoot if i read on my unproductive time.. id be reading at work all day. they pay me to come to work and sit pretty much, i ask for work and get nothing ha. oh well.
Create your own tasks then. Maybe they want to study your habits.
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Good book. Read it twice back to back and refer to sections of it from time to time when I have a question about something.
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Create your own tasks then. Maybe they want to study your habits.
haha nah, not with this job, im just a temp worker for summer, and all i do is file papers and make labels when they need me ahah. they dont care what i do as long as i get their bs work done for them haha
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I read TW1 and TW2 before going to a trackday. It was marginally useful. After completing a few trackdays and revisiting the material made more sense.
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i read green eggs and ham once..Well i tried and the words got to complicated so i stopped
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